February 8, 1993 |
As glittering and glamorous as ballroom galas can be, nothing beats the at-home bash for social intimacy. There, the most personal feelings are exchanged (and heard ). There, guests and celebs can relax. There, the Baccarat and sterling come into play. And so it went for pop diva Dionne Warwick on Friday night when she was honored for her charity work on behalf of AIDS awareness at the San Clemente estate of Phil Ramsden and Alvin Morrison.
January 29, 1993 |
The list of hits Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote in the '60s for Dionne Warwick seems endless: "Walk on By," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?," "Alfie". . . . And when she appears with the Pacific Symphony tonight and Saturday, Warwick certainly will be singing some of them. But Warwick also will be doing a new Bacharach-David song "Sunny Weather Lover." The tune is the first single from Warwick's album "Friends Can Be Lovers," released earlier this week.
October 10, 1991 |
Concert Summit: Winnie Mandela, wife of the president of the African National Congress, joined Dionne Warwick and other celebrities Tuesday in announcing a three-day international concert and summit next month in Lagos, Nigeria, that will focus on the plight of children in Africa. The late November concert, hosted by Warwick, will consist of artists from Africa, Europe and America and will be televised internationally.
December 17, 1990 |
"When the women call, you've got to show up," said Lou Gossett Jr. These women were the members of the Kwanza Foundation, a fund-raising and charitable organization made up of black women in the entertainment industry. The occasion was the foundation's 17th annual dinner held at the Radisson Bel-Air Summit hotel on Friday night honoring singer Dionne Warwick. Gossett emceed the evening, which was chaired by his wife, Cyndi James Gossett.
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October 14, 1990 |
Singer Dionne Warwick, whose 1986 collaborative song, "That's What Friends Are For," raised about $2 million for AIDS research, was honored Saturday night by a national gay and lesbian support group. The group, Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, chose Warwick as the ninth recipient of the organization's Humanitarian Award because of her continuing work for those stricken with AIDS through the Warwick Foundation, spokesman David Fuller said.
August 20, 1990 |
What do you get when you fall in love? "You only get lies and pain and sorrow," Dionne Warwick sang years ago, "so, for at least, until tomorrow, I'll never fall in love again." Since then, there've been hundreds of tomorrows for Warwick, who is celebrating her 29th year in show business, and she admits she's been in love on every one of them.
July 2, 1990 |
In some ways, the power of Nelson Mandela's weekend Coliseum appearance was felt most strongly across town at the Warwick Foundation's third annual AIDS benefit gala, where his strongest constituency, a predominantly black activist crowd, was assembled, and where there was palpable frustration over schedule conflicts that kept them from hearing the South African leader's speech. Foundation founder Dionne Warwick said she "would have loved to have made a merger of the two events."
July 2, 1990 |
Even the specter of the suffering and despair surrounding AIDS didn't dampen the "That's What Friends Are For" benefit concert Saturday night at the Universal Amphitheatre. The predominant mood at the third annual event was one of unfailing optimism as most of the all-star lineup--which included Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones--chose to celebrate life and to concentrate on the progress being made against the disease.