• Jay-Z, Usher & Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for Harry Belafonte's 94th Birthday Fundraiser

    12 days ago - By Billboard

    Harry Belafonte will turn 94 years old on March 1. To honor his birthday, a cadre of friends and famous fans are gathering on Sunday for a virtual event that will feature performances, video tributes and testimonials by civil rights and racial justice leaders, politicians, artists, athletes and more. It will serve as a fundraiser for Belafonte's Gathering for Justice organization and is sponsored in part by the Hope and Robert F. Smith family.
    Belafonte founded the org in 2005 after seeing a news story of a 5-year-old Black girl who was cuffed and arrested in her Florida classroom for...
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  • Recording Academy's Virtual ‘Women in the Mix' Event Will Champion Female Producers & Engineers

    12 days ago - By Billboard

    The Recording Academy is kicking off Grammy Week with a virtual event called “Women in the Mix” on March 8, which is also International Women's Day.
    The event is intended to recognize the contributions of female producers, engineers, artists, and executives, with a goal “to close gender gaps on and offstage.”
    Ingrid Andress , Cyndi Lauper , MC Lyte and Sheila E are among those who have been confirmed for the event.
    The event will spotlight female producers and engineers in the music industry while encouraging and facilitating mentorship between established women in the industry and...
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