The 2013 Trumpet Awards, co-hosted by comedian and actor Rickey Smiley and actress Essence Atkins was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Saturday, January 26. 2013 Trumpet Awards Honorees included Chaka Khan – Legend Award; Debra Martin Chase – Entertainment Award; Michael McMillan – Community Service Award; Alonzo & Tracy Mourning – Humanitarian Award; Mayor Kasim Reed – Public Service Award; Charlie Wilson – Lifetime Achievement Award; Edward T. Welburn Jr. – Corporate Award.
Celebrity presenters included David & Tamela Mann, Dr. Steve Perry, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Verdine White and Eva Marcille. Performances during the Trumpet Awards included Fantasia, Jennifer Holliday, Luke James, Avant, R&B Divas: Faith Evans, Keke Wyatt, Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson, Monifah, Tamela Mann, Raheem DeVaughn and more.
The official Trumpet Awards Ceremony post-awards celebration, Soulful Ending featured live entertainment, and opportunities for celebrities, sponsors and VIP guests to mix and mingle. With soul food, soul music and soul stirring entertainment, the Soulful Ending concluded this celebratory evening in grand style.
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