The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) will honor Sam Moore and Juanes at a dinner gala at New York’s Plaza Hotel Feb. 22.

The union of recording artists and broadcast journalists will honor soul legend Moore, of Sam & Dave (“Soul Man”), with its 2010 Media and Entertainment Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. Colombian pop/rock artist Juanes will receive the organization’s Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Sound Recordings in recognition of his international peace activism and work to eradicate landmines.

The gala benefits the AFTRA Foundation’s causes such as the George Heller Memorial Scholarship, which provides educational scholarships for AFTRA members and dependents, and the International News Safety Institute, which seeks to protect journalists and others working in news.

Click here for more information about the 2010 AMEE Awards.