Thursday, December 25, 2008

World AIDS Day Concert

The Empire State Building was illuminated in red on December 1, 2008 to observe the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day was established by The World Health Organization in 1988 to provide awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic and to serve as a remembrance of our personal losses. Memorial services were held around the world. In New York City these included The LGBT Center along with the OUTMusic organization holding a commemorative concert with a poster that honored the art of Keith Harring. I was proud to be a part of the event that was filled to the rafters with a huge, appreciative crowd. Other local artists who also performed at the successful event paying tribute including host Jed Ryan, Billboard recording artists Deepa Soul and Robert German, rockers Matt Gerber, Sunday Boy and Barnacle Bill,Cabaret legend Jay Michael Reed and Pedro Angle Serrano from Out FM Radio.

[Photos: Keith Harring Poster / Empire State Building in red / Lady Clover Honey / LCH with Sunday Boy / Lady Clover Honey / Lady Clover Honey with Pedro Angel Serrano / Jed Ryan, LCH and Pedro Angel Serrano]