by Sheilah Belle
Atlanta, GA – For the celebrities who did not make it to the Grammy’s over the weekend they were probably in attendance at the Trumpet Awards including Dr. Bobby Jones who walked the Red Carpet.
Held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on January 23rd – 25th, in Atlanta, GA this year’s honorees included DeVon Franklin, The Honorable Kamala Harris, Deryl & Cheryl McKissack, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Steve Pemberton, Alfre Woodard, Bronner Brothers and the Williams Sisters.
This year’s performers list was just as impressive including Tasha Cobbs, Avant, Raheem Devaughn, Jaheim, Chrisete Michele, Smokie Norful, Amber Riley, SWV, Carl Thomas, Melle Mel and Kuris Blow.
The guest list was also filled with heavy hitters including TV One’s News man Roland Martin who got a chance to interview Dr. Bobby Jones, a past Trumpet Award recipient and his good friend Prime Minister Christie of the Bahamas.
About the Trumpet Awards
The annual Trumpet Awards acknowledges the accomplishments of men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all…individuals and/or groups who augment the richness of this great global society by partnering with the cause of justice and equality of all.
Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.