Before heading to Washington, DC to be celebrated with the Music Arts Award at BET Honors, Patti LaBelle spent some time at Walt Disney World in Buena Vista, Fla.
The music legend was part of Disney’s series of renowned African-American authors and cultural icons at the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot. The 71-year-old entertainer greeted fans and signed copies of her cookbook, “Recipes for the Good Life.”
LaBelle has been on a hot streak as of late, seeing her already thriving career sore following the release of her Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie at Walmart and the viral impact caused my singer James Wright Chanel. The “If Only You Knew” singer now has two additional desserts in her #PattiCakes line at Walmart, a vanilla bundt cake drizzled with vanilla icing and a three-layer caramel cake.
In addition to maintaining her steady touring schedule and doing appearances surrounding her desserts, LaBelle has a new jazz album that is slated to be released later this year.
Check out photos of LaBelle checking out Disney’s “Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection” and signing books for fans below. (Images courtesy of Disney and shot by Matt Stroshane)
Speaking of Walt Disney World, “The Real” co-host and radio personality Loni Love participated in Disney’s Dreamers Academy, the one-of-a-kind educational mentoring program that provides 100 high school students and a parent a mentoring experience at Walt Disney World in partnership with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine.
Radio and marketing mogul Sheila Eldridge, CEO of the syndicated radio show Cafe Mocha hosted by Love, Angelique Perrin and MC Lyte, poses with Mickey Mouse during her first Disney’s Dreamers Academy experience.
Supermodel and advocate for plus-size models Liris Crosse posed for a photo with former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson after having lunch together in South Beach, Miami.
R&B vocalist Jazmine Sullivan captured her first experience flying in a helicopter, as she left Philadelphia where she was honored at a Ciroc brunch to return to Washington, DC for the BET Honors taping.