Monday, August 30, 2010 Dolly Accepts TPAC Award

Dolly had some fun in Music City Saturday night, hob-nobbing with Nashville's arts patrons at the Fest De Ville event at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, where the evening was themed “5 To 9” and saw them honor her with the TPAC's Applause Award. The cocktail hour featured two female and two male Dolly impersonators, ending with one of them singing “9 To 5,” at which time Dolly surprised the crowd by coming on stage to join (and since her entrance wasn't announced, many didn't realize it was really her).

Dinner followed, after which they presented her with the award, which was given in recognition of her work as an entertainer and her impact on education through her philanthropic work of the Imagination Library, her early childhood literacy project, which provides one free, age-appropriate, expert-selected book every month to every child from birth to age 5 whose parents register in a participating community, active in more than 1,200 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Great Britain and distributing more than 7 million books a year.

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