*New comer, actor Quinton Aaron who has made it onto the Hollywood scene in a huge way by starring in The Blind Side (Oscar winning film “Best Actress” category for America’s darling film star Sandra Bullock), hosted the New Frontier Democratic Club 50th Gold Celebration held at Club 740 downtown.
Glamorous stage and screen siren and internationally known star Sheryl Lee Ralph who rolled up to the red carpet in a black shiny super star status limousine received a special tribute as did rap pioneer Kurtis Blow. There was a parade of stars on the red carpet matched by an equally stunning media line-up.
Entertainment was top notch. Kurtis Blow performed many of his hits including his smashing rap song “The Breaks” which blew the roof off the house. Steve Russell (Troop) also mesmerized the star-studded celebrity audience. Everyone was partying either on the dance floor or enjoying the view from a two tier balcony area reserved for the VIPs.
On the ground level, there was a soul food buffet in which I partook. My plate was full to the edges with double scoops of macaroni and cheese, crispy golden fried chicken wings, beans and rice and corn bread. Yum.
Celebrities included: Kathleen Bradley (former Barker’s Beauty), actress Beverly Todd (The Bucket List, Lean on Me, Crash), actress Judy Pace (Brian’s Song, Cotton Comes to Harlem), Rondell Sheridan (Cory in the House), comedian Michael Colyar, Pop/R&B/Hip Hop singer Trueful, legendary soul singer Brenda Lee Eager, R&B music artist Jay King (Club Nouveau), legendary music producer Ollie E. Brown (produced for Janet Jackson), Chef Ameera (chef to many stars including Rihanna), mixed-martial arts champion Mariano Mendoza (who was seen demonstrating his high knock out kicks on the red carpet), Poprah (I want to work for Diddy), Senator Curren Price, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Bill Releford, actor Reginald T. Dorsey, Punch TV CEO Joseph Collins, Pop/R&B/Hip Hop singer Tionne Williams, model/actress Bianca Brown, Kiki Shepard (Showtime at the Apollo), Vincent M. Ward (True Blood), Councilman Danny Tabor (City of Inglewood) , Eric Lee (President of the S.C.L.C.),
Steve Russell, Sandy Jean Philippe(Haitian full figure model the winner on The Bank of Hollywood) and many other state and local dignitaries and executives of The New Frontier Democratic Club.
President of The New Frontier Democratic club, Ingrid Hutt was present and posed for photo opps with many of the stars as did co-producers Marc Gaspard, Roland Wirt and Artris Leftage of Beverly Hills Live. Christian Gonzalez also a member of BH Live was too busy heating up the dance floor to take pics.
Later in the evening a cake was brought out for photographer Vinni Ratcliff who was celebrating his birthday. Die-hard party-goers stayed into the morn to dance, eat cake and have fun.
Video footage of the event to post soon on the world-side internet by:
Clinton H. Wallace of Photomundo International and Mark Crutch of Inartmedia.com
Eugenia Wright is a former actress turned internationally known syndicated columnist/publicist. Her company ISA PR www.isapublicrelations.com handled this event. You may write to her at [email protected].
Highlights of The New Frontier Democratic Club in assn. with Beverly Hills Live party appear here: