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WILL SMITH: In Good Company

By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices

Will Smith may be in a class by himself, but he has always kept good company.

The Academy Award nominated former star of 'Fresh Prince of Bel Aire' has done quite well with a career spanning two decades, and still going strong.

Like his hip-pop luminaries Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and Ice Cube, the former rap star has defied career categorization and transcended entertainment genres from music to television to film to business ventures behind the scene.

For his illustrious career, the Philadelphia native will be honored by the Museum of the Moving Image on Dec. 3.

The annual black-tie event, officially called a "A Salute To Will Smith," will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the ceremony and will be filmed for a premiere for the Bravo network, confirms a spokesperson.

The highlight of the evening will be the screening of moments from the Smith's vast and diverse career, presented by a stellar group of his friends and colleagues. Among those who have already signed on to presents these wonderful moments from his life and career are Stockard Channing, Eva Mendez, Alfonso Ribeiro and, of course, his beloved wife Jada Pinkett Smith and son Jaden Smith.

The star of such movies as 'Ali,' 'Six Degrees of Separation' and the 'Men In Black' blockbusters joins an exceptional group of former honorees, including Sidney Lumet, James Stewart, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Robert DeNiro, Barbara Walters, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Martin Scorsese, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Billy Crystal, Richard Gere, John Travolta and Ron Howard.

See what I mean about being "in good company"?

"The Moving Image Salute is not only the most glamorous event of its kind in New York," states Museum Director Rochelle Slovin. "It raises much-needed funds to support the Museum’s outstanding education programs which serve over 25,000 intermediate and high school students each year. It is a delight to salute and pay tribute to Will Smith whose stardom flows from his enormous talent, and irresistible combination of unpretentious charm, humor and grace."

Tickets for the event are $2,500 and $1,500.

But it's for a great cause.

The Museum of the Moving Image, the only institution of its kind in the United States, houses the world's most important film, television, and digital media collection - more than one hundred thousand objects. Four hundred films are screened each year, many accompanied by conversations with directors, actors, scholars, and other moving image professionals.

Their education programs offer intermediate and high school students’ fresh perspectives on their study of history, social studies, literature, and science.

source: http://journals.aol.com/bvnewswire/bv-ente...ood-company/569

first posted about it here: http://www.jazzyjefffreshprince.com/forum/...topic=9035&st=0


something else for us to look forward to :thumbsup:

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That sounds incredible, can't wait to see that, it's a well deserved honor, btw I wonder if Jazzy Jeff is gonna be there

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