There were certainly no dull moments at the 23rd annual Trumpet Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 in suburban Atlanta. The ceremony was hosted by four-time boxing world champion and author, Laila Ali; and Dolvet Quince, star of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” celebrity trainer and best-selling author.
The show kicked off with a memorable performance by musical legends ConFunkShun,The Bar-Kays and the Dazz Band, taking the audience back to the ’80s with hits like “Let it Whip.” The night continued with groundbreaking performances by Deborah Cox, Mali Music, Avery Sunshine, Mystikal, a few surprise guests and more. All of the musical acts definitely kept the audience dancing the entire show. Everyone who was in attendance looked spectacular.
The Trumpet Awards acknowledges and celebrates prestigious and influential leaders in their fields of work. This year’s honorees included: Jamie Foxx, Academy Award-winning actor; Janelle Monáe, singer, songwriter, producer and model; Tommy Hilfiger, principal designer, Tommy Hilfiger; Guy Vickers, president, PVH Foundation and SVP, global community relations; Lou Brock, baseball legend; Arnold W. Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation; The Isley Brothers; Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean, Morehouse School of Medicine; and Franklyn R. Wilson, chairman, Sunshine Holdings Ltd., Bahamas. –lauren coleman
The Trumpet Awards will air on TV One on Feb. 21.
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