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The Legendary Whispers Receive Honors and Recognition from Music Industry and Fans

Las Vegas, NV, Friday, August 27, 2007 -- One of the most respected and enduring vocal groups in the music industry, The Whispers, with a stellar career that spans over four decades, continues to rack up awards and honors for their longevity and success in the music industry.
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The American Black Music Association Academy of America selected The Whispers to be named as “LIVING LEGENDS” by their selection committee of music executives, radio station programmers, music journalists, fellow musicians and entertainers. They were honored at the 2007 American Black Music Awards held in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the Cashman Field Theatre. This formal “white-tie” event was one of the most exciting, informative, and gala activities in Las Vegas, as they rolled out the red carpet for their nominees, honorees, special guests and celebrity hosts.

The BMA’s mission is clear: “We must recognize yesterday’s and today’s achievers, so we can build tomorrow’s leaders.” According to Rick Warren, CEO, the Whispers serve as an inspiration for young people preparing for their own destiny, while also attaining “greatness”, as they have ascended to the top of their profession. The BMA is currently operating programs throughout the Oakland San Francisco Bay Area, Houston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles areas to help young people reach their destiny. Information about the awards and the BMA can be ascertained at http://americanblackmusicawards.com.

This is one of many honors the Whispers have received this past year. On Jul 28, 2007, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty of Washington DC formally recognized the Whispers at Constitution Hall by proclamation citing them as role models for today’ young entertainers and excellence in the field of music and community service.

On Sunday, July 1, 2007, The San Francisco Bay Area in association with KBLX FM Radio and The City of Antioch formally recognized the whispers at an awards dinner and “Love fest” for 44 years of music, exceptional longevity, and industry professionalism, and for the current success of their CD, “For Your Ears Only” and soon to be released DVD and CD, “Whispers Live From Las Vegas” featuring a live performance of 19 of their greatest hits.

In the past two years, they have received awards from the Bay Area Blues Society, the San Francisco region of the Grammy Foundation, and cities throughout America.
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