Today, we put on our serious cap for a rare moment of snarklessness at Gay List Daily (It hurts. It really, really does.)
After all, it’s difficult to find anything funny to write about the situation in Haiti. Instead, we will use this as an opportunity to reiterate what a douche bag Pat Robertson is for implying that the Haitians deserved the earthquake that hit their country on January 12. He’s a magnitude 99.9 on the Richter scale of bigoted morons.
For the rest of the sane, caring citizens of the world who realize that there are millions of people suffering in Haiti, it’s important to find ways to donate money that will benefit those in need the most. And as the all-star telethon a couple weeks ago proved, if you can entertain us while we’re giving, it’s a real win-win situation.
Our good friends at Turtle Creek Chorale are prepared to not only raise the roof, but blow the walls off the Cathedral of Hope with an unprecedented concert experience this Friday. All proceeds raised from Voices for Haiti: An Emergency Benefit Concert Marathon will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
For six hours (just barely longer than Avatar), a marathon of mini concerts will keep us fabulously entertained. The Turtle Creek Chorale will be joined by ENCORE!, The Women’s Chorus of Dallas, Cathedral of Hope Choir and Orchestra, Men’s Chorus of Hamilton Park Baptist Church, Resounding Harmony, Liz Mikel, Linda and Larry Petty, Anton Shaw, Gary Floyd, the cast of Theatre 3’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, TCU’s Concert Chorale and City Councilmember Angela Hunt (will she be singing, too? Spinning plates? Can’t wait to find out!). Additionally, Del Shores, creator of the Sordid Lives movie and TV series will bring a little comic relief to the evening, as well as signing autographs.
And oddly enough, the event falls on the 30th birthday of the Turtle Creek Chorale, so there’s another great reason to celebrate, too.
A suggested minimum donation of $25 is encouraged, but when you add up all the entertainment you’re getting if you stay the full six hours, our estimates bring the value up to $476.23 per person. So that’s what you should be giving, but far be it from us to lay a guilt trip on anyone for donating less.
So join us this Friday for a worthwhile cause that might move you to tears, but more importantly, move you to dance in the aisles and celebrate life.
Join us again tomorrow when we burn our serious cap once and for all.
Voices for Haiti: An Emergency Benefit Concert Marathon
Friday, February 19, 2010
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Cathedral of Hope
5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas