Stars Attend Common’s A Toast To The Arts Presented by Rémy Martin at Ysabel in Los Angeles [Photos]

Common

By Jack Barnes

Rémy Martin presented Common’s a Toast To The Arts at Ysabel restaurant in Los Angeles. Celebrities in attendance included  Mary J Blige, Tiffany Haddish, Gabrielle Union, Daniel Kaluuya, Kitty Cash, Amanda Seales, Bevy Smith, Angie Martinez, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cidra Smith, Elaine Welteroth and more. For the event’s 4th year and to celebrate the 2018 Award season, the event honored Charles D. King, Dee Rees, Mary J Blige for MUDBOUND and Mr. Charles Burnett, 2017 Academy Honorary Award recipient. To open the event, singer Audra Day led the evening in a touching prayer to bring everyone together. As guests enjoyed dinner and special Oscar themed cocktails by Rémy Martin Cognac, Common made a toast congrulating the black filmakers, producers, and actors at this years Oscar’s Awards show. After dinner, Tiffany Haddish two-stepped the night away catching a quick dance with Mary J. BligeGabrielle Union came later in the evening and had a 10 minute conversation with Common gushing about his work.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Rémy Martin // Jerrit Clark

Earlier this year, Rémy Martin supported film in partnership with Wanderluxxe during Sundance Film Festival 2018 with Common and John Legend with other celeb guests in attendance including Idris Elba, Craig Robinson, Jeffrey Wright, Robert Calspar, Lakeith Stanfield, and CEO of BET Debra Lee. At the event, guests enjoyed cocktails such as the Rémy XO Old Fashioned, Rémy Sundance Sidecar, and Rémy V Cosmo from curated cocktail bars as they enjoyed a private performance by Common, John Legend and Anthony Ramos. Songs included hits such as “The Corner”, “Glory” and “Ready To Go Right Now”.
 
Since 1724, the House of Rémy Martin has produced premium spirits that consistently appeal to the world’s most discerning connoisseurs.  A profound love of the land, a continuity of family ownership and a passionate commitment to excellence has sustained Rémy Martin for nearly three centuries.  As a result of its masterful production and generations of tradition in Cognac, the House of Rémy Martin today produces Fine Champagne Cognacs, including Rémy Martin® V.S.O.P, Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal and Rémy Martin® XO Excellence.

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