Keri Hilson & Kelly Rowland attend Devyne Stephens’ 3rd annual Christmas Gala Wednesday evening (Dec. 22). [Sidebar: Keri must have missed the “Formal Attire” memo]
Devyne played host to over 500 Atlanta luminaries and friends from the music, arts, and philanthropic cultural spheres during the event, which was held at the historic Buckhead Theatre. Guests were greeted by a dazzling holiday ambiance which included Santa Claus and live reindeer.
Themed “Winter Wonderland”, the formal, black-tie evening inaugurated Devyne Interventions “Power of Music” text campaign to benefit Devyne Intervention and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding.
Keri Hilson & Kelly Rowland, Akon, Mayor Kasim Reed, Jermaine Dupri, Terri Vaughn, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios & NBA legend Julius “Dr. Jay” Irving,were just a few of the notable celebs spotted amongst the crowd.
As usual, Devyne was doing the most with several wardrobe changes and performances and the big surprise of the evening was a crowd pleasing Christmas performance by the legendary Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds.
More photos from Devyne Stephens’ 3rd Annual Christmas Gala + video of Babyface’s performance below:
Jazze Pha, Guest, Babyface, Demetria McKinney
Kelly Rowland & Devyne Stephens
The evening’s program saluted entertainment icon, Tyler Perry and Tyler Perry Studios for their extensive community and humanitarian support of organizations such as “Be Someone” and Hosea Feed the Hungry.
As the holiday show began, guests were riveted by Devyne Stephens’ appearance as conductor of the orchestra. Baby Face’s performance, the choir rendition of “Silent Night” and the high-energy entertainment by the exciting new group Audio held the audience spellbound. Later, guests enjoyed music provided by celebrity DJ, Infamous.
Julius “Dr J.” Erving & His Wife
Actress Terri J. Vauhn & her husband Karon Riley
Roger Bob & Kenny Leon
Photos: WireImage & KeeImages