Don Mizell Grammy of the Year Exhibit at Old Dillard Museum Honors Mizell Family
Ray Charles – “Genius Loves Company”Ft. Lauderdale, Fl – Don Mizell, Album of the Year Grammy Winner 2005 for Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company,” will place his award and the historic Ivory Mizell Photography Collection on exhibit at Old Dillard Museum in a spectacular presentation ceremony to honor the Broward County Mizell Family Legacy on Saturday, July 31 from 11am – 2pm at the Old Dillard Museum Complex, 1009 NW 4th Street, Ft Lauderdale.
Broward County Commissioner Albert Jones will attend the ceremony and present official Broward County proclamations declaring July 31 “Don Mizell Appreciation Day” to Don Mizell, and “ Mizell Family Legacy Appreciation Day” to the Mizell Family for their accomplishments. The ceremony will also include a special musical performance by vocalists Thom Sessa and Tessi. Frank LoCanto, singer and Becon-TV host, will sing America the Beautiful. Also, there will be guest appearances by Jo Marie Payton, former co-star of “Family Matters,” and Nicole Henry, rising Jazz star.
In this extraordinary effort to elevate awareness and preserve the family legacy, Don will graciously use the opportunity of the Mizell Family’s 2010 Reunion to “Honor and Claim the Legacy” of the Mizell Family by focusing the spotlight on the family’s contributions to Broward County spanning the last 100 years.
The day will celebrate the legacy of the Broward County Mizell family pioneers such as Dr Von D. Mizell, Ivory Mizell, Ethel Pappy, Roy Mizell and Isadore Mizell while also acknowledging other local and nationally accomplished family members.
It is also a day to remind the community of the values that characterize the family’s legacy: individual achievement, personal responsibility and leadership service to community.
The Don Mizell Grammy Exhibit opening ceremony promises to truly be an impressive event for the Old Dillard Museum complex and a very special celebration of the Mizell Family Reunion.
July 14, 2010
Contact: Cheryl Mizell
Mizell Reunion, Inc.