The committee behind Black Tie Dinner has outdone itself (is that is even possible?), with this recent announcement: Pop and R&B superstar Patti LaBelle will light up the stage at the 32nd annual gala, taking place Saturday, November 2, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.
“Over the tenure of her unmatched career, Patti LaBelle has been many things, from church choir girl to space-age funk queen to the reigning diva of R&B,” said Black Tie Dinner co-chair Mitzi Lemons. “She is renowned for her passionate stage performances, wide vocal range and distinctive high-octave belting. We are simply thrilled she will be entertaining at our event.”
In addition to her storied career as a performer, LaBelle is involved in charities such as Big Sisters of America, the United Negro College Fund and the National Minority AIDS Council, American Cancer Society, and Save the Children. She is the most recent on a list of famous Black Tie headliners that includes Marlee Matlin, Maya Angelou, Stockard Channing, Sharon Stone, Goldie Hawn, Geena Davis, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Gavin Newsom and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
The Black Tie Dinner, voted the most glamorous social event of 2012 by CultureMap readers, benefits North Texas LGBT-supportive organizations and continues to be the most successful dinner in the country supporting the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.