Chuck Berry to be Honored at St. Louis Arts Awards

Chuck Berry to be Honored at St. Louis Arts Awards

Tickets to the 2013 St. Louis Arts Awards, set for January 21, 2013, at the Chase Park Plaza, are now on sale. Legendary St. Louis singer and songwriter Chuck Berry is one of seven honorees who will be honored that night in what is the kick-off to the Arts and Education Council's 50th Anniversary.

The awards ceremony will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. in the Lindell Room followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 p.m. in the Khorassan Ballroom. Proceeds from the event will benefit A&E's annual campaign that funds nearly 70 arts and arts organizations throughout the 16-county, bi-state St. Louis region.

Berry, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award, will be joined by fellow nominees Michael Uthoff (Excellence in the Arts); Duane Martin Foster (Art Educator of the Year); Judy and Jerry Kent (Excellence in Philanthropy); St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU (Champion of the Arts); Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Excellence in the Arts) and PNC Bank (Corporate Support of the Arts). Presented since 1992, the St. Louis Arts Awards is the preeminent award ceremony honoring individuals who achieve a legacy of artistic excellence, and organizations and businesses that enrich St. Louis arts and cultural community.

For more information regarding the event or to order tickets, please contact Susan Rowe Jennings at 314/289-4004, or email susan-r@KeepArtHappening.org. Single tickets are $300 and Patron tickets are $1,000. In order to be listed in the program as a Patron ticket holder or Table Sponsor at the $3,000 level and above, reservations must be received by January 11, 2013.

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