(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Grammy winning artists Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Yoko Ono & John Lennon and Howard Shore have been named as recipients of the New York Chapter's 2005 Recording Academy Honors. The Recording Academy Honors was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment for the creative community. The gala event, which will attract recording artists, key entertainment executives and community leaders, will be held on December 7 at Gotham Hall.
Formerly known as the Heroes Awards, this annual New York gala supports the chapter's ongoing advocacy, education and professional development programs. The most recent beneficiary is Thomas Jefferson High School, which will receive a $10,000 grant each year for the next three years to support their after-school music classes and three annual scholarships for students who will pursue a career in the music industry.
The event is sponsored by ASCAP, Toys 'R Us Children's Fund, BMI, ABKCO, EMI Music/EMI Music Publishing, Greenberg Traurig, Songwriters' Hall of Fame and SESAC. Tickets for The Recording Academy Honors gala are $200 for Academy members and $300 for non-members and are available by calling the New York Chapter office at 212-245-5440. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen