Grammy charity auction online

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The Grammy Online Charity Auction — an exclusive array of celebrity-signed music and entertainment memorabilia as well as VIP experiences — is under way now through Feb. 22 at a special eBay page, presented in partnership with Kompolt. All proceeds raised through this special auction will benefit programs and services of the MusiCares and Grammy foundations.

This year's auction features 100 lots ...

• A 50th annual (next year's!) Grammy Awards Ultimate VIP Experience for two including first-class roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, platinum-level Grammy tickets, Grammy Celebration party passes, Grammy VIP rehearsal passes, Grammy VIP backstage production tour passes, tickets to the Grammy Week charity gala MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute, and passes/tickets to attend other Grammy Week events.

• Music memorabilia from such luminaries as Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Anthony Kiedis, Tim McGraw, Slash, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood, Brian Wilson, Wynonna and more.

• VIP private saxophone lesson with the renowned Dave Koz.

• VIP tour of Flytetyme Studios with Grammy Award-winning producer Jimmy Jam.

• Epiphone Bob Marley model guitar autographed by members of the Marley family.

• A Baldwin R1 Artist Grand piano.

And more.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, visit the MusiCares site.

The Grammy Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, visit the foundation site.

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