Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 23, 2006
Michael Jordan, Percy Sutton, Nancy Brinker and Dionne Warwick are but a few American legends who make up the list of those to be honored at the 15th Annual Trumpet Awards. The black tie ceremony, sponsored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, will be held at the AAA Five Diamond Award-Winning Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, January 22nd, at 6 p.m. The Trumpet Awards is one of the nation’s most respected award shows. Saluting the achievements of African-Americans, and those who have shown consistent support toward the enhancement of African-American achievement, the Trumpet Awards pay homage to honorees in many diverse fields including law, politics, medicine, business, sports and entertainment.
The following is a complete list of the 2007 Trumpet Awards Honorees and the awards they will be receiving:
Will Harper returns as producer of the 2007 Trumpet Awards, giving creative direction, proficiency and flair to the awards ceremony. Harper, no stranger to the Hollywood scene, is an award-winning director/producer, directing shows such as “Behind the Music” with Lenny Kravitz, “Unleashed” with Jamie Foxx, and Oprah’s day time show. He has created a plethora of commercials, music videos, documentaries and broadcast television entertainment for CBS, NBC, TBS, Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal, and Harpo.
Over the years, the Trumpet Awards have paid tribute to Muhammad Ali, Destiny’s Child, Spike Lee, Dr. “J” Julius Erving, Vernon Jordan, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Reverend C.T. Vivian, and Lorenzo Creighton, President & COO of New York-New York Hotel and Casino and the first African-American to head a property on the Las Vegas Strip. Tapes of the ceremony are made available to schools throughout the country to provide motivation and role-models to heighten the goals of young people in many urban communities. “The Trumpet Awards is not just an evening of glamour and glitz, even though we look forward to the atmosphere that adds to the occasion,” said Ms. Clayton, Founder, Creator and Executive Producer of The Trumpet Awards. “The Trumpet Awards sends a message across America and abroad that African Americans are doing things second to none and that young Black students have much to emulate and even more to be proud of,” Ms. Clayton continued.
The 2007 Trumpet Awards will be aired, for the third year, on TV One. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry, is the presenting sponsor of the 2007 Trumpet Awards. The MGM MIRAGE is the Host Sponsor.
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