Mix business with absolute pleasure as you rub elbows with established & rising artists, fashion designers & entertainment professionals!
It is with Pride & Honor that we present
Urban Arts Honor Society Awards 2013
Hosted by Comedian Raul Gomez with special guest host, Def Poet
Dave Benjamin Watkis
It’s time to Celebrate, Reconnect and Re-Ignite the Flame that burns in each and everyone one of us to continue to make the Greater Philadelphia area and our entire world a better place. It is in this spirit, that we wish to recognize & celebrate the outstanding people of the Greater Philadelphia area for their contributions to the betterment of The Arts. These are individuals who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or community service. They have shown leadership in business, their professions, as well as nonprofit, volunteer & charitable efforts. They are recognized because they are some of the most actively involved and dynamic people in the Tri-State who, in turn help to promote the qualities that have made such an outstanding place in which to live and work.
Yumy Odom Founder of Frator Heru Institute & Black Comic Book Convention
Rick Watson, Playwright & Actor
Cleous Young, Childrens Author & Family Advocate
Mr. Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, Creator of a Global Hip Hop Culture
Larry Smallwood Founder of The Philadelphia Film Festival
Mary R Pitts "Truth Serum", Spoken word artist & Author
Darius Lantz, Poet, Writer & Event host of Coffee After Dark
Mike Dennis, Founder of Reelblack Cinema
Roz Fulton & Jacqui Fulton, Casting Directors
Desiree L. Crump aka Empress Jesurun, Graphic Designer, Event Producer & Fashion
M. Godfrey B, Christian Author & Motivational Speaker
Terrance Gore, World Renowned Fashion Designer, Dancer & Holistic Culinary Artist
Baptist Preachers Guitarists John Cecil Price
Musician Jimmy Stephens
Faze II Quartet
Actor Christopher Mann of HBO The Wire, Blue Bloods & The Bourne Legacy
Lizzy Brown aka Vivienne "The Entertainer" of the Clef Club
Ram Riches International Hip Hop artist, Actor & Poet
... with The Roots Uprising Band AND More SURPRISES!
A Celebration of Song, Dance, Spoken Word & MORE!
Come EARLY and meet the Artists for a FILM SCREENING & Reception
7PM - 8PM
Award Ceremony to start PROMPTLY at 8 PM
SPECIAL INVITED CELEBRITY GUESTS!!
We've partnered with U.N.I.T.Y. a New Jersey-based, non-profit organization founded by Yvette Crockett Soklove, Esq, as a drop-off site for non-perishable items to create Military Care Packages! That night, come and drop-off items such as CDs, DVDs, candy, socks!
Let's celebrate our heroes ~~ Our Veterans
SYMBIOSIS aims to create an experience that is transformative, based on a respect for our community and The Arts. We seek to provide an environment for the fusion of aesthetics, sound, and natural living, in an interactive atmosphere. SYMBIOSIS supports the cultural vitality and economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region by strengthening the partnership between business, The Arts and cultural community.