Join for an evening with Vanessa Williams and her Mother Helen Williams as they discuss and sign their highly anticipated first book, You Have No Idea. Ms. Williams, a widely respected entertainer whose career highlights include The Right Stuff, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and former Miss America has been asked to write her memoir many times, but only now-with the help of her mother-she is ready to tell her story. When Vanessa Williams was growing up, she had a plan: Sheâ€™d go to college and major in musical theater; afterward sheâ€™d get her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and then she would embark on a successful career on Broadway. And to make sure she stayed on that path, her mother, Helen Williams, gave her a list of things that she should neverâ€“ everâ€“do. Near the top of that list was â€œnever ever pose nude for anyone.â€ So when Vanessa became the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss America in September 1983 (an accomplishment that she never planned for or desired), only to be forced to resign ten months later due to a nude photo scandal, the lives of both Vanessa and Helen took an unexpected turn. But Vanessa survived this setback, and many others to come, to enjoy a thirty-plus-year career as an award-winning singer and actress.
Wednesday, October 1,Â 5pm-7:30pm – 110 Tower,Â 110 SE 6th Street, Suite 1700,Â Fort Lauderdale Empire Executive OfficesÂ cordially invite you to their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!Â Enter for a chance to win giveaway prizes of: 1 year Virtual Office, 6 Month Virtual Office, 20 hours Conference Room/ Day office usage and many more!Â Take a tour, and enjoy […]
Saturday, January 22, 10am-2pm – DHL’s Corporate Office, 1210 S. Pine Island Road Plantation DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, is celebrating its commitment to environmental sustainability. On Saturday, January 22, the community is invited to a free, outdoor event at DHL’s Corporate Office in Plantation. The eco-conscious extravaganza will […]
Friday, September 16, 8-11pm – 1310 Gallery/Broward Historic Commission, 1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale Sugarcane Magazine Presents: The Beyond The Lucky Break Documentary Celebration and Fundraiser on Friday, September 16, from 8-11 PM at the Broward Historical Commission. Admission is $10, and includes music, poetry, food and film. The Beyond the Lucky Break Celebration […]