For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES, CA - July 24, 2012—Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama, the iconic fashion show HIV/AIDS fundraiser, celebrates this year's theme British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now! with musical performances by Robin Thicke and Karmin alongside the best of fall fashion from Calvin Klein, Bar III, Material Girl, Sean John, Diesel and the runway debut of the exclusive, limited-edition Nicole Richie for Impulse collection. The charity event, which once again benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food, celebrates its 30th anniversary of raising funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS on Friday, September 7, 2012, at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, with an after party immediately following at California Market Center.
Headlining Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama is Robin Thicke, one of the most respected singer-songwriters in soul and R&B music today. Thicke has written and produced songs for more than 20 gold and platinum albums and is currently featured on the ABC reality singing series "Duets," where he serves as a show "superstar" alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Jennifer Nettles.
Also performing at the event is Karmin, the chart-topping duo made up of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. Their single "Brokenhearted" just went platinum while hitting number one on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, Top 20 on Billboard's Pop, Digital and Dance/Club Play charts, and Top 10 at Top 40 Radio. Karmin took the internet by storm last year after posting a cover of Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now" on YouTube. The clip instantly went viral and became one of YouTube's most viewed videos of 2011. The duo has since released their debut album "Hello" and racked up over half a billion views for their video.
This year's theme British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now! pays homage to some of the most well-known and respected British pop icons from the past 50 years from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones. British bands have inspired culture while capturing the attention of the world since the '60s and their music provides the inspiration behind the visuals, fashion segments and after-party elements for Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2012.
About Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama, the charitable fashion event of the year in Los Angeles and San Francisco that combines fashion, musical entertainment, dance and technology in a fully integrated, theatrical 60-minute show. The iconic event, which was co-chaired by longtime champion of the cause, the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, has raised awareness and over $30 million for HIV/AIDS charities, organizations and research projects in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Past musical performers include Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Far East Movement, Macy Gray, Ne-Yo and many more.
Tickets to the event start at $75 and go on sale July 25 at www.macys.com/glamtickets. For more information, visit www.macys.com/glamorama.
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 evidence-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 advocates 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 LGBT people of color 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; the S. Mark Taper Foundation Dental Clinic in South Los Angeles; Behavioral Health Services at the David Geffen Center in Mid-City; and a mobile dental facility. APLA Health & Wellness serves more than 8,000 people each year. For more information, please visit aplahw.org.