City College Center for the Arts Inaugural Awards Benefit

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Carmen de Lavallade


Celebrating The Arts And Artists

Honoring Carmen de Lavallade, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Arturo O’Farrill, Alexa Ray Joel

Concert by Arturo O’Farrill with his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

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Monday, May 4th, Aaron Davis Hall

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). The Center serves as a cultural hub that builds a sense of community both within the school and its surrounding neighborhood, while inspiring creativity and diversity. It also provides a premier venue for local and national performers and for art patrons in the tri-state area.

WHEN: Monday May 4th, 2015

6:00 PM Cocktails

7:00 PM Concert and Awards

Dinner and Dancing following Concert

WHERE: Aaron Davis Hall – West 135th Street and Convent Avenue, (129 Convent Avenue) parking available

OPENING PERFORMANCES: Batoto Yetu & Sho-Off Dance Company

CELEBRATION CONCERT: by two-time Grammy Award winning Artist, Arturo O’Farrill with his

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and a performance by Darilyn Castillo, CCNY Theater Department student

HONORING: Carmen de Lavallade,CCCA Lifetime Achievement Award legendary Actress, Dancer and Choreographe Gina Prince-Bythewood, CCCA Artistic Achievement Award in Film, Film Director and Screen Writer Arturo O’Farrill, CCCA Artistic Achievement Award in Music, Grammy winning Musician  Alexa Ray Joel, CCCA Inspiration to Youth Award, Singer-Songwriter                        

MC:  Maurice DuBois, Award winning journalist, CBS 2 News

PRESENTER: Terrance McKnight, WQXR evening host

HONORARY CHAIRS: Dr. Lisa S. Coico, President, The City College of New York Karen Witherspoon, Vice President, Division of Government, Community and Cultural Affairs

CHAIRS: Alicia Bythewood, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley

CO-CHAIRS: Carole Haarmann Acunto, Stephen Byrd

SPONSORS: Fresh Direct, Inc. Con Edison, ASCAP Foundation

For media & event and ticket inquiries, please contact: Biddle & Bellidora Communications:

Christine M. Biddle 914.763.3843

Carole Bellidora Westfall 973.507.9303


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