02.01.06 Sheryl Crow, Sting and Keith Urban join all-star cast to honor James Taylor as 2006 Musicares Person of the Year...


There will be performances by India.Arie, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, Dr. John, Carole King, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, James Taylor and Keith Urban.

Attendees include MusiCares Foundation and Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, and MusiCares Foundation Board Chairman Les Bider. GRAMMY-winning producer Phil Ramone is executive producer for the event, and Dinner Chairs include music industry executives Gary Borman, Don Ienner, Mo Ostin and Jann Wenner. In addition, a host of A-list celebrities and prominent music industry executives are scheduled to attend.

Person of the Year at a special event celebrating his extraordinary musical achievements and his philanthropic commitment to arts, environmental and humanitarian causes. The Person of the Year benefit begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction sponsored by AEG featuring such items as an Ebony Gibson JR-200 Acoustic Electric Guitar signed by Paul Simon; "France's Finest - The Grand Tour of France" with Viking River Cruises; a Peter Max personal portrait and VIP meet and greet at Max's New York studio; three days and two nights aboard the world-famous Onassis yacht "Christina O" for 10 guests; a ladies 18 kt. ruby and diamond ring by Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels and Tesoro diamond cufflinks by Jason of Beverly Hills. A gala dinner follows, and the celebration is highlighted by an award presentation and star-studded tribute concert.

Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute provide essential support for MusiCares' Financial Assistance Program, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need. For more information, please visit www.musicares.com.

Details:

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, Calif.

Parking: West Hall Lot, off Cherry Street Cost: (no valet available)

When: Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, 6-11 pm / 6 pm - Red Carpet Arrivals, Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction / 7.30pm - Gala Dinner / 9pm - Award Tribute & Concert
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