ATLANTA – Author and poet Maya Angelou is celebrating her 80th birthday in Atlanta with a star-studded gala.
The event Sunday will include a red carpet and a guest list full of celebrities. Proceeds from the pricey soiree benefit a southwest Atlanta YMCA teen center bearing her name.
The party is the third Angelou has had since turning 80 on April 4. The others were in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she lives, and Palm Beach, Fla., an event organized by Oprah Winfrey.
The Atlanta event is being thrown by civil rights icon and longtime friend Andrew Young and his family