MONDAY, JANUARY 13th 2014 – A TRIBUTE TO PAUL CONRAD – 6:00 pm.
Help raise funds for Chain Reaction while enjoying a festive evening of cocktails, food, live music, a benefit auction and special guests.
Supporters of Chain Reaction have fought hard to continue Paul Conrad’s legacy. Their efforts have not been in vain. The City of Santa Monica has decided to take a vote on February 25th which will determine if they will allocate funds to restore and preserve this important landmark in the heart of the civic center.
The event will feature actor, Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, SNL, This is Spinal Tap, Le Show), Robert Scheer (Host of KCRW’s Left, Right & Center and Truthdigʼs editor-in-chief) and Robert Berman (Bergamot Station Gallerist.)
Musical performances by VENICE, joined by: CJ Vanston (Spinal Tap, Joe Cocker) Keyboards Steve Lukather (Toto) Guitar Lee Sklar (James Taylor, Phil Collins) Bass, Jo Pusateri (LA Symphony, String Planet) Percussion Judith Owen (Vocals)
The comedic stylings of Jimmy Dore (Comedy Central, The Jimmy Dore Show on KPFK); The dance magic of Jenifer Yeuroukis featuring Marvin Tunney (Alvin Ailey) and Tanya Fairfoot (Pretty Little Liars); The political cartooning and delightful musings of Dwayne Booth a.k.a. Mr. Fish (L.A. Times, Harperʼs Magazine, Truthdig, Vanity Fair); The sage words of Judy Abdo (former Mayor of Santa Monica) and Paul Cummins (New Visions Foundation, co-founder of Crossroads School)
Special benefit auction featuring work by Paul Conrad, Mike Conboy, Mr. Fish, Shelley Gazin, Roman Genn, Joe Goode, Manfred Muller, Claudia Parducci, John Valadez, John Van Hamersveld, Leigh Wiener, Norton Wisdom and more…
Photo from Mark Clifford
All monies collected go directly to the Chain Reaction Restoration Fund! Each guest receives a complimentary copy of I, CON the autobiography of Paul Conrad.
Tickets are $100 (tax deductible) but in an effort to include all members of the community, donations will be accepted within the range of $50-$100.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.453.5325 to reserve your spot and save this historic peace monument.
The event starts at 6:00 pm (music – 6:30) and will take place at Writers Boot Camp Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. [Bldg. I] Santa Monica, CA 90404. Free Parking http://conradprojects.com/