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Towering musical legend Quincy Jones will accept the Los Angeles Press Club’s Visionary Award, for his humanitarian work. Jones will be introduced by Tina Sinatra and sit down for a candid onstage interview with NBC4’s Robert Kovacik. Entertainment Tonight’s co-host Nancy O’Dell will receive the Luminary Award for career achievement.

The 7th Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards Gala honors reporters, photographers and critics across all media platforms.

What: Silent auction, banquet and show in a friendly and intimate setting

When: Sunday, November 23, at 5 pm
Red Carpet 4.30 pm, Dinner and program at 6 pm

Who: Quincy Jones, Tina Sinatra, Nancy O’Dell and comedian Alonzo Bodden

Hosts: Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years/Sullivan & Son) and Valerie Azlynn (Sullivan & Son)

Where: Famed Crystal Ballroom at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Why: A fundraiser for the nonprofit, 501©(3), Los Angeles Press Club

The event is open to the public
A three-course meal is included in the ticket price


The judging of the 2014 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards is finished and the finalist list is complete.

Luminary Award: NANCY O’DELL

HOLLYWOOD, CA: The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Entertainment Tonight’s co-host Nancy O’Dell will accept the Luminary Award at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on November 23rd at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles.

“Ms. O’Dell is one of the hardest working professionals in the business and truly deserving of this career achievement award,” says Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4.

Nancy O'Dell is not only the co-host of the most watched entertainment news program in the world, Entertainment Tonight, among her many achievements she is also a producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of three bestselling books. She is the creator of “Little Ashby: Star Reporter,” an educational series of children’s apps. O’Dell was a special presenter on CBS’s Academy of Country Music Awards in both 2012 and 2013, as well as a special host of Fox’s American Country Music Awards. Previously, Ms. O’Dell had served as the co-anchor of “Access Hollywood” for 13 years. She graduated summa cum laude from Clemson university where she also received an honorary doctorate in 2013. read more...

The Visionary Award: QUINCY JONES

HOLLYWOOD, CA: The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that music legend Quincy Jones will accept the Visionary Award at a gala celebration on November 23 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles.

The Visionary Award was instituted two years ago to honor an individual within the Entertainment Industry who uses their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and importance.

Quincy Jones pioneered the model of using celebrity to raise money and awareness for a cause with “We Are the World.” The song remains the best-selling single of all-time, and raised more than $63 Million for Ethiopian famine relief. More importantly, however, it shined a spotlight on the Ethiopian drought and U.S. Government responded with over $800 million in aid.

“Mr. Jones has not only touched the lives of countless artists and entertainers in music, television and film, but he has touched the lives of countless strangers through his tireless and continuing humanitarian efforts,” says Press Club President Robert Kovacik. read more...

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