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Living Legends Foundation Hosts Awards Dinner (EUR’s Exclusive PhotoStory- LOOK!)

The Living Legends Foundation Photostory

Pat Shields
Pat Shields speaks to the crowd at the Living Legends Awards Banquet.

*The Living Legends Foundation,® Inc. (LLF) hosted its 22nd Living Legends Awards Gala on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.  The dinner was hosted by DeDe McGuire of DeDe in the Morning Show.  

Eddie Levert, Yo-Yo, Kenny Lattimore, and Lenny Williams were among the guests to pay tribute to this year’s distinguished honorees. Hosted by radio personality DeDe McGuire of the syndicated radio show “DeDe in the Morning,” the awards show honored Michael Mauldin, CEO of Mauldin Brand, Inc., with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Hurricane Dave Smith, Vice President of Programming and Operations of Radio One Atlanta, was presented with the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award; Cynthia Johnson, CEO of Aloro Marketing, received the Music Label Executive Award; Eddie Sims and Belinda Wilson, Partners of Moonridge Entertainment International, were recipients of the Entrepreneur Award; Denise Brown Henderson, Esq., Principal, was presented with the first-ever Mike Bernardo Executive Award, which is given to an outstanding female executive for demonstrating excellence in music and entertainment; Pat Shields, Partner of Black Dot LLC, was the recipient of the A.D. Washington Chairman’s Award; and Bruce W. Talamon, photographer and author, who recently released his critically acclaimed book “Bruce W. Talamon Soul, R&B and Funk Photographs 1972 – 1982,” was presented with a special Living Legends honor.

Sylvia Rhone, President of Epic Records, and Azim Rashid, Senior Vice President of Promotion of Roc Nation, were the Honorary Chairperson and the Event Chairperson, respectively. Kenny Lattimore, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, performed a set of his signature hits. The LLF also presented a special live tribute to the late Aretha Franklin that included performances by Margo Thunder, recording artist and former lead singer of 9.9; Reggie Calloway, multiple award-winning recording artist and songwriter and executive of Sound Royalties; Lenny Williams, recording artist and former lead singer of Tower Of Power, Yo-Yo, recording artist; and Lattimore.

 Margo Thunder, Reggie Calloway, Lenny Williams, YoYo and Kenny Lattimore
YoYo and Kenny Lattimore (far right) lead the performances at the Living Legends Award Show. (Also pictured starting far left: singers Margo Thunder, Reggie Calloway & Lenny Williams)

Sylvia Rhone, President of Epic Records greets recording artist Eddie Levert
Sylvia Rhone, President of Epic Records greets recording artist Eddie Levert.

The Living Legends Award winners
The Living Legends Award winners came together for the photo at the end of the event.

Kenny Lattimore sets the mood with a song
Kenny Lattimore sets the mood with a song. Afterward, he gave thanks to the award winners and the Living Legends Foundation.

Belinda Wilson and Eddie Sims
Belinda Wilson commands the microphone after her and Eddie Sims won the Entrepreneur Award.

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Pat Shields
Pat Shields gave words of wisdom to a supportive crowd.

Here is a gallery of red carpet images.

Reggie Calloway, Alex Heiche and Kevin Day
Reggie Calloway, Alex Heiche and Kevin Day

Alexa Lace
Singer Alexa Lace

Morace Landy and Louisa Mc Tuener
Morace Landy and Louisa Mc Tuener of Empire Records

 Varnell Johnson
Living Legends Foundation President Varnell Johnson

Moame Yoa Boafo and recording artist Abiah
Moame Yoa Boafo and recording artist Abiah

Bruce Talamon and sons pose with Regina Jones
Photographer Bruce Talamon and sons pose with Regina Jones.

Frank Badami
Frank Badami of Badami TV

Don Cody
Don Cody of Moses Media

James Leach
James Leach, Vice President of Sesac, Inc.

Eddie Levert and Sylvia Rhone
Eddie Levert and Sylvia Rhone.

Pat Shields
Pat Shields

Tracy Adams
Tracy Adams

Gwendolyn Quinn and Sylvia Rhone
Gwendolyn Quinn and Sylvia Rhone

Michael Maudlin and family
Michael Maudlin won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Belinda Wilson and Eddie Sims
Belinda Wilson and Eddie Sims

Cynthia Johnson and Eddie Pugh
Living Legends awardee Cynthia Johnson and Eddie Pugh

Hurricane Dave Smith and his family
Awardee Hurricane Dave Smith and his family

Colleen Wilson
Colleen Wilson

ro brooks
Actor Ro Brooks

Ro Brooks , Pat Shields , Ray Shields

Licia Shearer and LaRita Shelby
Licia Shearer and EUR’s LaRita Shel;by

 

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