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DC: Howard Theatre 2nd Annual Gala and Benefit Concert
April 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Howard Theatre Restoration is announcing powerhouse additions to the 2nd Annual Gala and Benefit Concert on April 19th, 2013 in support of the continued development of the iconic Howard Theatre and in celebration of remarkable women who have helped redefine the music industry. This year’s event will be filled with heartfelt performances and Trailblazer awards presented to Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan and Valerie Simpson. The gala and awards ceremony takes place at the iconic Howard Theatre and pays homage to the immeasurable impact legendary women have had on the music industry and their continued support of the arts.
Hosted by comedian and 2013 Dancing with the Stars contestant, D.L. Hughley and Kym Whitley, star of the upcoming OWN Network show Raising Whitley. Honoring Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan and Valerie Simpson, artists such as Marsha Ambrosius, Yolanda Adams, Be Be Winans, Sheila E., Leela James, Kenny Lattimore, Nona Hendryx, Maysa, Sugar Bear, Athena Cage, Marcus Canty, Jaguar Wright and Afro Blue will pay tribute to Etta James and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm through performance.