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Grammy Museum books Annie Lennox

February 4, 2009 | 10:50 am

Annie_lennox___ Days after Sunday's Grammy Awards, downtown's Grammy Museum will play host to one of pop's most celebrated singers. Vocalist Annie Lennox will visit the recently opened facility on Feb. 13, appearing in the museum's 200-seat theater for an interview and brief performance.

Lennox will be interviewed by the Grammy Museum's executive director, Robert Santelli, who has anchored similar events with Beach Boy legend Brian Wilson and acclaimed jazz artist Charlie Haden. Packaged tickets for the Valentine's Day Eve chat and performance went on sale today via a Ticketmaster pre-sale. Note, however, that individual tickets will not be on sale until Monday. The pre-sale tickets are going for $75, not including surcharges, and include a copy of Lennox's upcoming compilation, as well as a reception on the museum's rooftop terrace.

While Lennox has a similar event set for Tuesday at the TimesCenter in New York, it's still a coup for the budding Grammy Museum, which has a relatively light week of events in a run-up to the Grammy Awards.

On Thursday, the museum will host a discussion with New Orleans great Allen Toussaint (admission is $14.95 for non-members) and on Friday -- opposite the Recording Academy's showcase MusiCares event -- the museum will host a free tribute to Hawaiian music.

On Saturday, Grammy-nominated children's musicians Buck Howdy, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will perform at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8. For more info on any of these events, visit the Grammy Museum website or call (213) 765-6830.

-- Todd Martens

Photo: J Records