Star Studded 2013 Trumpet Awards

The 22nd annual Trumpet Awards held its ceremony January 26, 2013 at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Ga.  This prestigious award acknowledges the accomplishments of African American men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all.

The show was co-hosted by comedian Rickey Smiley and actress Essence Atkins.  I attended the LIVE taping and comedian Jonathan Slocomb along with Rickey Smiley had us in tears with laughter.  The show will air in March so get ready for some inspirational contributions from the honorees, laughter and AMAZING performance from Fantasia, the R&B Divas, Avant and Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton and Jennifer Holiday,

Trumpet Awards

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2013 Awards Recipients:

Chaka Khan – Legend Award

Debra Martin Chase – Entertainment Award

Michael McMillan – Community Service Award

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning – Humanitarian Award,

Mayor Kasim Reed – Public Service Award

Charlie Wilson – Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward T. Welburn Jr.  – Corporate Award

Presenters included: David & Tamela Mann, Tom Joyner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Dr. Steve Perry, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Verdine White and Eva Marcille.

Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards
Foundation, Inc. Pictured at the red carpet

Xernona Clayton

More red carpet photos (click here to see my previous “red carpet” post) :

Trumpet Awards Sponsors

Cadillac and Wells Fargo

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