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Background The Auntie Karen Foundation welcomes you to our 15th Legends Of...Concert Series. In 2004, our inaugural event featured Roberta Flack in concert with special guest, The Capital City Chorale. In 2005, we presented Jazz Legend, Dianne Reeves with special guest, The Auntie Karen All Stars, South Carolina’s Finest Musical Talent. Patrons are still raving about Al Jarreau (2006) and Patti Austin (2007). In 2008, we welcomed The Joe Sample Trio and Take 6. While in 2009, we showcased funk Legend, George Duke and jazz vocalist, Rachelle Ferrell. 2010 brought us the singer/songwriter duo, Ashford & Simpson, while in 2011 we showcased 10 time Grammy Award winner, singer,songwriter, producer, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. 2012 we welcomed two Grammy Award winning Legends: Ramsey Lewis, pianist and the return of vocalist, Patti Austin, 2013 sold out performance with Gladys Knight and in 2014 we presented “A Tribute to George Duke” featuring Kirk Whalum, Lalah Hathaway & Jonathan Butler. 2015 featured Chaka Khan, 2016 Al Jarreau with SC Philharmonic and in 2018 “A Tribute To Prince” featuring Morris Day and The Time & Sheila E. Tonight, February 22, 2019, at The Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC, we present the 4 Time Grammy Award Winning Duo, The Isley Brothers.

Tonight’s performance marks the 15th Legends of... Concert. We dedicate tonight’s performance to long time Auntie Karen Team Member, Sarah B. Watson. The Auntie Karen Foundation relies on community support from you to help us further our mission. We would kindly accept your tax deductible gifts .

There are many ways you can support The Auntie Karen Foundation:

Complete & mail sponsorship form and check to: Auntie Karen Foundation PO Box 602, Columbia, SC 29202 Give online: Cashme Ap: htps://$auntiekarenfnd For more info: Send an email to: Karen.Alexander@ or call 803-748-7124.

The Auntie Karen Foundation created the Legends of...Artists Legends of...Concert Series to pay tribute Legends of... past artists: Isley Brothers to the contributions African American (2019), “A Tribute To Prince” featuring music has made to history. Each year Morris Day & The Time and Sheila E during Black History Month, the series (2018) Al Jarreau (2016) Chaka Khan profiles a jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel (2015) “A Tribute To George Duke” or blues artist who has made a lasting featuring Kirk Whalum, Lalah Hathaway contribution to the history of music. In & Jonathan Butler (2014) Gladys Knight addition, we have extended our series (2013) Patti Austin & Ramsey Lewis (2012) to include “Legends of...In the Schools”. Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (2011), “Legends of...In the Schools” is a series Ashford & Simpson (2010) George Duke of art events designed to salute African (2009), Rachelle Ferrell (2009), Joe Sample American Heritage. Events include: (2008), Take 6 (2008), Patti Austin (2007), Al Jarreau (2006), Dianne Reeves (2005), Folk Art, Quilting, Dance, Spoken Word, Roberta Flack (2004) Written Word and Music. This year we partnered with The University of South Carolina to showcase regional artist at About Us “Freedom Rings”: A Celebration of Dr. The Auntie Karen Foundation is a global, nonprofit, 501(c) 3 charitable corporation certified by the Martin Luther King, Jr.

state of South Carolina on October 31, 2001. The foundation’s mission is to create and implement a series of replicable community outreach programs designed to empower, enlighten and educate through the arts.

