On Friday, January 17, 2003, Yamaha and NAMM will present “A Benefit for Music Education,” a concert featuring Sir Elton John performing with Ray Charles, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Bruce Hornsby, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Michael McDonald, Brian Wilson and other luminaries. Held at the 14,000-seat Arrowhead Pond arena in Anaheim, Calif., the concert is not open to the public; only participants in the Winter NAMM trade show and their guests can attend. During the event, John will receive Yamaha's 2003 Lifetime Achievement in Musical Excellence Award. Proceeds from the tax-deductible ticket sales are earmarked for various music education programs. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.namm.com.
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