TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Grammy Award Winner Vanessa Williams to Headline Annual Brillance at Livermore's Bankhead Gala
Sep 03, 2021
Livermore Arts is celebrating the return of live performances with Grammy Award-winning entertainer Vanessa Williams headlining the annual Brilliance at the Bankhead fundraising gala on September 11, 2021. Known for her powerful voice and gracious stage presence, she is one of just a few artists who have topped the charts in a full range of genres from pop, dance, R&B, andadult contemporary, to holiday, Latin, gospel, and jazz. She will be accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony at what is the largest fundraising event of the year for Livermore Arts. Proceeds support activities at both the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center, as well as the independent non-profit organization's broad educational and cultural arts out reach activities.
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her albums have sold over 25 million records worldwide with such popular hits as "Dreamin'", "Running Back to You", "Save the Best for Last", and "Colors of the Wind" from Disney's animated film "Pocahontas," for which she was honored with a Golden Globe, a Grammy and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Williams' critically-acclaimed work also includes a wide range of films and television shows such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty," as well as the Broadway stage, where she starred alongside Cicely Tyson and Cuba Gooding Jr. in "The Trip to Bountiful."
"Brilliance at the Bankhead" includes dinner provide by On The Vine and live music featuring Spencer Sussman and Company on the plaza before the show as well as exciting liveand silent auction items.
Located in the heart of downtown Livermore, CA., the Bankhead Theater welcomes artists from diverse musical genres, as well as theater, dance, comedy, and other entertainment to suit all ages. For more information please visit www.lvpac.org.