Special 3-D Tribute to Michael Jackson at 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards

SPECIAL 3-D TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON TO FEATURE

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN “THIS IS IT” TOUR FILM AND PERFORMANCES BY CELINE DION, JENNIFER HUDSON,

SMOKEY ROBINSON, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND USHER ON THE 52ND ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS JAN. 31 LIVE ON CBS

CBS and Target Partner to Provide Millions of Free “3-D GRAMMY® Glasses” So That Viewers Can Enjoy Unique TV Experience from Home

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2010) — GRAMMY® winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher will join together, along with the voice of Michael Jackson, in a moving tribute to Jackson at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sun. Jan. 31, 8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. This very special GRAMMY Moment will feature the never-before-seen 3-D mini-movie for “Earth Song” that was created by Jackson as the centerpiece of his much anticipated “This Is It” tour, but was never seen by the public prior to this GRAMMY performance.

The 3-D film was created to support the performance of “Earth Song,” an original composition and a No. 1 hit for Jackson. The song has a strong theme about the future of the planet, and Jackson saw it as a unique opportunity to deliver a message to millions of people who would have seen him on tour.

“It was one of the most important portions of the concert tour to Michael and when Michael saw the film for the first time at his last rehearsal, there were tears in his eyes,” according to Ken Ehrlich, GRAMMY co-Executive Producer and longtime Jackson associate, who was also at the rehearsal that night.

“This very special GRAMMY Moment will feature some of our most respected GRAMMY recipients, all of whom have a great love for Michael,” added Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This segment promises to be an emotional highlight of this year’s show, and is sure to join the unique list of amazing performances for which the GRAMMY Awards have become renowned.”

This special segment also represents another GRAMMY technical breakthrough in that it will be the first time a major awards show broadcasts in 3-D. The GRAMMY Awards also were the first awards show to broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound (2003).

So that viewers can enjoy this unique 3-D TV experience at home, CBS and Target have partnered to provide millions of free 3-D GRAMMY Glasses. From Sunday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 31, Target stores nationwide will exclusively offer these 3-D GRAMMY Glasses so that fans have the opportunity to see the film that was very personal to Jackson. Additionally, the audience at STAPLESCenter will share the 3-D experience, wearing the same glasses as those being worn by viewers at home.

This GRAMMY tribute to Michael Jackson joins previously announced performances by nominees Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, the Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, P!nk, Taylor Swift, and the Zac Brown Band. Presenters include actress

Kristen Bell, pop/R&B singer Justin Bieber, actor Jeff Bridges, pop singer and actress Miley Cyrus, actor Josh Duhamel, pop sensation the Jonas Brothers, nine-time GRAMMY winner Norah Jones, pop singer/songwriter Ke$ha, two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J, GRAMMY winner and three-time Latin GRAMMY® winner Ricky Martin, 10-time GRAMMY and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Carlos Santana, and nine-time GRAMMY winner Ringo Starr. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 31, at STAPLESCenter in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

All five Album Of The Year nominees are set to perform on Music’s Biggest Night®: Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, the Dave Matthews Band, and Taylor Swift.

Current nominee Carrie Underwood is up for two awards this year: Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Just A Dream,” and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for “I Told You So” (with Randy Travis).

As part of Bon Jovi’s performance on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, fans will have an opportunity to decide which Bon Jovi hit the band will perform. For this “You Pick It, They Play It!” special segment, viewers can log on to http://www.cbs.com/grammys and vote in two phases for one out of six of their favorite hit Bon Jovi songs: “Always,” “Bed Of Roses,” “Have A Nice Day,” “It’s My Life,” “Livin’ On A Prayer,” and “Wanted Dead Or Alive.” There is no registration to vote, and fans may vote as often as they wish. Additionally, a 30-second clip of each song may be viewed. The deadline to vote on the first phase is Sunday, Jan. 24, 11:59 p.m. ET. The second phase starts on Jan. 25, when the list will be narrowed down to the top three songs and fans may again vote at http://www.cbs.com/grammys for which hit song the band should perform as part of their segment. Voting will continue until Bon Jovi’s performance on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 31.

