Saturday, March 2, 2013

SceneAroundTown.... Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Honored by Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.....

Deniece Williams and Beverly Todd... photo by Billy Bennight
On hand to sing his praises...  Wink Martindale, Dionne Warwick & Deniece Williams  were on hand to honor their friend and colleague legendary singer Johnny Mathis when he received the prestigious Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award from the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.  Johnny Mathis has sold over 350 million records since he began recording for Columbia in 1956.  The luncheon was held earlier today at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.  The dais also included PPB Entertainment Chair Jeanne DeVivier Brown, Amy Alcott, Bernie Gardner, Jay Landers, Bill Russell, Gary Owens, Chuck Southcott & Diamond Circle Award recipient Lee Meriwether and was well hosted by radio personality & PPB President Chuck Street....  written by Harrison Held  photo by Billy Bennight
Lee Meriwether arrives with her friend Connie Sawyer who recently turned 100.... Ms. Meriwether went to high school with Johnny Mathis in San Francisco & recalled that the first time she heard him singing she knew he was going to be a star..... photo by Billy Bennight
PPB's Jeanne DeVivier Brown & Chuck Street... photo by Billy Bennight

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