February 8, 2011
KALAMAZOO'S FERRIS TWINS HEADED TO HOLLYWOOD TO DINE WITH BABS AND STRUT THE RED CARPET AT GRAMMY AWARDS
FEBRUARY 8, 2011 (KALAMAZOO, MI) – Jean Ferris Snow and Joyce Ferris Jilg, twin daughters of the late Loyal T Ferris and the late Evelyn Ferris Mohney, founders of Kalamazoo’s very own “Beacon Club,” are headed to Hollywood to hob-knob with Barbra Streisand and the rest of the nominees at this year’s GRAMMYA Awards in Los Angeles. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards air live on CBS, Sunday, February 13, 2011 8 pm ET/PT.
The Ferris Twins are guests of Jilg’s son Ron W. Roecker of Los Angeles who is president of Enfluence Group, an Entertainment PR and Brand Marketing agency, and previously was Vice President, Communications, for The Recording Academy (producers of the annual music kudofest). Prior to attending the VIP-only black-tie telecast at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, Snow and Jilg will be walking the red carpet along with GRAMMY nominees including Michael Buble, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Barbra Streisand.
Two nights before the telecast, the Twins are guests at the music industry’s most elaborate fundraiser MusiCares Person of the Year Gala, and this year the honoree is one of the most celebrated icons of our time Ms. Barbra Streisand. Honoring Ms. Streisand throughout the evening will be very special performances by Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, the cast of “Glee,” Donna Summer, Seal, and many, many more. The musical event of the year may be the GRAMMY Awards, but the musical event of a lifetime will be for the guests who are attending this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute as Ms. Streisand will close the evening with a very special, private performance.
Snow, 64, who recently retired from a long-standing career at KVCC, is married to David Snow, and they have two children Kristen Snow, 35, Kalamazoo, and BJ Snow, 33, Los Angeles, and a grand-daughter Ella.
Jilg, 64, who recently retired as a Gerentoligist, also has two children Wendi White, 43, Wichita, and Ron W. Roecker, 41, Los Angeles, and lives in Wichita, KS with husband Ronald E. Jilg (63). They have four grandkids Evynn (17), Makenna (14), Colby (17), and Chase (15).
CONTACT: Ron W. Roecker