Week Of: October 16, 2006

Industry Happenings

The Black Entertainment & Music Association (BEMA) is set to honor several music and radio industry veterans at the upcoming first annual Unsung Heroes Awards Series. The first event takes place Nov. 9 in Philadelphia at the View. BEMA is holding the event together with the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, Philadelphia International Records, Teamwork Productions LLC and Visions East Productions. The following radio, record promotion and retail veterans will be honored: Varnell Johnson, Jack Wellmon, Buddy Dee, Harry Coombs, Weldon A. McDougal, Al Edmondson, Bruce Webb, Harold Burnside (posthumously), Henry "Lighting" Neal and Ronald "Gabby" Patterson. Also, actor Billie Dee Williams will receive the BEMA Standard of Excellence Award. For more information about the event, please contact BEMA's Dee Wellmon at 215-545-5850.



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