LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2016) - Carolco Pictures, Inc. (
A number of legendary performers are slated to perform in Music City's biggest fundraising event. Charles Esten, best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on ABC's Nashville, is returning to host the gala, and Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Chris Young, Ronnie Milsap, Charles Esten and Ruby Wilson are set to perform at the event. Country icon Kenny Rogers will be among the evening's honorees. Kenny Rogers will be presented with the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award. Also being celebrated at the 2016 event are Nashville's own Aubrey Harwell (Spirit of Nashville Award), CMT's Brian Philips (Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award) Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., (Medical Research Advancement Award), along with the FedEx Corporation (Outstanding Global Citizenship Award).
The T.J. Martell Foundation was founded to assist in funding research to help fight leukemia, cancer, and AIDS at hospitals across the U.S., including the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Music City. The Honors Gala is one of the foundation's biggest events, having raised over $3.5 million for the cause since 2009.
Tinti Moffat, T.J. Martell Foundation's Southern Region Executive Director, said, "Having High Five Entertainment's Emmy Award winning producers Martin Fischer and Edie Hoback bringing their formidable skills to the event production again is such a gift to us. We are very grateful for their passion, skill and dedication to our mission to raise money for cutting edge research. "
Carolco Pictures subsidiary High Five Entertainment President Martin Fischer commented, "We are in love with the T.J. Martell Foundation and the important work they do. We feel privileged to be chosen to produce the 2016 Gala and contribute to this vitally important research."
About Carolco Pictures, Inc.: Carolco is a diversified entertainment company engaged in the financing, production, and leasing of motion picture properties. Carolco's most recent regulatory filings and financial information can be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov
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