Reigning R&B queen Patti LaBelle is bringing her fierce vocals and electrifying stage presence to Dallas for the 32nd annual Black Tie Dinner, a charity gala to benefit the Human Rights Campaign and various North Texas LGBT-supportive organizations. The boisterous musical everywoman boasts a career that spans more than five decades during which Labelle, born Patricia Holt, has transitioned from a soulful choir girl, to Doo-Wop and glam pop princess of The Blue Belles, to a solo Grammy award-winning R&B superstar. “Patti LaBelle has grown to become one of the most important figures in her field,” said Black Tie Dinner Co-Chair Ken Morris in a statement. “She is a powerful singer and a dramatic songwriter who boasts one of the broadest bases of fans in the world.”
LaBelle’s philanthropic endeavors include involvement in charities such as the National Minority AIDS Council, Big Sisters of America, and the United Negro College Fund. On Saturday, November 2 the dynamic diva will take the stage at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel as headliner to entertain attendees at the nation’s largest LGBT fundraising dinner. Since its inception in 1982, the Black Tie Dinner has grown to deliver over $17 million to national and local LGBT beneficiaries. LaBelle joins the ranks of the gala’s celebrity headliners including Marlee Matlin, Stockard Channing, Sharon Stone, and Goldie Hawn.
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