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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, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct care and treatment services to over 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. In 2013, APLA marked its 30th year of operation, and we are a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.
APLA Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary medical care, oral healthcare, mental health services, HIV testing, STD screening/ treatment and health education and HIV prevention services targeting low income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals. APLA Health & Wellness serves over 6,000 individuals across Los Angeles County each year.
For more information, visit apla.org.