Monthly Archives: March 2016

River Run North

River Run North on stage at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (2015)

Earlier this month, two members of Run River North—the fun-loving folk rock band you might recognize from their 2015 performance at Levitt Los Angeles—opened up about their new album and unlikely musical journey on KPCC’s Take Two. This was the second time Take Two’s A Martinez chatted with the LA-based Korean-American band, formerly known as Monsters Calling Home. The original interview actually took place inside his car, a fitting location given the band’s serendipitous rise to fame.  Continue reading

GRAMMY-Museum-Mississippi-4-0983fbc25fEarlier this month (3/5), the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi officially opened its doors to the public in Cleveland, Miss., making it the second and only GRAMMY Museum outside of Los Angeles.

This new, 27,000-square-foot music history mecca is housed on the campus of Delta State University, home to the Delta Music Institute. It’s also the same university behind the 2015 and 2016 Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series! Continue reading

Last month, Levitt AMP grantees from across the country joined us in Los Angeles for the first-ever Levitt AMP Convening! There was a palpable sense of energy and enthusiasm with so many creative, passionate and determined individuals in one room. New and returning AMP grantees got to know one another while bringing their minds together and exchanging ideas and strategies for strengthening their communities through the power of free, live music. 

We can’t wait to see these folks bring the 2016 Levitt AMP Music Series to life!

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“Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House” 2/26/16 – Image Courtesy of PBS

Did you know that since President Carter’s administration in 1978, the White House has hosted its very own televised concert series—“In Performance at the White House?” Over the years, the series has featured some of music’s biggest names—from Bob Dylan to Paul McCartney—showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of our nation’s musical landscape. Continue reading

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Today marks the 29th annual Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. Advocates from coast to coast have gathered on Capitol Hill to bring pressing arts-related policy and funding issues to the attention of our legislators to ensure that our country’s arts sector will continue to flourish. 

Couldn’t make it to Washington D.C.? Don’t fret, your voice can still be heard! Stand up for the arts in your community by visiting http://ow.ly/ZeuKl.