Mariah, Lennon & Yoko Feted at NY Academy Honors

Posted in News on December 13, 2005
The New York Chapter of NARAS presented its annual Academy Honors on December 7 in honor of BMI songwriter/artists Mariah Carey, Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Co-sponsored by BMI, the celebration featured a cocktail reception, gala dinner, and awards tribute and presentation at New York's Gotham Hall.

BMI's Charlie Feldman, Academy Honors recipient Mariah Carey, BMI songwriter/producer and Def Jam Chairman L.A. Reid, and Island Records President Steve Bartels

Held on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death, Ono accepted the award admitting that it had been a difficult week for her.

The Recording Academy Honors acknowledge those whose outstanding achievements and contributions have significantly enriched the music community and the community at large. Formerly known as the Heroes Awards, proceeds from the event support the New York Chapter's ongoing advocacy, education and professional development programs.

Academy Honors recipients Yoko Ono and Mariah Carey

Other recipients included classical composer Howard Shore and rapper Jay-Z, with a special presentation to Thomas Jefferson High School of Brooklyn.

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