The South Side Community Art Center
will revive its historic Artists and Models Ball
on Saturday, October 27, 2012
at the historic Parkway Ballroom,
on 4455 South King Drive, Chicago
from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight.
Director of Multicultural Marketing State Farm, Earl Jones,
President and Market Manager Clear Channel, along with Barbara Bates
of Bates Design, and Carter Russell,
Executive Director of Clara's House will be the hosts for the evening. The event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois
, Clear Channel, State Farm,
Be prepare to enjoy an evening full of joy and fun, This visual celebration for your senses will presents an artistic feast, a colorful joy for the eyes, a wonderful range of delicious and tasty delights to satisfy your cravings.. The sound will only entice your spirit your heart and will add to the total experience. With amazing local, national and international talent, the artists will share and show their work with the guests. This evening promises to be a night you will remember.
True to the original spirit of the Artists and Models Ball,
the South Side Community Art Center will honor Dayo Laoye,
an artist and a long time supporter of SSCAC with the Arts and Tyronne Stoudemire
The first annual Artists and Models Ball
was hosted by the South Side Community Art Center in October 1938, at
at the Savoy Ballroom. This event raised enough money for the down payment for the purchase of the Center's new home.Located at 3831 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, IL, the three-story brownstone hosted the first Ball as an artistic and creative event. Attended by Chicago's elite in government, politics, civic engagement and community outreach, The Artists and Models Ball
became a successful annual fund raising event. All proceeds from the event go to benefit the Center's art programs and outreach within the community.
For more information please visit www.sscac.us
press release by LIVE NATION
PRINCE ANNOUNCES "WELCOME 2 CHICAGO" AND COLLABORATION WITH REBUILD THE DREAMPrince
, one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of our time announced his return to Chicago,
in support of Rebuild the Dream
. This will mark Prince first return to Chicago since 2004.
On September 24 and 25, 2012, at the United Center, Prince and Rebuild the Dream will offer opportunities to learn about, support, and take part in rebuilding vibrant and sustainable communities. Founded by Van Jones
, Rebuild the Dream is a mobilization of socially-conscious businesses, tech start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other innovators who will offer specific tools that individuals and communities can use to improve their economic situation in the short-as well as long-term. Together people will build a strong and vibrant communities, and together the people will fix the economy from the ground up.
The collaboration is part of ongoing efforts of Rebuild the Dream to engage artists and the creative community in telling the stories of real people affected by our broken economy and lifting up new, innovative solutions to rebuild our communities and create a better and fairer economic future.
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince,” said Van Jones, Co-founder and President of Rebuild the Dream. “Our economic system is broken. Rebuild the Dream exists to unite arts and organize into a potent force to support the Dreams of Our Communities. There are few artists who have Prince’s unwavering commitment to a vision of a sustainable, fair economic future.”
Rebuild the Dream is a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the economy not just here in the U.S. but Globally as well. Using 21st-century digital technology, we advance highly inventive solutions that are designed to protect and expand our communities, while creating pathways to prosperity for those who are locked out of it. Our goal is to put People back to work—and pull our communities back together.
With Prince's Welcome 2 America New York show, Rolling Stone said, “He had the crowd panting as soon as he hit the stage…It was unbelievably great. Do you go to a Prince show for predictable consistency? Ah, no. You go for moments of divinely inspired madness — and last night, he delivered as many of those as a fan could expect.”
The New York Daily News raved, “Prince worthy of all royal accolades…The hit-friendly show had a kinetic confidence and racing pace that spoke of his singular place in pop history,” while the New York Times said “It’s easy to envision Prince as another Chuck Berry or James Brown, barnstorming for decades to come.”
For additional information visit RebuildTheDream.com.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 6th at 10am Central
Lords South Beach is hosting the Mumbai to Miami weekend from Friday, September, 14-16, 2012.This celebration of Bollywood and South Asian gay culture will include many beach activities, a fitness demo by FIT instructors, dance party and on Sunday the Desi Diva Brunch with the famous Bollywood Drag Queens.
The highlight of this weekend will take place on Saturday night from 9pm-2am, as the Mahajara House Bollywood Party will be presented by the Lords Penthouse Series and Societe Perrier. The hostsRohan Sheth and Tony Ferro promise a fun party that will rock your world. Music and DJby The Curry Smugglers.
For reservation visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Rates from $119/night and you must use the promo code: BOLLYWOOD
Montréal’s Pride festivities are just around the corner now, August 13-19, 2012. The theme this year is, Our Flag, Our Pride and the organizers are expecting lots and lots of people and vibrant colors to be everywhere!
This year, Montreal Pride is going back to their roots, and connecting with the community in more ways than before. There are new events on the program for women, a children’s day in the Gay Village, events for teens and for older people, plus the usual line-up of great shows and parties for men and for women.
