Hip Hop Star Yolanda “Yo Yo” Whitaker to Host an Evening of Entertainment and Community Building with the World’s Greatest Entertainer, Doug E. Fresh, at the Inaugural “I HAVE A DREAM” Winter Affair in Los Angeles
An event to honor Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Fernando Pullum, Dr. Jon Yasin journalist and Billy Johnson and to benefit the “Yo Yo School of Hip Hop”
Grammy-Nominated Pioneer, Hip Hop Artist, and Community Activist Yolanda "YoYo" Whitaker will host the inaugural “I HAVE A DREAM” Winter Affair in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 17. Dinner, cocktails, community building and a special performance by the World’s Greatest Entertainer Doug E Fresh, will bring together lovers of the arts, some of the city’s biggest stars, and key influencers from the worlds of music, education, sports and politics. The semi- formal celebration will raise funds for the Yo Yo School of Hip Hop Arts and Academic Program based in Los Angeles, California and Highland Park, Michigan. Since opening its doors in 2011, the school has changed the lives of more than 8000 young people with programs designed to educate using the arts.
The evening will also honor dream-makers. First on the list of honorees is Congresswoman Maxine Waters. community leaders Fernando Pullum, Dr. Jon Yasin and journalist Billy Johnson Jr. will also be honored for their commitment to our communities and our youth. The gala will be held at the prestigious African American Museum in Los Angeles, and will feature celebrity appearances to be announced and not to be missed.
WHAT: Join us for the “I Have A Dream” Semi-formal Winter Affair hosted by Yolanda “Yo Yo” Whitaker.
WHEN: Saturday, January 17, 2014
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. - Cocktails, Dinner & Entertainment
WHERE: The African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
DONATION: $75 per ticket, $150 per VIP ticket*, table $1500 per table of 8.
*VIP Ticket includes premier seating, VIP Reception, and gift bag
To purchase tickets, tables, or make a donation, please go to www.YoYoSchoolofHipHop.com and click on the donation button.
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About The Yo Yo School of Hip Hop
The Yo Yo School of Hip Hop has been recognized by the prestigious Knight Foundation with a $40,000 grant for its efforts and commitment to making a difference. The school is required to match the donation via fundraising.
Yolanda “Yo Yo” Whitaker created the school in 2011 with the intent of using art to educate. She wanted to develop a place where the busy, active mind of a young artist can create and learn without being judged. The program offers classes on lyric writing, hip hop dance, beat production, theater, vocal production, and artist development launched with 100 students thanks to a personal investment, support from local community groups and friends in the entertainment business. To date, the effort has served more than 1000 youth in Los Angeles, Highland Park, and more than 20 pilot programs in additional cities. Yo Yo expresses, "When I got my record deal when I was 17 years old, I did not know anything about the music business. I knew that I had talent and a passion for the arts, but did not know anything about artist development, how to produce music, or how to strengthen my voice. I was blessed that I had mentors like Ice Cube and then Elektra Records CEO Sylvia Rhone who guided me along the way, but I could not help but wonder what course my career would had taken had I known what I know now.”
"Giving back has always been my mission." -- Yolanda "YoYo" Whitaker
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