Sunday, July 21, 2024

JLo May Be Vacationing In Italy, But Broadcaster Sister Lynda Lopez Shows Up for Real Causes


Lynda Lopez could not be more different than her sister, Jennifer. I really enjoy listening to the hard working Lynda, a local New York broadcast on stations NewsRadio 88 and WINS.

So I’m not surprised Lynda turned up recently — as she always does — the MAG Gala here in New York. The event is produced by the Luisa Diaz Foundation, and named MAG for (Mi Amor Graciousness Gala), which is a “celebration of kindness.” This year, Lynda was joined by heavy hitters like cosmetics guru Peter Thomas Roth, designer Nicole Miller, “Sex and the City” creator Candice Bushnell and philanthropists like Jean Shafiroff and Consuelo Vanderbilt, as well as performer Pamela Morgan and DJ Chloe Jane.

These events raise money and awareness for organizations that support survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking and their families. Luisa worked directly with the survivors in coaching and helping them build their self-esteem to walk the “Runway of Hope” (Walking Towards the Light, where fashion meets compassion).

The night started with an introduction from special host Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Runway of Hope show featured the survivors as the focal point of the evening.  Pamela Morgan, star of her one-woman Broadway show sang and after dinner the celebrations were put into high gear by singer and DJ Chloe Jane. Eyewitness News Kristin N. Thorne introduced the charities that were beneficiaries of this year’s Gala.

Three Kindness is Cool Awards were given to honorees Roth — presented by Candace Bushnell, Beatriz Gasca — presented by Lynda Lopez, and — Jovani Fashions presented by Juliia Faist.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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