The Living Legends Foundation, Inc. Celebrates

26th Anniversary & 21st Annual Awards Gala  

Thursday, October 5 @ Taglyan Cultural Complex


Top Row L-R: Rolonda Watts, Varnell Johnson, Don Jackson,

and Steve Crumbley

Bottom Row L-R: Morace Landy, Ray & Vivian Scott Chew,

Larry Jackson, and Tyrone Williams


WHO:  The Living Legends Foundation

Honorees: The 2017 honorees include seven distinguished individuals: Varnell Johnson, CEO, Junes Entertainment and LLF President, will be presented with the Chairman’s Award; Morace Landy, Chief Marketing Strategist of Empire Distribution, will receive the Music Executive Award; Steve Crumbley, Senior Vice President of Programming/Operations Manager of Apex Media Charleston, will be presented with the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award; Don Jackson, founder, Chairman, and CEO of Central City Productions, Inc., will receive the Broadcast Icon Award; Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew, Partners of Chew Entertainment will be presented with the Creative Visionary Award; Tyrone Williams, Chairman of the Board, Brooklyn United/Former Chairman and CEO of Cold Chillin’ Records, will receive the Hip-Hop Visionary Award; and Larry Jackson, Head of Original Music Content of Apple Music, will be presented with the Digital Music Executive Award.

Entertainment: International recording artist Sheléa, handpicked by Quincy Jones

Host: Rolonda Watts, veteran broadcasting and media personality, author, and CEO of Watts Works Productions

Event Chairpersons: Siedah Garrett, Grammy Award winner and two-time Oscar-nominated artist, and Geo Bivins, Executive Vice-President, Urban Promotions, RCA Records.


The Living Legends Foundation, ® Inc. is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization and has been funded primarily with corporate contributions and individual donations. The 26-year-old organization has expanded its mission to provide assistance to those who have served the music industry and who have a confirmable need.