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This evening’s festive events brought out a host of fabulous celebrities and amazing individuals in the ATL.  NewsOne  contributor Paras  Griffin graciously captured tonight’s red carpet. Check out the exclusive photos.

Here are some more photos from Tami Reed who runs and attended the 19th annual 2011 Trumpet Awards.

Go to her site to see more coverage of this event

19th Annual Trumpet Awards

Xernona Clayton(Founder of Trumpet Awards)

I think I heard trumpets playing this afternoon at the 19th Annual Trumpet Awards! This award show is to honor people in medicine,arts,humanitarian,legal,International, Civil Rights and more!  Lots of people came out in their best attire to support and cheer on these people making a difference in the community.  The red carpet event was hosted by Nicole Ari Parker, her husband Boris Kodjoe and Co-Hosted by Niecy Nash at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

I had a great time interviewing on the red carpet. I had a chance to chat with Xernona Clayton,Actor Richard Roundtree, Tv Exec Cathy Hughes,Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss,Cathy Hughes,Singer Eric Benet, Johnny Gill, Rev.Jesse Jackson and the list goes on and on!

Cathy Hughes/Tv One/Radio One

Singer Kelly Price

Co-Host Niecy Nash

Ambassador Andrew Young and his wife Carolyn

Johnny Gill

Actress Debi Morgan

Reality Star Chanita Foster

Civil Rights Honoree Al Sharpton

The carpet was also filled with great fashion,smiling faces, good spirits and people just wanting to have a great time on this beautiful sunny day in Atlanta. After the carpet we were allowed to get a little peak at the show. There were performances by Angela Bowen,Eric Benet,Silk featuring Angie Stone, Kelly Price,Kandi Buruss and more.  I loved Charlie Wilson’s white suite and rhinestoned hat! He performed, You Are and You Dropped The Bomb On Me. The crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Humanitarian Honoree, Judge Mathis and his wife

Arts Honoree Richard Roundtree

It felt good to be surrounded with so many positive people and next year will be even bigger because the Trumpet Awards will be celebrating their 20th year! This award show will air on Tv-One April 24th. Thanks to Darnayle Mizrahi for doing my hair and shout out to Bunni Ransom for the invite! Pics by Paras Griffin & Kingsmen Media

Kenya Moore and I

11 Alive News Anchor Karyn Greer

Jamie Foster and I

New friend and I on the carpet

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