FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Anthony Owens, UNCF
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Toni Thompson, Show Publicist
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ANTHONY ANDERSON RETURNS AS HOST, GRAMMY WINNING ARTISTS JILL SCOTT, THE ISLEY BROTHERS AND TYE TRIBBETT, JOIN ALICE SMITH, SEVYN STREETER, AUGUST ALSINA AND SPOKEN REASONS TO PERFORM ON UNCF AN EVENING OF STARS®

TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY, MARCH 20TH FOR SHOW TAPING AT THE ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER ON APRIL 6

UNCF An Evening of Stars will Air Nationally on the BET Network, Sunday April 13, 9p/10c


LOS ANGELES, CA (March 20, 2014) -- Grammy-winning artists Jill Scott, the Isley Brothers and Tye Tribbett will be joined by Alice Smith, Sevyn Streeter, August Alsina and Spoken Reasons to perform at the 35th annual UNCF An Evening of Stars. Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson returns to host the show for the second consecutive year. Last week, UNCF announced the 35th taping of UNCF An Evening of Stars® would take place in its new home at the Atlanta Civic Center on April 6, 2014.

UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax was pleased to announce the return of Anderson and the show's new location. "There is no better home for this iconic evening of entertainment than Atlanta," said Lomax. "I want to personally thank Anthony and encourage all Atlantans to join us for the incredible show planned to raise much needed funds to invest in better futures for young people across the country."

Tickets go on sale beginning today, Thursday, March 20 at Ticketmaster.com. For information regarding VIP ticket packages, visit uncf.org/aeos. UNCF An Evening of Stars® will air nationally on BET, Sunday, April 13 at 10p/9c. The show will also air in syndication on May 31 and June 1 (check local listings for dates and times).

This year's show is made possible by national sponsors McDonald's, Wells Fargo, and Target, which also serves as the "Rising Stars" scholarship sponsor. Buick is as an official sponsor and the City of Atlanta and Clear Channel serve as the city and media sponsor, respectively.

For more than 100 years, Atlanta has been the cradle of African American education, and is known as the center of African American business and entertainment. The city, and state of Georgia, has been a major hub of UNCF's work as four of the organization's member colleges and universities are in Atlanta, and one in Augusta. UNCF awards more than 700 scholarships worth over $6.8 million to students in Atlanta, who attend both HBCU's and other institutions including Georgia State University, Emory University and Georgia Tech.

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