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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, August 11, 2008

SNAPPED! 2008 Lebanese Festival at Shain Park in Downtown Birmingham

A Royal Entrance: Launching LEBFEST during the 2008 Red Carpet Preview Party at Margot European Day Spa in Downtown Birmingham are Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce CEO John Akouri with his brother James and his wife Karen.
Arriving in Style: Detroit Red Wings singer Karen Newman and her sister arrive via Luxury Limousine at the star-studded Lebanese Festival launch party in Downtown Birmingham, where they are greeted by Councilman John Akouri.
The Official Voice of LEBFEST: Posing with the 2008 Lebanese Festival Celebrity Emcee, John Akouri welcomes WNIC 100.3 Radio Personality Kevin O'Neill.
Lebanese & Proud: Former United States Ambassador to Bahrain Sam Zakhem flew in from Denver, Colorado to attend LEBFEST! and serve as the 2008 Festival Chairman.
Art in Motion: Lana of Detroit BellyDance mesmerizes thousands of festival-goers with her exotic and hypnotic art of Middle Eastern dance at the 2nd Annual LEBFEST!
Back by Popular Demand: Jimmy A and his Ratpack Rollers belt out Ol' Blue Eyes tunes with ease on the Paramount Bank MainStage and to the listening pleasure of the crowds in Birmingham.
Yallah, Dabke: As part of the 'Lebanese Stars under the Birmingham Skies' program theme, 2008 Festival General Chairman John Akouri applauds International Superstar Usama Baalbaki on Day-2 of LEBFEST! '08.

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