22 to benefit Christian Community Action. The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is a major sponsor of the event, which also will feature Chorale Le Chateau conducted by Damien Sneed. The performance, titled Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration! takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets. The concert supports the work of Christian Community Action in providing assistance, support, and housing to those who are poor in New Haven. A New Orleans native, Marsalis became the youngest musician ever to be admitted at age 17 to Tanglewoods Berkshire Music Center, which awarded him its prestigious Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student. He assembled his own band in 1981, performing over 120 concerts every year for 15 consecutive years, along the way rekindling an interest in jazz throughout the world and attracting young talent. Also a classical music performer, he has appeared with leading orchestras around the world and won a Grammy Award for his debut recording. He has produced over 70 records, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1997 for his epic oratorio Blood On the Fields. Marsalis has also been a prolific composer, creating new music for dance performances, big band, gospel choirs and symphony orchestras. In 1987 he co-founded a jazz program at Lincoln Center; due to its success, Jazz at Lincoln Center was installed as a new constituent at the venue. Throughout his career, Marsalis has helped to educate youth about music and has been engaged in philanthropic ventures.
By Chiderah Monde / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:32 PM INFphoto.com Pharrell Williams married girlfriend Helen Lasichanh in Florida on Saturday. The couple have a four-year-old son together. Pharrell Williams married his sweetheart Helen Lasichanh on Saturday. The Grammy award-winning hitmaker, 40, made an honest woman of his lady love in a fun-filled Miami, Florida fete, Us Weekly confirmed. PHOTOS: SHHH! SECRET CELEBRITY WEDDINGS Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Pharrell Williams (L) and Helen Lasichanh tied the knot in Miami. The wedding included a mini-concert by Usher and Busta Rhymes. Lasichanh, who is also the mother of the couple’s son Rocket, 4, and Pharrell were seen posing for wedding photos aboard a yacht named “Never Say Never.” The bride and groom stuck to their signature eclectic fashion sense, wearing plaid ensembles for the Terry Richardson shoot. They later tied the knot at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, according to Just Jared. INFphoto.com The Grammy award-winning producer and his new bride matched in plaid outfits for a wedding photo shoot. “Usher and Busta Rhymes did a mini concert at the wedding,” a source told Us Weekly. “It was so fun. The little concert was amazing. It [was] the most fun wedding I’ve ever been to.” The “Get Lucky” singer previously gushed about his relationship with Lasichanh, and their family in an interview with the “Today” show.