The GRAMMY Museum will salute artist and GRAMMY and Oscar Award-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager on Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Sager will display her new collection of lyrical, abstract paintings; will discuss her career as a songwriter and artist; and will perform several songs from her musical career that spans almost 40 years. Her illustrious songbook contains some of the most popular and successful songs ever including the GRAMMY-winning “That’s What Friends Are for,” the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme” and the Oscar-nominated “The Prayer,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “On My Own.” Her songs have been recorded by celebrated artists such as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, among many others. GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli will host a discussion with Sager about her accomplished career including her latest passion: painting. From portraits to abstracts, Sager’s work has received notice in the art world and beyond, including her successful debut solo art show at the LA Arthouse in Los Angeles in 2011.
“Painting and songwriting have many similarities for me,” says Sager. “Both are intuitive and expressive and, just as in songwriting, it is rewarding when your painting touches another person.”
Event doors open at 7:30 p.m. American Express presale tickets are $25 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 15 at 12:00 p.m. American Express ticket purchasers will receive a special four-disc box set of Sager’s numerous hits that has never been available to the general public. All proceeds of this special evening will benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213-765-6803) or visit www.grammymuseum.org.
For more information on Carole Bayer Sager, please visit www.carolebayersager.com and www.carolebayersagerart.com.
About Carole Bayer Sager:
Carole Bayer Sager’s songbook spans 40 years and contains some of the period’s most popular and successful songs. From the Grammy-winning “That’s What Friends Are For” and the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme” to “The Prayer” and “On My Own,” Sager’s songs have become pop standards. Honors for her work include an Academy Award, a GRAMMY Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and many others. Sager’s songs have been recorded by such historic artists as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Celine Dion Reba McEntire and Andrea Bocelli.
Beyond her songwriting, Sager has also received notice for her many philanthropic efforts – including her work with the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Save the Children. In 2005, Sager and her husband, Bob Daly, underwrote the first two years of the Los Angeles operation of the non-profit organization known as DonorChoose.org. The program, which allows teachers to post the projects for which they need funding and lets donors choose the classroom plan that they want to fund, has grown into a nationwide network. Sager has continued to expand her philanthropic interests, employing her time and talent most recently as member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.