All we need to do is keep on giving thanks to the Great I AM, and remember not to give up - no matter what. Yes, keep it moving...
Love & light,
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+GEARYS Beverly Hills
|Rodeo Drive in the spot light, thanks to Baccarat, and|
GEARYS Beverly Hills
|Photography: City of Beverly Hills|
|Parking is right across the street in the City of BH Parking Structure|
| Ms. Janie Bradford, President/ Founder, HAL Awards is passionate about making sure that the Motown Alumni get together for worthy causes. |
The youth are our present and our future.
The HAL Scholarship Fund provides performance scholarships to students,
raising funds through their 5 Star annual event that is truly FABULOUS!
Who shows up at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel?
People who genuinely love good music and support the arts.
We have so many youth who have dreams of performing in arts and entertainment. So many young men and women visualize being artists, singers and musicians,
and they need mentors - professionals who are established in the industry, thus helping to create future Stars in the music industry.
Fact: Berry Gordy Jr., Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Janie Bradford and
Ethiopia Habtemariam, have created a formula for success in music, and are diligently reaching back to help our youth stay on the right track.
How awesome is that?
Natalie Nicole Gilbert spent the evening on the Red Carpet, chatting with many of the Motown Legends, even spotting 3 generations of Robinsons;
Claudette Robinson, her Mom and two granddaughters were in the house!
Natalie said, "Beth Griffith's performance was excellent!"
Natalie went on to say, the brightest star of the evening was undoubtedly
Mary Wilson, who confessed her age (70 - she defies her age!) with the sparkling tone of her voice, stepped on to the stage in an elegant gown (that showed some fit legs). Mary Wilson, who was wonderfully down to earth, said,
"Receiving an award singularly on behalf of all three Supremes is lonely business. Our success was built on team efforts."
Mary Wilson also thanked many in the room who contributed to her long career, including
Berry Gordy Jr..
What a lovely evening!
|Berry Gordy, Founder, Motown Records,|
at HAL Awards Silver Celebration/Awards
@Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood
(All Photography by Natalie Nicole Gilbert)
|Ethiopia Habtemariam, |
|Claudette Robinson, Janie Bradford, Founder/CEO, HAL Awards,|
|Take 6 performing live - |
These men are bringing it!
|The Honorable Judge Craig Strong |
Ray Parker Jr.
| Beth Griffith, child of Motown's |
in house Funk Brother's
Johnny Griffith, got on stage and sang! Check out Yesterday!
|Natalie Nicole Gilbert - |
I appreciate you, Natalie Nicole Gilbert for covering the 25th Silver Celebration!
Love & light,
|Motown The Musical at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco|
|The Honorable Lili Bosse, Mayor of Beverly Hills *|
|Berry Gordy Jr.|
|The Jackson 5|
Berry Gordy Jr.
"To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown" Now playing at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco - September 28, 2014.
|Now that summer is here and in full swing, what with all of the concerts and events going on, it's time to tie that hair back, braid it up, or rock it all natural - and get on over to some fun in the sunshine! |
Yes, Beverly Hills is located near the great Pacific Ocean,
but hey, there are ponds in Beverly Hills too!
|Lily Pond in Beverly Hills, CA|
|The Great Lakes in North America|
and the 11 Finger Lakes, New York
|The Great Lakes of North America|
|Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Ranchers Feat. Edie Brickell|
|The Hollywood Bowl|
|Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee ~|
Cannes Festival, for Spike Lee's film, "Do The Right Thing" (1989)
photography - David Lee
|Baby Doll |
(Beth Strong Photography, LA,CA)
|Jazz Vocalist Amanda Castro|
|Beverly Canon Gardens, adjacent to the Montage Beverly Hills -|
|Beverly Gardens Park - Lily Pond|
|Hugh Wilson, Creator/Executive Producer, |
"WKRP in Cincinnati"
|The entire cast of "WKRP in Cincinnati"|
|Loni Anderson, "WKRP in Cincinnati"|
|Guy B. Johnson & his Mom, Dr. Maya Angelou|
|Dr. Maya Angelou =|
Strength, Courage, Wisdom
|Dr. Maya Angelou attended my Alma mater,|
George Washington Sr. High in San Francisco, CA
|I love this photo of Dr. Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King +NASDAQ|
|Dr. Maya Angelou's Autobiography|
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
|Dr. Maya Angelou|
|My Dad is buried @ Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA|
|Letterman General Hospital., located on the Presidio Army Base,|
in San Francisco, CA
|Educate. Advocate. Celebrate.|
The Honorable Mayor Lili Bosse and Annette Saleh.
|Mrs. Kimberly Venokur-Reiss, and her|
brilliant husband, Mr. Ben Reiss
Far left to right: Kimberly Vinokur-Reiss,President, Founder, Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, Rebecca Pynoos, Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, Trudi Sandmeier, Director, Graduate Programs in Heritage Conservation USC School of Architecture, Rich Waldo, Chair- Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, Maralee Beck, Vice-Chair, Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, Noah Furie, Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, Lili Bosse, Mayor, Beverly Hills, Bill Crouch, Urban Planner, City of Beverly Hills, Cindy Olnick, Director of Communications, Los Angeles Conservancy, Carol Lemlein, President Santa Monica Conservancy, Adrian Scott Fine, Director of Advocacy, Los Angeles Conservancy, Holly Kane, Masters of Historic Preservation/Lecturer, USC, Steven Keylon, The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
| Mrs. Juanita Palacios-Sims, Founder, CEO, International Society of Black Latinos(ISBL.org),|
Editor At Large, RodeoDriveLifestyles.com ,
and her lovely husband, Mr. Oliver Sims
|Kimberly Vinokur- Reiss, Founder, President, Beverly Hills Heritage|
and Fauna Hodel, Author, Film Producer - Fauna's Charity Sizzle Report
|Water Sommelier Martin Riese and John Gluck Founder, President |
Beverly Hills Drink Company9OH2O