Created on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 23:50
30th ANNIVERSARY OF MACY’S PASSPORT PRESENTS GLAMORAMA “BRITISH INVASION: THE MUSIC THEN. THE FASHION NOW!”
Robin Thicke Headlines the 30th Annual Fashion Extravaganza With Performances by Karmin and iHeartRadio Rising Star Winners Megan and Liz
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
—Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2012
invades San Francisco to honor three decades of fashion and compassion with this year’s theme The British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!
at the Orpheum Theatre
on Friday, September 14, at 8:00 p.m.
This iconic event, which also wows audiences in Minneapolis, Chicago and Los Angeles, brings together musical performances, fall fashion, dance and the most glam after party in town for one unforgettable evening—all to benefit longstanding partners AIDS Emergency Fund
, Glide Foundation
and Project Open Hand
Headlining the event is multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician Robin Thicke
, who will perform an acoustic three-song set. Known for such hits as “Lost Without U” and “Sex Therapy,” Thicke has written and produced songs for more than 20 gold and platinum albums and most recently was featured on the ABC reality singing series “Duets,” where he served as a show superstar. Chart-topping pop duo Karmin
, who shot to fame through their collection of YouTube cover songs, will also take the stage. They most recently released original tracks “Brokenhearted” and the rap-fueled “I Told You So” from their debut album “Hello.” Also set to perform is Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest winners Megan & Liz
, two Nashville-based 19-year-old twin sisters penning infectious and inspiring pop anthems that have resonated with an entire generation of fans.
“On the 30th anniversary of Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama, we would like to thank all of the partners and supporters who have joined us over the years in the fight to end HIV/AIDS—especially our beneficiaries AIDS Emergency Fund, Glide Foundation and Project Open Hand,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s Chief Marketing Officer. “These organizations are truly on the front lines of the fight, providing crucial services, financial support, education, meals and shelter to those impacted by HIV, and we are honored to support their work in our community.”
“From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama pays homage to some of the most well-known and respected British pop icons from the past 50 years,” said Mike Gansmoe, Macy’s Vice President of Special Productions. “British bands have inspired culture while capturing the attention of the world since the ‘60s and their music provides the inspiration behind this year’s visuals, fashion segments and party elements.”
Following the show, the evening continues downtown at the After Party at The Asian Art Museumwith a nod to British culture, food and design. Guests will sip bubbly in the American Express Champagne Lounge and specialty cocktails from Patrón Spirits, dance to music by DJ L, mingle with cast and crew, and taste gourmet British-inspired hors d’oeuvres by Taste Catering, with highlights like Fish ‘n Chips and a Pudding Buffet with modern twists on classic English desserts. Partygoers can also create a personalized flip book courtesy of Office Max, have a consultation with a MAC Cosmetics expert before posing with the band for a Patrón Photo Shoot, grab a snack at theLUNA bar wall, and sample desserts from See’s Candies.
Tickets to the event are $75 – $1,000 and are available at www.macys.com/glamtickets
. Admission to the After Party is included with the purchase of $250 or more ticket. Visit website for tax-deductible information. VIP and corporate packages can be purchased through Blue Room Events at 877-252-7814 or www.blueroomevents.com/glamorama
A special thanks to the Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2012 generous sponsors: American Express, LUNA, Office Max, MAC Viva Glam, Grand Hyatt, Patrón, See's Candies, SF Chronicle, 7x7, California Home + Design, as well as to the after party partners: Taste Catering and Event Planning and Lagunitas Brewery.
About Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama
began as an awareness-raising fashion show in Macy’s employee cafeteria in 1982 and has since grown into one of the largest and longest-running HIV/AIDS events of its kind. The fashion benefit, with the help of the Macy’s Foundation, has donated more than $30 million to HIV/AIDS services, prevention, education and research. For more information, visitwww.macys.com/glamorama
About AIDS Emergency Fund
AIDS Emergency Fund has provided over $30 million in emergency financial assistance to people battling HIV and AIDS since 1982. Each year approximately 2,300 low-income San Franciscans get help from AEF – enabling them to maintain housing and utility services, make medical co-payments, and meet other critical expenses to help stabilize their living situations and improve the quality of lives.
GLIDE is a beloved cultural icon and San Francisco’s premiere provider of innovative social services for marginalized populations. GLIDE provides a comprehensive range of programs to homeless and low-income individuals and families including free meals, primary and behavioral healthcare, education, programs for children, youth and their families and access to shelter and other services.
About Project Open Hand
Project Open Hand provides meals/groceries for people with symptomatic HIV/AIDS or breast cancer, meals for homebound/critically ill people under the age of 60 and congregate lunches for people over 60 years of age in San Francisco and Alameda counties. At Project Open Hand, the goal is to feed the body, mind, and soul, through healthy food prepared and delivered with love, by dedicated staff and volunteers. Project Open Hand is a leader in the local food justice movement by rolling up their sleeves, cooking meals, and distributing groceries to make sure that our ill and elderly neighbors have access to the food they need.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com
offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for epic events like Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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