FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2012
ANNENBERG WILL “SPARKLE” AGAIN IN DECEMBER FOR DESERT AIDS PROJECT
Co-producers Scott Nevins and Mark Jones announced today “Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert” (SparklePalmSprings.com) will be returning to the Annenberg Theater inside the Palm Springs Art Museum. The one-night only benefit performance for Desert AIDS Project will be on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 7pm. Tickets are expected to go on sale in October.
“It’s our third year and Sparkle at the Annenberg is a great way to kick off the holiday season,” says co-producer and Host / TV Personality Scott Nevins (TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents…) Nevins and co-producer Mark Jones (Brighthaus Marketing) are excited to bring the annual fundraiser for Desert AIDS Project back to the Annenberg theater.
“Through the support of Integrated Wealth Management as the presenting sponsor this year, we’re able to expand the show in some new and interesting ways,” says show co-producer Mark Jones. One addition to the 2012 show will be an off-site VIP After-Party at LULU California Bistro for VIP ticket holders.
The event is presented by Brighthaus Marketing in conjunction with Scott Nevins features a cavalcade of stars from the worlds of TV, Film, Broadway and the Recording Industry performing holiday classics. Past shows have included the incredible talents of Lorna Luft (White Christmas), Carol Channing (Hello Dolly!), Jo Anne Worley (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In), Daytime Emmy Nominee Bobbie Eakes (All My Children), Wilson Cruz (Rent) and Tony Award Nominee Bobby Steggert (Ragtime). The event also includes a silent auction outside of the Theater prior to the show..
Pictured Above: Broadway Perfomer Max Von Essen (Evita) from Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert 2011 – Photo Credit: © 2011 James Geiger – GeigerDigital.com
About: “Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert” is co-produced by Scott Nevins and Mark Jones and benefits Desert AIDS Project. Created in 2010, the event is hosted by Scott Nevins and features a cast of talent from Broadway, television and film, Sparkle is an independent production of Brighthaus Marketing, located in Palm Springs, CA in conjunction with Scott Nevins.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2012
MAJOR SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT
Co-producers Scott Nevins and Mark Jones announced today that Integrated Wealth Management has signed on as presenting sponsor and LULU California Bistro will sponsor the VIP After-Party of the holiday event “Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert” scheduled for early December 2012. Proceeds raised by the concert benefits Desert AIDS Project to support their services such as free HIV-Testing and treatment.
Jim Casey, CEO of Integrated Wealth Management, says he is excited to help keep this event in Palm Springs as an annual fundraiser for Desert AIDS Project. “My goal as a board member of Desert AIDS Project is to raise visibility and ultimately support the mission of Desert AIDS Project,” says Casey, “Sparkle reminds us that there can be joy in the face of adversity.”
Jerry and Barbara Keller, owners of LULU California Bistro, knew after seeing the concert last year that they wanted to get involved. “This is a feel-good concert event with incredible vocal talent who inspire us with their music, and we’re thrilled to be sponsors,” says Jerry Keller. The After Party event at LULU is where VIP ticket-holders can mix and mingle with celebrities and performers from the show. “We have to remember to honor the moments in life as we move forward on the journey to end AIDS,” says Barbara Keller who is also a board member of Desert AIDS Project.
Co-producer Scott Nevins (TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents…) announced the sponsorships from the stage of “Celebrity Doodles” on Saturday night. “Sparkle is a labor of love from all angles. I love holiday music, I love talent, I love Palm Springs and I love D.A.P.! It seems so right to have this one magical night each Holiday season where we celebrate all of that love with a concert filled with sensational performers who inspire with their talent, just as Desert AIDS Project inspires with the work they do for their clients every day of the year,” says Nevins.
Nevins’ co-producer, Brighthaus Marketing co-owner Mark Jones said both producers are thrilled with the show’s popularity. “The sponsorship from Integrated Wealth Management and LULU will really help us bring the show to the next level. We have big things planned for this year’s event,” says Jones. Brighthaus Marketing creates events and supports several organizations throughout Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
For information and updates, visit www.SparklePalmSprings.com
About: “Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert” is co-produced by Scott Nevins and Mark Jones. Created in 2010, the event is hosted by Scott Nevins and features a cast of talent from Broadway, television and film, which has included the incredible talent of Lorna Luft (White Christmas), Carol Channing (Hello Dolly!), Jo Anne Worley (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In), Daytime Emmy Nominee Bobbie Eakes (All My Children), Wilson Cruz (Rent) and Tony Award Nominee Bobby Steggert (Ragtime). Sparkle is an independent production of Brighthaus Marketing, located in Palm Springs, CA in conjunction with Scott Nevins.
Brian Vatcher, Brighthaus Marketing
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