Award Presented For “Music Gives Back” At Sue Wong Academy Gala
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SohoJohnny will be presenting an award to the musicians involved in facilitating the Watts Conservatory of Music at the Sue Wong Academy Gala on Oscar Night, February 9th, 2020. The Watts Conservatory of Music, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, seeks to bring the joy and positive artistic and developmental benefits of playing a musical instrument to the community of Watts, all free of charge.
The Conservatory’s goal is to uplift the community through music education and provide a place where children and adults of all backgrounds can learn to play a musical instrument in a safe and positive environment.
Honorees include Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Toto, Supertramp), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Kenny Olson (Twisted Brown Trucker Band, Hendrix Experience), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and director of The Watts Conservatory Project David Moss.
International Fashion Designer Sue Wong announces her first annual Living Canvas of Oscar Night event debuting February 9, 2020, at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in West Hollywood. The star-studded event will unite East and West fashion as The Sue Wong Academy Gala celebrates The Academy Awards through the spirit of art, philanthropy and spirituality.
The light of the ancient, coupled with the power of the present, will illuminate Hollywood’s most celebrated night as “Celebrities With A Purpose” assemble to raise money for Project Angel Food, a nonprofit that delivers nutritious meals each year, to those affected by life-threatening illnesses. The Sue Wong Academy Gala is honoring Project Angel Food with the Humanitarian of the Year award, as well as their founder, Marianne Williamson, with a Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement award. Celebrities also honored at the event include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Kelsey Grammer, Producer Larry Kasanoff, Jaime Foxx, Quincy Jones, Edward James Olmos, Nigel Daly, Venerable Grand Abbot Shi Yongxin, and Venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan, and more.
Guests are in for a night of sophistication and epic glamour as the black-tie event begins with a red-carpet and cocktail party teeming with celebrities and VIPs from around the world. After an elegant cocktail party, a moving martial arts performance from 13 Monks from China’s Central Shaolin Temple accompanied by 13 female drummers is guaranteed to bring audiences to their feet. Recording artist Kalliope will close the opening ceremonies with her newest single, Lighthouse. Next, the Oscars will play live on three enormous overhead screens as the highly-anticipated, transformative Sue Wong Fashion Show featuring 24 stunning models from around the world brings a movement of beauty and grace to the stage. Additional celebrity entertainment includes singer-songwriters Debby Holiday and international singer and actress, Maria Elena Infantino, singer Karina Nuvo, and more. Dinner, celebrity awards and a concert by Think:Exp will close out the evening.
Think:EXP was created by Scott Page, technologist, entrepreneur, prophetic visionary. Musically, Page is the saxophonist and guitarist of Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto."Think:EXP strives to bridge the Gap between the human spirit and technological innovation with one of a kind life immersive concert experiences." Page mobilized a supergroup, a pentagon of world class musicians including: Stephen Perkins (drummer from Jane's Addiction), Kenny Olson (guitarist and founder of the Twisted Brown Trucker Band and lead guitarist of the touring Hendrix Experience), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and sometimes Tony Franklin (bass player for The Firm, Whitesnake, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Kate Bush and a host of others). Also featured in this Experience is Roberta Freeman (vocalist for Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Joe Cocker, and Mary Wilson), Eric Mayron (keyboardist for Dr. Dre), Will Champlin (The Voice), and the exhilarating new guitarist and vocalist Derek Day. The decadent faction is on a mission to create immersive experiences by reimagining the classics, in this case the music of Pink Floyd, as they ventured "Beyond the Wall."
“Although the star-studded evening takes place on Oscar night, its purpose is to bring people together to promote spirituality and peace through the language of beauty and grace that embraces the entire Human Race,” says Hollywood Hostess, Sue Wong.
Besides the honorees, other celebrity guests confirmed for the event include:
Combining the grace and elegance of the East and West under a common philanthropic dream, the event promises to be an unforgettable night. The Sue Wong Academy Gala expects to set a new standard of thrilling entertainment on Oscar night as it launches a new movement of beauty, magic and transformation.
To learn more about the Sue Wong Academy Gala, and to purchase tickets, visit: https://
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January 30, 2020 1:29pm ET by World Star PR