PRLog - May 28, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- Stars showed up in great numbers to support the inaugural New 40 Awards Gala. The event was held at the California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA at 6pm. Event highlights included a star-studded red carpet, dinner, silent auction, raffles and awards show.
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Hosted by Actress/Comedian Kim Coles and radio personality Kevin Nash from Radio Free KJLH, The New 40 Awards Gala is a star-studded event honoring the “best of the best” in a variety of fields such as: Community, Entertainment, Medicine and Philanthropy. The New 40 Awards Gala offered an affluent and respectable platform for honorees to share their contributions with the influential and fabulous over 40 community who relate to our honorees. The evening engaged guests with an entertaining awards presentation, a lavish soul food buffet dinner catered by Chef Mouton-Purple Rooster Catering, entertainment by soulful R&B band PLUSH, casino games, a sneak peek performance by the cast of the New 40 stage play plus an unforgettable tribute to George Duke performed by Howard Hewett and guests danced the evening away with Dorian Missick as “DJ Tailwind Turner.”
Celebrities in attendance included: Kim Coles (Host), Kevin Nash (Host), Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Dondre Whitfield, Brely Evans, Ernest Thomas, Dorian Missick, Howard Hewett, Tasia Sherel, Gabrielle Dennis, Reatha Gray, Leslie Baker, The Zeno Family from “The People’s Couch” and honorees Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Ron Hasson (President of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Branch), Dr. Ronald Hurst, and Dr. Mike Jackson.
For more information on The New 40, visit www.thenew40.netor call 213.273.3280.
The event was sponsored by: T-Mobile, Herbalife, HULA GIRL, Urban Protective Security, WINGS limousine, Higher Connections, Faith Services, LLC, Chocolate Chic Designs, Bray Brooke Designs, and LUXE Therapy.
About THE NEW 40
The New 40 is all about doing you and becoming all you can be after learning life lessons from your younger years. We bring empowerment, awareness, opportunities, entertainment, knowledge, lifestyle, finance, networking and more to the 40ish community. #the_new40
About THE NEW 40 AWARDS GALA
The New 40 Awards Gala is a star-studded event honoring the “best of the best” in a variety of fields such as: Community, Entertainment, Medicine and Philanthropy. The New 40 Awards Gala provides an affluent and respectable platform for honorees to share their contributions with the influential “40ish” community and other mature individuals who relate to our honorees.