(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The Doobie Brothers, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Whispers will be honored by the San Francisco Chapter of The Recording Academy with the 2005 Governors Award for creative excellence and outstanding achievement. In addition, the 2005 Governors Award for Community Service will be bestowed upon Oakland East Bay Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan.
The 2005 Governors Awards gala-the chapter's largest fund-raiser of the year-will be held on June 12 in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco's Union Square. The event will feature an elegant cocktail reception, formal dinner, silent auction and an awards presentation, which will pay tribute to the honorees with VIP presenters and special performances. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the San Francisco Chapter Education Fund and will endow The Recording Academy's educational and professional development programs for the local music community.
Past Governors Award honorees include Metallica, Joshua Redman, Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana, Bill Graham, Joan Baez, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kronos Quartet, Ali Akbar Khan, Orrin Keepnews, Mimi Farina, Johnny Otis, Joe Satriani, the Hawkins Family, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, East Bay Center for Performing Arts, Young Musicians Program, and Villa Sinfonia. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen