The New York Chapter of the Recording Academy has selected Marc Anthony, Burt
Bacharach and Hal David, Clive Davis, Beverly Sills and Dionne Warwick as its 2002
New York Heroes Awards recipients. Atlantic Records founder and chairman Ahmet
Eertegun, and NY chapter president and Grammy nominated songwriter Phil Gladston
are among those scheduled to make presentations.
Sponsored by BMG, ASCAP, BMI and the Toys 'R Us Foundation, this annual dinner
gala will be held on December at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
In its seventh year, the Heroes Awards honors outstanding individuals whose creative
talents and accomplishments cross all musical boundaries and who are integral to
the vitality of the music community. Proceeds from the VIP event which attracts
recording artists as well as leaders of the cultural community and entertainment
industry will be dedicated to the education and community outreach programs of the
Academy's New York Chapter. Past honorees have included Carloe King, Russell
Simmons, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, Michael Bolton, Bernadette Peters, Diana
Ross and Carly Simon just to name a few. Heroes Awards are the highest honor
bestowed by the New York chapter and recipients embody the high standards of
excellence and integrity that the Academy champions and promotes.
"Each of these special artists has created his or her own unique legacy in the music
industry, and each has contributed significantly both to the music community and to
the community at large. They have inspired us, and continue to do so. The New York
chapter is proud to recognize an outstanding group of peers who have become our