Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Furits of Distinction Awards: "Fruities"

On June 21st I had the honor of being the Hostess of the Fruits of Distinction Awards (aka The Fruities) honoring those who contribute to the Arts and the LGBT Community and to outstanding artists who participated in the Fresh Fruit Festival, an annual celebration of visual, cinematic, comedy, dance and performance art held ever summer in New York City. The awards were presented at a gala ceremony held at the prestigious Jan Hus Playhouse theater on Manhattan ’s Upper East Side. The ceremony was co-hosted by Frank Calo and my sexy dancers and models, Miki Alvarez and Noriel Galianco were on hand as trophy boy models. My dear friend, Appolonia Cruz was also there as a fabulous greeter. Another dear friend, Tony Sawicki, the creator of Dish Miss and the television series Under the Pink Carpet was honored with a Fruit of Distinction - Passion Fruit Award for his outstanding contributions to and support of the LGBT and the Arts Communities.. Other Passion Fruit Award recipients included openly-gay NY State Senator Tom Duane and legendary playwright Doric Wilson. Those presented with Artistic awards included .Nohjj for music, Craig Fox for acting, Judy Guyill for Directing, Marissa Maislen for Choreography and Caren Jo Shapiro for visual art.