@adamlambert will be honored by Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation with the Unity Award on January 31, 2013 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The Unity Award is presented to artists who are “spreading peaceful messages through music.” Even though this foundation was created in 2001 as a response to the tragic events of September 11th, this will be only the second Unity Award given. The first went to Kool & the Gang in 2009.
Adam will be performing later in the evening, along with Nile Rodgers & Chic, and special guests Taylor Dayne, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kathy Sledge and Russell Peters. Rosie Perez and Touré will be hosting. The evening will include dinner and a live auction to benefit the We Are Family Foundation.
We know from Nile’s tweets how impressed he was with Adam while they were working on Trespassing. It’s gratifying as a fan to see how deep this impression was. But on the funny side, I have to smirk a little when I think about the message that Adam’s music spreads. Somehow, after spending an evening jumping and thumping to Adam’s live shows, peace is not what comes to mind when I think about my accelerated cardio vascular rate! But good on you Adam Lambert for getting that peaceful message to those who can really recognize it! KIDDING!! But it certainly is appropriate that he receives a Unity Award, considering how many of US that he’s brought together! I am also very excited to see Adam getting recognized for efforts and by groups which are not lifestyle-centric.
Sting and Trudie Styler were originally slated as Guests of Honor, but had to bow out because they will be on the west coast attending the memorial of a very close friend and colleague. They will be honored at a second engagement in April in New York.
Concert-only tickets are available here for $100, of which $50 is tax deductible. The announcement calls for “chic & hip attire.” I’m sure all Glamberts can meet that request with no problem!!
So, who’s headed to the east coast?
~ Carol ~