Orlando, FL. – On behalf of the Florida Classic Consortium, Florida A&M University President James H. Ammons and Bethune-Cookman President Trudie Kibbe Reed announced that comedian/actor Don “D.C.” Curry will serve as the host and master of ceremonies for the AARP Alumni Gala during the Walt Disney® World Florida Classic presented by State Farm weekend.
Widely known as the star of numerous stand-up comedy tours, Curry has played huge theaters at home and abroad and headlined special engagements at the nation’s hottest comedy clubs. From co-starring in major studio motion pictures or taking the duties of leading man in an independent feature film to touring the country as the lead in a hit stage play or serving as the front man of his own R&B and Blues band, Curry stands apart as a multi-talented performer.
Featured in several major motion pictures such as Next Friday and Friday After Next, Curry was one of the first comedians to be named BET Comic of the Year, a distinction which gave him an opportunity to host a full season of the hit-series ComicView.
Curry will be joined with legendary R&B group Midnight Star as the talent for the gala. Curry will host the Alumni Gala program and perform a 30 to 45 minute act during dinner, while Midnight Star will provide the entertainment at the conclusion of the program.
The AARP Alumni Gala is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2007, at 6 p.m. at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at Florida Citrus Sports by calling (407) 423-2476 ext. 165 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com
. For table purchases or for more information on the AARP Alumni Gala or the Walt Disney World® Florida Classic presented by State Farm, log on to www.floridaclassic.org
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