‘Tis the season for giving and leading the way are actress Dawnn Lewis in partnership with the Los Angeles Urban League as they bring the entertainment family together for a remarkable holiday event experience to benefit urban charities in the Los Angeles community. “A New Day: Concert for a Cause” with donated performances from your favorite stars, will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7pm at the state-of-the-art Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211 at 7pm.
Hosted by multi-BMI, NAACP and Grammy Award winning Actress/Singer Dawnn Lewis and Super Bowl XLV & Dancing with The Stars Champion Donald Driver, the charitable extravaganza will be a memorable evening of philanthropic performances by the amazing Doug E. Fresh, gospel sensation Erica Campbell, and smooth jazz saxophonist Euge Groove. Multi Grammy Award winner Patrice Rushen will sit at the helm as the Music Director of an All-Star band plus Broadway star Jeffrey Polk will serve as the events’ director.
There will be something for everyone as guests will be treated to some of the industry’s best performers including special performances by invited artists: Chris Spencer, Angie Fisher, Michael Jai White, Ellis Hall, Glynn Turman, Lisa Vidal, Kiki Shepard, Jason George, Tone Loc, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Dondre’ T. Whitfield, Erica Ash, Satori Stone, G.W. Bailey, James Pickens Jr., Lamman Rucker, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Tylen Jacob Williams, Syncopated Ladies and many more!
Concert for a Cause is produced by Morning Jewel, Inc and the Los Angeles Urban League to benefit the K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., EmpowHer Institute and the Los Angeles Urban League.
About MORNING JEWEL, INC.
A multidimensional production company founded in 1988, by Actress, Singer, Musician & Producer Dawnn Lewis. Under the Morning Jewel Inc. umbrella are: Film, Television, Stage, Animation & voice over projects of Ms. Lewis. Morning Jewel Music / Morning Jewel Publishing: serves Ms. Lewis’ record label, extensive music composition catalogue, studio sessions and live concert appearances. Morning Jewel Productions: operates Ms. Lewis’ various workshops, speaking engagements, Master Classes, and major events; such as the A NEW DAY: Concert for a Cause (December 13, 2015); and the proposed A DIFFERENT WORLD cast Speaking/Scholarship Tour 2016. www.dawnnlewis.com
About The LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE
Founded in 1921, The League is the city’s premier organization in advancing equal opportunities on behalf of African Americans and other minority youths and adults through innovative job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs. The Los Angeles Urban League has been at the forefront of identifying and addressing issues that are of concern to African Americans and other minorities in Los Angeles and throughout the state of California. The mission of the League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities and the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region. www.laul.org
About EMPOWHER INSTITUTE
EmpowHer Institute a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since 2003, has served, free of charge, over 3000 girls, who are at risk of dropping out of school due to teen pregnancy, truancy and becoming victims of sex trafficking, with classroom, after-school and field education. Programs are focused on personal and career development, leadership skills, E-STEAM (EmpowHer-Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), and financial literacy. www.empowher.org
About THE K.I.S.FOUNDATION (Sickle Cell Disease)
The K.I.S. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since 2003, informs and educates the public by raising awareness of Sickle Cell Disease through community outreach programs and educational scholarships, by supporting the efforts of research institutions to find a universal cure. The KISF Celebrity Bowling Challenge, Dorothy Shepard Scholarship, Celebrity Poker Tournament & The KISF SCD Family Support are a few of their programs. www.thekisfoundation.org