Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège celebrated with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company at his annual gala — Blues in the Night, this past weekend. The evening was a festive party at the Millennium Gate Museum with dinner, cocktails, blues entertainment and specialty Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cocktails. Celebrity guests, including Dule Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Glynn Turman, Julius “Dr J” Erving, Egypt Sherrod, Teddy Riley and more were on hand to support and raise money for Kenny Leon’s educational programs that offer arts workshops to study theater to people from low-income neighborhoods.
The program offers students from low-income neighborhoods, where arts programs are minimal to non-existent due to budget constraints, the opportunity to study theatre. Students of all races have the opportunity to explore African American culture and history through this program along with improving public speaking and reading comprehension skills. Participants in the AWMC are offered FREE acting workshops to prepare for the competition and future mentoring opportunities and the program exponentially increases arts in education dollars for the participating schools. The program builds the skills and confidence of the youth in the following participating cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Pittsburgh, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Greensboro, North Carolina.
As a respected leader and entrepreneur, Hennessy execs commented they were proud to support such an esteemed and prominent figure as Leon who embodies Hennessy’s belief that true mastery comes from continuously pushing the limits of your potential.
(Photo credit: Thaddeaus McAdams)