R&B singer Sevyn Streeter performing at the UNCF An Evening of Stars/Photo Credit: MGR/LinxImages
Written by | Ray Cornelius
The 35th Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars was taped last night in Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center. The star-studded event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser and collects millions of dollars for its UNCF member Historically Black Colleges & Universities as well as UNCF scholarships and programs. The show, which was previously held in Los Angeles, was moved to Atlanta and was hosted once again by comedic actor Anthony Anderson.
Many of entertainment’s biggest and brightest stars performed during the show including Jill Scott, Monica with the legendary Isley Brothers, YouTube sensation Spoken Reasons with Marsha Ambrosius and R&B newcomers Alice Smith, August Alsina and Sevyn Streeter.
There were also appearances by Cedric the Entertainer, Braxton Family Values stars – Tamar, Trina and Towanda Braxton, DJ Drama, actress Demetria McKinney, actor-singer Mack Wilds, actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield and 106 & Park host Keshia Chanté. Also spotted in the audience were singers Algebra and Kenny Lattimore, actor Brad James and CEO of BobbCat Films, Roger Bobb.
R&B heartthrobs Usher and Trey Songz presented scholarships on behalf of their foundations and Gospel superstar Ty Tribbett closed out the show with a “hand clapping, toe tapping” finale.
The telecast will air this Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. EST on BET.
Check out a few photos from the red carpet and show below:
Trey Songz and his mother April Tucker
Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield and acclaimed TV and Film producer Roger Bobb
Singer Monica and actor/singer Mack Wilds
Braxton Family Value stars Towanda and Trina Braxton
Jill Scott opened the show with some of her biggest hits like “The Way”
Anthony Anderson hosted the show for the year in a row
Cedric the Entertainer and Anderson joking around before presenting a scholarship
Monica performs For the “Love of You” with Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers
Usher presented a scholarship to a lucky student on behalf of UNCF and his New Look Foundation
RC with Sasha the Diva from ATL’s Kiss 104.1 FM
RC reporting from the Red Carpet!
Photo Credits: MGR/LinxImages