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NEWS RELEASE — THE KINSEY SICKS AT LALGBT CENTER — ONE SHOW ONLY — WEDS 6/10 AT 8PM

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
Presents

THE KINSEY SICKS:
America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife
Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild!

ONE NIGHT ONLY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 AT 8PM
at The Renberg Theatre

The Kinsey Sicks 2015The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the one night only appearance of The Kinsey Sicks: America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild! at the Renberg Theatre on Wednesday, June 10 at 8pm. The quartet described by the Washington Post as, “uproarious … brilliant … authentically joyful” will kick off LA’s 2015 Pride Season.

From their beginnings singing on street corners in San Francisco to performing Off-Broadway, in Las Vegas, in two feature films, in more than 40 states, in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia, and on eight albums, The Kinsey Sicks have established a devoted international following. For more than 20 years the award-winning a cappella drag quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues, and comedy festivals in every kind of town imaginable with shows such as Sicks Appeal, The Balled Sopranos, Everything But the Kitsch ‘n’ Synch, GreatesTits, Oy Vey in a Manger, and Electile Dysfunction.

The Boyz Behind The Girlz: Kinsey Sicks member Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues. Schatz created the first national AIDS legal project and authored President Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign. Actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat is responsible for Trixie’s inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group’s hot couture. The hilarious and talented Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”) is a Kansas City-based actor and singer already known for his famous drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, “bouquet”), who has worked tirelessly to help raise tens of thousands of dollars at local AIDS fundraisers. The newest member of the group, the comedically and musically gifted Nathan Marken (“Winnie”), hails from The Kinsey Sicks hometown of San Francisco.

General admission tickets for The Kinsey Sicks: America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild! are $20 and may be purchased online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood. Free onsite parking is available.

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05-26-15

NEWS RELEASE — SPECIAL PERFORMANCES OF “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES” WILL BENEFIT V-DAY MOVEMENT AND PROTECT.ORG

All-Star Cast Will Perform
The Vagina Monologues
to Benefit V-Day and Protect.org

Popular LATalkRadio Host Sheena Metal
Directs the Eve Ensler Play
at the Atwater Village Theatre Speakeasy

Four Performances Only
May 22 & 29 / June 5 & 13

VDAY 2015A who’s who of film and television stars will perform Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in an intimate theatrical setting for four benefit performances only, May 22 & 29 and June 5 & 13 at 8pm, at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Produced and directed by Sheena Metal for Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles, all proceeds will benefit V-Day (vday.org), A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, and protect.org, a national pro-child, anti-crime association committed to building a powerful, nonpartisan force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect.

“It is exciting to work with so many great actresses, all of whom are graciously donating their time and talents,” said Metal, whose popular LATalkRadio show, The Sheena Metal Experience (M-F, 5-7pm) is only one of four programs she hosts on LATR each week. “I salute every artist, onstage and off, that is contributing to this special presentation of The Vagina Monologues.”

Each evening will feature a different group of performers. Among the long list of luminous actors are (in alphabetical order) Alison Arngrim, Martha Byrne, Cherie Currie, Frances Fisher, Carolyn Hennesy, Kate Linder, Sandy Martin, Lee Meriwether, Jenny O’Hara, Susan Olsen, Alexandra Paul, Joan Van Ark, and Debra Wilson. All appearances are subject to availability.

To date, the V-Day movement, founded by playwright/actress Eve Ensler, has raised over $75 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it. In 2006, the V-Day movement was named one of Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities, and in 2010, over 5400 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. In more than a dozen years, the V-Day movement has reached over 300 million people.
These special performances of The Vagina Monologues are on Fridays, May 22 & 29 and Fridays, June 5 & 13, at 8pm. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online at www.vdaylosangeles.com. The Atwater Village Theatre Speakeasy is located at 3269 Casitas Avenue, in Los Angeles.

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05-19-15

NEWS RELEASE — LALGBT CENTER PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH KAREN WILLIAMS — SATURDAY 6/13 AT 8PM

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
and Standout Productions
Present

AN EVENING WITH
KAREN WILLIAMS

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY

Saturday, June 13 at 8pm

Karen WilliamsThe Los Angeles LGBT Center and StandOut Productions are proud to present comic master and inspirational speaker Karen Williams for a special, one-night-only appearance on Saturday, June 13 at 8pm at the Center’s Renberg Theatre, riding the crest of LA’s Pride weekend.

Los Angeles has waited a long time for the return of the celebrated Karen Williams, one of the brightest lights on the comedy circuit today. Armed with her ‘healing with humor’ philosophy, Williams is a modern-day alchemist whose audiences revel in her cathartic laughter and whose peers consider her a comic’s comic. Curve Magazine calls Karen Williams “A laugh riot!,” and the Sydney Morning Herald proclaims her to be ” … ferociously funny with perfect pace, timing, and structure.”

Williams graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland State University with a personally-designed major in “Humor and Healing.” Earning a Master of Education degree from CSU’s Adult Learning & Development program, Williams has taught Stand-Up Comedy in the Dramatic Arts Department of Cleveland State University.

Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the full range of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s free and low-cost programs and services. General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets are available for $40 and include preferred seating, a signed DVD, and a post-performance reception with Ms. Williams. All seats may be purchased online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood. Free onsite parking is available.

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05-18-15