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The Auntie Karen Foundation is a global, nonprofit, 501(c) 3 charitable corporation certified by the state of South Carolina on October 31, 2001. The foundation’s mission is to create and implement a series of reproducible community outreach programs designed to empower, enlighten and educate through the arts. Programs include: Annual Young Entrepreneur’s Conference For the 15th year, this innovative conference held on the campus of Benedict College has brought together youth (ages seven to twenty two) from across the region to foster economic empowerment. Each year, ten young entrepreneurs under the age of twenty five are featured. Auntie Karen’ s Place TV Pilot: Auntie Karen’s Place The Auntie Karen Foundation partnered with SC ETV and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital to produce a 30-minute DVD that uses puppets and music to provide a simple way to explain life skills such as: health, emergency preparedness, jazz music and financial literary. The Foundation received a grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia and SC Competitive Grants program. Artpreneur/Technopreneur Classes The purpose of the Artpreneur/Technopreneur classes is to “inspire a new generation of business leaders through arts and technology”. Classes include: visual art, dance, creative cooking, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, spoken word and etiquette. The Auntie Karen Foundation’s Artpreneur pilot program started in 2003. Hugs From Carolina The Auntie Karen Foundation partnered with Auntie Karen Inc. and City Light Inc. to create Hugs From Carolina. Hugs From Carolina, a division of Hugs Around The World, has Olivia The Octopus spreading hugs to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The program was launched in Biloxi, Mississippi on October 14, 2005. Children were given an adoption kit which included: an Olivia The Octopus Hand puppet and the book “Olivia Gave A Hug Today”. Once again, Olivia and City Light Inc. joined forces with a Hugs Campaign in Saluda, SC. Legends of...(A Salute to Black History) The Auntie Karen Foundation pays tribute to the contributions of African Americans with the Legends of...Programs. Each year, the celebration includes: Black History Program with The Columbia Museum of Art, The Legends of...Master Class with CSAM (Center for Southern African American Music at USC) and The Legends of...Concert & Silent Auction (Koger Center) Gordon’s Garden The Gordon’s Garden Program was created to teach kids about healthy living habits. Gordon, an original Auntie Karen character, is an overweight, purple Jamaican Yam. The Jamaican Yams are used to teach healthy living skills to youth via music, books and DVDs. The fear that Gordon’s weight and eating habits are putting him at risk for developing diabetes was the inspiration for the garden.

Auntie Karen’s character Olivia The Octopus is an International Jazz Diva. The Hugs Around The World campaign was created to have Olivia travel the world giving hugs. To date Olivia has traveled to Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Japan, Holland, Ghana and Nigeria.

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Please consider becoming a friend of the Auntie Karen Foundation. When you contribute to the Auntie Karen Foundation, you help us empower, enlighten and educate in the state of South Carolina and around the globe. For almost 18 years, the Auntie Karen Foundation has inspired kids and adults using the power of the arts, Auntie Karen characters and programs. Programs include: Legends of… (Celebrating Black History in South Carolina) Concert Series, Master Class and Black History Cultural Day Annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference Hugs From Carolina Auntie Karen ‘s Place TV Pilot Gordon’s Garden Gordon’s Greenhouse Artpreneur (Artist in the Schools)

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No donation is too small!! Just complete the form to the right and add your donation. Auntie Karen needs your help! Thanks in advance! Olivia the Octopus, Gordon the Purple Jamaican Yam and Auntie Karen

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Purchase Today! Small Puppet: $ 19.99 Large Puppet: $ 29.99

Limited Special Edition Puppet Kit: $ 50.00 (Only 250 signed & numbered with cd) Hug Books: Olivia Gave A Hug Today $ 5.00 Gordon Handpuppets: $ 19.99

A Hug While I’m Away

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2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jasmine Johnson Opera Singer

Anita Stagger Candles by Kehlani Jaii

Asya Harris Organic Farmer

Deborah Woodard Memorial Scholarship Winners

2018 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TEAM 2018 Conference Planning Committee Karen Alexander President Diann Selph, Co-Chair, Recruitment & Registration Barbara Bowman, Sponsorship Brenda Peterson, Speakers Bridget Bruce Wendy Holmes, Recruitment & Registration Toshia Addison, Volunteers Joan Mobley Belinda Williams, Recruitment & Registration Bret Whiting Elizabeth Alexander Val Eady

The Auntie Karen Foundation celebrates 16 years of showcasing youth entrepreneurs. We congratulate former 2005 Auntie Karen Young Entrepreneur, Stephen Love on winning his first Emmy!!!