Community Day this year will be on Saturday, August 18, and the Pride Parade will be on Sunday, August 19, 2012.
The two spokespersons this year are fascinating people, each with a unique perspective on LGBT issues. David Testo is a professional soccer player from North Carolina who played for the Montreal Impact. He officially came out last, drawing lots of local and international media attention.
Jean-Luc Romero is a politician from France and a highly respected AIDS activist. He will be participating in our human rights conference, addressing the subject of serophobia. Just before coming to Montreal Pride, Mr. Romero will be speaking at the International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C.
Photos by Carl Ethier and André Bilodeau of Fierté Montréal 2011.
by Steve Majors LGBT Family Pride Celebrations Planned for Boston, DC and Minnesota
Washington, DC - Family Equality Council, the nation organization dedicated to connecting, supporting, and representing the one million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents raising two million children in the U.S., today released details of “Family Pride” celebrations scheduled across the country throughout June.
“Pride celebrations are increasingly attracting LGBT families,” said Family Equality Council Director of Programming Brent Wright
. “As a result we have planned special family programming for parents and children in several cities including Boston, Washington D.C. and the Twin Cities.”
"Pride can be a wonderful chance to create a new family tradition" said Wright, and he offered the some tips to make Pride a family friendly event.
Volunteer. Take pride by giving back. Go with your kids to help out the local sage chapter, or donate supplies to a shelter that works with LGBT youth.
BOSTONBoston Pride Festival : June 9, 12 noon – 6 pm
- Talk to your kids: Teach your kids what pride means and why is it celebrated. Talk about LGBT history and about the discrimination the LGBT community faced through the years. Teach them the importance of freedom to all, and the freedom to marry who you love regardless of their sexual orientation.
- Call your local Pride organizer and find out about family friendly activities for PRIDE month.
- Go with friends, family or other parents with kids. Make the event your own! Combine it with a cookout or picnic and make your own family Pride tradition.
- Show your pride. Don't just be an observer, encourage the kids to dress up and or decorate their wagons with rainbow colors, showing their PRIDE.
- Make connections! Use the occasion to introduce your kids to other gay families who are part of our community. Visit gay seniors who enjoy seeing the new generation.
- Share your stories. Help your kids take photos, create a scrapbook. These items will become will be useful next year when your kids interact with their friends, camp mates and classmates and show them why it matters.
- Volunteer. Take pride by giving back to LGBT organizations such as your local sage chapter, or a LGBT youth shelter
• Family booth for parents and kids.Pride Family Dance: June 9, 5:15pm-8pm
• Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St, Newton, MA • Fun for the whole family.North Shore Pride: June 30, Salem, MA.
Non-denominational prayer service, parade, festival, and after party.WASHINGTON, DCDC Pride Parade
: June 9,
4:30 pm • Come view the parade and cheer on the marchers.DC Pride Fesitval June 10
, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm • Pennsylvania Ave and 7th St, NW MIDWESTGay Pride:
Sharing Our Families’ Stories: June 16, 10:00 am – 12 noon
• Hennepin County Central Library, Doty Room, 300 Nicollett Mall, Minneapolis, and via livestream at www.rainbowrumpus.org
. Music, books, storytelling, celebration of LGBT-headed families.Pride Picnic: June 17, 11am-2pm
• East Picnic Pavilions, Como Park, St. Paul, MN.Pride Festival: June 23, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
and June 24, 12 noon- 6:00 pm
Minneapolis, MN • Visit the family information booth and march with us in the Pride Parade.
Photos courtesy of IML and RVJ Studios Inc.
On Sunday night, Woody Woodruff, Mr. Michigan Leather won the title IML 2012.
The crowd was on their feet when Mr Chuck Renslow, the Founder of IML announced the winner. What an incredible moving moment for all the leathermen of Michigan!
IML 2012 Title: Woody Woodruff, Mr. Michigan Leather 2012
First Runner up: A.C. Demidont Mr. Eagle New York 2012
Second Runner up: Kevin Jordan Mr. DC Eagle 2012
International Mr. Bootblack 2012 Winner: Nick Elliot from Portland, Oregon
PINK congratulate all the winners of 2012!
by David Ernesto MunarPresident and CEO • AIDS Foundation of Chicago How does an exclusive party on Wrigley Field or waking up on the beach of Waikiki sound?
