The 10th anniversary of Circle of Sisters, presented by AARP in association with AT&T and Della Russo, showcased some of the most talented Hollywood insiders, industry experts and celebrities in the business. The event, held at the Jacob Javits Center on 34th and 11th Avenue, is the largest EXPO in New York City uniting, motivating and celebrating women of color.
“The tenth anniversary of Circle of Sisters was phenomenal. The high turnout was incredible and a testament to the impact WBLS, WLIB and HOT 97 have on our community,” states Deon Levingston, Vice President/General Manager of Emmis New York. “The EXPO is unique in its approach as there are main stage panels that challenge our communities to push themselves and grow. While celebrities draw people in, we are allowed to teach and educate with our panels and we do that through a combination of industry experts and celebrities.”
Attendees were able to hear from their favorite stars as they shared their perspectives on life . The weekend kicked off with Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson, Johnny Gill and Tyrese Gibson discussing what it takes to create a long standing career. Tyrese spoke on his love for real R & B music and how it affected his life. Attendees were also given a rare opportunity to have a one-on-one panel with music legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. For the Hip Hop generation HOT 97’s Miss Info dished on all things gossip with former VJ and Television Personality turned Actress and NY Times Best-Selling Author, LaLa Anthony.
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