Eight-time Grammy Award Winner
THE CREATIVE COALITION’S CELEBRATION
OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE ARTS
in partnership with ESSENCE magazine
Washington, DC (August 1, 2006) – The Creative Coalition announced today that eight-time Grammy Award winner and philanthropist CHAKA KHAN will headline a private performance during THE CREATIVE COALITION’s Celebration of African Americans in the Arts in partnership with ESSENCE magazine. This invitation-only, black-tie galahonoring Congressman Charles B. Rangel and American business leader and philanthropist Edward Lewis with the 2006 Spotlight awards will be held in Washington, DC on Wednesday evening, September 6, 2006 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
The evening also pays homage to the significant contributions of the nation’s greatest African American artists with a bi-partisan Congressional Co-Host Committee as well as luminaries from the business and entertainment industry. Co-Presidents of The Creative Coalition Tony Goldwyn and Joe Pantoliano, ESSENCE magazine Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray,Spike Lee, Michael Jordan, Seal, Dustin Hoffman, Keith Richards, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Seal, Roberta Flack, Anjelica Huston, Yoko Ono, Alfre Woodard, Kerry Washington, Forest Whitaker, Dan Aykroyd, and Billy Crystal are confirmed Co-Hosts of this spectacular evening.
This is a sponsored and ticketed event. For sponsor packages and ticket information, please contact Kimball Stroud at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Creative Coalition at 212-614-2144/www.tcconline.org.
With more than seven million readers, ESSENCE is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African American women. Published by Essence Communications Inc., it is the leading source of cutting-edge information relating to every area of African American women’s lives. For 36 years, ESSENCE has celebrated personal achievement, chronicled social movement, documented struggles, showcased beauty, defined and set trends and illustrated the incredible journey of a resilient and splendid race. Additional information about ESSENCE is available at essence.com.
THE CHAKA KHAN FOUNDATION assists women and children at risk with an emphasis on education and autism to find out more on how you can support the CHAKA KHAN FOUNDATION visit www.chakakhanfoundation.org.
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