Archive for the ‘haiti’ Tag

“When the River Meets the Sea”

Back in february, CJ and I performed with our friends inEMERGENCY Cabaret Relief: Haiti.” It was our cabaret debut together, and our first performance together since we met six years ago, in ROLT’s production of The Wizard of Oz.

We performed a song very near and dear to my heart, Paul William’s “When the River Meets the Sea,” from Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. This Jim Henson movie has been a family favorite since I can remember, and it’s spiritual questioning felt so perfect for the tone of this fundraiser.

I’m pleased to be able to finally share the video of our performance. Unfortunately, the source audio is not ideal, so please turn up your volume for the beginning, and be prepared to turn it down once the source volume increases:

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“EMERGENCY Cabaret Relief: Haiti” Fundraiser

Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Location: San Francisco Community Music Center (SFCMC)
Street: 544 Capp St.
Price: $15.00 or $20.00 (incl. drink ticket)

Join Jessica Coker, Soila Hughes and Leanne (“Anita Cocktail”) Borghesi — aka Busty, Over-the-Top, Outrageous, Brawds, Singin! (B.O.O.B.S!) — and friends for “EMERGENCY Cabaret Relief: Haiti”, an evening of song and performance to benefit those affected by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Buy Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets (seating is limited)


Under the musical direction of Ben Prince, the evening will feature performances by the cabaret trio B.O.O.B.S!, as well as other stars of San Francisco’s theatre and cabaret community, including Jennifer Coker, Amanda Dolan, Lonnie Haley, Charles Huff, Christina Miglino, John McCullough, Sara Moore, Shane Ray, Alex Rodriguez, Jef Valentine, P.Z., Daniel Umili, Daniel Velazquez, Chris Yorro, and Sharon Boggs! With a program of show-stopping and heartfelt numbers, this evening is sure to lift your spirits.

100% of proceeds from the event will benefit Partners In Health (PIH), a Boston-based organization that provides medical care to poor communities around the world. PIHs work in Haiti began 25 years ago with a single clinic and today it is one of the largest providers of health care in Haiti.

In addition to the performance, there will be a raffle, and wine and refreshments (pay with donations). For directions and parking information, visit sfcmc.org.

We hope to you will join us for this special evening!

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

Noone needs to be told how dire the state of emergency is in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake on January 12th. Although there are surely many disaster-response organizations doing good work, my familiarity with Doctors Without Borders encourages me to share this link. Through my friend John, who is in the DWB network, I know that this organization does invaluable work in responding to such disasters. Click on this banner image below to make a donation!:

Read the most recent SF Chron article: Haiti aid flow grows; feuds over reaching victims. The death toll may reach 200,000. Although no less tragic, that’s nearly two times the civilian death toll in the six year war in Iraq.

My heart goes out to all those who have lost loved-ones, and to the spirit of those whose lives were cut mercilessly short. I offer up the prayer and plea that the rescue and relief efforts be able to reach those in need as soon as possible.