Kennedy Center, Grammy Museum to honor Bob Marley

A lineup of artists including Jacob Hemphill & Trevor Young, Junior Marvin, Citizen Cope, David Hinds, Toshi Reagon, Speech, Alice Smith, Rocky Dawuni, and Roots Radics will salute legendary reggae singer Bob Marley as the Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum®, presents The Legacy of Bob Marley on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The evening will celebrate the international artistic and social influence of singer Bob Marley and his music.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—A lineup of artists including Jacob Hemphill & Trevor Young, Junior Marvin, Citizen Cope, David Hinds, Toshi Reagon, Speech, Alice Smith, Rocky Dawuni, and Roots Radics will salute legendary reggae singer Bob Marley as the Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum®, presents The Legacy of Bob Marley on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The evening will celebrate the international artistic and social influence of singer Bob Marley and his music. Artists are subject to change.

In the words of his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley “made his reggae music to uplift us, inform, entertain, inspire, and make change in the world. He’s a musician, a poet and songwriter, a philosopher, a soldier, an activist, and a leader.” Born in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, Marley became the catalyst in the popularization of reggae, taking a genre born in the streets of Kingston and turning it into one of the most recognizable music forms in the world. Songs like “Redemption Song,” “Get Up, Stand Up,” “One Love,” and “Stir It Up” are as popular today as they were during his lifetime. His influence around the world remains unparalleled, irrespective of race, color, or creed.

ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM®
Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award®. The GRAMMY Museum® features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment, and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests can experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum® can deliver. For more information, please call 213.765.6800 or visit www.grammymuseum.org. For exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/TheGRAMMYMuseum and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thegrammymuseum.

ABOUT THE KENNEDY CENTER
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy. It is the nation’s busiest performing arts facility and annually hosts more than 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million; Center related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts welcome 40 million more. Now in its 42nd season, the Center presents performances of music, dance, and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts education. With its artistic affiliates, the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, and VSA, the Center’s achievements as a commissioner, producer, and nurturer of developing artists have resulted in more than 200 theatrical productions, dozens of new ballets, operas, and musical works. The Center’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Kennedy Center Honors is broadcast annually on CBS; The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize is seen on PBS. Each year, millions people nationwide take part in innovative and effective education programs initiated by the Center. The programs of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center offer practical training to thousands of arts managers and board members at all stages of professional development in the United States and around the world. As part of the Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, the Center stages more than 400 free performances of music, dance, and theater by artists from around the world each year on the Center’s main stages, and every evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage.


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