MACY’S PASSPORT PRESENTS GLAMORAMA – ARTrageous
Cee Lo Green Headlines 29th Annual Fashion Extravaganza with Far East Movement;
Sharon Stone Introduces a Tribute Celebrating Founding Chair Dame Elizabeth Taylor
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama2011comes to Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, September 23, at 8:00 p.m.at the Orpheum Theatre.This extraordinary event, which also wows audiences in Minneapolis, Chicago and San Francisco, brings together musical performances, fall fashion, designers, dancers, celebrities, and the most glam after party in townfor one ARTrageous night. Multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician Cee Lo Green, known for his recent chart-topper “Forget You” as well as co-writing and singing the Gnarls Barkley hit “Crazy,” headlines the show. Also set to perform is electro-pop quartet Far East Movement, which shot to fame with chart-topping singles “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer;” the group’s latest single “If I Was You” features rap artist Snoop Dogg.
Hosted by Pauley Perrette,this year’s show—themed ARTrageous—featuresa specialappearance by long-time supporterSharon Stone,who will introduce a tribute celebrating the life and work of legendary actress and AIDS activistDame Elizabeth Taylor, the founding chair of Macy’s Passport. This year’s event once again benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food.
“We are proud to support the ongoing programs provided to the community by AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food,” said Martine Reardon, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Macy’s. “These organizations have a daily impact on those living with HIV/AIDS, providing services, financial support, education, meals and shelter.”
This year’s featured designers include Tommy Girl, Rachel Rachel Roy, Armani Jeans, Calvin Klein, Tracy Reese, Bar III, Kenneth Cole Reaction and Papi.
“Fashion is truly a kinetic form of art. It’s always moving, always inspiring and ever-changing. As a background to the designer looks on the runway, the audience will enjoy a powerful visual show inspired by the arts,” said Mike Gansmoe, Macy’s Vice President of Special Productions. “From Degas to Banksy, ballet to breakdance, and everywhere in between, Macy’s Glamorama should prove to be an incredible journey.”
The excitement of the evening will continue following the show with a fashionable and over-the-top ARTlandish After Party downtown at California Mart with the cast and special guests, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Along Came Mary, music and more.
Performance-only tickets to the show and VIP tickets that include the ARTlandish After Party are available through Blue Room Events atwww.blueroomevents.com/glamorama.
A special thanks to the Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2011 sponsors: American Express, Luna, Office Max, Gucci Guilty, MAC Viva Glam, Butterfly Loft Salon, Intercontinental Century City, Sheraton, SLS, Don Francisco, Patron, Rockstar, See’s Candies, LA Times, Los Angeles Magazine, ABC 7, KTLA, and KIIS, as well as to the after party sponsors: AB Elements, Along Came Mary, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, California Market Center, Pinkberry and Smartwater.
About Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama
Passportbegan as an awareness-raising fashion show in Macy’s employee cafeteria in 1982 and has since grown into one of the largest and longest-running HIV/AIDS events of its kind.The fashion benefit, with the help of the Macy’s Foundation, has donated more than $29 million to HIV/AIDS services, prevention, education and research. For more information, visit www.macys.com/glamorama.
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for epic events like Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
About AIDS Project Los Angeles
AIDS Project Los Angeles is dedicated to: improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 25 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach. For more information, visit www.apla.org.
About Project Angel Food
For life, for love, for as long as it takes-Project Angel Food. Project Angel Food’s mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles County, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait. www.projectangelfood.org