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George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Sheila E set to perform at Grammy Salute to Music

Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 10/18/2019, 10:46 a.m.
Parliament Funkadelic stars George Clinton and...

Parliament Funkadelic stars George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, along with Sheila E. and many others, will perform in the “Grammy Salute to Music Legends” airing as part of PBS’ “Great Performances” series tonight, reports Variety. The show, the fourth annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy’s 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients, premieres nationwide at 9 p.m. on PBS and will air again several times. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical Grammy Award recipient. Also being honored is Jeffery Redding, this year’s recipient of the Music Educator Award, which is presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. Led by Greg Phillinganes as musical director and hosted by Sheila E, the celebration and tribute concert features rare performances by honorees and never-before-seen renditions of their classic songs by those they’ve inspired.