Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Artist Chrisette Michele Headlines Grammy Career Day Panel at Detroit School of Arts

FORD SPONSORS GRAMMY CAREER DAY AT DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS with special guest Grammy award winning artist Chrisette Michele

GRAMMY-winning artist Chrisette Michele, along with top music industry professionals, entertainment lawyer and music business entrepreneur Howard Hertz, and Detroit-based concert promoter Drake Phifer, discussed the realities of the music business and careers in music with Detroit area high school music students at GRAMMY Career Day, an initiative of the GRAMMY in the Schools® program. The event, held on April 23, 2009, was presented by the Gibson Foundation with generous support provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

In the photo above is artist Chrisette Michele (center) holding the prestigious Enterprise Award, flanked by two Detroit School of Arts students. Back row L to R: David Sears, The Grammy Foundation and Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund.

GRAMMY Career Day conducts a variety of panels and workshops focusing on various fields in the music industry. The GRAMMY® SIGNATURE SCHOOLS program recognizes and awards public high school music programs in several areas: financial need, program excellence and specific music disciplines. Detroit School of Arts was selected as a GRAMMY Signature School, receiving an Enterprise Award and a $5000 monetary grant to benefit their music program.

Photos: Monica Morgan Photography, Wireimage
Source: ESP Public Relations

In related news, Chrisette Michele will be performing at the Darrell Griffith Foundation All Star Celebrity Derby event, Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Cascade Ballroom of the Kentucky International Convention Center (211 Fourth St.) in downtown Louisville. The event will be held from 11:30 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.

Tickets may be purchased for $65 at all area CVS Pharmacies and FYE Music in Mall St. Matthews and Better Days West in the Lyles Mall.

For additional information, call the All Star Celebrity Derby Affair information line at (502) 387-8567.

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