GRAMMY In The Schools Media Team Attends MusiCares Person of the Year

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Lauren Craig & Drew Schwediman

Drew:

OH MY GOODNESS!  I honestly can't imagine how amazing the GRAMMY Awards will be if the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala was so awesome!  From getting interviews with our favorite artists to watching our favorite artists perform, the entire night was just incredible.  It was such an honor to be at the Gala.

After editing videos all morning, Lauren and I departed for the LA Convention Center.  The carpet was twice as long as the one from the Legacy Concert but three times as crowded.  The challenge was accepted.  I interviewed several people, including Jesse McCartney, Ben Folds, Victoria Justice, and Hoda Kotb, while Lauren got a chance to speak with Steven Tyler, James Taylor, Kacey Musgraves, and Amy Grant.  We watched the show and I must say I was blown away by Lady Gaga's performance of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend."  I got goosebumps and understood what Lady Gaga meant when said, "Thank you so much for the way you sing right to us in your music."  When I go home, I'm going to download a lot of Carole King's songs because I want to feel the same way I felt during that performance again and again. 

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are on Sunday and I couldn't be more excited or prepared.  Beyonce, I'm coming for ya!!!!

Drew Schwendiman

GRAMMY in the Schools Media Team

Lauren:

 Wow!  That sums up todays events. It is Saturday, the second to last day of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. For the last time, the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session Choir and Combo recorded at Capitol Studios. While the Combo and Choir were busy, the Band was able to go to Amoeba Records. Drew and I were at Capitol Studios along with the Combo and Choir as we edited videos for GRAMMYintheSchools.com. Now I am currently at the Wilshire Ebell Theater as the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session performs at the  Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception. Everyone sounded amazing as I was getting footage of them performing.

Tomorrow, these talented musicians will be able to see the musicians they aspire to be at The 56th GRAMMY Awards. Drew and I will also be among some of the most well-known entertainment reporters that we look up to. We will be reporting on the red carpets and interviewing well known artists from across the world. How exciting! This event will be both bitter and sweet, because it will be the last full day that we will see each other as a group.

Lauren Craig

GRAMMY in the Schools Media Team

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