The Recording Academy will honor Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.; Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif.; and recording artist Natalie Cole for their contributions to the music community and U.S. culture during

The Recording Academy will honor Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.; Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif.; and recording artist Natalie Cole for their contributions to the music community and U.S. culture during the "Grammys on the Hill" reception Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C.

The Academy says Clinton will be honored for "her work promoting the arts as both a Senator and First Lady," Bono for "pursuing strong copyright protection in Congress" and Cole for an "exceptional 30-year musical career" that has earned her eight Grammys.

The evening will include performances by Judy Collins (in honor of Clinton) and Cowboy Junkies (in honor of Bono).

Academy president Neil Portnow will also speak of the Grammy cultural policy initiative for artists' rights and the Academy's support of anti-piracy legislation at the event.

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