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Julie Andrews, The Ramones Win Lifetime Grammy Awards

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- An award bestowed upon some of the music industry's finest was given out Saturday night, and recipients included famed actress Julie Andrews and punk group The Ramones, among many others.

The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, given to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording," was also given to Roy Haynes, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, and George Beverly Shea.

Andrews rose to prominence through films such as Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, after emigrating from England. In more recent years, he has appeared in The Princess Diaries and lent her voice to the animated series Shrek.

The Ramones, a Queens, N.Y.-based rock group, is credited for beginning the emergence of the punk rock genre. Some of their singles such as "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" are known worldwide. Current groups such as the Foo Fighters and The Strokes credit The Ramones as an inspiration.

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The Ramones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Grammys

Photo Courtesy - Rhino/Wea(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) -- The Ramones are getting some respect from the folks who hand out the Grammys.  The band will be among other recipients, including Dolly Parton and Julie Andrews, honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during Grammy week.

The award will be given during a special, invitation-only ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 12.  A formal acknowledgment of the award will be announced during the actual Grammy award ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 13 which will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. 

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Director Blake Edwards Dies at 88

Photo Courtesy - Dan Steinberg/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Longtime director Blake Edwards has died, reports Variety.  He was 88.  Edwards directed such classic films as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther, 10, S.O.B. and Victor/Victoria

Though he never won an Oscar, he was nominated once -- for writing Victor/Victoria.  In 2004, he received an honorary Academy Award for his work in film.  He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Julie Andrews, who appeared in S.O.B. and Victor/Victoria.

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Stars Salute Julie Andrews, John Mayer at VH1 Save the Music Gala

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- The hills were alive with the sound of stars paying tribute to Dame Julie Andrews Monday night in New York City.  She was one of the honorees at this year's gala for VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which supports music education in public schools.

During the evening, Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to Andrews by performing a special musical salute to her legendary film The Sound of Music, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.

On the red carpet, Andrews revealed that her favorite song from the film is "Edelweiss," explaining, "It's very classic, very has a wonderful lyric that talks about everyone's homeland, wherever they are."

Andrews also spoke about the importance of music education in her own life, calling it "the foundation upon which everything else happened for me."  She added, "I had a fabulous teacher, and I was very lucky to find her, and she was my rock and she taught me well."

Other honorees included John Mayer, who didn't speak to reporters, and John Legend, who said of music education, "Sometimes we forget that the future really is all about the kids, and we have to invest in them.  They don't vote, and a lot of times, they're the first to go when priorities are being made.  But we have to say, 'They're a high priority for us, and music education is an important part of their education,' and we have to support that."

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