Auntie Karen Board Karen Alexander Gwen Jordan Linda Wilson Melzina Cannon


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In Memoriam

Benedict College Students: Special thanks to Dr. Sybil Rosado Brittany Thomas Andrés Sinisterra Felicia Belcher Grace Smith Adrionna Washington Demaria Sapp Jonquanet Brown Ahmed Yunus Rashawndra Murphy Ja’Quan Evans Aayana Noel

We dedicate this day to one of Auntie Karen Foundation family members: Executive Director, Sarah B. Watson (August 28, 1957 – July 12, 2018)

DDCP Communications & Lee Central Media Literacy Program Don Patterson, Coordinator Debbie Cherry Yvonne Brown

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THANK YOU!!!! Special Thanks!

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Benedict College President Dr. Tracy Dunn, Interim Benedict College Dean for School of Business & Economics Dr. Janeen P. Witty, Benedict College Vice President for Academic Affairs Mary Davis, Benedict College Melvin Miller, Benedict College Loreta Charles, Benedict College Larry Salley, Benedict College Don Patterson, DDCP Communications & Lee Central Media Literacy Team Jeff Elmore Byron Counts Tre Tailor

Media Sponsors Ricky Taylor

Deborah Woodard Memorial Danny & Dayna Woodard


BIG T’s Barbecue Langley Management, McDonalds (Elmwood Ave.) Groucho’s

CONFERENCE BAGS & BOTTLES City of Columbia OBO, Langley Management Michelle Harris, SC DHEC Elizabeth Alexander, Wells Fargo Columbia Metropolitian Airport


Erica McGee, BME Screenprinting

Auntie Karen Young Entrepreneurs Conference


Student Sponsors City of Columbia, Office of Business Development ID Newman United Methodist Church Lee Central School District Coretta McGill & Helen Davis Kerry Abel Henry & Patricia Motes Rev. Frederick Smith, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Newberry Dr. Aprel Barnes,Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center, Brookland Community Pediatrics Vallorie Robinson, SC DJJ Kevin Banks, Fortis College Melissa Lindler, City of Columbia OBO

Auntie Karen Foundation – Artpreneurs at Auntie Karen’s Place Auntie Karen has partnered with 16 artists to provide a place where they can teach art skills to young children and teens. It has been proven that providing a safe haven for young children and teens keeps them occupied and gives them something to look forward to daily. Classes include: bass drums, creative cooking, dance, drums, guitar, keyboards, sewing, spoken word and visual arts. These classes will continue to inspire a new generation of business leaders through arts and technology. Please consider becoming a regular friend of the Auntie Karen Foundation. When you contribute to the Auntie Karen Foundation you will continue to help us to empower, enlighten, and educate kids throughout the state of South Carolina. We need your support to continue our work which began in 2003. No donation is too small. Will you help a child learn through the arts? Thank you! Give now:$auntiekarenfnd

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Celebrate Black History

Celebrate Freedom: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a partnership with The University of South & The Auntie Karen Foundation

Entertainment provided by: Greetings: President Harris Pastides Emcees: Tre Tailor/Wally Amos Music: Jasmine Johnson, Vocalist Big Redd, Christian Rap Artist Just Us Band - *Zion Campbell, *Motley Nelson, Fred Kennedy A Touch of Faith, USC Gospel Group John Lakin , Gospel Recording Artist Spoken Word by The Watering Hole: Monifa “Selah the Poet” Lemons Angelo “Eye-Am-Bic” Geter

The Auntie Karen partnered with The University of South Carolina Office of Diversity & Inclusion to provide the entertainment for today’s program. Featured today of several members of The Auntie Karen Team: Several Auntie Karen Young Entrepreneurs and Artists are here such as: Jasmine Johnson, Motley Nelson, Zion Campbell, Kaitlyn Counts and Anita Staggers.

Visual Artists J Renee Kaitlyn Counts Ethan Fletcher John Daniel Moorer The Beloved Community Stan Brown, Director Scott Blanks Marilyn Matheus Kashad Kraus Joe Henry Ilene Fins Libby Campbell

Historic Presentation Dr. Bobby Donaldson Images provided by SC 63 Sound & Lighting Courtland Thomas

USC Graduates Stan Brown and Karen Alexander joined forces to provide the entertainment for the event. The pair were members of Carolina Alive while students at USC.

