Black Eyed Peas to start music academy in NYC
NEW YORK – THE Black Eyed Peas are opening a school where local teenagers will learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment.
The six-time Grammy Award winners announced on Tuesday that their Peapod Foundation together with the Adobe Foundation will open a Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy in lower Manhattan.
The Peapod Foundation is the hip-hop group’s charitable organization; it’s administered by the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The Adobe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of software maker Adobe Systems Inc, whose products include Acrobat, Flash and Photoshop. The two foundations already run three Youth Voices academies in California – in Los Angeles, Oakland and Redwood City.
The New York academy will offer classes to students ages 13 to 19 starting this July, the foundations said.