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The Television Academy hosted An Evening with Norman Lear on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Montalban Theatre to celebrate the 92-year-old TV writer and producer of such classic ’70s sitcoms as “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.” The discussion highlighted the parallels between TV, music and hip-hop culture, much to Lear’s delight.

Touré of MSNBC’s “The Cycle” moderated the live broadcasted conversation, in which activist and recording artist Common, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, “Black-ish” co-creator Kenya Barris, comedian Baratunde Thurston, author Steve Stoute and DJ D-Nice took part. The night ended with special appearances by Marla Gibbs (“The Jeffersons”) and Regina King.

KOVAS composed the music for the entire event and DJ’d live during ceremony. You can watch a replay of the event on the Emmy’s websitehttp://www.emmys.com/events/evening-norman-lear

KOVAS previous has done music for The People’s Choice Awards and MTV’s VMA. He has scored music for Taylor Swift’s MTV VMA award winning video “I Knew You Were Trouble” and ad campaigns for Cover Girl and Carbonite.

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