We put on a charity event for our client Fix Nation last night. When we heard CATS the Musical was coming to town for a run at the Pantages, we knew it was a perfect fit…not to mention Katsuya is right. next. door. So, we teamed the three together for a perfect evening — all for a good cause. Media including Star Magazine came out to cover and Corey Feldman (a big animal lover) brought his son to the event and went to see the show afterwards. The Queen and John pose with CATS cast below…will post more pictures when they arrive!
Corey Feldman and some of the CATS cast pose...MEOW!
Partners Susan Tellem, John Tellem on the red carpet with CATS cast
Posted in Charity / Non-Profit, Client News, Entertainment, Theatrical Tours
Tagged cats, celebrity, charity, corey feldman, fix nation, fixnation, fundraising, katsuya, musical, non-profit, pantages
It was a no-brainer when our friends at Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music asked us to help spread the word about an auction benefitting the school’s charity, the Los Angeles chapter of Guitars Not Guns.
Up for bid? A Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite signed by Debbie Harry and the rest of the Blondie band. Even though bidding opened at $99, you’ll need to pony up more than the current bid of $1253!
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Guitars Not Guns, a non-profit organization providing free guitars and lessons to foster children, at-risk youth and other deserving children. The program is a positive influence in children’s lives with a mission of diverting the kids away from the destructive influences of violence, gangs, drugs and alcohol. A note from the an excited charity rep:
Paul Carbonara was kind enough to donate his special Les Paul Studio Lite guitar. Plus, the Blondie band was gracious enough to autograph this guitar to help us raise money for our childrens charity!
A little back-story on the item up for bid, from guitarist Carbonara:
This Les Paul started out as a blue Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite. I liked the weight and the sound, but it was super ugly. I wanted to make it look like a black standard. I stripped the finish and routed a binding channel on the top and installed a binding. Then I refinished it in black lacquer with about 15 coats of clear. The guitar has been all over the world with Blondie. It did a couple of US tours and has been to Europe, Asia, Israel, Australia and Russia. It is still very playable, but has lots of road rash. I hope it finds a nice new home.
The auction closes Sunday so get your bid in before its too late.
Posted in Charity / Non-Profit, Client News, music
Tagged auction, blondie, charity, gibson, guitar, guitars not guns, les paul, paul carbonara, studio lite
Our friends at FixNation have partnered with the national tour of CATS the Musical for a night of fundraising and friendraising, March 10th. Fur-real. Kick off your night with the FixNation family, A-list celebrities and members from the cast of CATS by pawing some appetizers and cocktails at the pre-show VIP reception at Catsuya *cough* Katsuya. After you’ve had your fill of catnip it’ll be time to head over to the Pantages for a special performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s smash hit, CATS the Musical.
Tickets are available to the public for $250 each and include the reception and a well-situated seat at the performance.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Mark Dodge, president of FixNation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-735-6531.
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Tagged cats, celebrity, charity, Entertainment, fixnation, hollywood, katsuya, musical, pantages, theatre
In less than 24 hours, our friends at Los Angeles Music Academy were able to put together this great benefit. This just posted on the school’s Facebook page:
Pasadena’s Red Cross / Habitat for Humanity / Los Angeles Music Academy Join Forces For Haiti Relief
Bands and Musicians on Two Stages Bring Pasadena Community Together To Raise Funds Benefiting Haiti
Saturday, January 30, 2010; 2pm – 10pm
Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music
370 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and LA Music Academy Haiti benefit. Local, student and alumni bands come together for a day of music. Money raised from proceeds at the door and local caterers go towards the cause.
Local bands, student bands, friends and musicians affiliated with the school will perform all day on two stages at the school. Check out the flyer below!
Please help us spread the word…it’s coming up fast! Here’s a Twitter friendly short link http://bit.ly/clZbDE (the school is @LAmusicacademy). Thank you!
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