Paul McCartney’s MusiCares tribute gala slated for Feb. 10

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Paul McCartney will be feted Feb. 10, two nights before this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, at a star-studded dinner at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event is held to raise funds and awareness of the Recording Academy’s MusiCares philanthropic wing, which aids musicians in need of emergency financial or medical assistance and help with substance abuse and other issues.

As previously announced, McCartney has been named the 2012 MusicCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy’s annual honorarium recognizing musicians’ artistic and philanthropic efforts.

The 69-year-old ex-Beatle joins a long roster of honorees that has included Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Barbra Streisand and Luciano Pavarotti in the 22 years since the MusiCares Person of the Year event began.

Following a cocktail reception and silent auction, attendees will take in a concert of McCartney’s music, played by a variety of guests who will be revealed in coming weeks.



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