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Nicole Ari Parker and Malcolm-Jamal Warner Host the 18th Annual Trumpet Awards

Star-Studded Event
Feature Salute to 2010 Honorees, Pinnacle Award Recipient, Steve Harvey
Lifetime Achievement Award

African American news - Trumpet Awards founder and executive director, Xernona Clayton, with Pasadena Journal publishing editor, Ruth HopkinsATLANTA, Ga. — The stars will align once again for the highly anticipated 18th Annual Trumpet Awards, hosted by Nicole Ari Parker and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Airing of the event is Sunday, April 3, 2010 locally on TV One. This year promises to be as exciting as the previous years, with a spectacular lineup of rare performances, legendary presenters, a stellar list of honorees and the most electrifying Red Carpet ever.

The Trumpet Awards Foundation will continue the rich tradition of presenting the Trumpet Awards, bringing out some of the biggest and brightest talent of all time. This exclusive, star-studded celebration — attended by entertainment icons and the who's who in business, politics, religion, law, sports and entertainment — will

conclude a Week-End series of prestigious events that attract hundreds of people to the city of Atlanta. As part of the evening's festivities, the 2010 Trumpet Awards will salute entertainment icon, Steve Harvey with the coveted Pinnacle Award and music legend, Frankie Beverly with the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of their significant contributions to the entertainment industry and the African-American community. Additionally, the awards will spotlight and celebrate a stellar list of 2010 Honorees.

The Awards will kick off with a glamorous Red Carpet Roll Out, hosted by one of America's favorite daytime TV judges, the Honorable Judge Glenda Hatchett, famed fashion designer and Bravo Television Reality Star, Mychael Knight, WSB-TV News Personality, Jovita Moore and nationally syndicated radio host, Warren Ballentine.

African American news - Synthia St. James, recipient of the Trumpet Award in ArtAfrican American news - Trumpet Award presentationThroughout the evening, the Trumpet Awards will be presented to some of today's most accomplished businessmen, activists and unsung heroes.

"This year we will continue in the tradition and spirit of theTrumpet Awards which began more than 18 years ago. We are thrilled to bring such a stunning and unforgettable event that celebrates excellence, freedom and diversity, at its finest. It is truly a magical evening celebrating individuals who have had a profound impact in our community and on our world," shares Trumpet Awards Creator and Executive Producer, Xernona Clayton.

The Trumpet Awards Established in 1993, The Trumpet Awards is one of the most prestigious, national awards ceremonies highlighting African-American accomplishments and contributions. Initiated by Turner Broadcasting, the Trumpet Awards have been televised annually and distributed internationally to over 185 countries.

TheTrumpet Awards continue to recognize individuals who, through consistency and longevity, have achieved success in their industries and who are regarded not only for what they have individually accomplished but also for the achievement they inspire in others. For more information about the Trumpet Awards, please visit www.trumpetfoundation.org.

Additionally, please join the organization's social networks at www.twitter.com/trumpetawards and www.facebook.com/trumpetawards.

The 18th Annual Trumpet Awards are produced by Central City Productions and will be air on TV One and in national syndication.


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