Azoff Awards Gala A Family Affair

A date and place have been set to honor Irving and Shelli Azoff with the Spirit of Life Award.

The award ceremony will be held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., May 7. Unlike the traditional black-tie dinner of previous years, the 2011 event will be a family-oriented, all-day affair.

Along with a presentation to the Azoffs, the day will include private live performances by musicians and comedians, and Universal Studios will shut down early so guests have exclusive access to the venue, rides and attractions.

The award is the most prestigious honor of the City of Hope, a research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Recent Spirit winners include AEG’s Tim Leiweke, UMG’s Doug Morris and Disney Music Group’s Bob Cavallo.