On Friday morning, February 10th, City of Los Angeles Councilmember Richard Alarcón will be honoring this year’s winners of the MusiCares® and GRAMMY Foundation’s® Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest, in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The annual contest asks for a creative music video or an original music/lyrics composition that celebrates healthy and creative living, or that accurately portrays the dangers of drug abuse. We are so proud that this year’s first place winners are teen residents from Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles!
Friday’s events will include public recognition of the award winners, a presentation of the winning song and awarding of the prize, and private viewing of artist rehearsals at Staples Center, followed by a tour of the Grammy Museum as arranged by MusiCares®. Phoenix House will also be invited to speak to the City Council about the importance of helping society and communities live healthy lifestyles, learn about drug abuse, and reduce stigma about recovery.
The award-winning song “Like a Phoenix” was written and recorded by Los Angeles teens in our state-of-the-art recording studio, under the guidance of the Phoenix Rising Music Program’s director, John Morabito.