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Public Enemy, Roberta Flack & more to be honored on PBS special 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'

Eitan Miskevich

The artists who received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award will be saluted with a PBS TV special next month.

Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends will premiere October 16 at 9 p.m. ET, hosted by producer Jimmy Jam. The honorees, announced earlier this year, include rap icons Public EnemyRoberta Flack, and the late Isaac HayesJohn Prine, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Among the performers who’ll be paying tribute to this year’s honorees: Earth, Wind & Fire‘s Phillip Bailey, Cyndi Lauper, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., and singer/actress Cynthia Erivo, as well as R&B legend Sam Moore of Sam & Dave and singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the special was produced without a live audience and will originate from a variety of locations.

The show airs October 16 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS,, and the PBS Video App. Check your local listings.

By Andrea Dresdale
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