It is Tribute Tuesday The Ultimate Patti LaBelle lately we have been featuring Patti's many tributes to other artists today it's all about Patti! An Evening of Stars®. Patti LaBelle, who was presented with the organization’s prestigious Award of Excellence, was praised for her artistry and her longtime commitment to UNCF. An Evening of Stars® (AEOS) This year’s roster of presenters and performers included Yolanda Adams, Big Daddy Kane, Wayne Brady, Kobe Bryant, WGN’s Merri Dee, Fantasia, Vivica A. Fox, Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Joyner, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, Le Toya Luckett, Mario, Duane Martin, Lisa Raye McCoy, Brian McKnight, Chrissette Michelle, Mo’Nique, Shemar Moore, Holly Robinson Peete, Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club’s Dr. Ian Smith, Raven Symoné, and Essence Cares founder, Susan L. Taylor. Former LaBelle group members Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash made a surprise appearance singing the LaBelle favorite, “Somebody Somewhere.” Beyoncé, Wyclef Jean and Mariah Carey appeared in special taped messages to the “Lady of Soul.” I was blessed to have been at this event and it was wonderful watching all these artists paying tribute to such a very special lady.