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Eldest of powerful, Grammy-winning music family roars into Houston, does good work

Eldest of powerful, Grammy-winning music family roars into Houston

Christie Love and David Winans Jr. at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Christie Love and David Winans Jr. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
John Lockhart and C.J. Alvarez at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
John Lockhart and C.J. Alvarez. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Oddny Ullestad, from left, Randi Ohnstad, Sissel Vaage and Anne Skotte at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Oddny Ullestad, from left, Randi Ohnstad, Sissel Vaage and Anne Skotte. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Mia Pham, left, and Jessica Brown at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Mia Pham, left, and Jessica Brown. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Lene Haavet, left, and Angie Harlein at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Lene Haavet, left, and Angie Harlein. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Donna Valverde and David Winans Jr. at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Donna Valverde and David Winans Jr. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Dr. Alexandra Simotas at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Dr. Alexandra Simotas. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Betty Lynne, from left, Annette Murray, Charlotte Jolivet and Donna Valverde at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Betty Lynne, from left, Annette Murray, Charlotte Jolivet and Donna Valverde. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Rashena Flagg and John Lockhart at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Rashena Flagg and John Lockhart. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Dancers in White at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Dancers in White perform to David Winans Jr.'s "Find the Water." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Christie Love and David Winans Jr. at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
John Lockhart and C.J. Alvarez at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Oddny Ullestad, from left, Randi Ohnstad, Sissel Vaage and Anne Skotte at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Mia Pham, left, and Jessica Brown at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Lene Haavet, left, and Angie Harlein at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Donna Valverde and David Winans Jr. at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Dr. Alexandra Simotas at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Betty Lynne, from left, Annette Murray, Charlotte Jolivet and Donna Valverde at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Rashena Flagg and John Lockhart at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015
Dancers in White at the Valvisions Foundation "Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine" March 2015

What: “Cinema, Canvas & Cuisine,” benefiting Valvisions Foundation.

Where:  Muir Fine Art Gallery

The 411: David Winans Jr., eldest of the Grammy-winning gospel family, The Winans, joined the fundraiser where he introduced his latest song, "Find the Water," which was performed by Dancers in White. Guests viewed artwork by Tom duBois and cuisine from neighboring Eddie V's.

The reception at Muir Fine Art Gallery was preceded by a screening of Houston attorney Donna Valverde's documentary Healing Magdalene, focusing on the horrors of female genital mutilation.

Who: C.J. Alvarez, John Lockhart, Jennifer Brown, Mia Pham, Christie Love, Lene Haavet, Angie Harlein, Betty Lynne and Annette Murray.