Sting is being honored by the Smithsonian next month for his contributions to American music.
He’s being recognized along with composer J. Ralph, who collaborated with Sting on the Oscar-nominated “The Empty Chair” for the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story.
The two will participate in a discussion at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., moderated by journalist Dan Rather. The discussion will be followed by a performance by Sting and the debut of J. Ralph’s latest symphonic composition, “Evolocean.”
Sting and J. Ralph will also be donating memorabilia to the Smithsonian.
A limited number of tickets to the event, which takes place on September 8, are on sale for $150. Proceeds go to benefit the museum’s culture and arts programs.
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