On Feb. 12 members of The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter gathered to watch the 54th GRAMMY® Telecast on CBS at Barcode Restaurant Bar and Lounge.


February 16, 2012

By: Monika Pearson

On Feb. 12, 2012, members of The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter gathered to watch the 54th GRAMMY®  Telecast on CBS at Barcode Restaurant Bar and Lounge.

The reception was filled with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and giveaways for the guests.  Each guest also received the official GRAMMY® Program Book.  The art of networking set the tone for the evening, along with reactions to the memorable performances of the night, and award recipients.

Proud sponsors for the Telecast Party included Albert Uster Imports, Inc., BarCode, Beam Global, DJ Beauty, and the Beatz, Gibson, Pepsi, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and TamiCakes.

Chapter Governor, Legendary Funk, and Go-Go artist, Chuck Brown was in attendance to enjoy the festivities in his hometown.  Chuck Brown is a guitarist and singer known as the “Godfather of Go-Go”, which is a subgenre of Funk music.  He is known as one of the founders of Go-Go and his 1979 hit, “Bustin Loose” has been adopted as the Home Run Celebration Song for the Washington Nationals baseball team.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that are dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring that music remains an indelible part of our culture.

Barcode is located at 1101 17th Street in Northwest, Washington DC. and has won several awards in the area such as OpenTable.com’s Diner’s Choice Winner of 2012 and the “Best Happy Hour” for the Best of DC 2012 Reader’s Poll for City Paper.

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