From Home Furnishing Business
Osmond to Perform at AHFA Hall of Fame Event
Osmond’s performance will incorporate high-energy production numbers with his band and back-up dancers that are dazzling audiences around the country during his solo tour.
“I’m honored to be able to be part of the evening and give back in my own way to an organization and industry that has so fully embraced Debbie and me as we build our Donny Osmond Home brand,” said Osmond.
“It seems fitting that an icon will help us celebrate the induction of five of our industry’s legends into the Hall of Fame,” said Michael Amini, President of the Foundation’s board of directors. “His show will amaze everyone, for a night unlike any other in the history of the Hall of Fame.” In addition to being a renowned entertainer, Osmond has licensed his brand, Donny Osmond Home by Donny and Debbie Osmond.
Osmond has sold more than 100 million records and earned 33 Gold Records over five decades. He first gained fame touring the world as part of The Osmond Brothers. Osmond has had a solo career since the 1970s and went on to star in the television show, “Donny & Marie.” He has been Billboard Magazine’s Top Pop Male Artist of the Year, received Emmy Nominations, appeared on Broadway and in films, and was the 2009 Champion on “Dancing with the Stars.” Osmond’s live show, “Donny & Marie,” with sister Marie Osmond, has been in residence at The Flamingo in Las Vegas since 2008. It earned three Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards in 2012: Best Show, Best All-Around Performer (Donny and Marie), and Best Singer (Donny Osmond), an honor he earned again in 2013.
In light of last year’s sold-out Hall of Fame event, the Induction Celebration is moving to the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons’ Guilford Ballroom in order to accommodate more than 1200 guests. “The Guilford Ballroom has no columns,” said Amini, “so each person will have a great seat for Donny’s amazing show and our impressive Induction Celebration.”
The event marks the formal induction of five industry leaders into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame. Joining the current 103 Hall of Fame members are John Bray, Chairman and CEO of Vanguard Furniture; Robert B. Currey, Founder of Storehouse Inc. and Curry & Company; Art DeFehr, Chairman of Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.; Richard Frinier, award-winning Designer and Principal and Creative Director of the Richard Frinier Design Studio; and Robert Ching Wo, Chairman of C.S. Wo & Sons.
“To see the industry’s top leaders honoring the industry’s legends makes for a highly inspirational evening,” said Amini. “That honored tradition, combined with Donny’s dynamic show, will demonstrate how the Hall of Fame is building a bright future on the foundation of a proud past.”
The Hall of Fame is supported by sponsors of the 2016 Induction Celebration: Presenting Sponsor is Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.; Celebration Sponsors are The Lacquer Craft Companies and Nourison Industries; and the Cocktail Sponsor is International Market Centers. Platinum Sponsors include AICO/Amini Innovation Corp.; Art Van Furniture, Inc.; Casana Furniture; FurnitureDealer.net; Global Views; La-Z-Boy Inc.; Leggett & Platt Inc., Simmons Bedding Company and Wayfair Inc. Gold Sponsors are Culp, Inc.; FEI Marketing; Palliser Furniture LTD; Protect-A-Bed; Tempur Sealy International Inc.; and Zenith Global Logistics. Silver Sponsors include Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc.; City Furniture; Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery; Comfort Revolution; Customatic Adjustible Bedz; Flexsteel Industries, Inc.; L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc.; Raymour and Flanigan Furniture; Rooms To Go; and Steinreich Communications Group, Inc.