Cosby Family Reunion

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June 2, 2010 ‐ By Elaine G. Flores

"Bill Cosby"

Billy Cosby and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played father and son on the iconic sitcom”The Cosby Show” are teaming up again.

Cosby and Warner, who portrayed Dr. Cliff Huxtable and his son Theodore, will kick off “Duets & Dialogues,” a new series at The California African American Museum (CAAM).

“We are extremely excited to have the very distinguished Bill Cosby, alongside Malcolm-Jamal Warner for the launch of our series, ‘Duets & Dialogues’ ” states Charmaine Jefferson, executive director of CAAM. “Our program is designed to pair African-American celebrities of note and accomplishment in a setting that allows the easy flow of memories and thoughtful examinations of the present and the future. For so many of us, Cosby is a pivotal role model within the African-American community and beyond. His television role as father to Theo, played by Warner on ‘The Cosby Show,’ continues to speak volumes to generations of sons and fathers, and Mr. Cosby regularly uses his celebrity to keep asking our young people to be all that they can be.”

“And then there is the extremely talented Malcolm-Jamal Warner,” Ms. Jefferson continued. “We all watched Malcolm-Jamal Warner grow into an accomplished and talented young man in his own right. Whether it is his project selection as a director and actor, or the power of the messages and composition in his brand of jazz and hip-hop style music, Warner is impressive in the scope and range of his talent and human generosity….and we would have expected nothing less. We know the dialogue from this duet will be stimulating, thought provoking and entertaining.”

Produced by Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum as a fundraiser for CAAM, this great evening will begin with dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. followed from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. by conversation between Cosby and Warner before a general audience with a closing question and answer session. A limited number of dinner/reserved seat program/post-program dessert tickets are available for $150. General admission tickets for $50.00 include program and post-program desserts.  For more information, click here.

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