by Carrie Healey, theGrio
This year, legendary singer-songwriter Prince will be honored at Carnegie Hall’s annual concert to raise money for music education.
Michael Dorf, founder of City Winery, puts on the benefit concert each year to help support education programs in poor communities. The beneficiaries this year include the American Symphony Orchestra’s Music Notes, Little Kids Rock and the Center for Arts Education, reports the New York Times.
Dorf said in a statement, “Prince is one of the most prolific songwriters in my collection, and he makes my Top 10 when I think about the artists who have truly shaped modern music.”
Prince will be honored on March 7th at the ninth annual benefit concert. The Roots, Talib Kweli, and the Blind Boys of Alabama are a few of the acts that will perform, paying tribute to the songs of Prince.
Past artists to be honored include Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John.