*Saturday January 24, 2015 marked the 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards which began with a star-studded red carpet event held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Marietta, GA.
The Trumpet Awards is one of the most prestigious and esteemed award shows in existence, highlighting the significant accomplishments and achievements of African Americans who have excelled in their areas of duty, as well as recognizing those persons who have enhanced and enriched the African American experience through philanthropic works.
The brainchild of Xernona Clayton, a legendary media pioneer, the Trumpet Awards and the Trumpet Awards Foundation has become synonymous with ‘excellence through inspiration’. Medicine, sports, entertainment, arts, and law, as well as politics are just a few fields where these inspiring minds are chosen to be honored for this distinguished award.
Hosted by Laila Ali and Dolvette Quince, this year’s honorees included: Lou Brock (MLB legend); Arnold W. Donald (President and CEO of Carnival Corporation); Jamie Foxx (Actor, comedian, musician); Tommy Hilfiger (Designer, philanthropist); Guy Vickers (President, THCF, VP Community Affairs); The Isley Brothers (Recording artists); Janelle Monáe (Recording artist); Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice (President/Dean Morehouse School of Medicine); Franklyn R. Wilson (Chairman, Sunshine Holdings, Ltd, Bahamas).
The red carpet in and of itself was a fete filled with notable celebrities, singers, actors, dignitaries, and celebrated personalities. Check out some of the red carpet pics below as well as a video with some celebrities who stopped by to chat with EURweb’s ATL associate, Madge Evans!
The Trumpet Awards will air Saturday, February 21 on TV One. Check your local listings for broadcast times.