1980s R&B star to headline Black and White Ball

4 Oct 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous


1980s R&B star to headline Black and White Ball
Shalamar lead singer and solo artist to perform at Milwaukee Urban League annual fundraiser

(Milwaukee, WI - October 4, 2021) - Howard Hewett, the artist known for 1980’s hits including “Second Time Around”, “Make That Move”, and “Amen”, will be the featured musical entertainment at Milwaukee Urban League’s 36th Annual Black and White Ball, Working Together, We are Hope in Action. The ball will take place on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Wisconsin Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203. The event, which is generously sponsored by Rockwell Automation, is a hybrid event with a limited number of in-person tickets and a live stream available for those who wish to participate from the comfort of their own homes. Tickets and event sponsorships can be purchased online.

“Milwaukee Urban League works to support and build opportunities for all in Milwaukee’s African-American community,” said MUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall. “We are pleased to welcome Howard Hewett, a Grammy Award-winning R&B star, to Milwaukee and the Black and White Ball. His appearance will provide financial support for MUL’s employment, education, and advocacy programs that help thousands each year as we empower communities and change lives.”

Hewett rose to fame as the lead vocalist for of the Grammy-winning vocal group Shalamar. Under Hewett’s smooth and distinctive vocals, the trio recorded a string of hits. Hewett was the groups lead singer from 1979 to 1985. Hewett then pursued a successful solo career, recording several albums including a gospel album and a Christmas album. His solo career also produced several R&B hits including, “I’m for Real”, “Stay”, “Strange Relationship”, “Show Me”, and “If I Could Only Have That Day Back.”

Hewett has recorded with Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie, and jazz legend George Duke.

A limited number of Black and White Ball sponsorships – which include in-person and hybrid tickets – are still available. For more information, please contact Florida Perry-Smith at fperrysmith@tmul.org. 

About Milwaukee Urban League

The Milwaukee Urban League is an affiliate of The National Urban League. We lead through education and outreach, employment and empowerment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that positions African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life. Milwaukee Urban League’s vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive and where the greater Milwaukee area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion. For more information, visit www.tmul.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @urbanleaguemke.

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