Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Eddie Izzard and More Will Honor Paul McCartney at 2012 MusiCares Gala
By Michael Gioia
Grammy Award-winning artist Sir Paul McCartney will be honored as this year's MusiCares Person of the Year at the organization's 2012 gala, which will be held Feb. 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The evening is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception and silent auction, which will be followed by a gala dinner, live auction and star-studded tribute concert. Proceeds from the event support MusiCares.
The Person of the Year gala, hosted by comedian Eddie Izzard, will feature a special performance from McCartney as well as performances from the Beatles; Cirque du Soleil's Love; Tony Bennett; Coldplay; Foo Fighters; Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas; Duane Eddy; Norah Jones; Alicia Keys; James Taylor; Diana Krall; Neil Young with Crazy Horse; Sergio Mendes; and Katy Perry.
Tommy LiPuma is the evening's musical director in association with David Paich.
MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community in times of financial, medicaland personal need. MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, now in its 22nd year, is held during Grammy week. The celebration culminates with the 54th annual Grammy Awards Feb. 12.
Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.
The Los Angeles Convention Center is located at 1201 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit www.grammy.org.
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