Thursday, January 18, 2007

Jim & Steve To Raise Money for Morgan Rice

Press release:

On January 24, 2007, Will Clark's PORNO BINGO, the popular weekly fund-raising event for the LGBT community, held at the 9th Ave. Bistro (693 9th Ave. b/w 47 and 48 St) from 9 - 11 PM, will raise money for a Memorial Service and other final expenses for Morgan Rice, who died in December 2006.

Morgan was a long-standing member of the New York Gay Men’s Chorus, an AIDS activist, director of special events at Gay Men's Health Crisis in the 90's, and a huge friend of the Imperial Court of NY and the NYC theater community.

Special guest number-callers will include: Jim Brochu and Steve Schalchlin from the off-Broadway sensation THE BIG VOICE; Brandon Aguilar, and Ms. Trai La Trash, Empress XVIII of the Imperial Court of NY. The 2007 NYCGMC Chorus Queen Brenda Bond and Chorus Butch Sir Brian McComak will also be in attendance to ensure that a Royally good time is had by all.

Bingo prizes will include the usual assortment of erotic items (DVDs, magazines, etc. from Specialty Publications) as well as special raffles to win tickets to THE BIG VOICE and assorted ‘leather and lace’ items from the estate of Morgan Rice and his alter-ego HRM Barbie Stiletto, who reigned as NYCGMC Chorus Queen in 1990.

Please join us for a very special night of fun and laughter celebrating not only the memory of a dear friend but also the reaffirmation of our own relationships and friendships within NYCGMC and the larger LGBT theater and performance community. Drink specials will be available all night, including a brand new creation, in honor of Morgan, called the Stiletto: this drink may be very pretty, but looks can be deceiving, and if not handled with the proper respect, it will knock you right into the gutter!

Whether it’s your first time to Bingo or you are a regular patron, please join us for this truly unique night, where you can also meet our special guests in person and obtain more info about these upcoming events:

The New York City Gay Men's Chorus presents "Classically NYCGMC" on March 12 and 13 at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67 St (http://www.nycgmc.org/)
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