New York Chapter To Honor Music Legends

January 05, 2006 -- 3:35 pm PST
The Recording Academy Honors will fete Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Yoko Ono & John Lennon and Howard Shore

GRAMMY-winning artists Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Yoko Ono & John Lennon, and Howard Shore have been named as recipients of the New York Chapter's The Recording Academy Honors 2005. The Recording Academy Honors was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment for the creative community. The gala event, which will attract recording artists, key entertainment executives and community leaders, will be held Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Gotham Hall. 

Formerly known as the Heroes Awards, this annual New York gala supports the Chapter's ongoing advocacy, education and professional development programs. The most recent beneficiary is Thomas Jefferson High School, which will receive a $10,000 grant each year for the next three years to support their after-school music classes and three annual scholarships for students who will pursue a career in the music industry.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and the tribute presentations with celebrity presenters and performers. The event is sponsored by ASCAP, Toys 'R Us Children's Fund, BMI, ABKCO, EMI Music/EMI Music Publishing, Greenberg Traurig, Songwriters' Hall of Fame, and SESAC.