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

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Media Contacts:

Barb Dehgan/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777

Kate Fisher or Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i/CBS Television/ 212.975.3818 or 818.655.1587

Maureen O’Connor/Rogers & Cowan/310.854.8116

what robyn cooke wrote about Audi Fashion week

Where ever possible, designers, employ Martin Myers to consult on your show music. It can really change the reception your collection receives. At the Carducci Women’s show it created an amazing – almost spiritual – atmosphere that resulted in a very emotional response.

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what robyn cooke wrote about Audi Fashion week

Where ever possible, designers, employ Martin Myers to consult on your show music. It can really change the reception your collection receives. At the Carducci Women’s show it created an amazing – almost spiritual – atmosphere that resulted in a very emotional response.

happy birthday for Alicia Keys, who turns 29 today

Happy Birthday Alicia Keys

January 25: It’s certain to be a happy birthday for Alicia Keys, who turns 29 today. She recently added another exceptional album, "The Element Of Freedom," to her catalog of J Records releases. Additionally, she was recently named the No. 5 artist of the past decade by Billboard

J&B Met 2010 and Pocket Power.My thoughts

On current form, Pocket is IMPOSSIBLE to oppose. At the

weights, he has them cold. Kapil I like strongly, but it’s

a little far for him – big place chance. Others with place

chance are the 2 Laird 3 yr olds, Fabiani and BigCity.

River Jetez maybe 4th. I don’t like any other horses. My

gut feel is Pocket to win his 4th Met and Kapil will

be right there!!!

All the experts having been swallowing their words for 4

years about PP now, saying he’s not the best. The truth is,

HE IS.

Louise Carver’s new album ‘Look To The Edge’ will be released in South Africa on February 15th, 2010.

Louise Carver’s new album ‘Look To The Edge’ will be released in South Africa on February 15th, 2010.

The albums 1st single ‘Warrior’ featuring Zulu Boy is currently being delivered to all South African contemporary radio.

With ‘Look To The Edge’, Louise wanted to achieve an edgier electronic/pop progression with an infusion of South African rhythms and percussion into her sound that would have strong appeal to both South African and international audiences. This was a major theme in her approach to the song writing and production of the new album.

‘Look To The Edge’s 1st single ‘Warrior’ featuring Zulu Boy is the album’s leading example of this infusion. Louise Carver wrote ‘Warrior’ with a particular rhythm in mind and then combined Zulu drums into an exciting electronic sound to complete the song. Zulu Boy stood out as a great potential collaborator for ‘Warrior’ both to re-enforce its message as well as to legitimise the musical references that created it. His compelling rap and contribution to the percussive sounds in the song shot ‘Warrior’ forward as the best way to introduce ‘Look To The Edge’ as the albums 1st single to Louise Carver’s substantial South African audience..

“I am so proud of ‘Warrior”’, says Louise, “I wrote it to empower myself and anyone else who has felt humiliated or disempowered. The lyrics come from an inner strength and self awareness I’ve developed as a musician and having Zulu Boy feature on the song just takes it to a new level. I hope ‘Warrior’ will become a war cry for everyone who wants their voice heard!”

Louise Carver has enjoyed numerous accolades as a prominent South African contemporary musician over recent years, she has released 2 studio albums with Sony Music (‘Silent Scream’ (2005) & ‘Saved By The Moonlight’ (2007)) as well as a collection of live acoustic compositions combining her own repertoire with South African classics called ‘The Home Tour – Live’(2009).

‘Look To The Edge’

was produced by Brian O’Shea & Marius Brouwer at Pop Planet Studios in Johannesburg .

www.louisecarver.co.za

www.myspace.com/louisecarver

7th Son news

Headline artists and Musketeer records proudly present 7th son live in Europe.

Earmarked as one of the bands to watch in 2010, this 5 piece machine will have you hanging on to your seats as they follow up the launch of their highly acclaimed album Ontology with a trip to Europe in March and April spreading their message of rude rock reggae across the world.

The Tour Itinerary is hoping to be extended to include top live music venues and clubs in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Currently enjoying top 10 listings on radio stations nationwide with the hits “Boys light up”, “On my holiday” and “Tokyo”.

Check out the new

For all dates and info visit the website at http://www.7thson.co.za

All songs available for download at Rhythm Records

Visit myspace at http://www.myspace.com/theband7thson

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