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AFAN’s 27th Annual Black & White Party Raises Over $130,000

August 26, 2013 by  

Veronic performs at Black & White Party
Aid for AIDS of Nevada
(AFAN) hosted its 27th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel Saturday night (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

PINUP star Claire Sinclair at AFAN's Black & White Party

PINUP star Claire Sinclair at AFAN’s Black & White Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Nearly 3500 guests dressed head to toe in monochromatic fashion (including balloons, feathers and sequins) filled the space, dancing, drinking, eating and partying for a good cause while raising $130,000, approximately 10% over last years event.

Nevada Ballet Dancers

Nevada Ballet Dancers

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The soiree was hosted by Chris Saldaña, former television anchor, Lauren Michaels from 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchannan and The Morning Zoo,” and Jaymes and James, “Team Chippendales” from CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” who also performed their recent song, “Light Up the Skies.”

Party guests in Balloon Dresses

Party guests in Balloon Dresses

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Vocal impressionist Veronic was the highlight of the night, channeling divas including Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more. Other standout performances included the cast of “The D*Word-A Musical,’ Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry from Divas Las Vegas, FANTASY, Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion, The Skating Aratas, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, VEGAS! The Show” and Zodiac Dragon, a multi-genre multimedia immersion.

27th Annual Black & White Party 2013

27th Annual Black & White Party 2013

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Strolling entertainers including sword swallowers, hand magicians and impromptu performances from the Nevada Ballet Theatre added to the revelry.

Guests enjoyed food and beverage from a multitude of vendors including Aliante, Avion Tequila, Brio, Culinary Dropout, Double Helix, Ferraro’s, Mr. Lucky’s, Pink Taco, Sugar Factory and Trader Joe’s.

Proceeds from the event benefited AFAN, the largest and longest running AIDs service organization in Nevada.

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