Can’t beat Brooklyn for being a mighty magnet for present and future talent.
Hollywood hunk Matthew Morrison rocked the house when he took to the stage in Williamsburg last week to emcee an open mic night — and exercise his own vocal chords — at New York’s first ever Grammy camp for national high school students seeking a career in the arts.Morrison, who plays Will Schuester on the hit television series, “Glee,” showed off his own musical side by performing songs from his self-titled debut album at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio, a new, state-of-the-art recording facility at Hope and Keap streets, which hosted the Grammy Foundation’s week-long camp earlier this month.
The residential program provided teens with a hands-on environment and an in-depth look at the creative process, from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product — a lofty goal met by the footwear giant, according to one of its execs.
“This is our way to invest in the future of music,” Converse Chief Marketing Officer Geoff Cottrill told the online digital media entertainment company Artistdirect.
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