You can do this AND help support vital programs for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS by joining TEAM TO END AIDS
(T2), the endurance training program of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
I invite you to one of T2's summer training programs and have an experience of a lifetime while improving and saving lives: Honolulu Marathon
Grass skirts, flower leis, beautiful sunsets, and warm ocean breezes. Where else would you rather be this December than in the Islands of Aloha? T2 has training programs for both beginners and experienced runners, so it doesn't matter if you haven’t run a step in years, everyone is welcome. With T2 you’ll experience the "aloha spirit" every step of the way. So you can just focus on having an unforgettable marathon experience, we even help with your travel arrangements with Travel Options by T2. Wrigley Field Road Tour
Whether you’re a Cubs fan or cycling enthusiast the Wrigley Field Road Tour is a thrilling event for cyclists of all ability levels. And after you complete the 100 mile ride you are treated to an exclusive party on Wrigley Field! This out and back ride begins and ends at the Friendly Confines. It’s so friendly they open the club house showers for riders to clean up before hitting the party on the field. We’ve Got Your Back! Training
for the Honolulu Marathon and Wrigley Field Road Tour begins on June 16
. With T2's training programs, you will train with people at your level with experienced coaches and staff to help you along the way. As you train; you raise funds for the vital services provided by AFC. You will not only be doing something for yourself, but you will be giving less fortunate people who are affected by HIV/AIDS a better quality of life in the process. Take the step and join today
. Registration is $65
(normally $95) through May 31st,
and includes training, training jersey, race entry, hotel or hotel and airfare(if applicable)*. Use promo code T2AFC12
and we’ll give a $100 credit
toward your fundraising to get you started.
If you have any Questions? Call our office and speak to one of our Team Managers at 312.725.8232; visit our website at TEAM2ENDAIDS.com/chicago
; or send an email to T2EA@aidschicago.org
T2 still has entries to the sold out Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago Triathlon and Chicago Half Marathon or Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon.
This is YOUR
summer to change lives AND cross the finish line!
Posted on July 23, 2010 by David Cohen
Two lucky fans will get the opportunity to meet Academy Award® and Grammy Award® -winner legend CHER via an online auction. Bid on this amazing package on www.charityfolks.com. All proceeds to benefit the New York Restoration Project.
This package will include two VIP first row orchestra seats for a Saturday night performance of CHER’s Las Vegas extravaganza at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Hotel. This is a once in a life time opportunity to meet the amazing Cher live. Taking photos behind the scenes before and after the show with the amazing Cher for sure will be the icing on the cake. Cher will autograph the photos making for an amazing memory of her spectecular show!
Don’t live in Las Vegas? That’s not a problem, as JetBlue Airways will provide roundtrip airfare to the winning bidder.
With a successful career that has lasted over four decades and a unique ability to entertain millions worldwide, Cher is the epitome of glamour and stardom. The Cher Las Vegas show features hits from the star’s legendary career and features state-of-the-art lighting, special effects, and of course, the ultra-glamorous Cher. The Cher in Las Vegas show also features elaborate costumes, as well as dancers and aerialists who dazzle guests with amazing choreography and daring acrobatic moves.
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reclaiming and restoring New York City parks, community gardens and open spaces. NYRP focuses its work in underserved neighborhoods throughout the city’s five boroughs, as well as providingenvironmental education and programs to thousands of youth and adults. In partnership with the City of New York, NYRP is also leading MillionTreesNYC – an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City’s five boroughs by 2017.
Charity Folks is the leading online marketplace for nonprofit fundraising, corporate cause-marketing campaigns and celebrity-driven charity initiatives. Managing thousands of successful charity auctions, Charity Folks has raised millions for nonprofit organizations around the world, all while offering consumers highly-coveted auction lots donated by today’s hottest celebrities, musicians, sports stars, high-profile personalities and top-tier brands.
For further information visit www.charityfolks.com.
by David Cohen
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents the 76th annual fashion show, FASHION 2010, Friday, May 7. For the first time in its storied history, the fashion show takes place in the critically acclaimed Renzo Piano-designed Griffin Court of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing (159 East Monroe Avenue). This marks the return of SAIC’s annual fashion show to the Art Institute of Chicago for the first time in 15 years. Fashion and art lovers from across the nation will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular runway show featuring cutting-edge garments by the next generation of up-and-coming designers, presented against the backdrop of Renzo Piano’s stunning architecture.
The 7 p.m. show is part of SAIC’s annual gala scholarship benefit, THE WALK 2010, which begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and concludes with an elegant post-show dinner in Terzo Piano at 8 p.m. Tickets to THE WALK 2010 start at $500 and are available now. Call 312.899.1439 for tickets.
Night Walk 2010 is a new late-night fashion party from 9 p.m.-midnight, with a standing-room-only “Best of Show” runway presentation at 10 p.m. featuring 10 designs by SAIC Legend of Fashion honoree Gary Graham (SAIC BFA 1992). NightWalk includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Tickets to NightWalk 2010 are on sale now, priced at $100 and available online only via www.saic.edu/fashionshow.
For more information about tickets to Night Walk 2010, call 312.899.7484. Night Walk tickets are only available for purchase online, at www.saic.edu/fashionshow.