UPTOWN Ventures Group, the parent company of UPTOWN Magazine, with title sponsor Lexus, today announced the honorees for the prestigious LEXUS UPTOWN HONORS HOLLYWOOD. The awards show will be celebrating music trailblazers on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. For almost a decade, UPTOWN Honors Hollywood is made possible by the generous support of Lexus as the returning title sponsor. This year the highly coveted event will take place virtually and include a star-studded virtual red carpet.
2021 Music Honorees:
- Questlove, Drummer, DJ, producer, Musical Director of The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon, and member of legendary group, The Roots.
- Kris Bowers, 2021 Academy Award Nominee in the Documentary Short category and Emmy Award-Winning composer of projects including the documentary Kobe Bryant’s Muse, critically acclaimed film Green Book, and the Netflix series Bridgerton.
- Kathryn Bostic, Award-winning composer for films including Clemency and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am, Singer/Songwriter and first female African American score composer to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
- Morgan Rhodes, Music Supervisor for Oscar Winning movie Selma and other TV projects including Queen Sugar, Dear White People and forthcoming film Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Presenters for the evening are Jimmy Jam, Ava DuVernay, Yvette Lee Bowser and Gil Robertson. With special performances by musical artist Eric Roberson and poet Prentice Powell.
“This will be an evening to remember and we are excited about uplifting, empowering, and celebrating Black excellence. Music is a universal language and this year we have the privilege of honoring some amazing music trailblazers with our special music edition,” says Len Burnett, Co-CEO of UPTOWN Ventures Group.
The Lexus UPTOWN Honors annual event will be hosted by writer/producer Chris Spencer and speaker, producer and confidence coach Tai Beauchamp. Lexus UPTOWN Honors Hollywood is an evening to remember, bringing together and celebrating the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment.
“Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand and we are honored to be a part of such an amazing platform that pays homage to talented and gifted creatives,” says Mia Phillips, Senior Manager of Lexus Advertising & Media.