The AN Family celebrated their "...three thousand six hundred and fiftieth night in Beverly Hills.."
The Attire: Old Hollywood Glamour.
The friends and family of the AN's arrived in style. The men were dressed in Tux's and the women were draped in long evening gowns, fabulous jewels and luxurious furs.
When the entertainment started, the two leading characters from the Musical "Miss Saigon" took the stage and performed ' Sun and Moon' and
'This Is the Hour'. We were all sipping Veuve Clicquot Champagne and noshing on delectable hors-d'oeuvres prepared behind the curtain, in the sacred kitchen.
(Mrs. AN and the AN women guard/protect their recipes down to this day.http://www.anfamily.com/)
Siedah Garrett took the stage and performed the song that she co-wrote,
'Man in the Mirror' and with such a moving voice. She totally got everyone actively involved in the message. There was also a vocalist named Sasha that was very engaging.
When Ms. Pattie LaBelle took the stage, looking as lovely as ever, singing like the beautiful woman that she is, the crowd started swaying. Then she invited Philip Bailey, from "Earth,Wind & Fire" to the stage, playing the drums and bringing everyone to their feet. Then he took the tone down a bit and performed 'Reasons'. His vocals are so strong and he was magnificent! Howard Hewett and will.i.am("Black Eyed Peas") joined Philip Bailey, scatting to the beat.
Then in walks Ali-Ollie Woodson, the last original member of
"The Temptations", and everyone started to scream.
Each of the men bowed to Ms. Patti LaBelle on stage. She was standing and rocking to the beat when Ali-Ollie Woodson stepped off of the stage and walked over to Patti LaBelle, and kissed her hand. It was very endearing.
I must say that the atmosphere was lovely.
May The AN Family continue to flourish and reap 1,000 fold.