Photos by Lisa Macon & Arzu Eubanks

Auntie Karen Young Entrepreneurs

Kaitlyn Counts Visual Artist

Image: “Where Do We Go From Here” by J. Renee

Planning Committee:

USC MLK Weekend 2019 Planning Committee John Dozier David Simmons Ore Oluwole Hasan Ross Anna Edwards Stan Brown Keisa Gunby Kareemah Hosendove Qiana Whitted Prischilla Ramsey Dana Woodard Augie Grant Jabari Bodrick Shay Malone Aaron Greene Carl Wells Elizabeth Muth Michelle Bryan Taylor Wright Rebecca-Mari Kaze Pamela Bowman Jennifer Gunter Karen Alexander Special Thanks To: The University of South Carolina Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Auntie Karen Foundation, Umekia Chapter 610 of The Eastern Stars (volunteers), Toshia Addison, Lisa Macon, photographer, Don Patterson, videographer; Ricky Taylor, videographer; Arzu Ebanks, photographer, Pilar Ebanks, Kevin Banks, Frenche’ Brewer, The Association of African American Students at USC, Jessica Terrell, Destini Robinson, Isis Mitchell,

Zion Campbell & Motley Nelson Just Us Band

Anita Staggers Candles by Kehlani Jaii

Johnson Middle School Chorus Timmonsville, South Carolina

Jasmine Johnson (middle) Opera Singer

Executive Committee Karen Alexander, President, Graphics Mildred Branch, Co-Chairperson Tre Tailor, Public Relations, All Star Band Barbara Bowman, Preview Party Donald Wood, Public Relations Linda Wilson, Reception Jackie GrifďŹ n, Auction Hope Jeffcoat, Master Class & Tickets Toshia Addison, Black History Program Betty A. Etheredge, Program Book Dr. Casey Goldston Giraudy, Volunteers Courtland Thomas, Social Media Media Team Tre Tailor, Media Production Karen Alexander, Graphics Betty Etheredge, Photographer, Graphics Willie Chiles, Photographer Lisa Macon, Photographer John Summers, Photographer Ricky Taylor, Videographer DDCP Communications, Videographer Lee County School Media Literacy Team Pressmark Studios, Videographer Byron Counts, Music Acecily Alexander, Social Media Rodgers Boykin, Artwork

Planning Committee Members Team Members Debbie Cherry Gwen Jordan Phyllis Sanders Shirley Mack Anne Arnold Deborah Breedlove Gladys Carter Dr. Gwen Dixon Coe Evelyn Williams Kim Hicks Debbie Cherry Diane Selph Joan Mobley Auction Committee Norma I. Blocker Precious Bryant Lorraine Mickle Wanda Crumlin Christina Miles Stan Cummings Paul Morton Renee Robinson Auntie Karen Glam Squad Debora Lloyd, Stylist Tre Tailor, Stylist Sergio Hudson, Designer Richard Sims, Hair & Makeup The Ivory Tower (Master Class)

The Isley Brothers

featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs

The Isley Brothers First formed in the early 50’s, THE ISLEY BROTHERS have achieved one of the longest, most influential and diverse careers across popular music. Over the course of nearly half a century, founding members Ronald and Ernie lsley’s unbelieve history spanned massive cultural shifts which developed their sound from gritty R&B to Motown soul and pulse pounding funk. Responsible for hits such as “Twist and Shout”, “Who’s That Lady”, and “It’s Your Thing”, THE ISLEY BROTHERS have had three Billboard Top 10 singles, eleven of their albums charted in the Top 40, and sixteen of their albums have received either certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum status.


Opening Video

Produced by Ricky Taylor, Vision & Voice Media

Welcome & Acknowledgements

Karen Alexander, Auntie Karen Foundation Shante Sumpter, WACH Fox 57

Auntie Karen All Star Band

Terence Young, Lead Guitarist Byron Counts, II, Keyboardist Brittany Turnipseed, Vocalist Tia Durant,Vocalist Eric Gill, II, Bass Guitarist Imari Belton, Drummer Music Coordinators: Terence Young & Tre’ Tailor

Intermisssion Please support The Auntie Karen Foundation Silent Auction in the lobby!

