Hollywood Arts Council to Present 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon

Santa Claus in the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Santa Claus in the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

The Hollywood Arts Council will present the 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. in The Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. (at Orange Street) in Hollywood.

According to Shauna McClure, Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council: “Proceeds from the luncheon benefit programs of the Hollywood Arts Council, including Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), the Council’s arts workshops presented at Hollywood area elementary schools, and its free Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures held in August.”

George Pennacchio.

George Pennacchio.

The event will be emceed by ABC7’s George Pennacchio. Celebrity guests will present awards to honorees for significant contributions to the arts and Hollywood. Honorees include: RICHARD M. SHERMAN (Music Arts Award), NEWFILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES (Cinema Arts Award), GEORGE PENNACCHIO (Media Arts Award), OPEN FIST THEATRE COMPANY (Theatre Arts Award), PINK’S HOT DOGS (Inaugural Culinary Arts Award), CHRISTY McAVOY, HISTORIC RESOURCES GROUP (Preservation Arts Award), and the HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE PRODUCED BY ASSOCIATED TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL (Entertainment Arts Award).

A Special Musical Presentation of Sherman Brother songs will be performed by students from Selma Avenue School in Hollywood, under the musical direction of Melissa Berman. The event is open to the general public. Tickets are $100 each. For reservations and further information, please call the Hollywood Arts Council at (323) 462-2355 and visit the website hollywoodartscouncil.org. An Online Auction for one-of-kind celebrity items, shows, arts, etc. is being held at biddingforgood.com/hollywoodartscouncil in advance of the Charlie Awards.

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