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The GRAMMY MUSEUM Experience
Prudential Center, in association with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), will launch a new program series this fall, beginning with "An Evening With Lenny Kravitz," a four-time GRAMMY winner, on Sept. 18, 2018, in NJPAC's Victoria
Theater in Newark, N.J. The program will feature a conversation between the iconic rock musician and special guest moderator, five-time GRAMMY winner Questlove about the creation and inspiration behind Kravitz's new release, Raise Vibration. The series will continue with "An Evening With Wyclef Jean," a three-time GRAMMY winner and founding member of the New Jersey-based Fugees Oct.16, 2018. The acclaimed musician, producer, and songwriter will discuss his illustrious career and current projects with the Los Angeles GRAMMY Museum's Founding Executive Director, Bob Santelli, which will be followed by a special performance.
"The GRAMMY MUSEUM in Los Angeles is proud to make Newark the east coast home of its acclaimed public program," said Bob Santelli, who will host the series. "Metropolitan area music fans will learn through onstage conversations how great music is made and often hear rare informal performances in a unique and intimate setting."
"The ability to join two innovative and community committed leaders in entertainment- Prudential Center, a top-5 most played venue in the United States, and NJPAC, a world-class arts institution, is very exciting," said Hugh Weber, President of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, which includes in its portfolio the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. "We are honored to share the GRAMMY MUSEUM Experience
with the local community and utilize the space to create inspiring educational programs to aspiring youth in our area."
"We are pleased to be collaborating with the GRAMMY MUSEUM Experience™ Prudential Center on innovative programming featuring groundbreaking artists in our intimate Victoria
Theater," said NJPAC President and CEO, John Schreiber. "Most importantly, we are pleased the special programs will be taped to use as educational tools in the future for students from Newark and beyond."
"An Evening With..." is the Los Angeles GRAMMY Museum's flagship public program series. Since opening its doors in 2008, the GRAMMY MUSEUM in Los Angeles has produced over 800 of these special events, breaking down the barrier between artists and the audience. Over the years, artists like Barbara
Taylor, John Legend, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Mavis Staples, Ed Sheeran, and Dave Matthews
have participated. Each program includes a conversation about the artist's career, the creative process, songwriting, upcoming projects, and more, allowing attendees to hear never-before-heard stories straight from the artists themselves. The evening often concludes with an informal performance.
Tickets will be made available for sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. EST Friday, August 24. For tickets visit www.njpac.org or call 888-GO-NJPAC. Additional information can be found at www.njpac.org/aneveningwith.
About Lenny Kravitz:
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz
has transcended genre, style, race and class over the course of a 20-year musical career. Reveling in the soul, rock and funk influences the '60s and '70s, the writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has won four consecutive Grammy® Awards, as well as set a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category. In addition to his ten studio albums, which have sold 40 million worldwide, this multidimensional artist has segued into film, appearing as Cinna in the box-office hits, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Kravitz can also be seen in the critically acclaimed films Precious and The Butler. His creative firm Kravitz Design Inc. touts an impressive portfolio of noteworthy ventures, with a range that includes hotel properties, condominium projects, private residences, and high-end legendary brands like Rolex, Leica and Dom Perignon. Lenny's new studio album, Raise Vibration, is set for release on September
Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots
- Questlove, is the unmistakable HEARTBEAT of Philadelphia's most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director
for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his Roots
crew serves as house band. The 5-time GRAMMY Award winning musician has landed musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem
to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books, with his fourth book to be released in April of 2018. He is a strategic advisor, and the first artist ambassador for Pandora, and hosts Questlove Supreme. He co-produced the GRAMMY Award-winning Original Broadway Cast
Recording of Hamilton. The Roots
are also developing an animated children's series in partnership with Amazon. Questlove and Black
Thought wrote a new original song "It Ain't Fair" for the critically acclaimed motion picture DETROIT. The song is performed by The Roots
About Wyclef Jean:
The music that Wyclef Jean
has written, performed, and produced - both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees - has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album The Score. As a solo artist, Wyclef has released seven albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including his 1997 debut The Carnival and 2000's aptly titled The Eclectic: 2 Sides II a Book. Jean's latest studio album, Carnival III: The Fall and RISE of a Refugee, his first in eight years, was released on Sept. 15, 2017. The album was named one of the "25 Most Anticipated Albums" of the fall by Billboard Magazine that year. In November 2017, Wyclef also released a mixtape, entitled, "Inspired By..." that paid tribute to the music that inspired him that year. The project received high acclaim from critics and fans alike. In December, Wyclef wrote and performed a song, "Dimelo," along with X-Factor winners, Rak-Su. The song rose to the top of the charts in less than a week in the UK.
An Evening With Lenny Kravitz
With Guest Host Questlove
Ticket Price: $59
18, 2018 at 8 PM
Event Link: https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/an-evening-with-lenny-kravtiz-and-questlove
An Evening With Wyclef Jean
Ticket Price: $59
Date: October 16, 2018 at 8 PM
Event Link: https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/an-evening-with-wyclef-jean Credit: Courtesy of The GRAMMY MUSEUM Experience