Sunday, February 3, 2013

WAFF Honors Adam Lambert

The We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) the nonprofit organization founded by legendary songwriter & producer, Nile Rodgers honored openly gay pop star Adam Lambert with the Unity Award at its annual Celebration Gala, on Thursday, January 31st at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. This was an event that I wish we could have attended to cover the Red Carpet for OUTTAKE VOICES. The evening was hosted by actress Rosie Perez & Touré, co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle” & included a concert featuring Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers & CHIC & special guests, Taylor Dayne, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kathy Sledge, Sam Sparro & Russell Peters. WAFF is a NYC based nonprofit org dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating & supporting programs that inspire & educate the next generation about respect, understanding & appreciation of cultural diversity – while striving to solve some of our biggest global problems at the same time.
Also in attendance were: WAFF President Nancy Hunt; WAFF Director Emeritus & Television Host Montel Williams; WAFF WAFF Director Emeritus & Tommy Boy Entertainment Founder & CEO Tom Silverman; WAFF Board of Governors member & The B-52’s Singer Kate Pierson; Musician & Model Bebe Buell; Musician & Producer Jim Wallerstein; New York Giants Cornerback Justin Tryon; Actress Sean Young; Power 105.1 Radio Personality Angela Yee; Real Housewives of NYC Aviva Drescher, LuAnn De Lesseps, Ramona Singer & husband Mario; The Smiths Bass Guitarist Andy Rourke; The Village People singer Randy Jones; Author & Television Personality Kelly Cutrone; Hip Hop Artist Q-Tip; Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David; Celebrity Psychic Thomas John; Celebrity Eyebrow Stylist Joey Healy; Television Personality, Founder & CEO, Over 40 Females Judy Goss; Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff; Celebrity DJ & Founder of Rasa Music Donna D’Cruz; Love & Hip Hop Star Lore'l; Singer, Songwriter & Radio Personality Fonzi Thornton; Rock Keyboardist Rob Sabino; Former Ford Models CEO Katie Ford; United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria Ray Chambers; Percussionist & Drummer Gerardo Velez; Architect, Designer, Founder & Rockwell Group CEO David Rockwell; Documentary Filmmaker & Portrait Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Warner Bros. Records Vice President & Sire Records Co-Founder Seymour Stein; & WAFF Board of Governors member & Entertainment Industry Executive Michael Ostin.

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