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I don’t know anything about St. Philip’s School and Community Center, but they somehow landed Chappelle and Badu for a benefit this weekend. More, for Those Who Care:

St. Philip’s School and Community Center Hosts
“An Evening With Dave Chappelle and Friends”

WHO: Dave Chappelle, international comedian and television personality with Erykha Badu, Dallas native Grammy Award Winning Neo Soul Artist will perform at the 19th Annual St. Philip’s School and Community Center Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner.

Dave Chappelle, actor and comedian has become one of the most successful comedians of the past decade. Best known for the Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central in 2003, which he co-wrote and starred in, earned him Emmy and NAACP Image Award nominations. The two seasons of the show have been among the all-time top-selling TV programs on DVD. Chappelle appeared on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam (HBO) in 1992. His film debut came in 1993 with Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Since then he has starred in The Nutty Professor, Con Air, You’ve Got Mail, Screwed, Undercover Brother and The Nutty Professor II. His most recent film, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party broke records in its weekend debut.

WHAT: The event benefits students and programs at St. Philip’s School and Community Center located in South Dallas, which provides educational services to over 200 children and community services to over 700 families and residents of South Dallas.

St. Philip’s School is a private, non-denominational, Pre-K3 through Sixth grade elementary school that focuses on building academic excellence, strong self-esteem and high character values.

WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 8 p.m.
VIP Reception and Sponsor Dinner at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Naomi Bruton Theater, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters
650 Griffin St., Dallas 75202


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Sponsors Include: Major Sponsors: Diana and Todd Maclin, Lay’s Brand/Frito Lay, Stream Energy, Tom and Liz Halsey,
Radio One 94.5 & 97.9, American Airlines and Blockbuster. Other sponsors include: Texas Instruments, Greenway Capital, Wells Fargo Foothill, Dallas Weekly, American Airlines Center, Ferre/Restaurant Works, Wyndham Garden Hotel, DART, Dikita Engineering, Bob Marshall/Marcon & Associates and Regions Bank.

For more information on purchasing tickets, please call
214-421-5221 or visit