Karen Alexander, Auntie Karen Foundation Tre Tailor, Auntie Karen Foundation

Give Aways

Introduction of The Isley Brothers


Robin Simone, Kiss 103.1 FM

The Isley Brothers, featuring Ron and Ernie Isley

Tonight we also remember Sarah B. Watson, Auntie Karen Team member

Terence Young - Lead Guitarist Terence Young is Respected as one of the most Talented and Versatile Guitarist/Artist in the World. He has recorded 12 full length CDs and 3 singles including a Prince Tribute compilation. His CDs comprises of Smooth R&B Jazz, Gospel Jazz, Christmas Jazz and a Rock/Blues instrumental CD entitled GENESIS. He has 2 Jazz CDs that made the Smooth Jazz Top 100 Charts including has latest single “MY JEWEL”. Terence has shared the stage and toured with countless national artists. He’s performed the National Anthem on guitar at NBA and college basketball games. He has received several awards including a Humanitarian Award. Terence is a native of Elko, South Carolina and now resides in Columbia, South Carolina. He manages 2 bands, FINESSE which is a Corporate/Party Band, and his Smooth Jazz Group THE TERENCE YOUNG EXPERIENCE, Lastly he’s been the Musical Director for The Auntie Karen All Star Band for 13 years. Many musicians and singers have developed successful careers locally and nationally because of this platform.

Byron Counts, II - Keyboardist Byron Counts, II first fell in love with the piano when his dad introduced it to him at the age of 6. He played his first song in church at the age of 7. Since then, he’s played many gigs and plays in church every Sunday. He hopes to have a successful music career in the future.

Imari Belton - Drummer Imari Belton is a 20 year old drummer from Columbia, South Carolina. He strives everyday to get better at drums and as well as his tempo. Percussion is his passion and he would love to do it for the rest of his life.

Tia Durant - Vocalist Tia Durant is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. The soulful sound of Tia LaTrell soothes the heart and mind of every listener. Her flow and sound are both refreshing and captivating. Since the age of 5, Tia has used her vocal gifting to win the hearts of family, friends and contemporaries across the nation. Her ability to express this art form has allowed her the opportunity to travel nationally & internationally sharing various genres of music. From Sumter to Rome, Tia has made her mark on changing the perspective of an artist. Sharing the stage with the likes of many noted artist, some of which include Leandria Johnson, Kim Burrell, Jason Nelson, Beverly Crawford, Vickie Winans, Fantasia, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, the Clark Sisters, Wendi Wyatt, Vashawn Mitchell; Tia has been a joyful presence. Reared and rooted in the church, she has developed a strong foundation and attributes her success to her relationship with God. She is a 2011 graduate of Sumter High School furthering her post-secondary education at the University of South Carolina. A savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur, Tia continues to lead in the marketplace and shows the strength and pattern of success. A breath of fresh of air and soothing sound made just for you! Tia’s mantra is the beauty of joy is rooted in the essence of true love and music.

Brittany Turnipseed - Vocalist For Brittany Turnipseed, music is more than an art form – it is life! Music is the portal through which Brittany explores her purpose and the world around her. You can find Brittany sharing her soulful, musical wonderland as a reoccurring featured artist at the Chayz Lounge in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Most recently, Brittany has opened for Broadway great Melba Moore, and the R&B sensation Eric Roberson. As an experienced recording artist, Brittany has worked with several local artists and is completing her own musical project. Hearing Brittany sing is not just good listening, it’s an adventure through melody. Time spent under Brittany’s voice and musical stylings can best be described as a captivating journey through graceful melodies and entrancing storytelling.

