In the spring of 2008, the students of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (L.A.C.H.S.A. or Arts High) shared their talents to support the "Artists for Autism: A Concert for a Cause" benefit concert at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in downtown Los Angeles. Under the leadership of myself - Simonne Gabrielle - a cast of talented actors, singers, and dancers came together to create a concert experience in an effort to raise funds for the important research being conducted by Autism Speaks.
Photos from the 2008 "Artists for Autism" Benefit Concert
"Artists for Autism: A Concert for a Cause" is a multi-disciplinary concert in which a cast of Hollywood's hottest rising choreographers, dancers, recording artists, and actors unite to raise awareness and funds for Autism Research. All of the proceeds raised from the concert will be shared equally between the Special Needs Network, Inc. and Surfer's Healing. Opera Noir will be acting as the "Fiscal Receiver" for "Artists for Autism", accepting donations on our behalf. J. Rosalynn Smith-Clark, Artistic Director of Opera Noir, will present both organizations with a check at the concert's conclusion. The honoree of the evening will be David Emmanuel Clark, my vivacious younger brother, who is diagnosed with both Autism and Seizure Disorder.
Photo of the amazing David Emmanuel Clark, my heart and my world :)
"Artists for Autism: A Concert for a Cause"
June 13, 2014
6:30PM - Art Gallery
7:00PM - Performance
Complete Actors Place
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Tickets - $50.00
*If purchasing tickets, write "Ticket" and the # of tickets you'd like to purchase in the donation memo*
Our fundraising goal is $7,500.00. Would you please consider sponsoring us?
It may be clichÃ©, but the saying is true: EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS! If you would like to be a listed sponsor, please see the sponsorship levels below.
Special Needs Advocate Sponsor
Unite in Love Sponsor
Autism Ambassador Sponsor
David Emmanuel Legacy Sponsor
We thank you in advance. Wishing you a blessed, prosperous, and joyous 2014!
Producer/Director/Choreographer - Simonne Gabrielle
- Jeffrey Jake
- Destenee Sandifer
- Patricia Davis
- Vana Thiero
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