Honorary Chair Chriss Knight
Chriss Knight loves giving back to the community and is thrilled to co-chair the Chevron NO/AIDS Walk for a third year!
Chriss is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of television reporting experience. She lived in cities all around the country before calling New Orleans home.
Chriss is currently Co-Host of NOLA Marketplace on WGNO/NOLA38 and host of the Telly Award winning, “The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans”, a behind the scenes web series by Audubon Nature Institute. She also manages social media accounts for various NOLA businesses including Felipe's Taqueria, Pinkberry, and French Quarterly Magazine.
Honorary Chair Charmaine Neville and WALK entertainment
As the daughter of one of the highly acclaimed Neville Brothers, Charmaine is heir to a rich New Orleans musical legacy but is busy putting her own stamp on this musical heritage. Neville and her band dish out a spicy mix of the best of New Orleans music, from the nastiest of blues to some V-8-driven R & B. Add a funky rhythm and some jazzy ballads, and you've got yourself one helluva Crescent City gumbo!
The band, certainly one of the best to come out of New Orleans, is co-led by Charmaine and natty piano wizard Amasa Miller. Devoted fans worldwide acclaim the Charmaine Neville Band. They've played festivals and clubs in cities all over the world including Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Zurich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Aukland (NZ), San Paulo (Brazil), Sasebo (Japan) and Barbados. Along the way, Charmaine has appeared with such notables as the Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Bobby McFerrin, Steven Stills, Harry Connick, Jr., and Linda Ronstadt.
It's no surprise that the band is a popular fixture at the colorful New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and at clubs around New Orleans. And despite their tight schedule, Charmaine and the band always find time for helping others - playing gigs at the Children's Hospital in New Orleans and at numerous local neighborhood and cultural festivals. They've even played such odd venues as Angola Penitentiary, where inmates raised the money to bring the Charmaine Neville Band to the prison.
To find out more about Charmaine and her band visit: http://www.charmainenevilleband.com/
New Orleans Entertainer Marshall Harris has been performing on stages in and around the New Orleans area for over 15 years. Starred in many local productions such as, Cabaret, Camelot, Rocky Horror, Jesus Christ Superstar, etc.... His most noted for creating his own shows, The "Quarter Rat Pack", Harrahs Casino's annual "Holiday's at Harrahs" show, and various saucy "Cabaret" shows with local star Becky Allen and Piano Man Jim Walpole. "Writing and producing small intimate cabaret shows is my favorite kind of work. I love to connect to an audience and leave feeling I've made a few more friends at the end of the evening, just as I hope to leave your wonderful event with that same feeling of ." "It's bring me great joy to lend my talents to my friends over at The NO/AIDS Task Force, at this years NO/AIDS WALK who are doing such great work within our awesome community."