MUSIC ICON HERB ALPERT IS USING HIS FORTUNE TO HELP INNOVATORS CREATE ON THEIR OWN TERMS
By Christina Campodonico
Last year the jazz legend and founder of A&M Records gave Los Angeles City College a record-breaking gift of $10.1 million to fund tuition-free music education. Since 1988 his Santa Monica-based Herb Alpert Foundation has given more than $150 million to philanthropic causes. Separately, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts has conferred more than $7 million in support of individual artists since 1994.
On Friday, the winners of the 23rd annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts will be honored during a private lunch in Santa Monica. They are choreographer luciana achugar, filmmaker Kerry Tribe, composer Eve Beglarian, director Daniel Fish and interdisciplinary artist Amy Franceschini.