NABOB Dinner Celebrated With Special Tributes
March 22, 2010 at 8:53 AM (PT)
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS (NABOB) held its 26th Annual Communications Awards Dinner in the ballroom of the OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL in WASHINGTON D.C. FRIDAY (3/19). GRAMMY Award winning singer MAXWELL received the Entertainer-Of-The-Year Award.
KENNY GAMBLE and LEON HUFF writers, producers and creators of the PHILADELPHIA SOUND were given the Pioneer in Music Award. The Pioneer in Gospel Music Award went to gospel singer, broadcaster and founder of THE LOVE FELLOWSHIP TABERNACLE, HEZEKIAH WALKER. Civil rights activist , broadcasters and founder of the NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, REV. AL SHARPTON was presented with THE MICKEY LELAND PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD.
This year’s awards dinner featured a live, all-star tribute to the late TEDDY PENDERGRASS. On hand to join in the tribute with a medley of PENDERGRASS songs were singers JOE, JOHNNY GILL and PEABO BRYSON, accompanied by the RAY CHEW band. Actress and televison host from ABC's "THE VIEW" SHERRI SHEPPARD was mistress of ceremonies.
In addition, there was a special video tribute to INNER CITY BROADCASTING founder, the late PERCY SUTTON.
“NABOB is proud for this opportunity to celebrate our achievements as we come together to build a stronger future for people of color in our industry.” said NABOB Exec/Dir. JIM WINSTON.