Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HAL Awards - 25th Silver Celebration @ Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood

 Ms. Janie Bradford, President/ Founder, HAL Awards is passionate about making sure that the Motown Alumni get together for worthy causes.
Our Youth.
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)
Mary Wilson
(The Supremes)
Ethiopia Habtemariam,
Motown Records
Claudette Robinson, Janie Bradford, Founder/CEO, HAL Awards,
  Freda Payne

Take 6 performing live -
These men are bringing it!
The Honorable Judge Craig Strong
Ray Parker Jr.

Claudette Robinson
(The Miracles)
 Beth Griffith, child of Motown's
in house Funk Brother's
Johnny Griffith, got on stage and sang! Check out Yesterday!

Natalie Nicole Gilbert -
Editor-At-Large/ Photographer
I appreciate you, Natalie Nicole Gilbert for covering the 25th Silver Celebration!

Love & light,
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Beth Griffith is represented by: Cheryl Patterson @ Universal Xperience PR

 Special thanks to Debra Burley, President, GlamMediaPR,  for all that you do!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate enough to attend the HAL Awards 2014 Silver Anniversary thanks to Ronnie Stewart, Executive Dir of the Bay Area Blues Society, and Mr Henry Delton Williams ...It was awesome; the artist, the awardees, the dinner...Simply beautiful the hotel; the music. I even had the opportunity to meet the music legends of my era...If the Lord blesses me to see next year, I will definately be there next year...May God Bless the Gordy Family and all the participants that made this the best occasion ever !! Jackie Taylor-Richmond, California