LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV continues to curate an eclectic blend of unprecedented musical content with the new groundbreaking GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES, debuting in primetime on Monday, July 7, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The hour-long series explores the legacy and impact of a diverse blend of artists spanning a variety of eras and genres, and each episode boasts exclusive live performances held in an intimate setting.
The network will kick-off the first episode of the GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES with a 30-minute special, GRAMMY MUSEUM® - INSPIRING MUSIC, INSPIRING HISTORY, on July 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, that gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the GRAMMY Museum, where some of the most iconic pieces in music are forever immortalized. The special features interviews with staff members, including Bob Santelli, the executive director of the GRAMMY Museum, and Scott Goldman, vice president of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®, and will explore the Museum's legacy and mission. A preview clip is available here: http://bit.ly/1pFtmn0
The GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES offers a first-hand look at the artists whose impact and influence can still be felt in the industry today. The six-part season boasts a lineup that includes appearances and performances from some of music's biggest names, featuring hit-makers Foreigner (July 7); pop mastermind Richard Marx (July 14); blues legend Taj Mahal (July 28); New Wave pioneers Berlin (August 4); former LIVE frontman Ed Kowalczyk (August 11); and the season finale delivers the ultimate "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" with '70s super-group Bad Company (August 18).
Santelli and Goldman share hosting duties, moderating spirited discussions with a new artist each week. Every interview will include an intimate live performance that is destined to be an unforgettable experience for fans and music lovers, alike. Premiere episodes will repeat that same evening, following the nightly movie at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
"This series further represents AXS TV's commitment to give our audience a unique and in-depth look at the artists they admire and the hits they've come to love," said Evan Haiman, AXS TV's vice president, music programming and production. "Our network is proud to join with the GRAMMY MUSEUM® to deliver this fully-immersive musical experience that is truly one of a kind."
The complete lineup for the GRAMMY Museum® Series is as follows:
- July 7 – GRAMMY MUSEUM® - INSPIRING MUSIC, INSPIRING HISTORY -8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT (leading into the 1st episode of the GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
- July 7 - GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES - An Evening with Foreigner at The GRAMMY Museum® Presented by American Express
- July 14 - GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES - An Evening with Richard Marx at The GRAMMY Museum® Presented by American Express
- July 28 - GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES - An Evening with Taj Mahal at The GRAMMY Museum® Presented by American Express
- August 4 - GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES - An Evening with Berlin at The GRAMMY Museum® Presented by American Express
- August 11 - GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES - An Evening with Ed Kowalczyk at The GRAMMY Museum® Presented by American Express
- August 18 - GRAMMY MUSEUM® SERIES - An Evening with Bad Company at The GRAMMY Museum® Presented by American Express
About AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
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About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver. For more information about the GRAMMY Museum, visit www.grammymuseum.org.
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