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Posted: November 08, 2017

Larenz Tate  and Erica Ash to host 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

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By Shelia Poole

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Actors Larenz Tate and Erica Ash have been tapped to host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards.

 The 26th annual event, which was started to honor black achievement and contributions, will be held Jan. 20 in Atlanta and premieres on Bounce at 9 p.m. Feb. 11. Bounce now owns, produces and telecasts the event, which brings together high-profile performers, entrepreneurs,  executives, and other leading figures.

The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. 

Tate currently stars on the hit series "Power" on STARZ. He has also appeared on the popular shows "Rescue Me," "Game of Silence" and "House of Lies." On the big screen, Tate most recently appeared in "Girls Trip," with previous roles in "Ray," "Menace II Society," "Love Jones," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and more. 

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Ash is an NAACP Award-winning Broadway, film and television actress currently starring on the hit series "Survivor's Remorse" on STARZ, as well as playing Brigette Hart on "The Real Husbands of Hollywood." She will star in the new legal drama series "In Contempt" and will appear in the new theatrical motion picture "Uncle Drew" from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment. 

 The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by executive and civil rights leader Xernona Clayton, the Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce last year. Honorees  have included Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, African-American congressial leaders and  Janelle Monáe .  


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