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|KPFK's Hero Awards & Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron|
Grammy-Award Winning Pianist Billy Childs
and Charlie Haden Family to Perform
The 2nd Annual Hero Awards & Tribute show will honor musician and political poet Gil Scott-Heron, with special awards to jazz bassist and activist Charlie Haden, music educator Fernando Pullum; and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Pete Seeger, American folk singer and activist. The 2nd Annual KPFK Hero Awards and Tribute show will take place Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at Club Nokia, 800 West Olympic Blvd, 3rd floor, in the L.A. Live entertainment complex.
The event starts with a VIP reception and silent auction from 5 to 7 pm. The show starts at 8 pm with a line-up that will feature a host of prolific and poetic artists. The confirmed list of performers and guest speakers include Jackson Browne, John Densmore (The Doors), Billy Childs, Eric Idle (Monty Python), Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Nailah Porter, John Trudell, Lili Haydn, Rock DJ Jim Ladd, Josh Haden with Spain, The Haden Triplets and Jack Black, with a special youth performance by the 32nd Street Jazz Band. Richard Montoya of Culture Clash, LeRoy Downs and Roger Guenveur Smith are our hosts for the evening. Brian Jackson, long-time collaborator with Gil Scott-Heron, will be on deck as Music Director. Other invited guests include Ozomatli and Flying Lotus. Read more!
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