Nigerian singer David Adedeji Adeleke, alslo known as name Davido put up a spectacular opening performance at the Spirit of Life Gala held on the night of Thursday November 20 2016 at the Santa Monica.
The How Long hit maker opened the Gala night with a medley of original, classic and hit songs.
The event saw other amazing performers including American country music group Little Big Town and Michael W. Smith, american musician who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts.
Put together by City of Hope, a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases, Joel A Katz was honoured for his contribution towards the organization.
— City of Hope (@cityofhope) November 11, 2016
About Joel A Katz
As general counsel for the Recording Academy he negotiated the Grammy Awards’ 10-year extension deal with CBS and the Country Music Assn.’s deal with ABC for its awards show.
His lengthy client list includes artists like Kenny Chesney, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett and Willie Nelson, while on the corporate side he represents Clear Channel Entertainment, Anschutz Entertainment and Gibson Guitar.
As co-general counsel to the Michael Jackson estate with John Branca, he helped strike the refinancing of Jackson’s Sony/ATV Music Publishing deal and a pact with Sony for Jackson’s catalog.
He was co-counsel on and oversaw the sale of Evergreen Publishing. Katz is also an investor in Senzari, a new music service that offers Internet radio with personalized recommendations and a full integration with Facebook