Marriage Equality Fundraiser On Friday Friday at Local 121, 9-11pm:

Live Out Loud! features contemporary Broadway and Cabaret music written by Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Elton John, Andrew Lippa, Janis Ian, and more – all of whom are out and proud members of the GLBT community. Backed by Tom LaMark on piano, the show was directed by IRNE Award winner Ida Zecco. All proceeds for this performance will go to benefit Marriage Equality Rhode Island.

In 2005, John Abernathy was featured in the 16th Annual New York Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center in a tribute to Broadway composer Jerry Herman sharing the stage with legendary performers Lee Roy Reams, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, and Mr. Herman himself. That same year, he also received a nomination for Best Male Cabaret Performer from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) for his show A Cock-Eyed Optimist in Boston. John has appeared as an actor in many theatres across the country and toured internationally as pianist and soloist with the musical group Up With People including a performance with the National Symphony Orchestra. His debut CD Look Straight Ahead and new CD Live at the Hi-Hat are both available on his website.

Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) is the lead organization in the fight for equal marriage for same-sex couples in Rhode Island. For the past six years, MERI has been working on behalf of all fair-minded Rhode Islanders and will continue to do so in order to make marriage equality a reality in the Ocean State.

“He has an instantly likeable sound, refreshing and invigorating.” Rob Lester,

“With luck, we will have a chance to see this well conceived and well-crafted show over and over.” John Amodeo,

Dinner menu is available
Cost: $20.00 before event (contact Rich Hite at 401-383-9147 or go here).

3 thoughts on “Marriage Equality Fundraiser On Friday”

  1. In view of the fact that marriage is, has been and always will be the union of one man and one woman, I don’t understand what this fundraiser is all about. Homosexual people have the same rights as every other human, but they don’t have the right to change the definition of a human institution to suit their own desires.

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