What a GREAT night!! The annual Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta GA. So many music legends in one room including Millie Jackson (No Pain, No Gain) made my head spin. I took so many pics she asked, “Are you going to sell those pictures?” LOL!
Hosted by Actor Comedian Chris Tucker and Fox TV News Anchor Cynne’ Simpson, the event celebrated artists and entertainers with Georgia ties including Will Packer, Steve Allen, Andre Thompson, Brenda Sigletary and Gilbert Young, James Brown, BRICK, Sheila Ray (Ray Charles’ Daughter), Clifford “TI” Harris, Kenny Leon, Bohannan,, Dottie Peoples, Otis Redding, Clarence Carter, S.O.S. Band and Millie Jackson.
Gallery of Honorees:
The Black Caucus has been doing this important work for 42 years. The Heritage Dinner Committee members include Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Sen. Gloria Butler, Rep. Tonya Anderson, Sen. David Lucas, Sen. Lester Jackson,Sen. Donzella James, Rep. DarShun Kendrick, Rep. Billy Mitchell and Rep. Dexter Sharper.
Proceeds from the annual dinner supports the annual youth symposium and scholarships. ”
Mayor Kasim Reed addressing the audience!
Talk about being in the right place at the right time… I snapped this pic of Chris Tucker and Kenny Leon just as Chris arrived. He was literally on his way to the stage!
The media team was invited to sit and enjoy dinner which made the night even more spectacular. Guest were treated to a performance by the daughter of Ray Charles (Shelia Ray) and Tony Terry singing, “When I’m With you”!
I almost missed it… but caught this iPhone clip for you:
And here’s a special clip of Shelia Ray:
Sending a big hug to Larche Communications for an amazing night! As you can see from the pics… EVERYONE in the house had a blast!