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Includes cocktails, dinner and live performance by Motown legend Valerie Simpson
$160 of your ticket cost is tax-deductible.
Valerie Simpson was one half of the legendary singer-songwriter duo Ashford & Simpson, alongside partner Nick Ashford. As songwriters and performers, Ashford & Simpson have long ranked among the most acclaimed creative couples in modern music. As pioneers of the Motown sound, their award-winning collaborations span from writing hits for Ray Charles to helping shape Berry Gordy's Motown musical dynasty with songs for artists like Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. Their hits include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "You're All I Need to Get By," “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)." After Ashford & Simpson left Motown in 1973, they continued to write songs and produce for other artists including Chaka Khan (penning "I'm Every Woman") and Teddy Pendergrass, while launching their own successful career as performers. They garnered four gold records and their hits included "Send It," "Is It Still Good to Ya," "Stay Free" and "Solid (as a Rock).”
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville
When: Doors open at 7:00pm; cocktails begin at 7:30pm
Valet parking will be provided. (Use the 2nd hotel entrance off Phillips Lane.)
Dress: Track or cocktail attire
Operation Open Arms, Inc. is a Louisville, Kentucky-based non-profit organization founded by Cathy and Irv Bailey that provides care for children whose mothers are incarcerated.