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Jenifer Lewis event to benefit community health group

You’ve surely seen actress Jenifer Lewis portraying somebody’s mama on TV or in a full-length feature film (she has more than 60 films and 300 TV appearances to her credit). On May 12, Lewis will be at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, sharing love and laughs with an intimate glimpse into her legendary life. Guests will receive a copy of her book, “The Mother of Black Hollywood,” as well as a photo with the delightful actress. “Detroit, you better show up and show out, because I know I am,” the actress announced in a video. Tickets are $60 and proceeds will support Community Health Awareness Group, a premier African-American organization dedicated to HIV prevention and care based in Detroit. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Go-to shirts from Carmen Harlan get launch party

Carmen Harlan launched her fashion collection, the perfect shirt, at a posh invitation-only debut party on April 28. Carmen has been collaborating with New York-based designer PingPong Khumwan of Maison Khoomwan on the rather impressive clothing collection. The style of the shirt is the same, but available in different colors, fabrics and patterns. They range in price from about $325 to $590. A diverse group of models strutted the runway to a live performance by Carmen’s son, Joey Cobb, who is a budding hip-hop artist. “Every Detroit woman needs one in her closet,” advises Carmen. “It’s one of those go-to pieces." Approximately 200 people attended the event, including Florine Mark, Jim and Stephany Austin, Christina Lovio-George, Lynn Portnoy, Sue Marx, Ken Harris, Bronson McCurdy and Carmen’s WDIV-TV successor Kimberly Gill.

Birthday boy Terrance Woods celebrates

Celebrated party host Terrance Woods of Massive Group Entertainment marked his birthday this year with a sexy party Saturday evening. More than 300 people filed into the chic Corktown Loft for cocktails (Tito’s and Dom Perignon flowed like water) and danced to the music of the dazzling DJ Rue. The women looked spectacular in the latest fashion trends and guys were dressed to the nines, including Kuzzo’s owner and former NFL player Ron Bartell and ex-Detroit Lion Ron Rice. Terrance turned 43 years old Thursday.

Chuck Bennett is the creator of TheSocialMetro.com and hosts “Chuck’s World” from 4-5 p.m. Saturdays on 910AM Superstation.

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