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Celebrated Film Historian Robert Osborne to Host 30th Annual S.T.A.G.E. Event "S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies"

One-Night-Only Performance Will Focus on Film’s Musical Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 21, 2014) — Noted cinema expert, critic and host of TV’s “Turner Classic Movies,” ROBERT OSBORNE will host the 30th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) “S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies,” being held on Saturday, May 10th at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. David Galligan directs for the 30th time with John McDaniel returning as Musical Director.

A celebration of cinema, “S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies” promises to be a spectacular event highlighting many of the most memorable musical moments in Hollywood’s vast film library. Venerable Hollywood celebrity columnist RONA BARRETT will narrate a stunning costume cavalcade of remarkable cinematic creations, long-time critic REX REED will take a turn as a performer along with recording legend HELEN REDDY and Saturday Night Fever’s DONNA PESCOW who are making their first S.T.A.G.E. appearances.

Stars of film, Broadway and television scheduled to appear in the concert that raises critical funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) include OBBA BABATUNDE, MARY BETH BLACK, PATRICK CASSIDY, MARY JO CATLETT, CAROLE COOK, DAVID ENGEL, JULIE GARNYE’, BILL HUTTON, HEATHER MACRAE, PAT MARSHALL, DONNA McKECHNIE, PATRICIA MORISON, JANIS PAIGE, VALARIE PETTIFORD, JAKE SIMPSON and KEVIN SPIRTAS.

Additional casting to be announced.

For tickets and detailed information, visit: www.stagela.com

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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) was founded in 1983 and is one of the largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations in the United States. APLA provides bilingual support to more than 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Additionally, APLA conducts behavioral research designed to inform the development of evidenced-based interventions and assists health departments in evaluating their HIV/AIDS services to ensure the delivery of effective and quality programs. APLA also provides administrative and fiscal support to the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSMGF), which promotes and advocated for the health and human rights of MSM internationally. APLA is proud to be a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, please visit apla.org.

APLA Health & Wellness (APLAHW) provides primary medical and oral health care, behavioral health services, HIV testing, PrEP counseling and management of eligible clients, STD screening/treatment, and health education and HIV-prevention services, with a specific focus on low-income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals living in Los Angeles County. APLAHW is a federally qualified health center that includes: the Gleicher / Chen Health Center in South Los Angeles; the Wilshire Dental Clinic downtown; Behavioral Health Services at the David Geffen Center in Mid-City; as well as a mobile dental facility. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Dental Clinic in South Los Angeles is also part of APLAHW. APLAHW serves more than 8,000 people each year. For more information, please visit aplahw.org.

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