DOWNEY - R&B legend Smokey Robinson is among the honorees at the second annual "Touching Lives" TV award show taking place Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Downey Theatre.Produced by Kathy Hampton, "Touching Lives" aired for 250 episodes on cable television. The show was discontinued in 2008 after Hampton was named to the corporate board of Downey Regional Medical Center. In 2012, after joining CEO Space International, Hampton received "the help and support needed" to not only resurrect "Touching Lives," but to open a 3,000 sq. ft. production facility in Downey, where she plans to produce additional shows. In addition to Smokey Robinson, other honorees at next week's award show include actress Tippi Hedren; retired NFL defensive back Reggie Berry; "The Pink Lady" Jackie Goldberg; philanthropist Simin Hashemizadeh; businesswoman Susan Elizabeth Lee; author Chris Alexander; former mayor Anne Bayer; and current mayor Mario Guerra. Tickets to the awards show start at $20 and can be purchased online at downeytheatre.com or by calling (562) 861-8211.
********** Published: Nov. 28, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 33