Honorees Celebrated At The Living Legends Foundation’s 21st Awards Gala At Taglyan

Taglyan was once again proud to host the Living Legends Foundation’s Awards Show and Dinner gala on October 5th, 2017. We have hosted this fabulous event two years in a row, and we’re honored to be part of this special occasion for a third year.

Living Legends Foundation Awards Dinner Gala 2017 - Tyrone Williams

The event was hosted by veteran broadcasting and media personality Rolonda Watts, with entertainment by Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Siedah Garrett, as well as Sheléa, who was hand-picked by Quincy Jones.

Although it was the third year for Taglyan to help celebrate this event, it was actually the 21st Awards Show and Dinner for the esteemed 26-year-old Living Legends Foundation, which recognizes and honors individuals who the Foundation believes to have set themselves apart by being outstanding mentors, trailblazers, pioneers, or trendsetters in the music industry.

This year’s honorees included:

  • Larry Jackson, Head of Original Music Content of Apple Music
  • Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew, partners at Chew Entertainment
  • Steve Crumbley, Senior Vice President of Programming Manager of Apex Media Charleston
  • Don Jackson, founder of Central City Productions
  • Varnell Johnson, CEO of Junes Entertainment and LLF President
  • Morace Landy, Chief Marketing Strategist of Empire Distribution
  • Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams, Chairman of the Board of Brooklyn United and former Chairman & CEO of Cold Chillin’ Records

Morace Landy received the Music Label Executive Award; Ray and Vivian Chew received the Creative Visionary Award; Larry Jackson received the Digital Music Executive Award; Steve Crumbley received the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award; Don Jackson received the Broadcast Icon Award; Varnell Johnson received the Chairman’s Award, and Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams received the Hip-Hop Visionary Award.

Living Legends Foundation Awards Dinner Gala 2017 - Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew

“I’ve been asked to be honored many times in my career, but this is the only time that I’ve accepted,” Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams said in an interview, “But when I got the call from the Living Legends Foundation, saying they wanted to honor me with the Hip-Hop Visionary Award honor, I greatly accepted and began to reflect on how difficult it was to bring hip-hop to the world.”

Similarly, Morace Landy said of his award, “I have awards kind of around the house—I don’t put up a lot. But this one means a lot, so I want to put it up in the studio.”

The Living Legends Foundation’s 21st Awards Show and Dinner gala was a hugely successful evening. The world-class accommodations and amenities provided by our team at Taglyan served as the perfect setting for the Living Legends Foundation’s annual red-carpet event, and the evening was a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for your next event, consider Taglyan. Our Hollywood location is one of Los Angeles’ top and most in-demand event venues, perfect for corporate events, charity galas, private parties, and much more. Contact us today for more information about what we can do for you and your event!