Friday, January 14, 2011

BET Honors Brings the Stars to DC

Hollywood might be all about the Golden Globes this Sunday, but on Saturday it's all about the 4th Annual BET Honors right here in Washington, DC.

Actress Gabrielle Union hosts the show for a third year, which will be taping at the historic Warner Theater on Pennsylvannia Avenue.

Six of the entertainment industry's best and brightest will be honored for overcoming obstacles and beating the odds in order to rise to the cream of the crop in the realms of fashion, music, media and the arts.

The honorees include Bravo TV's newest bad girl of haute couture, Iman and Oscar-winning actor/musician/comedian Jamie Foxx.

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson, publishing mogul Linda Johnson Rice of the "Ebony" and "Jet" empire, along with world renowned jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock and accomplished Smithsonian historian Lonnie G. Bunch, who is also a Washington Post columnist, will also be honored at the star-studded event.

The show includes performances by Trey Songz, Ne-yo, Keyshia Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Yolanda Adams, Guy, Tank, Angelique Kidjo, Naturally 7, Chick Corea Quartet and the Cicely L. Tyson Concert Choir. Presenters include Tyler Perry, Cedric the Entertainer, Anika Noni Rose, Hill Harper, Jimmie Jam and Noah Gray Cabey.

The event takes place on January 15 -- what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 82nd birthday. In honor of Dr. King's dream, proceeds from BET Honors 2011 ticket sales will be donated to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.

Are you going to the show? If not, don't fret. BET Honors will air nationally on Friday, Feb. 21 at 9pm only on BET.


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