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TUTS Launches Public Campaign For New Building

Margaret Alkek Williams-(Photo by Priscilla Dixon) About Magazine

Theatre Under The Stars Announces $4,000,000 Gift And Campaign For New Building.

HOUSTON Oct 26 – Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars last week kicked off their public campaign ‘JUST IMAGINE Where Dreams Take The Stage.’ Included in the announcement was the gift of $4,000,000 from Margaret Alkek Williams.

The $15 million JUST IMAGINE campaign will allow TUTS to construct a new three-story building adjacent to the current Arts and Education Center at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The building will be named Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Arts and Education.

The 20,000 square foot addition will feature a 140-seat black box studio, classrooms for voice, dance and acting, and rehearsal space.

Artistic Excellence Fund will be established to incubate new theatrical works and provide funds for innovative and top-quality productions.

To date, more than $10.5 million in gifts and pledges have been secured, including major gifts from The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Wortham Foundation, Dan L Duncan Foundation, Amy and Rob Pierce, The Cullen Foundation, The Elkins Foundation, The Fondren Foundation, The Hamill Foundation, Alan and Tricia Ratliff, Randy and Sandy Stilley, HEB, and ConocoPhillips.

For more information, please visit www.tuts.com. Theatre Under The Stars is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization.

 

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TRUTH Project Kicks Off ‘We Are Gold’ Annual Fundraiser In Houston

TRUTH Project Kicks Off ‘We Are Gold’ Annual Fundraiser In Houston

 

The 2nd Annual T.R.U.T.H. Project Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser In Montrose In October.

HOUSTON Oct 5 — The time for TRUTH has come to Houston. The T.R.U.T.H Project kicks off its annual fundraiser In Houston on Oct. 22, 12016 in Montrose. Entitled We Are Gold will be held at Zimm’s Martini & Wine Bar.

The T.R.U.T.H. Project (Telling Real Unapologetic Truths through Healing) is a 501c3 charitable organization that educates and mobilizes LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional and sexual health. The impact on the community is very surreal said Founder Kevin Anderson.

“It’s humbling to have the support of artists and healthcare providers who understand the vision for using the arts as a tool for healing through information, education, and access to resources,” Anderson said.

This year’s fundraiser will include a montage of video clips from previous installments and live demonstrations of spoken word, live music, and visual art to showcase how the T.R.U.T.H. Project connects art and health.

Since its inception, The T.R.U.T.H Project has reached more than 5,000 attendees and continues to grow. Performances are held quarterly and have addressed issues such as bullying, domestic violence, and depression. The Texas State Department of Health recognized the efforts of the T.R.U.T.H. Project and its founder, Kevin Anderson, to use the arts as a vehicle for information, awareness, and access to resources, and awarded a grant that allowed him to extend his outreach by partnering with national recording artist such as Marsha Ambrosius and Chisette Michele. He has also served as a consultant in other cities interested in starting similar initiatives.

For additional information visit:  www.TruthProjecthtx.org

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Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

Austin Pride Fashion Show To Feature Lance Bass And Celebrities From Project Runway

4th Annual WERK! Fashion Show Featuring Designers FromLifetime’s ‘Project Runway’

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) is set to produce the 4th Annual WERK Fashion Show at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Saturday, August 20, 2016, hosted by N’Sync’s Lance Bass and YouTube Sensation Coco Peru.

Adding to the already A-List line up,  special performances include the #1 Cher Impersonator in the World Chad Michaels, ‘Queen of Electro’ Luciana (I Like That, I’m Still Hot) and the ‘Bionic Artist’ Viktoria Modesta (Prototype).

The WERK Fashion Show raises funds for essential nonprofits and programs in Austin, including: Austin Galano Club, AIDS Services of Austin, Project Transitions, OutYouth and Transgender Education Network of Texas.

 

The show will feature ten designers of Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’: Austin’s own Daniel Esquivel, Ari South, Casanova, Alexander Pope, Emily Payne, Joshua Christensen, Christopher Straub and Rey Ortiz. Additionally, Pride Austin has added local designer Midi Soliz of Black Cross and Danny Nguyen.

Austin Pride offers a full week of events, starting with the WERK Fashion Show on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The week will include the Austin Pride Parade and Festival.

For a full entertainment lineup & schedule of events visit: www.AustinPride.org

 

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CBS Radio Houston Bids Farewell To Chad Pitt

Chad Pitt of Mix 96.5FM in Houston, Texas
Chad Pitt of Mix 96.5FM in Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

CBS Radio Houston Bids Farewell To Chad Pitt


Houston’s Mix 96.5 FM Afternoon Drive Time Personality Chad Pitt Heads To Sister CBS Station In Orlando

The old saying “all good things must come to an end” is starting to ring ever so true on the Houston air-waves. CBS Radio has released that Houston favorite Chad Pitt will be departing Mix 96.5 for advancement with CBS sister 101.9 AMP Radio in Orlando, Florida.

Taking to the Houston airwaves in 2013, Chad has made quiet the impression on the Houston scene. Once labeled as one of ‘Houston’s Most Eligible Bachelor’s’, Chad Pitt leaves behind a legacy of friends, and a handful of non-profits.

“I’m fortunate enough to have made friendships that will last a life-time, particularly in Houston.” Pitt tells About Magazine in an exclusive sit down interview. “Nothing makes me happier than lending my voice to provide positive change in the (LGBTQ+) community.”

Some of the non-profit work Pitt has been involved with includes: Rainbow on the Green, Pride Houston, Diana Foundation, The Montrose Center, Legacy Community Health, and the FACE Awards.  “They all trusted me enough to help convey their message of hope and strength,” he explains  “I will always welcome a chance to come back and show my support for these and other inspiring organizations.”

In Orlando, Pitt will work at 101.9 AMP Radio, a station that has a massive presence with the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando. “Their involvement extends beyond just an appearance; they’re an integral part of every event in which they participate,” Pitt explains. “Recently involved with Headdress Ball benefitting Hope and Help of Central Florida.”

AMP Radio is the exclusive sponsor for AIDS Walk Orlando, and Walt Disney’s One Magic Weekend; one of the largest LGBTQ events in the world.

Known mostly for ‘talking;’ Pitt, featured Universal Studios Radio Hall of Fame, heads off to sunny Orlando with a plush morning drive slot, and station manager title. Born and raised in Richmond VA, Chad Pitt allows About Magazine to do the math on all his cities he’s lived in. Savannah GA, Memphis TN, Orlando FL, back to Memphis, then to Tampa, back to Orlando, then Houston TX, now back to Orlando. We tried. But gave up!

“When I first moved to Houston 3 years ago” Pitt explains his introduction to the city was through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “I remember thinking, “they fry everything and let kids ride sheep as a sport, I’M GOING TO LOVE IT HERE!”

“Ironic my departure is during Rodeo, it’s like I’ve come full circle,” Pitt said. CBS Radio, which owns Mix 96.5 FM, has not announced who will replace him. Chad Pitt’s last day will be Friday, March 18th 2016.

 

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