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MusiCares is happy to announce that Person of the Year has been rescheduled to Friday, April 1st. The gathering in celebration of Joni Mitchell's artistry and legacy has been moved to Las Vegas. While unexpected, this change will better ensure that that guests, performers, and Joni are safe. Additional event details, including the venue, will be announced later this month.

Now up for auction to benefit @Musicares, an original signed artist's proof print of Jimi Hendrix based on an oil painting by Joni, never before seen outside of her personal collection.

The painting features Hendrix with angel wings setting his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, although Joni says she “prefers to think of him in heaven.”

Visit JuliensLive to register to bid and win. Thanks to Experience Hendrix L.L.C. for their cooperation and support.

The Grammy Awards have been postponed because of the surging Omicron COVID-19 variant.

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards show,” the statement said.

Also pushed back this year because of the Omicron variant surge is the Jan. 29 MusiCares Person of the Year all-star concert honoring legendary Joni Mitchell. No new date has been announced yet for MusiCares, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Joni’s Song Comes To Life With Watercolor Painting In New Animated Video.

"Just in time for Christmas, Joni Mitchell has debuted the first official music video for “River,” her wistful contribution to the Christmas songbook, taken from her landmark 1971 album Blue. Director Matvey Rezanov and Skazka Studios use animated watercolor painting to capture the song’s lonesome mood while paying tribute to Mitchell’s prolific creativity as a painter. Watch the video for “River” now."

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Joni Mitchell is a masterful musician: self-taught, she is at the same time an outstanding composer, poet, instrumentalist and singer. She has collaborated with jazz greats like Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, and Herbie Hancock. Prince and Björk cited her as inspiration.

In the 70s, her music accompanied me tirelessly in Israel through the streets of Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and in the Sinai desert.

Today, the teenager has become a composer, singer, writer and instrumentalist, but he is still dazzled by her music.

Joni Mitchell 's chiseled playing with her guitar and piano is inseparable from her melodies and lyrics. Each song, each record is engraved in me like sound photos. To shake up my bearings, I sought the collaboration of musicians rich in imagination, without preconceived ideas, young people who did not know the universe of Joni Mitchell.

Joni Mitchell in Jerusalem has been waiting for me for 20 years. That's it, I'm there.

With Haim Isaacs (voice, piano, shruti box), Matthieu Beaudin (electronic accordion, Michelsonne piano & sanza) & Jules Lefrançois (tuba, sanza & percussion). More information here.

Bradley Thachuk, conductor- Sarah Slean, vocalist. Joni Mitchell’s iconic blend of blues, rock, and jazz has made her of one of Canada’s most beloved folk musicians. More information here.

Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Aoife O’Donovan, and Moses Sumney gather for a heartfelt tribute to folk music legend Joni Mitchell. This special evening will be led by Vince Mendoza—who won Grammys for his arrangement of “Both Sides Now,” from Mitchell’s album of the same name, and “Woodstock” from Travelogue. More information here.

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