Bounce TV will world premiere the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET.
An all-star Gospel Tribute featuring Shirley Caesar, Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Le’Andria Johnson, Travis Greene and Derek Minor has been added to the star-studded ceremony.
Bounce recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively premieres it.
Black-ish, Angie Tribeca star and two-time EMMY® nominated writer and actor Deon Cole and Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood and seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker will host the black-tie ceremony. The gala affair will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
More updates have been announced:
- Martin Luther King III will be presented with the Impact Trumpet Award.
- Iconic musical group New Edition will be saluted in a medley performed by R&B bands Jagged Edge and Silk.
- Vanessa Bell Calloway, Ed Gordon, Lou Gossett, Jr., David Mann, Willie Moore, Jr., Gary Owen and Bill Withers have been added to the line-up of presenters.
- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is set to open the ceremony.
- Tamela Mann, Regina Belle, BJ the Chicago Kid, Lalah Hathaway, Kenny Lattimore and Keke Wyatt will also be performing throughout the evening.
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine News