Tonight in New Orleans, Samsung Galaxy celebrated the biggest sporting event of the year with a VIP event in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. The Super Bowl inspired, Shangri-La event featured a special musical performance by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx.
Foxx performed an intimate 45-minute concert which included a surprise duet with his Dreamgirls co-star, Jennifer Hudson. Foxx sang both original songs and covered classics by such legendary musicians as Ray Charles. He even brought actress Olivia Munn on stage to perform piano on a song or two while he performed.
New Orleans based Preservation Hall Jazz Band also performed a lively set of timeless New Orleans jazz classics.
Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson were not the only celebrities on hand. Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”) Olivia Munn (“The Newsroom”), Flo Rida (singer, rapper), Holly Robinson Peete, John Besh (chef, TV personality, philanthropist, restaurateur and cookbook author), and many more made the Samsung Shangri-La one of the most talked about events of the big weekend.
Los Angeles-based DJ Michelle Pesce started the party by mixing the flavor of hip hop with rock, funk and pop while keeping an old school vibe at an historic New Orleans Garden District home owned by photographer Paul Costello and style consultant and writer Sara Ruffin Costello.
New Orleans-based chef, John Besh served up a menu of locally inspired appetizers and desserts. The space also featured an S Gallery with photography of New Orleans by Paul Costello. Guests competed in tournament-style ping pong games where players kept track of scores on the leader board using Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 devices. There was also an S-Beam Bourbon bar with New Orleans-inspired cocktails for guests to enjoy by ordering with Samsung Galaxy Note II devices.
Some Items from the event:
-Jennifer Hudson joining Jamie Foxx on-stage as they sang her Grammy-winning song from Dreamgirls
- Kellan Lutz snapping pics of his girlfriend, Sharnie Vinson, on the red carpet – with his Samsung Galaxy S III
- Jamie Foxx calling Olivia Munn on-stage and putting her behind the piano while he sang with Jennifer Hudson
- OIivia Munn taking pictures of Foxx and Hudson while on-stage during their performance