Trumpet Awards 2013, sponsored by Cadillac (photos)

Trumpet Awards 2013, sponsored by Cadillac (photos)
Ambassador Andrew Young, fourth from right, praised General Motors, including Cadillac, for its monumental philanthropy, most particularly with the construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Washington D.C. GM’s Ed Welburn, fourth from left, was also paid homage to at the Trumpet Awards 2013.

ATLANTA— The annual Trumpet Awards celebrated the beautiful voice of Charlie Wilson, the designing brilliance of General Motors’ vice president of design Ed Welburn, the masterful singing of Chaka Khan and the humanitarian efforts of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning at the televised gala sponsored by Cadillac.

Trumpet Awards 2013, sponsored by Cadillac (photos)
Tom Joyner, far left, Chaka Khan, center, and Trumpet Awards founder Xernona Clayton (black dress), were among the many stars at the Trumpet Awards 2013.

At the pre-show “Cadillac Conversations” brunch, held at the Grand Hyatt, Ambassador Andrew Young praised the executives of Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, and fellow brand, Chevrolet, for providing the greatest financial contribution (more than $100 million) for the construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2011.


Trumpet Awards 2013, sponsored by Cadillac (photos)
Roland Martin leads a line dance on the stage at the Grand Hyatt. General Motors’ Vivian Prickard, in turquoise dress, joins the after-party procession.

Taking place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Marietta, Ga., the event also paid homage to living legend Tom Joyner and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed. The after-party at the Grand Hyatt on Saturday evening was the sole domain of beloved crooner Charlie Wilson, who serenaded the crowd with many of his timeless hits.

Trumpet Awards 2013, sponsored by Cadillac (photos)
Comedian, nationally-syndicated radio show host, writer and actor Rickey Smiley at the Trumpet Awards with his son.

Take a look at the best photos from the Trumpet Awards 2013.


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