Volunteers to be Honored at the 26th Star Awards Ceremony

| November 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

The San Diego Performing Arts League (SDPAL) is pleased to announce that over 40 volunteers from 28 local performing arts organizations have been selected to be honored this year at the 26th Star Awards on Monday, November 7, 2022. The event will take place at the Bahia Resort and Hotel in Mission Bay and will start with a sunset reception. On-stage entertainment will be provided by local San Diego performers and SDPAL board members, Jacole Kitchen, James Saba, Gina M. Jackson and Jay Henslee will present awards.

The Star Awards honors volunteers of San Diego County performing arts organizations and recognizes the indispensable role that volunteers play in the arts community. Each organization selects its own special volunteer to be recognized and these honored volunteers have donated countless hours to music, theatre, dance and other cultural institutions in San Diego County.

SDPAL will present the “Pioneer Award” to Jennie Hamilton of Community Actors Theatre for her decades of promoting local voices and operating one of the first Black theatres in San Diego. Local arts philanthropists and community members, Jay and Julie Sarno will be honored with the “Standing Ovation Award” for their dedication to the San Diego arts community.

“Jay and Julie have impacted nearly every arts organization in San Diego through their time, talent and treasure and we are thrilled to honor their 35-year history of service,” says Jay Henslee, SDPAL board president.

He added, “Jennie Hamilton is another distinguished member of the San Diego arts community, and we are humbled to honor her decades of work to celebrate voices of color in the Oak Park community.”

Attendees are performers, crew and staff from local area venues and are a true who’s who of the local arts scene. Tickets are $50 and $125 VIP or tables of 10 can be purchased for $400 through www.sdartstix.com or by calling 619-234-2787.

Local arts philanthropists and community members, Jay and Julie Sarno will be honored with the Standing Ovation Award. Photo by Darin Fong.

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