*Kelly Rowland, Tito Jackson, Bobby Brown, and Israel Houghton were just some of the musical artists to grace the red carpet at the Living Legends Foundation’s 23rd Annual Awards, Dinner and Gala at Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood on October 4.
Honorees this year included Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dyana Williams, CEO of Influence Entertainment; Sidney Miller, founder and Publisher, Black Radio Exclusive; Maurice White, Vice President of Promotion, eOne Entertainment Group; Sheila Coates, founder and Creator of BYOB–Be Your Own Brand; Dedra N. Tate, President and CEO, Unlimited Contacts; Hymen Childs, Owner, Service Broadcasting Group; Phil Thornton, Senior Vice President/General Manager, RCA Inspiration; Karen Lee, Senior Vice President, W&W Public Relations; and Frank Ski, Broadcast Personality, V-103 Radio Atlanta, and Steve Hegwood, CEO and President, Core Communicators.
The Chairpersons of this year’s awards and gala were husband-and-wife team Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew, Partners, Chew Entertainment. Award-winning radio personality DeDe McGuire, of the syndicated show DeDe In The Morning, returned as the event host while EURweb.com served as a media partner. A highlight of the event was Tito Jackson’s performance of his new single, “One Way Street.”
Founded by veteran music executive Ray Harris, the Living Legends Foundation raises funds to provide financial assistance to industry trailblazers in need as well as scholarships to college students seeking careers within the industry. The foundation’s executive team is helmed currently by chairman David Linton and president Varnell Johnson. Its core mission is to honor pioneers and professionals who have broken new ground in the areas of broadcasting, recorded music, marketing, retail, publicity, publishing, digital, creative, and philanthropy in the music and entertainment industries.
For additional information on the Living Legends Foundation visit, https://livinglegendsfoundation.com.