Tuned In to the Pioneer Awards - Tuned In
This week Tuned In takes a look back at the Rhythm & Blues Pioneer Awards.
The gala celebration brought together the royalty of Rhythm & Blues, including past Pioneer Award Honorees along with a veritable "who's who" of the entertainment industry.
More importantly, the event provided an opportunity to support a compelling cause, as its proceeds will help ensure the continuation of the Foundation's community outreach, education programs and emergency grants to Rhythm & Blues artists during their time of need. It was truly an historic celebration!
The 2008 Pioneer Awards Honorees are:
Lifetime Achievement - CHAKA KHAN
Individual Artist Award - TEENA MARIE
Individual Artist Award - BILL WITHERS
Individual Artist Award - SUGAR PIE DESANTO
Group Award - KOOL & THE GANG
Group Award - THE WHISPERS
Sidemen Award - THE FUNK BROTHERS
Legacy Award - DONNY HATHAWAY
Leadership Award - AL BELL of STAX RECORDS
The evening's hosts included:
In addtion to performances by this year's honorees and hosts, the 2008 Pioneer Awards featured appearances by:
GARY US BONDS
G C CAMERON
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL
THE HONORABLE MICHAEL NUTTER, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
JUSTINE "BABY" WASHINGTON
CODY RYAN WISE
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