Common will host; and Jill Scott will perform at Oscars Concert.”

vic bullock*Oscar week is here and Vic Bulluck, Managing Director of Outreach and Events for the Academy, gave EURweb the low down on actor Michael B. Jordan and the first ever “Oscar Concert.

Last week Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) played host to The Academy: “Scientific and Technical Awards,” alongside Kristen Bell.

“It’s very significant for a young African American male that is in the spotlight to participate and talk about science and technology,” Vic Bulluck shares.

“This is a great way to get the word out to young people; especially those interested in the entertainment industry. Science and technology play a significant role in the filmmaking process. It’s important for our community and it’s a great thing for The Academy.”

Most of all, Bullluck is excited about the “Oscars Concert” being held this week leading up to the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. The program will feature an 80-piece orchestra performing suites from each of the nominated original scores and conducted by their composers. Common will host and Jill Scott will perform “Happy,” from “Despicable Me 2.”  Radio host Elvis Mitchell will interview the composers about their creative processes and the importance of music in film. Other special performers and guests will be announced on

“Charles Fox and Arthur Hamilton, the Board of Governors of the music branch have been fighting for this for a couple of years,” Bulluck affirms.

“I’m thankful to have been blessed and trusted to bring it into fruition.  It’s going to be a phenomenal evening of music and conversations for young and old; I don’t think it gets any cooler than this.”

The concert will be held Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Tickets are $100 and $75 and can be purchased at

The Oscars will be produced by Craig Zadanand Neil Meronand hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, live on March 2 on ABC.


Written by Tanisha Quilter Williams, online writer/blogger, social media strategist