Sunday, December 04, 2011

Clay Aiken Fans Applaud Broadway Benefit, Pepsi Win

HAPPY HOLIDAYS - Clay Aiken will join a huge cast performing in a holiday benefit at New York City's Beacon Theatre Sunday night. Double clickable graphic by Fountaindawg with photo by Curtis Brown.

NIP Votes for Pepsi Partners

Fans Celebrate Holiday Concert

Clay Aiken returns to Broadway Sunday evening for a special performance in the Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays Concert at the Beacon Theatre.

Presented by Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, the 8 p.m. benefit will help raise awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth homelessness. Tickets are priced $35 - $500. For more information, visit the Beacon Theatre website.
"When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, I was shocked and saddened," said Lauper, co-founder of the True Colors Fund.

"For far too long homeless youth have not received the attention, resources and funding necessary to bring an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people."

In addition to Clay, the Beacon Theatre benefit concert will feature the talents of Lauper, Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Rosie O'Donnell, Carson Kressley, Amy Lee, Chely, Wright, Skylar Grey, Vanessa Carlton, Angelique Kidjo, Harvey Fierstein, Deluka, Debbie Harry, Alan Cumming, and Cassandra Wilson.

Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund is sponsoring the benefit concert.

NIP Celebrates $50k Grant Win

After securing a $50k Pepsi Refresh grant last month, National Inclusion Project supporters are voting for December participants who supported the foundation in November's successful drive.

Links and text numbers for the supporting charities, along with several causes from North Carolina, are located on the ABC panels of the above widget and the vertical version situated in the Carolina sidebar. Both were created by

The VOTE panel contains two sample comments to post on the charity's Pepsi page following your daily ballot.

Below are double clickables of
Fountaindawg's opening graphic. The second is a widescreen version.

Have a wonderful week, Clay Nation!



Ginger Scarlett said...

What a pretty blog! Can't wait to hear what he's going to sing tonight!!! Congrats, NIP! (using all the !!!s, EEEEE's and 111s today...) Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

MOButtercup said...

Great blog! I always enjoy them. Love the new graphic. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could be at the Beacon tonight! Lots of great performers! Not just Clay, but so many others!
I'll miss this but so looking forward to the Gala this coming weekend!


kta said...

I'm so excited for the NIP. Can't wait to see the clack from tonight. :) Thanks for a wonderful blog.

Barbara said...

Hi, Caro! So happy that the NIP received a $50 grant Congratulations to the organization!

Beautiful graphic by Fountaindawg!

Take care and enjoy your week!

Love and hugs, ♥♥
Barbara :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro. I really enjoyed the cellcert. Thyanks for letting me know. So glad others are supporting these kids.

((HUGS)) Kathy/Aspiegirl

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

Yeah NIP...."NIP Celebrates $50k Grant Win." That is awesome!

As always, I love your blog, beautiful graphics and lots of info. You never fail is Caro!

Have a great rest of the week.