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The Living Legends Foundation, Inc. to Celebrate its 25th Anniversary

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livinglegendsThe Living Legends Foundation,® Inc. (LLF) announces its 25th Anniversary celebration and the 2016 honorees for the 20th Living Legends Annual Awards Gala. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.

The Living Legends Foundation,® Inc. will honor seven distinguished individuals including Miller London, CEO of Russell Street Entertainment/CEG Music and LLF board member, who will be presented with the Chairman’s Award. Tony Gray, founder and President of Gray Communications and LLF Advisory board member will receive the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award. Larry Khan, Senior Vice President of Urban Promotion at Interscope Records will be presented with the Music Label Executive Award. Sheila Eldridge, CEO of Miles Ahead Entertainment will receive the Entrepreneur Award. Jamie Brown, founder of Sister 2 Sister magazine will be presented with Media Executive Award. Herb Trawick, creator, executive producer and co-host of Pensado’s Place will receive the Creative Visionary Award. Regina Jones, founder and editor of SOUL newspaper will be presented with the Legacy Award in celebration of SOUL newspaper’s 50th Anniversary. , founder of Atom Factory and Global Head of Creator Services for Spotify serves as the Honorary Event Chairperson for the Living Legends Awards Dinner and Gala. Gail Mitchell, senior correspondent of Billboard magazine is the Event Chairperson and Pat Shields, Partner of Black Dot, LLC and LLF Officer is the Dinner Committee Chairperson.

This year’s honorees reflect the diversity and growth in a challenging business that is constantly evolving. The LLF continues its core mission to honor industry pioneers and professionals who are breaking new ground in the arenas of broadcasting, recorded music, and other allied fields such as publicity, marketing and publishing. “We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in Los Angeles, where it all started,” says David Linton, Chairman of the Living Legends Foundation. “In the coming weeks, we will announce some of the organization’s new initiatives and long-term programs that will further assist our community who at times, experience challenging and difficult times.”

In 1991, record industry legends Ray Harris, Barbara Lewis, C.C. Evans and the late Jerry Boulding founded the Living Legends Foundation,® Inc. Over the years, the organization has recognized and honored over 100 distinguished leaders in music, radio, retail and media. Past honorees include Quincy Jones, Clarence Avant, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Cathy Hughes, Stephen Hill, Antonio “LA” Reid, Rushion McDonald, Jon Platt, Keith Clinkscales, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Larkin Arnold, Brenda Andrews, Ruben Rodriguez, Kendall Minter, Esq., Jeffrey Harleston, Troy Carter, Big Boy, Vicki Mack Lataillade and Claude Lataillade, Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks, the late Hal Jackson, the late Jack “The Rapper” Gibson, Charles Warfield, Aundrae Russell, Lee Bailey and numerous others.

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