The Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy presented its annual Heroes Awards June 19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Honorees included music industry executive Clarence Avant, film composer/songwriter Randy Newman and artist Lionel Richie who each received the prestigious Governors Award in recognition of their creative and artistic talents and their service to the Recording Academy. BMI's Barbara Cane served as a chairperson on the Luncheon Committee.
Shown at the luncheon are BMI songwriter Lamont Dozier, Barbara Cane, and honoree Clarence Avant. photo: Robbin Ahrold