Published on October 23rd, 2019 | by Crystal Willis


Bobby Brown, Freda Payne, Tito Jackson Gather to Honor Fellow Living Legends

The Black Music and Entertainment industries gathered to celebrate the 2019 Living Legends Foundation’s honorees at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood with special guest appearances by multiple award winners Cathy Hughes, Kelly Rowland, Bobby Brown, YoYo, Freda Payne, among others. Famed musician Tito Jackson performed music from this album, Tito
Time including his new single, “One Way Street.”

We spoke with legendary performers Bobby Brown, Fred Payne and Tito Jackson about their sentiments for the honorees and the importance of showing gratitude for the legacies of those behind the scenes.

Among those honored were Dyana Williams, CEO of Influence Entertainment (Lifetime Achievement Award); Sidney Miller, founder and Publisher, Black Radio Exclusive (A.D. Washington Chairman’s Award); Maurice White, Vice President of Promotion, eOne Entertainment Group (Music Label Executive Award); Sheila Coates, founder and Creator of BYOB–Be Your Own Brand (Entrepreneur Award); Dedra N. Tate, President and CEO, Unlimited Contacts (Mike Bernardo Executive Award); Hymen Childs, Owner, Service Broadcasting Group (Broadcast Icon Award); Phil Thornton, Senior Vice President/General Manager, RCA Inspiration (Gospel Music Executive Award); Karen Lee, Senior Vice President, W&W Public Relations (Media Executive Award); and Frank Ski, Broadcast Personality, V-103 Radio Atlanta, and Steve Hegwood, CEO and President, Core Communicators (both to receive the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award).


For additional information on the Living Legends Foundation visit, https://livinglegendsfoundation.com

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Crystal Willis is an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Entertainment Publicist and CEO of The Omni Firm. She is also a Transformational Life Coach and Founder of The Crysalis. Her personal story has been seen by millions of people on media outlets like Marie Claire Magazine, PBS, Blaze TV, Daily Signal and more.

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