Lady Gaga to be honoured for music education efforts
Lady Gaga is set to be honoured by bosses at the Grammy Museum for her dedication to music education. The Born This Way star is set to receive the Jane Ortner Artist Award in recognition for her passion and dedication to education through the arts during the 2016 Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon on 4 April 2016.
“The enormous impact Lady Gaga has had on artists and fans began with a strong educational foundation,” executive director of the Grammy Museum Bob Santelli said in a statement. “Her career trajectory, marked by extraordinary talent and creativity, is one of the most inspiring stories in music.”
Gaga will also take the stage to perform at the Beverly Hills event, as will John Legend, who received the inaugural prize in 2014. The pop star recently landed another Grammy honour, as she was chosen to perform a tribute to the late David Bowie during the annual music prizegiving on 15 February 2016
She had already been asked to perform at the show, but Grammy producers decided to change her set into a Bowie tribute following his death last month January 2016. Gaga will team up with the late rock icon’s former collaborator, Nile Rodgers, who will serve as musical director for her tribute performance at the awards show in Los Angeles.
In addition, Gaga will kick off her busy February by singing the U.S. National Anthem at Sunday’s (07Feb16) Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California. Following in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and last year’s (15) singer Idina Menzel, Gaga will belt out The Star-Spangled Banner before the big football game, and she will be joined by hearing-impaired Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who will perform the song in American Sign Language.