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TODD RUNDGREN TO
RECEIVE LES PAUL AWARD AND IT'S GOING TO BE
Rundgren will be honored on January 24, 2014
with the Les Paul Award at 7pm Pacific time (9 Central, 10 Eastern). He'll be
presented with the honor at the 29th annual Technical Excellence &
Creativity Awards, taking place in Anaheim, California during the 2013 NAMM
Show. The webcast is free, and will be streamed live at http://www.namm.org./.
The official story of the Les
Paul Award states: "The Les Paul Award, named for the revolutionary inventor and
esteemed musician, is presented annually to honor individuals or institutions
that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of
audio and music technology." Russ Paul, son of Les Paul, will make the
presentation on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation, sponsor of the
If you want to go to the actual event, tickets are now on sale
"Come together with industry leaders, music educators,
arts leaders and celebrities to advance goals to keep music education strong in
communities everywhere. All music education supporters are encouraged to attend
either in person in the NAMM Foundation Lounge, Level 2 at the Hilton Hotel or
via the live webcast.
2 - 4 p.m. Pacific time, 4-6 p.m. Central time, 5-7
p.m. Eastern time.
guests: Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers Bernie Williams, Jazz Guitarist
and NY Yankee Champion Todd Rundgren, Musician, songwriter, and record
producer Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO Kathy Fletcher, Director of
Turnaround Arts of the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities Glen
McCarthy, Music Educator and Top Ten Finalist for the Grammy's Music Educator
Award Tim Tuten, Director of Special Projects, Partnership and Events of the
US. Dept. of Education with a special video greeting by U.S. Secretary of
Education, Arne Duncan to the SupportMusic Coalition Leaders of the "Anaheim
Project" - a school and community effort to strengthen music
education National Arts Education Standards Update from Lynn Tuttle, Director
of Arts Education, Arizona Department of Education and Immediate Past President,
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, and David A. Dik, National
Executive Director, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Special presentation of
the Don Johnson Service Award from MMR Magazine, Terry Lowe,
The long awaited A Wizard, A True Star DVD is finally
"If you pre-ordered AWATS Live..we are expecting the DVD's here
tomorrow..the CD's will be here on Tuesday ..shipping will begin when everything
The video coverage is from the first show in Akron,
TODD'S NYE CONCERT GETS RAVE REVIEWS!
had hoped, the event had an intimate private party feel to it. Special guest
Pat Travers Band earned some new fans during their rocking set to start the
night off right. A special THANKS goes out to everyone that
was strong. There was an amazing vibe in the air and everyone had a great time
including the band. Todd really seemed to enjoying himself." Al
"Todd looked good and sang well; he really appeared to be in good
spirits. The band was its usual almost perfect self." Bob Markarian
in all, I enjoyed the concert immensely and from what I saw to my left and
right, so did everyone else! Todd was in fine shape, physically and
vocally—soooo happy he was healthy! He seemed to enjoy himself—there were lots
of smiles from the man! " Kathryn Sauers
"So glad that we decided to do
this event and would do it again in a heartbeat ... Todd was amazing as always.
I tell everyone who asks me "he's still around"? that he can still rock it and
as long as he is touring I will be there rocking with him. " Donna
HE WILL BE TOURING WITH RINGO AGAIN
During the NYE concert, Todd
let the cat out of the bag that Ringo's All-Starr Band will be back out this
Summer. Dates/cities to be announced soon!
ANNOUNCES SUMMER CAMP FOR 2014!
The Mythic Pacific Retreat will
be held in sunny Cambria, California at the Cambria Pines Lodge from August
18-22, 2014. We plan to have the organizer Danny Heaps on a future RR show.
All the up to date details can be found here ...