Our holiday party this year was in conjunction with our partners, CNB Bank and it was incredible! The night started with a reception as guests made their way in while enjoying the sounds of a steel band. Shortly after, guests proceeded into the studio for a few surprises which included a presentation by our MC of the evening, Patrick Riley, to 7 people who were rewarded with being a partner in MIST's Event Partnership Program for 2017. The 7 people are: Producer/Filmmaker Sidra Smith; Harlem Ambassador/Producer Musa Jackson; DJ Stormin' Norman; Entrepreneur Nikoa Evans-Hendricks; Producer/Personality Patrick Riley; R&B Singer Monifah; and Arts & Culture Ambassador Carl Nelson. The next surprise of the evening was a performance by singer Alyson Williams. Alyson's voice and performance was on full display as she sang her hits along with Christmas hits and when she was done, everyone gave a standing ovation. The night didn't end there however, there were more live performances in The Restaurant at MIST as guest mingled and ate dinner. Finally, the dance party started back in our studio as the legend Kool DJ Red Alert played jams from all eras.
*Photos by David Richards