Recording Academy to Honor Neil Young at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

By Alesandra Dubin August 11, 2009, 6:02 PM EDT

Neil Young will be honored at the 20th anniversary MusiCares Person of the Year gala; Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation president and C.E.O. Neil Portnow and MusiCares Foundation chair Paul Caine announced the news today. Proceeds from the annual Grammy week gala dinner and concert on January 29—two days before the 52nd annual Grammy awards at Staples—will support the nonprofit MusiCares.

The 2010 gala will begin with a reception and silent auction, including one-of-a-kind experiences and celebrity memorabilia. A dinner, award presentation, and tribute concert will follow. Warner Brothers Records chairman emeritus Mo Ostin, Lookout Management president and founder Elliot Roberts, and Warner Brothers Records chairman and C.E.O. Tom Whalley will co-chair the ceremony.

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