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JAMES DARREN JOINS 30th ANNUAL S.T.A.G.E. EVENT “S.T.A.G.E. GOES TO THE MOVIES”

SiriusXM Personality Frank DeCaro to be Celebrity Auctioneer

Los Angeles, CA (April 2, 2014) - Movie, television and recording star JAMES DARREN is joining the All-Star company performing in the 30thAnniversary Spectacular, “S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies” taking place one night only on Saturday, May 10th at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Darren became an instant cinematic heart throb in the legendary beach and surfer Gidget movies. He made 20 films before turning to television as an actor and director. His “This One’s From the Heart” vocal album debuted at #9 on the Billboard Jazz charts, launching the live concert performances he continues to make with symphonies across the country.

FRANK DeCARO’s eponymous show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel OutQ allows him to share his high energy humor and pop culture observations with millions of devoted listeners every week day. He’s equally well known from his six years on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” as their flamboyant film critic. Among the several priceless packages Frank will be presenting during the event’s live auction include a Tony Award Week trip to New York City that includes airfare, theatre tickets and accomodations; a one week Palm Springs get away in a private villa; and signed “Musical Quotes” from legendary Broadway composers, among other special items

A celebration of musical 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. ROBERT OSBORNE is set to host the evening which also features legendary celebrity columnist RONA BARRETT who will narrate a stunning cinematic costume cavalcade. 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, DEBBY BOONE, BETTY BUCKLEY, MARY JO CATLETT, RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, CAROLE COOK, DAVID ENGEL, JULIE GARNYE’, MITZI GAYNOR, JASON GOULD, NICHOLAS HOSKING, BILL HUTTON, CHEYENNE JACKSON, LAINIE KAZAN, DALE KRISTIEN, HEATHER MacRAE, JON MAHER, PAT MARSHALL, DONNA McKECHNIE, PATRICIA MORISON, JEFFREY SCOTT PARSONS, HELEN REDDY, REX REED, JAKE SIMPSON and KEVIN SPIRTAS.

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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