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Star Gala News
July 09, 2013

Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell to Receive FREC'S Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Annual Star Gala at Magic City Casino

SOUTH FLORIDA, JULY 9, 2013 – Miguel Bravo, President and CEO of the Film, Recording and Entertainment Council, Inc., (FREC) announced today the organization's decision to honor Luther Campbell with the FREC 's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Star Gala the highest honor for a career in the entertainment industry in South Florida.

The Star gala will be held at Magic City Casino on Saturday, December 14, 2013 in Miami, FL. The gala will celebrate Luther Campbell's extraordinary life and all his endeavors.

Campbell made national headlines in the early 1990s as a part of The 2 Live Crew when he led one of Hip-Hop's most noted victories in society -- the right of Freedom of Speech in our music. His highly publicized obscenity trials and Supreme Court parody cases were First Amendment victories upon which the entertainment industry still benefits.

He is Hip-hop's original bad boy, pop culture icon, and consummate businessman, Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, is one of the few American celebrities who has had an indelible impact on the worlds of rap music, sex, business, law, and politics simultaneously (Luke Records -originally named Skyywalker Records).

In 2000, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored Campbell's contribution to hip-hop by including photographs of him and items of his clothing in its "Hip-Hop Nation: Roots, Rhymes and Rage" exhibit.

In 2004, Luke won the very first Free Speech Coalition "Celebrity Freedom Fighter Award" for his free speech clashes with the federal government. Campbell's fight for artist freedom of expression paved the way for the lyrical freedom enjoyed today by artists. A constant trendsetter, Luther Campbell's brand exceeds far beyond what you'd imagine. Luther Campbell is now Coach Campbell to high school students at Miami Northwestern High School in Miami FL, after several letters of support from area parents, community leaders, etc., "Uncle Luke" is already leaving positive impacts on his players' lives. After spending nearly two decades as the mentoring inner city youth as a co-founder of The Liberty City program, Campbell felt it was time to do even more for South Florida's youth football team. The Liberty City Warriors' won the Pop Warner National Championship in 2005 but Campbell considers the real accomplishment the progression of the kids academically. No matter what your personal views about Luther Campbell, you can't discount his influence on the entertainment industry, his business acumen, and his place as the Godfather of Southern Hip-Hop.

"We're extremely honored to recognize Luther Campbell with FREC's Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to our industry, service to our community, and admirable philanthropic efforts which have created invaluable educational opportunities for future generations right here in South Florida," said Miguel Bravo, President and CEO.

The 2013 FREC Award and Star Gala is sponsored by Magic City Casino, bigchefonline.com, and LeCuisson Catering. Additional sponsors are Advanced Prompting Systems, Viernes Culturales. , Zen Village, Otter Vision, Whitesands Productions and Events, Inreact-Web and Marketing, HNO Productions, InEdit Gourment, Mr. Chef and AER Management.

To obtain ticket for the Star Gala, log on to www.StarGala.org, click on registration. Reservations may also be made by calling 786-234-7697 or emailingMBravo@FRECouncil.org.

For more information about Magic City Casino, please visit www.magiccitycasino.com or call 305-649-3000.

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.

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