CINETOPIA CELEBRITY NIGHT HEADLINER, ALLEE WILLIS
ALLEE WILLIS is a one-woman creative think-tank and multi-disciplinary artist. She’s a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter, performer, visual artist, multimediaist, director, collector, social artist, party thrower. Willis’s songs have sold over 60,000,000 records, including Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” and “Boogie Wonderland,” The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance,” Patti LaBelle’s “Stir It Up,” Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield’s “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”, Maxine Nightengale’s “Lead Me On”, and the Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway musical, The Color Purple. Willis won a Grammy for Best Soundtrack for Beverly Hills Cop and was nominated for an Emmy for “I’ll Be There for You,” the Friends theme. Her songs have been featured in over twenty films. Willis developed a social network as early as 1992, with Mark Cuban joining as CEO in 1993. She also addressed the U.S. House of Representatives on artists’ rights in cyberspace as early as 1997. Willis recently completed a massive project for her hometown, Detroit, where she recorded and filmed a song she wrote for the city, “The D”, with more people in history, 5000, than have ever been on a record before. It’s accompanied by a micro-documentary Willis also edited and animated. “The D” will premiere on September 28, 2017 at the historic DIA in Detroit. As a collector Willis has one of the largest collections of 1950’s-1970’s Soul, Kitsch and Pop Culture collections in the world. She also appears on the hit TV series, Storage Wars.

Other special guests include Q Basir, Jason Dohring and Cory Hardrict from the film DESTINED
Doors will open at 6PM at Maccabees Traders, 5057 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48202
7:00PM Welcome from Sultan Sharrief, Showrunner, Street Cred
7:30PM Presentation from Headliner and Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter/artist Allee Willis
8:00PM Musical performance by Street Cred TV Show Contestants
9:00PM Event wraps up
Following the event, head over to see DESTINED at the Detroit Film Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts at 9:30PM. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/show/destined/