The 10th Annual GLAD Benefit presented by ABC Family/Switched at Birth and hosted by Ken Paves was a huge success!
The GLAD Domino Effect: Sustaining the chain reaction towards Equal Access was held on Sunday, September 30th, 2012, 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Many thanks all of our featured performers:
10th Annual GLAD Benefit at the House of Blues Program Book (PDF)
ABC Family/Switched at Birth was proud to be the 10th Annual GLAD Benefit at the House of Blues’ title sponsor, The Domino Champions, for the second year in a row on Sunday, September 30 from 6-10 p.m.!
GLAD is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Tax ID #95-2677094
Event Coverage – Photos and Articles
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Jainah Ranger Photography:
GLAD Annual House of Blues Benefit Sept. 30 2012
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Title Sponsor ABC Family/Switched at Birth
ABC Family’s award-winning hit drama series, “Switched at Birth,” returned with all new episodes beginning Monday, September 3 at 8:00PM ET/PT. In advance of the premiere, Hyperion will release a Switched at Birth book (available at online retailers on August 28) divulging the contents of a memoir authored by the character Kathryn Kennish (played by Lea Thompson) in the series.
“Switched at Birth” is a family drama that explores blended families and deaf culture, with an array of deaf and hard-of-hearing actors, and includes scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language. “Switched at Birth” launched as the network’s #1 series debut of all time in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49, and overall, ranked as the #1 new cable series of Summer 2011 across its core female demos.
The Switched at Birth book by Kathryn Kennish (played by Lea Thompson) is the inside story of the “Switched at Birth” family as only a mother could tell it. In her memoir, Kathryn reveals the surprising and intimate layers of her story—from the private details of the switched-at-birth revelation to all that occurs in its aftermath, including Regina and Daphne’s move into the Kennish household. In the wake of this immense shift, secrets and previously unexamined issues from Kathryn’s and her family’s past surface as they are forced to reexamine everything they assumed about what makes a family a family. The book, like the show, touches on themes that any family who has ever felt different or “not normal” will recognize and appreciate.
Recent winner of an Imagen Award for Best Primetime TV Program and a Television Critics Association Award, “Switched at Birth” has been honored with AFTRA’s (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) American Scene “Crystal Award®”, the Producers Guild of America George Sunga Award and a Gracie Award.
“Switched at Birth” is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”), Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”), Becky Hartman Edwards (“Parenthood”) and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”). The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby Kennish; and Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe, along with guest stars Gilles Marini (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”).
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
Hyperion, founded in 1991, publishes general-interest fiction and nonfiction hardcover, trade, and mass-market paperback books for adults, and includes the Voice and Hyperion eBook and Audio imprints. Hyperion is the adult trade book publishing unit of the Disney/ABC-Television Group, which is part of The Walt Disney Company. For further information, please visit www.hyperionbooks.com and follow at www.twitter.com/hyperionvoice.
Book cover art and show press materials available on www.abcfamilymedianet.com
Official ABC Family “Switched at Birth” website: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/switched-at-birth
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ABCFsab @ABCFsab
A look at the past players of GLAD’s Benefit Extravaganza at the House of Blues! (2003-2011)
Friends of GLAD Marty Ingels, Shirley Jones, Jerry Ferris, Estelle Gardinier, Lupe Ontiveros, Tyrone Giordano, Shoshannah Stern, TL Forsberg, Deanne Bray, Troy Kotsur, CJ Jones, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bob Hiltermann, Sean Forbes, Marlee Matlin, Ken Paves and Eva Longoria.
Photography and Filming
The benefit event this evening will be photographed and televised. Photographs and images captured at this venue will be used for publicity purposes for a variety of media outlets and GLAD fundraising outreach. By attending this event and entering the House of Blues venue on 09/30/12: I agree to the recording the likeness and/or voice on film and/or tape, to edit such film and/or tape and/or written transcript and/or photograph at your discretion in connection with the telecasting, fundraising and/or advertising and my participation in the Promotion/Fundraising and Educational purposes for the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) efforts. For convenience is referred to herein as “10th Annual GLAD Benefit .”
