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Dallas Entertainer Award honoring Elizabeth Mitchell

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DallasEMwithEntertainerofYearAward400.jpgAT&T Broadband and Showtime Present a Celebration of Diversity Honoring Elizabeth Mitchell; – Show to Benefit Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing And Visual Arts

DALLAS — DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T Broadband and Showtime Networks will present “A Celebration of Diversity,” in honor of Black history month at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6 at the Lakewood Theatre (located at 1825 Abrams in Dallas). The event features the Dallas Entertainer Award honoring Elizabeth Mitchell, a Booker T. Washington High School graduate, actress and co-star of “The Santa Clause 2,” and the Texas premiere of the Showtime Original Picture “Good Fences.” The film stars Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover and is a moving portrait of an upwardly mobile African American family for whom the American Dream becomes a nightmare.

The evening activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the induction of Mitchell into the “Dallas Entertainers’ Walk of Fame” outside the Lakewood Theatre. As part of her induction Mitchell will place her handprints in the “Walk of Fame” at the theater prior to the showing of the film. Additionally, the City of Dallas Mayor’s office has proclaimed February 6 as “Diversity Day.” AT&T Broadband and Showtime Networks are the underwriting sponsors with proceeds from the event and the silent auction benefiting Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship Fund to help nurture future Dallas entertainers.

The public is invited to view the Texas premiere of the Showtime Original Picture “Good Fences.” Set in the 1970s, the film features Tom (Glover), an African American attorney who is determined to “end the Colored man’s losing streak.” The film is executive produced by Spike Lee and Sam Kitt with Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover serving as producers. The movie airs on Showtime throughout February on AT&T Broadband Cable Channel 12 in Dallas.

“We are proud to be partners with Showtime Networks and to present an event benefiting the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts,” said Clem Maddox, Director of Franchising and Government Affairs for AT&T Broadband Dallas Market. “Like Showtime, we think this event celebrates the diversity of our city and we hope our customers will enjoy the film.”

Before the event, honoree Elizabeth Mitchell will conduct a Master Class at 1 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, located at 2501 Flora Street in the Arts District.

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Film Critic: A Conversation with Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Michael Lembeck

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SANTACLAUSE2stillsElizabethMitchell_28229.jpgCo-star Elizabeth Mitchell also recognizes the similarities between love, faith, and the spirit of Christmas. ‘Believing in someone else is really part of it, that somebody else is actually going to be there for you,’ she says. ‘Christmas morning, I never remember the gifts I’m given; I remember my family. I know coming downstairs I’m going to see everybody I love and that we’re all going to be surrounding each other.’

Despite their enthusiasm for the emotional aspects of Christmas, both Mitchell and Allen recognize the movie’s need to explore the holiday in a secular fashion. ‘For people to enjoy [the movie] across the board, it needs to be about a mythical creature,’ says Mitchell. ‘There are so many different religions, I think in something like this, the idea of faith and love are things that go with every religion.’

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