Eric Gill, II - Bass Guitarist Eric Gill discovered his love for music at age 4 on the piano. A multi-instrumentalist, Eric plays electric bass, double bass, drum set and a multiplicity of percussion instruments. From R&B to jazz to gospel, this talented musician draws audiences with his smooth soulful sound. A junior at Blythewood High School, Eric is a member of the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Steel Drum Ensemble, R&B Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra. He is currently the bassist at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

Jalisa Monique & Soulful Therapy - Downstairs Reception Band Jalisa Monique & Soulful Therapy is a group of young talented singers/musicians hailing from Sumter, South Carolina looking to heal the hearts, minds and souls of any individual listening to the soulful tunes they perform. While generally being a R&B/Soul band, they often capture the audience’s attention with a few country, rock, jazz and gospel hits. Since 2016, Jalisa Monique & Soulful Therapy has been known to create an atmosphere of joy at local festivals, restaurants, birthday celebrations and weddings. The band’s motto is: “If what you’re doing isn’t meaningful to the soul of a person, then you’re only entertaining.” For booking, contact Larry Alston at 803-795-6072 or email Jalisa Monique at

Beyond The Deep - Upstairs Reception Band

Greg Bailey

Delaney Dunn

Kevin Washington

Emmanuel Charles

15 Years of Showcasing Great South Carolina Talent 2004

Capitol City Chorale & Vibrations Dance


All Star Band - Cheri Maree, Edris Deago, Eric Glenn, Jeff Elmore, Rico Tyler, Roland Haynes, Sam Jenkins, Skipp Pearson & Terence Young


Cheri Maree, Eric Glenn, Jeff Elmore, Antoine Miles, Sam Jenkins, Philip Whack & Terence Young


Cheri Maree, Eric Glenn, Jeff Elmore, Rico Tyler, Sam Jenkins, Philip Whack, Terence Young & Edris Deago


Debra Bailey, Michael Benson, Ken Cheels, Terence Young, Tyrone Mack, Edris Deago & Terrainio McKee Cunningham


Terence Young, Collette Blakeney, Nick Brewer, Joe Jackson, Byron Counts, Jeremy Roberson, James Adams & Guy Johnson


Terence Young, Regina Skeeters, Fred Burrell, Reggie Sullivan, Byron Counts, Don Russo & Dante Lewis


Terence Young, Shameka Dwight, Tim Smalls, Superior Edwards, Rod King, John Hobbs & Jesse “JJ” Hinnant


Terence Young, Jenna McSwain, Reggie Sullivan, Jermaine Jackson, Roderick Thomas & Chris Andrews


Terence Young, Byron Counts, Sam Jenkins, Tre Tailor, Patti Harris, Herschell Clark, Karen Alexander & Fred Burrell


Terence Young, Karen Thompson, G. John Martin, Mike Stone, Nigel Blanding, Stot Juru, Tristan Cills


Terence Young, Arlington Akers, Hank Bilal, Micah Blanding, Clyde Frazier, Lasell WIlliams, Maya Neiada, J. Michael Peeples


All Youth All Star Band: Terence Young (MD), Jadon Shy, Joi Roberson, Chyna Young, Djuan Diggs, Byron Counts, Jr., Paul Jones, III, Joseph Duncan, Tiitus Jackson


Unity Performance featuring Auntie Karen All Stars: Anissa Greene, Hope Jeffcoat, “Every Black Girl” Jada “Beats” Adams, Kennedy Guyton and Jojo Barnes


Terence Young, Byron Counts, II, Brittany Turnipseed, Tia Durant, Eric Gill, II, Imari Belton

Volunteers and Donors

Auction Committee:

Groucho’s - Bruce Miller Charles & Valerie Aiken - Elm Abode USC - Booker T. Washington Auditorium Frenche Brewer Shay Malone Casey Giraudy Andre Walker Ayiko Bridges Bernard Thompson Betty Etheredge - Betty Graphix Corey Ingram Shirley Bell Diann Selph Evelyn Williams Fern Moses Irma Lowman Kerry Abel Kim Hicks Renee Walls Rick Giraudy Rodgers Boykin Romi Robinson Ruby James Sarah Gay Spencer Bowman Stephanie Fontenot Tina Grimes Veda Sargent Chris Griffin Beverly Black Carl Smith Vincent Black Gwen Jordan Melzina Cannon Dr. Phyllis Sanders J. Renee Lisa Macon Andrew Campbell The Mediterian Tea Room The Flower Station, Anthony Kennedy Kevin Banks Bobby Keller

