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The 2012 Star Gala and FREC Awards Lifetime Achievement Honoree Announced
May 14, 2012

 David Cassidy to Receive the FREC Lifetime Achievement Award at   

The Star Gala to be held 6:30pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 

Magic City Casino

South Florida, FL  (May 14, 2012), The Film, Recording and Entertainment Council (FREC) today announced the date and location for the 2012   Star Gala and FREC Awards, as   well   as   this   Lifetime Achievement honorary   award   recipient.  The   Star Gala and FREC Awards   will   be   handed   out   on   Saturday, November 3rd, 2012   at   Magic City Casino, beginning at 6:30pm EST.


This year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is David Cassidy.  His extraordinary success began on television with "The Partridge Family" which brought him instant super-stardom and spawned David's 40 year career as a recording, Broadway, Las Vegas and worldwide personality who set the bar high for those who have followed. He has received numerous awards in the music industry and an Emmy nomination for "Police Story." Of late however, despite his ongoing concert tours, his foremost goal is to be the face of Alzheimer's awareness in an effort to educate, fund raise and help people to find the latest information and solutions on treatments, research, prevention and, very importantly, care taking. He is traveling across the country speaking to various groups and organizations. He has also  been an advocate for actors' and musicians' rights and was an active supporter of Kids Charities, a non-profit that his wife, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, created a decade ago.

"There is no other event that puts the spotlight on the local entertainment industry like the FREC Awards," said Miguel D. Bravo, President and CEO. "We are looking forward to honoring David Cassidy's lifetime of work and once again honoring the best and brightest of South Florida. Winning a FREC Award is the highest and one of the most coveted honors one can receive in our industry. All of this is made possible by the support of Magic City Casino. Their support and involvement with the Star Gala and FREC Awards has been invaluable."

 A crowd of approximately 350 artists, community and industry business leaders and enthusiasts will gather for the reception, fundraiser and awards show on November 3rd, 2012.

 In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award; FREC will recognize the depth of accomplishment of local industry businesses and talent while also celebrating their community involvement. Awards and recognitions are presented in several categories, which include Film, Recording and Entertainment.

 The 2012 FREC Award and Star Gala is sponsored by Magic City Casino, Welcome Channel, AK Web Studio, bigchefonline.com, HNO Productions, and VTM Productions. Additional sponsors are Advanced Prompting Systems, The Dome Restaurant, LeCuisson Catering and Viernes Culturales.


Tickets prices per person is $225.00; reserved tables of ten (10) are available; sponsorships are available for the event and may includes a reserved table of ten. For more information, reservations or to be a sponsor, call (786) 234-7697 or visit www.StarGala.org


About FREC:

The mission of the Film, Recording and Entertainment Council is to promote economic development for the industry in South Florida and to create a climate that enhances economic vitality for industry businesses. FREC helps to improve the quality of life for all members by providing networking and business opportunities and by positioning South Florida as the premier industry Hot Spot. The Council is a membership driven not for profit 501(c) (6) organization.