Kevin Liles's New Yorkers for Children Gala

ESSENCE.COM Sep, 19, 2008

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A dapper Kevin Liles, executive vice-president of Warner Music Group, makes his acceptance speech after receiving the New Yorkers for Children (NYFC) 2008 Nicholas Scoppetta Child Welfare Award for his tireless effort to promote education and inspire disadvantaged youth. The event was held at Cipriani 42.

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Liles goes back to school as he poses before this clever prop, a larger-than-life notebook.

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Patti LaBelle pays tribute in song to Liles for his philanthropic efforts.

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Newlyweds Malinda Williams and Derrick “D-Nice” Jones show their support to Liles, who attended their wedding in August.

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, Liles and Lyor Cohen bond during the special evening.

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Joy Bryant, a vice-chair of the NYFC, and Maggie Betts strike a pose.

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Oprah’s BFF Gayle King praises Liles for his charitable work.

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Newlyweds Beyoncé and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter applaud their friend for his commitment to youth.

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco brings the heat to honor Liles.

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