April 15, 2014

UNCF ‘An Evening Of Stars’ Hits ATL

Group shot on stage UNCF

Recently the UNCF ‘An Evening Of Stars’ aired on BET. was in the building for its debut taping in Atlanta, GA. Grammy-winning artists Jill Scott, the Isley Brothers and Tye Tribbett joined the soulful Alice Smith, Sevyn Streeter, Marsha Ambrosius, August Alsina and Spoken Reasons at the 35th annual UNCF An Evening of Stars®. Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson returned to host the show for the second consecutive year.

Anthony Anderson 2 UNCF

Superstars Usher, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, Queen Latifah and the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation participated in acknowledging student “Rising Stars” by presenting scholarships to them that will make a difference in their ability to finish college. Each scholarship represents a whole new kind of investment with greater return than money— it’s an investment in Better Futures.

Jill Scott and date at UNCF

Other show participants included the Braxton sisters—Tamar, Towanda and Trina, along with Fonzworth Bentley, Keshia Chante, DJ Drama, Demetria McKinney, Sheryl Underwood, Salli Richardson Whitfield, and Mack Wilds.

Monica at UNCF red carpet

UNCF An Evening of Stars® was made possible by national sponsors McDonald’s, Wells Fargo and Target. Buick and Softbank were official sponsors and the City of Atlanta, BET and Clear Channel served as the city and media sponsors, respectively.

The show will also air in syndication on May 31 and June 1 (check local listings for dates and times).

Check out a few pics from the red carpet:

Trey Songz and momTrey Songz and his gorgeous mom.

Kim and Anthony cropped Host Anthony Anderson and publisher, Kim G.

Seven Streeter

Sevyn Streeter
Mac Wilds

Mack WildsFonzworth Bentley and Faune

Derek ‘Fonzworth’ Bentley and his beautiful wife, Faune Chambers-Watkins.

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