Precious Bryant Norma Irvin Blocker Wanda Crumlin Stan Cummings Jackie Griffin - Chair Joyce Rose Harris Lorraine Mickle Christina Miles Paul Morton

Delta Gems Volunteers: Jada Rodgers Shalah Mack Taylor Dowling Danielle Morgan Bria Hamilton Kymber Lee

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc . Delta Gems Advisors: Dee Huggins Patricia Dillard Latisha Lowery Davida Hopkins

Preview Party & Ticket Sales: Deborah Breedlove Anne Arnold Shirley Mack Shirley Bell Phyllis Sanders Barbara Bowman Linda Wilson Mildred Branch Debbie Cherry Tre Tailor

Karen Alexander Gladys Carter Dr. Gwen Dixon-Coe Jackie Griffin Gwen Jordan Tre Tailor Donald Wood Lisa Macon Hope Jeffcoat

Jonathan Green, Artist

Mary Kay - Sharon L. Jackson

Automotive Perfection, LLC - Khary Griffin

Massage Envy

Black Expo And Taste of Columbia Combo

Meditating Massage Wellness Center

Bonefish Grill

Mediterranean Tea House

Brookland Banquet and Conference Center

Mouse House, Inc.

Carolina Imports


Columbia Museum of Art

Premier Designs Jewelry

Crescent Olive

Simply Southern Gifts & Home Décor

DiPrato’s Delicatessen

Special Moments Photos - Keith Davis

DRIP Coffee Shop

The late Jim Barnes

European Wax Center

The Liberia’s HOPE Quilting Initiative from SC African American Commission

Gallery West Hampton Street Vineyard Homegrown Hospitality Group Hunter Gatherer Jackie Griffin Joe Pinkney John Daniel Moorer, Artist John T. Elliott Salon Jonathan Green, Artist Jos A. Banks Josef Berliner, Artist Liberty Restaurant Mad Platter

The Warehouse Tombo Grill Wanda Crumlin Woodley’s Garden Center

Thank You!

Auntie Karen Silent Auction Donors Very Special Thank You to: FRAME WAREHOUSE, Village of Sandhill Please show your thanks by supporting & visiting the businesses of our Donors!

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Chapin 138-B Amick’s Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 945-2001 Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-9:00 Sun 11-2:30

Columbia - Sparkleberry Crossing 111 Sparkleberry Crossing, Suite 8 Columbia, SC 29229 (803) 419-6767 Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Irmo 800 Lake Murray Boulevard, #2 Irmo, SC 29063-8498 (803) 749-4515 Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

West Columbia 2265 Sunset Boulevard West Columbia, SC 29169 (803) 796-7826 Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Congratulates the Auntie Karen Foundation & Welcomes The Isley Brothers to Columbia

Operation Veteran Support Dr. Glen Brown

Founder & CEO 3600 Colonial Drive Columbia, SC 29203 Cell: 803-467-2791 Office: 803-661-9468

“Getting Veterans all the support they deserve�

Young Entrepreneur Caterer, Personal Chef Cooking Demonstrator Speaker Inspirational Dancer Actress, Etc… 803-463-2099

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5210 Two Notch Road Columbia, SC 29204 Anthony Kennedy

Owner of The Flower Station & Jaguar Picture and Sound 803-754-3565

Congratulates the Auntie Karen Foundation & Welcomes The Isley Brothers to Columbia 2009



Young Entreprenuers...

Then & Now Stephen W. Love, Jr.

Original worn by Auntie Karen

Sheldon Ferguson

Grammy Nominated




Emmy Winner

Original worn by musical icon Beyonce

Thank you to the Auntie Karen Foundation for the years of good work in our community.

I am a proud supporter!


