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Grammy Museum Will Stream Free Performances By Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish And More

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Billie Eilish performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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After closing its doors to the public as a response to the coronavirus, the Grammy Museum is releasing digital versions of some of its most intimate performances with artists including Billie Eilish, Bob Newhart and Brandi Carlile.

When the museum is open, it hosts such shows live between 80 and 100 times a year as part of its public programs, said Michael Sticka, the museum’s president.

“We have artists in our Clive Davis theater, which seats less than 200 people,” he said.

The shows run about 45 to 50 minutes and are available for free online. The museum plans to make new performances available every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. They plan to continue doing so after the museum has re-opened.

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Conversations and performances by Scarypoolparty, Bob Newhart and Yola are already available.

Sticka said that artists have been reaching out to help, wanting to know “if we can release their program, and they would like to share it socially as well.”

In addition to these shows, the museum is releasing music education programs every Sunday and Tuesday, and putting exhibits online every Friday.

“The community is typically very supportive of arts organizations by becoming members or becoming donors, or patrons,” said Sticka. “So I think at this point, in this juncture... it's critical that we give back to the community as much as possible.”

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