Intel INMUSIC and the House of Gaga

The music technologist inside me is thrilled to see Intel entering into a multi-year partnership with The Recording Academy. The use of 3D Facial Projection Technique at the beginning of Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie was innovative and compelling to experience.

Intel and the House of Gaga, have I believe, begun a mutual journey of expanding the vision of how technology will revolutionize live music. I envision greater collaborative efforts in the future which is what music needs to reach that next dimension of appreciation.

Bravo, Intel, House of Gaga and The Recording Academy, you have founded the new formula of creative, innovative excellence. We can’t wait to experience what you have in store for us next and beyond.

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

Hopefully you saw the 2015 Grammy Awards because Annie Lennox had the best performance of the evening. She collaborated with Hozier on the medley, “Take Me To Church/I Put A Spell On You”. She rocked the house.

For New York City area viewers, Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, featuring Great American Songbook classics from her Grammy-nominated album Nostalgia, will air on Channel THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on April 3, at 10 p.m. on PBS. Check the PBS listings in your area for when else this show will be aired.

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, the singer’s unique interpretations bring a new intimacy to these timeless classics. On the 60-minute concert, taped in January Lennox will do songs from her Nostalgia album like “Summertime,” “Strange Fruit,” “I Cover the Waterfront” and “God Bless the Child.”

Highlight of Last Night’s Grammy Awards…

Last night’s Grammy Awards Show from the Staples Center in Los Angeles was stellar. Many fantastic moments, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performing live together, Pink’s Cirque de Soleil acrobatics, The Highwaymen commanding total respect, Daft Punk, Pharrell, Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers tore it up.

The one performance that crossed many boundaries was Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons. Their collective energy had the star studded audience on their feet.

Here is a video of their bombastic set.

 

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Congrats Chicago!

Tonight CBS Television will broadcast the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards from Los Angeles, California. The music of our heart is jumping for joy for this event. I love watching The GRAMMYS every year, you could say I was star struck 😉 I wish that the full GRAMMY awards were broadcast all day long. I would love to see all 70 award categories honored.

Speaking of GRAMMY honors I am pleased to share that Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority has been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. It’s also listed as one of the 1001 albums you must hear before you die.

The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by The Recording Academy‘s National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.

Chicago will appear with Robin Thicke in a special collaboration during The GRAMMY Award Show this evening.

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