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L.A. Music Awards Set for November 18 on Paramount Pictures Lot

The 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards and its sister productions the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and the Phoenix Music Awards will all take place Thursday, November 18, on the lot at Paramount Studios inside the Paramount Theater.

Bill Grisolia of New Blues Revolution

Politician turned musician Bill Grisolia will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the Red Carpet and Red Carpet Stage before jumping on stage to lead his band New Blues Revolution through an acoustic set that will include their song “Blue Revolution,” nominated for Best Single of the Year in the Blues Americana category. Grisolia, a legal and policy specialist, made a run for Senate and is also an advocate for the homeless and the former owner of the Island Sunfish Grill in Long Beach’s Shoreline Village.

This year’s multi-awards shows event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the 75th birthday of the historic Paramount piano, the instrument that composed the original score to the Wizard of Oz in 1935 when it was first delivered to the lot. Since that year, this piano has been used to compose nearly 800 movie scores and will be played at the L.A. Music Awards Main Event by Italian pianist Adriano Aponte and White House pianist David Osborne, who will also perform with local actress and singer, Juliette Goglia.

Celebrity honorees for the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award presentations include actress Sally Kirkland, Night Ranger’s Jack Blades, music producer Eddie Kramer, Senator Max Cleland for the literary award, the Posthumous Award for Jaco Pastorious and Ronnie James Dio, former President Jimmy Carter for Lifetime Humanitarian, plus several others.

Red Carpet begins at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-event food and cocktail reception starting at 7 p.m.and show time at 8 p.m. Purchase of a single VIP ticket includes parking, unlimited food and cocktails for one hour from 7-8, a gift bag and a reserved theater seat inside the 500-capacity venue. For more information, go to