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A Grammy winner had them on their feet as the music went on all night at Cabaret for a Cure

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Oh, what lively music filled the ballroom at the Hilton Americas-Houston Saturday night during the fifth annual "Cabaret for a Cure" benefiting Legacy Community Health Services. Following a handful of impressive local singers including Channel 11 morning show host Deborah Duncan, seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau swept the crowd up into a 90-minute frenzy of dance fever.

This is an evening that is traditionally all about the music, non-stop entertainment presented cabaret style. While Duncan wowed the crowd with "Cabaret" and her "At Last" tribute to the late Etta James, the party highlight had to have been when Jarreau was joined by Hanq Neal, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church music minister, to perform the Grammy-winner's hit "Boogie Down."

Applause, applause to the Richard Brown Orchestra for so masterfully backing up each of the nine singers including Sharon Montgomery, Mary Griffin and Tye Blue.

The black-tie gala honored Margaret Williams with the Shannon R. Schrader Humanitarian Award, Julie Eberly with the Visionary Award and Vinson & Elkins with the corporate award.

A host of individuals and couples signed on to chair the evening — Martha Turner and Glenn Bauguss, Tena and Tyson Faust, Beth Madison, Anita and Gerald Smith, Trini Mendenhall-Sosa and Frank Sosa and Paul-David Van Atta. Beth Sanders Moore and Jess Moore served as honorary chairs.

Swaying to the assorted music were Kathi Mosbacher and Mike Wheeler, Kiki Wilson, Mike McClure, Susan Krohn and Patrick Gehm, Jim Daniel, Donna Vallone, Joan Schnitzer and Legacy executive director Katy Caldwell.

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