I acknowledge that you are and will be the sole owner of all rights in and to the 10th Annual GLAD Benefit Extravaganza and any recording, filming, Internet posting and taping thereof for all purposes. You shall have the right and authority to reproduce, publish, broadcast and use, and license others to reproduce, publish, broadcast and use, and license the Promotion/Fundraising in any manner, media or form whatsoever, included unrestricted use for the purposes of publicity, fundraising, education, advertising and sales promotion and to use my name, likeness, voice and biographical and other information concerning my appearance and participation on the 10th Annual GLAD Benefit. I understand I shall receive no compensation for my appearance on or participation in the 10th Annual GLAD Benefit.
I agree to indemnify and hold GLAD and any third parties harmless from any and all liability, loss, or damages (including reasonable attorney’s fees) caused by or arising in any manner from my appearance and participation at the 10th Annual GLAD Benefit on September 30, 2012 at the House of Blues located at 8430 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.
Recap of GLAD’s 9th Annual GLAD Benefit Extravaganza
June 5, 2011…OH WHAT A NIGHT! The House of Blues, Sunset Strip was ROCKED on Sunday night June 5th by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness’ biggest supporters! We thank you for joining us at our exceptional 9th Annual GLAD Benefit Extravaganza at the world-famous House of Blues event hosted by our community friend, Ken Paves.
The event was packed with enthusiasm! Guests enjoyed the red carpet experience and the uplifting GLAD program hosted by Ken Paves with special guests Eva Longoria & Marlee Matlin, featuring Sean Forbes with performances and appearances by the cast of our Title Sponsor ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth” Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel and Sean Berdy, Amber Zion, Anthony Natale, Cheri Oteri, Camryn Manheim, Fabian Sanchez, Felicity Huffman, Jody Stevenson, John Maucere, Kim Kardashian, Lisa Vanderpump, Mark Levin/DJ Digital Aids, Michael Spady, Nyke Prince, Robin Antin, Shoshannah Stern, Tommy Korn, and Tyrone Giordano.
What better way to host a nightclub fabulous event than to have a special performance by one of the most prolific and talented artists in music history…Mr. Stevie Wonder! As a global leader Mr. Stevie Wonder has used his extraordinary talents to be an ambassador for civil rights and social justice along with improving the way disabilities are perceived by society. GLAD shares his passion with worldwide change and considers Stevie an active partner in our commitment to raising awareness and equality. Coming together on a night like this, showing the world exactly what WE CAN DO was so fitting with his role as one of United Nations Messengers of Peace advocating the organization’s work and championing people with disabilities.
Together we pumped up the volume and made it happen! As an agency “of, by, for and with the deaf and hard of hearing community”, our outreach offices, as well as our headquarters, make every effort to provide quality services in the areas of health, human, employment and housing programs for the deaf and hard of hearing community. With your generous support, these programs will continue to flourish. We thank you for supporting the fundraising efforts of GLAD and we look forward to seeing you at our future events.
GLAD is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
Tax ID Number 95-2677094
Special Thanks to Event Host Ken Paves
We extend our deepest gratitude to Ken for hosting an affair to remember! For the past 17 years Ken Paves has remained one of the most sought after and arguably the most recognizable hairstylist in the world. Oprah Winfrey has called him “the big Kahuna of Hollywood hair.” He has been celebrated for his work which has appeared in the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, O Magazine, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, GQ, In Style, American Salon, Modern Salon and many other publications internationally. In fashion and entertainment he has created award-winning styles on the tresses of Victoria Beckham, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Eva Longoria, Lady Ga Ga, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Fergie, Eve and Megan Fox to name a few.
It’s no secret that Ken loves American Sign Language! At a young age, Ken developed a fascination with ASL and originally planned to work in Deaf Education after studying the ASL at his local community college in Michigan. The untimely death of his 15-month old nephew further inspired his work with children and his love and respect for ASL grew. Although Ken did not pursue a career in Deaf Education, he keeps his passion alive, embraces each day and shares his knowledge of the community and culture with the world. Following the event, take some time to enjoy his signed video posts on Facebook or take the virtual tour of his LA based hair salon, giving you a glimpse of his signed conversations with good friend and personal assistant, Nyke Prince.
Facebook fan page: Ken Paves
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