2013 Malibu Music Awards, Bobby Sherman was honored with the Humanitarian Award at Smothers Theatre.
70’s Teen Idol Bobby Sherman is retired from the entertainment business, but it is his work Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and his generous support of Children and Music that was being recognized as Bobby Sherman received The Humanitarian Award presented by Dick Van Dyke for his work with the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation and the Bobby Sherman EMT Foundation, an LA Based Organization that supplies non-profit community events with qualified EMT’s and Equipment.
Bobby Sherman went from sharing Peace to Keeping the Peace as and Los Angeles Police Officer and San Bernadino Country Sheriff
With wife Brigitte cheering him on Bobby was greeted by a standing ovation as he took the stage with Dick Van Dyke. The Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation was started in 2011. Brigitte and Bobby wanted to make a larger and more personal commitment to help the most vulnerable in society – children in developing countries. Their initial work in Ghana proved at risk children with food, clothing, healthcare and education in the cities of Ada and Accra. In addition, they offer a music and arts program consisting of lessons and instrument making. The children also have access to mentoring and workshops on a variety of topics, most focused on personal care.
In 2012 they started construction of a youth center in the city of Ada, approximately 70 Miles from Accra. Five buildings are completed: Kitchen, Staff quarters, classroom, dormitory, and The Pavilion, a multi-purpose building for dining, recreation, and musical instruction and performance. Future Construction will allow then to double the number of children being served from 30 –to 60 and have dedicated space for music and art instruction. If you would like to find out more go to: http://bbscfoundation.org/donate.html
Malibu Music Awards celebrated their 6th annual event with Host Robert Hays (Homeward Bound, TV Series Starman, NBC Special Mr. Roberts, Initiation of Sarah with Liz Stack and 25 other feature films including Airplane).
Honorees included: Benny Hester with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Christian Music present by Suzanne DeLaurentiis, and Cherie Currie Of the Runaways with Rock Legend Award. This year’s ceremony had a great line up starting with Gretchen Bonaduce’s “The Fatal 80’s” who not only preformed with her band but also Cherie Currie and was a frequent guest on stage to present such awards as Singer Songwriter of the Year to DYLAN McDONALD who when not on the road with his father Michael McDonald is out there with his own smooth style. Gretchen also Presented International Artist of the Year to ELLENIE GALESTAIN and Best New Artist to CHEATING DAYLIGHT. Also bringing out their best to the show where Country Artist of the Year WHITAKER AND ME, Alternative Album of the Year winner MICHAEL VAN LONDON and the Big Bad Pony Band, Best Young Teen Artist J ROSE, Blues Artist of the Year DAVE EDWARDS, Female Pop Performer of the Year LA WOOD, and Electronica Dance Music of the Year DIAMONDS N’ SCRATCH, Music Educator of the Year CANTOR MARCELO GINDLIN, ending the show with Malibu’s own Heavy Metal Band of the Year QUARANTINE. The REVERB NATION OVERALL WINNER of the Night went to MALOU TOLER and The Friends of Mine.
Awards were also presented to Vocal Coach of the Year PEGGI BLU (AMERICAN IDOL), Jubilee Songwriting Award to DINAH PATTON, Jazz Icon Award to SAL NISTICO accepted by his wife ANNA GRETA NISTICO presented by ELIZABETH STACK (daughter of Robert Stack), Excellence in Sound Mixing to TOMMY VICARI by GORDON GOODWIN and rounding out the awards with the Founder Award to TERENCE DAVIS.
Guests received gift bags provided by: Lisa Kline, The Sunset, Gladstone’s, Café Habana, Cobian, Solar, My Little Black Box, Serendipity Cupcakes, Zenify, CoCo Libre, The Joint Studios, Reverb Nation, Whistles For Life, Bobby Sherman Foundation, Herbalife, Word, MSPR, Loma Organics, Nikki B Style, iKonic, Swat Fuel, Savory Saltine Seasoning, Hanser, Dukes Malibu, JesseJaM, among others...