The Living Legends Foundation To Celebrate 19th Annual Awards Gala
July 15, 2015 at 3:30 AM (PT)
THE LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION (LLF) has announced the 2015 honorees for its 19th LIVING LEGENDS Awards Celebration. The organization returns to LOS ANGELES for its second awards dinner and gala.
The event will be held on FRIDAY OCTOBER 9th at TAGLYAN CULTURAL COMPLEX, 1201 N. Vine Street HOLLYWOOD, CA. The festivities will start at 7p. This year 11 people and one radio broadcast company will be honored.
Foundation Chairman DAVID LINTON said, “We are excited to return to LOS ANGELES for this years awards ceremony. This year marks the 24th year of the LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION. As we approach our 25th anniversary, we will continue to expand the organizations core mission and develop long-term programs to ensure the well-being of our music executives and industry personalities. This year's honorees reflect the diversity and growth in a challenging business that is ever-changing”
Foundation Pres. VARNELL JOHNSON added, “We have a great list of people to honor this year. We hope our attendance is as good if not better than last year. I hope to see everyone there on OCTOBER 9th.”
Those selected to be honored at the annual awards event are industry pioneers or professionals who are breaking new ground in the arenas of recorded music, broadcasting or any of the allied fields such as publicity, marketing, and publishing.
LIVING LEGENDS 2015 HONOREES
- Lifetime Achievement Award
RUBEN RODRIGUEZ--CEO/RUEBEN RODGIGUEZ ENTERTAINMENT
- Chairman’s Award
KENDALL MINTER, ESQ--CEO/MINTER & ASSOCIATES., LLC
- Entrepreneur Award
TROY CARTER--CEO/FOUNDER ATOM FACTORY
- Music Label Executive Award
JEFFREY HARLESTON--General Council/EVP UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
- Gospel Music Executive Award
CLAUDE & VICKI MACK LATAILLADE--Founders/GOSPO CENTRIC & B-RITE MUSIC
- Vanguard Award For Humanitarian Efforts
DR. LOGAN H. WESTBROOKS--Author, Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist
- Entertainment Advocate Award
JAMES LEACH--SESAC VP/Writer/Public Relations
- Media Award
GWENDOLYN QUINN--Founder/Pres. GWENDOLYN QUINN Public Relations & Founder/African American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC)
- JERRY BOULDING Radio Executive/Personality Award
BIG BOY--Host of BIG BOY In the Morning KRRL (REAL 92.3)/LOS ANGELES
- Digital Visionary Award
DON CODY--CEO/MOSES MEDIA
- Broadcasting Icon Award
MICHAEL CARTER--Owner/Pres. CARTER BROADCAST GROUP
The chairpersons for this year's Awards Dinner and Gala are Pres. JON PLAT of NORTH AMERICA OF WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY and BRENDA ANDREWS former SVP at RONDOR MUSIC INTERNATIONAL. This year's Dinner Committee Chairperson is PAT SHIELDS, Partner at BLACK DOT, LLC.
In 1991, record industry legends RAY HARRIS, BARBARA LEWIS, C. C. EVANS and the late JERRY BOULDING founded the LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION. Over the years, the organization has recognized and honored over 100 distinguished leaders in music, radio, retail and media. Past honorees include QUINCY JONES, CLARENCE AVANT, KENNY GAMBLE, LEON HUFF, CATHY HUGHES, STEPHEN HILL, ANTONIO “LA” REID, RUSHION MCDONALD, JON PLATT, KEITH CLINKSCALES, ETHIOPIA HABTEMARIAM, LARKIN ARNOLD, BRENDA ANDREWS, the late HAL JACKSON, the late JACK “THE RAPPER” GIBSON, CHARLES WARFIELD, AUNDRAE RUSSELL, LEE BAILEY and numerous others.
The Living Legends Foundation Officers and Board Members include Chairman DAVID LINTON, Pres. VARNELL JOHNSON, VP JACQUELINE RHINEHART, Recording Secretary PAT SHIELDS, Founder and Treasurer C. C. EVANS and General Counsel KENDALL MINTER, ESQ.
Board members include Co-Founder BARBARA LEWIS, VINNY BROWN, MARCUS GRANT, KEN JOHNSON, MILLER LONDON, SIDNEY MILLER, JON PLATT, GWENDOLYN QUINN, A.D. WASHINGTON, SAM WEAVER, COLLEEN WILSON and KEN WILSON.
The Advisory Board includes Founder RAY HARRIS, MONICA ALEXANDER, GEORGE DANIELS, BRAD DAVIDSON, SKIP DILLARD, KEVIN FLEMING, TONY GRAY, SHANNON HENDERSON, ALLEN JOHNSTON, KATHI MOORE, ALONZO ROBINSON, KEVIN ROSS, TC THOMPKINS, IRENE WARE and BUZZY WILLIS.
THE LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization and has been funded primarily with corporate contributions and individual donations. The 24-year-old organization has expanded its mission to provide assistance to those who have served the music industry and who have a confirmable need. This assistance is provided in a manner that maintains the dignity of those who may receive financial help. Many former music industry employees worked during a time when 401K’s and retirement packages were not available, and even today, in this era of downsizing and mergers, the uncertainty of career stability within the industry has grown. Proceeds from the event will enable the LLF to continue to aid those in need.
For tickets and sponsorship information, please contact PAT SHIELDS at (310) 568-9091, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the organization visit www.livinglegendsfoundation.com.
- Lifetime Achievement Award