Deb Cox, May 7, Black & White Party, May 7
Superstar Deborah Cox headlines the May 7 Black & White Party at Club XS.
See Black & White Video for background on the event.
“Cox is the highest level of entertainment ever offered by Club XS. We’re glad that the event brings her here to help us raise money to fight HIV/AIDS,” says benefit lead organizer Charles Oswald. Cox’s appearance is expected to draw people from Maryland, Delaware, and far outside the south central Pennsylvania region.
Cox’s song “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (14 weeks), a record held for nearly eight years. The Canadian superstar has achieved ten number-one hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart.
Her song “Beautiful UR” is the number one work out song for 2010 according to Marie Claire magazine.
“Our board of directors and volunteers are pumped!” exclaims Oswald, originator of what has been called “the best party you’ll ever attend”. Man Behind the Curtain Productions is helping The Black and White Party, Inc to produce the entertainment this year.
In its fourth year, The Black and White Party is Friday, May 7, 6 p.m. to closing at York’s Club XS, where Oswald is manager. This year’s theme is “Alice in Boogie Wonderland” which sets the pace for the event’s talked-about inside and outside entertainment settings.
All funds raised support HIV/AIDS programs in the region through York’s Family First and The AIDS Fund of South Central Pennsylvania, which funds programs throughout the entire region.
To date, the event has raised $52,000 to support local programs. The AIDS Fund is also affiliated with the National AIDS Fund (NAF) which provides matching dollars to the funds raised locally. The AIDS Fund is the only such endeavor in Pennsylvania with a “matching funds” relationship with NAF. “When you purchase a ticket or make a donation, you dollar goes a long way with our fundraiser,” Oswald says.
The event draws in dozens of volunteers each year to staff the indoor and outdoor entertainment.
“Chris Quigley, who directs the inside entertainment, and Chad-Alan Carr who will direct the outside entertainment, are ready to wow the pants off of you! Plus we always have a big name act to top off the evening,” Oswald says. Past performers have included RuPaul, CeeCee Peniston, and Sarah Bernhardt.
The popular event is as well-produced outside Club XS as inside the establishment.
Outside there will be tents and stages and costumed characters reflecting the theme. Partygoers stroll through a Silent Auction, sample food provided by dozens of local restaurants, and enjoy outside stage entertainment – all part of the ticket price which also includes Cox’s appearance.
Tickets online: https://www.mycommunitytickets.com/event_info.asp?eventid=26424