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Grammy Museum Spotlights a Beatle, Film Music & Women's History Month

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Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band perform at Kings Theatre on Oct. 31, 2015 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.

March marks a full year since the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live closed due to COVID-19. It has maintained a lively presence online.

The Grammy Museum’s virtual lineup for March includes three separate programs spotlighting a Beatle (Ringo Starr), two sessions devoted to music from Oscar-shortlisted films and varied sessions devoted to Women’s History Month.

March marks a full year since the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles closed due to COVID-19. The museum temporarily closed its doors on March 13, 2020, with no one imagining the shutdown would extend for a full year.

The museum will have the digital exhibit "Ringo: Peace & Love" on March 4, a conversation with Starr on March 18, and an archived public program with Starr.

On Monday (March 1), the museum will have a program in which Leslie Odom Jr. discusses his role as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami… and another in which Harry Gregson-Williams discusses his original score and original song for Disney’s Mulan. Cooke was Oscar-shortlisted for best original song for “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami... He is also expected to receive a nod for best supporting actor. Gregson-Williams is Oscar-shortlisted for both best original score and best original song for “Loyal Brave True” from Mulan.

On March 4, the museum will release separate conversations celebrating Women’s History Month with musician, author and educator Alice Bag, journalist Leila Cobo, recording artist Ella Henderson and singer/songwriter Sara Kays. Cobo, Billboard’s VP/Latin industry lead, will discuss her book Decoding ‘Despacito’: An Oral History of Latin Music.

The Grammy Museum issued a reminder that Grammy Camp applications are due March 31. Grammy camp is a five-day, nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in music. Students can apply to one of the many career tracks offered during the 2021 session. To apply, go here.

Collection:live is the Grammy Museum's online streaming service available for $2.99/month or $29.99/year. Proceeds benefit the Museum's music education initiatives.

Here is the March schedule on Collection:live. All sessions feature interviews and/or performances.

New Programs:
March 1
Harry Gregson-Williams discusses his original score and original song for Disney’s Mulan
Leslie Odom, Jr. discusses his role as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami…

March 4 – Celebrating Women’s History Month
Alice Bag
Leila Cobo, VP, Latin industry lead at Billboard, discusses her book Decoding 'Despacito': An Oral History of Latin Music
Ella Henderson
Sara Kays

Celebrating Grammy Week:
March 8: Grace Potter
March 9: A Louisiana Grammy Celebration livestream featuring performances by Louisiana- based nominees at 5p.m. PT/7p.m. CT
March 10: Givēon
March 18: Ringo Starr
March 25: Gerry Beckley

Spotlight Saturdays Series Takeover by Hollywood Records:
March 6: almost monday
March 13: Dreamers
March 20: Joywave
March 27: Scarypoolparty

Archived Programs to be released this month:
Brandi Carlile
Luke Combs
Dua Lipa
Rival Sons
Ringo Starr in partnership with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings
LeeAnn Womack

Digital Exhibit:
March 4: "Ringo: Peace & Love"

Grammy in the Schools Fest:
Grammy in the Schools Fest is a four-day, virtual festival celebrating music and music education featuring performances by students and professionals along with educational panels by artists, educators and other music professionals. It will be held March 8-11 from 2 – 7 p.m. PT each day.

Attendees include past or current Grammy nominees Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Jon Batiste, HAIM, H.E.R, Hunter Hayes, Manny Marroquin, PJ Morton, Charlie Puth and Michael League of Snarky Puppy, as well as Michael Sticka, president of the Grammy Museum, and Andy Nahas, founder of MusicPower.

The event is free to the public for those who register in advance. Go here.

Backstage Pass Series – Grammy Week edition:
The career exploration series will feature exclusive Instagram Livestreams, giving students a first-hand look at what it takes to get a job in the music industry. Tune in March 9 through March 12 at 11 a.m. PT at the Grammy Museum Instagram (@grammymuseum).
March 9: Sam DeRosa
March 10: Adam Friedman
March 11: Blu DeTiger

For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org.

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