AMORY - A celebration of native Sam Haskell is set for May 16 with release of his memoir, "Promises I Made My Mother."
Grammy-nominated artist Michael Feinstein will headline the 7 p.m. gala concert at the Amory High School Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit the Mary Kirkpatrick Haskell Scholarship Foundation.
Joining Feinstein will be:
n Emmy Award-winning actresses Debbie Allen, Doris Roberts, Lucie Arnaz and Sela Ward.
n Miss America 2009 Katie Stam.
n Black Ewing, star of The Little Rascals, Full House and Broadway's Ragtime actor-singer.
n Mary Donnelly Haskell, recording artist/actress and former Miss Mississippi Mary Donnelly Haskell.
n Jill Conner Browne, best selling author of "The Sweet Potato Queen" series.
n Christine Kozlowski, Miss Mississippi 2008.
n Mary Lane Haskell, singer-actress and a student at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
n Amory High School cast of "The Wiz."
Haskell's memoir chronicles his life as a child in Amory and follows him through his college years at The University of Mississippi, his 26-year career at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif., and beyond.
Sponsors of the Foundation Celebration Concert include Community Bank of Mississippi, The University of Mississippi, Magnolia Hill Consultants and Kathy Ireland Worldwide, among others.
Limited Gold, Silver and Bronze Patron Concert/Dinner packages are available.