Seth Rose

Shandra Childs-Thomas

Weddings, Private Events, Corporate Events, BBQs

EddiE GrEEn, Jr. OwnEr & ChEf


Call 803.513.4889 or 803.513.4893 

Congratulations Auntie Karen

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Jackie Griffin

Jackie Griffin

“The Realtor Who Brings Results”

EALTOR 803.260.6555 • R Cell: 803-260-6555 • Office: 803-782-4001

Keller Williams Realty • email:

140 Wildewood Dr. • Columbia, SC 29223 CarsonPark & Associates Realtors 1620 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206

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Congratulations to the Auntie Karen Foundation on Legends of 2019! Richland County Councilman Paul Livingston

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•Programs• •Flyers• • Business Cards• •Photography• • Brochures• •Pamphlets• Betty A. Etheredge, Owner Phone: 803-414-0972 Email:

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Congratulations to the Auntie Karen Foundation on the 15th Legends of... Concert from

Congratulations to the

Auntie Karen Foundation on your annual

Legends of ... Concert Series Sharon L. Jackson

Independent Beauty Consultant 3 Windward Ct. Columbia, SC 29229 803-391-0546 God First, Family Second, Career Third

“Save Your Time . . . Use Mine”

Personal & Professional Services • Event Planning • • Seminars • • Image Consulting • WITH THE CARD THAT OPENS DOORS IN 50 STATES

Debora D. Lloyd

(803) 479-4319 •

Damien’s Small Batch Confections

Homemade All Natural Sweets & Treats Damien Bell, Chef 803-665-6213

Homemade Ice Cream Cakes Cheese Cakes Chocolate Turtles Various Brittles Other flavors and items available upon request

Delectable Experiences! Programs Flyers Brochures Pamphlets

Lisa Macon, Owner Columbia, SC 29229 Phone: 803-529-6664 Email:

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Restaurant Catering Meal Prep Education Event Services


Congratulations to the Auntie Karen Foundation on Legends of 2019! Richland County Councilwoman Yvonne McBride

Congratulations to the Auntie Karen Foundation on Legends of 2019! City of Columbia Councilman Ed McDowell

Congratulations to the Auntie Karen Foundation on another Successful Legends of...Concert &

Welcome to Columbia,

The Isley Brothers!

Cokey’s Kitchen Elegant Touch Fine Taste Aleathea Williams Owner & CEO 803-348-0841 FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM: @CokeysKitchen

Congratulations to the Auntie Karen Foundation on your 15th Annual Legends of Concert Series from

Frank & Melanie Baker

For all your custom cakes, cakepops & sweet treat needs

Call Jasmine Dunbar at 803-497-5129

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us.

3307 North Main Street • Columbia SC 29203 803 807 9567 •

Marchee’s Devine Creations 803-509-3811 “If you can think it, I can make it Devine.”

A & J Catering Specializing in Weddings, Family Reunions and Social Events 7120 Firelane Road Columbia, SC 29223 Phone: 803.736.1251 Pager: 803.355.0317 Cell: 803.355.0317


Coach Harold White

August 3,1940 - February 14, 2019

SOULFUL BAKES Francesca Hickman Owner

Phone: 803-466-7437


“Where baking is second nature”

709 Gervais Street in the Vista Columbia, SC 29201 803-722-7506 7 am - 3 pm Everyday

Scott Benny’s Food Truck 803-724-2808

“The Isley Brothers” featuring Ronald & Ernest Isley February 22, 2019 Koger Center Columbia, SC How did you hear about us? Please indicate name  Radio ______________  Television ____________________  Newspaper __________________  Email/Web___________________  Person_______________________  Billboard_____________________ Hospitality Before concert Restaurant____________ After concert Restaurant _____________ Concert  2004  2010  2016

Age Range Please check one  21& under  22 - 34  35 to 49  50 and above Race  African American  White  Hispanic  Asian 

Data Legends Attendance  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2018

Who would you like to see perform at Legends

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Are you visiting Columbia, SC?  Yes  No Staying at:  A Friend’s  Hotel_______________________ How many nights?_______  I would like to become a Legends of...Concert sponsor

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