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Make Noise!

For Black History Month 2020, NMAAM kicked off our first-ever Make Noise! campaign to highlight African American artists of the past who used music as a platform for social justice, and artists of the present who continue the tradition. Be sure to follow @thenmaam on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram as we celebrate these artists all month long with specially-curated daily content.

GRAMMY Week Recap
Rounding out an action-packed first month of the new year, NMAAM CEO Henry Beecher Hicks III and our marketing partners headed to Los Angeles for a series of events over GRAMMY weekend. NMAAM served as participating sponsors for Morgan Stanley financial advisor 
Ted Reid's invitation-only pre-GRAMMYs soirée, hip-hop artist Rick Ross' intimate birthday dinner, and the legendary Roots crew's 16th annual GRAMMY Jam. The weekend concluded with an invitation to Kanye West's Sunday Service.
NMAAM Media Tour Highlights
Last week, CEO Henry Beecher Hicks, III made the rounds evangelizing NMAAM and offering a preview of the story never before told about the history of African American music during a high-impact media tour. See what he had to say about the NMAAM experience when he spoke to 
WJLA in Washington, D.C. and Fox 2 Now St. Louis.
Sips and Stanzas Presents: Music in Motion
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 20 for a lively discussion about the relationship between music and sports, and how some of the most influential artists and athletes use their platforms to push for social justice and to inspire people all over the world. For more information visit 
blackmusicmuseum.org/sips.
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Jack Daniel’s and AB+L Art Auction Jack Honey has partnered with Art, Beats + Lyrics curator Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright of Cult Creative, to offer an original piece of artwork to eligible bidders. The piece, entitled “Radio City 2,” is a centerpiece of his installation in the current AB+L exhibition and traveling tour. It is now available for online bidding through March 31. All proceeds will benefit NMAAM's Summer 2020 Grand Opening. For more information or to bid, visit: https://nmaam.org/arts-beats-lyrics-auction/ 
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Development News
NMAAM's Development Team is excited to announce that they've already met their 2020 membership revenue goal! Thank you to all of our members for helping us achieve this important milestone. And while we've hit our revenue target, we're still a bit shy of our actual member number. If you haven't yet joined NMAAM, there's no better time than today to become a Legacy Member. Visit https://nmaam.org/membership/ to sign up!
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