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Musician, Isaac Stern was a famous violinist and was responsible for discovering Yo-Yo Ma.
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Isaac Stern was born in the Ukraine on July 21st, 1920 and was moved to San Francisco as an infant. After an extensive musical education, he became one of the most celebrated violinists of modern times. In 1960, Stern formed a trio with pianist Eugene Istomin and cellist Leonard Rose. He also contributed to saving Carnegie Hall from demolition, helped establish the NEA and was responsible for "discovering" Yo-Yo Ma. Stern died in 2001.
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The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held in 1959, after Walk of Fame recording executives compiled a list of industry leaders who they realized would never get a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but deserved recognition. The group helped found the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and named their award the "Grammy" as a nod to Edison's gramophone. Since then, hundreds of music industry members have received Grammys for their notable accomplishments in the field of music and recording. Here are the many winners of this now-prestigious award.
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