“It’s Raining Men” Martha Wash Says “Open wallets” for Black and White Party

"Open your wallets" for Black and White Party Martha Wash Says

Speaking today with Central Voice, dance music icon Martha Wash said, “Open your wallets” and support The 5th Annual Black & White Party May 14, 6 p.m at Zembo Shrine Auditorium and Event Complex in Harrisburg.

This year’s event is a Broadway theme of “The Show Must Go On”.

Wash’s classic “It’s Raining Men,” scored her a Grammy Nomination and is a cult classic. “The Black and White audience is going to have a ‘greatest hits’ night!” she exclaimed.

“We’re going to raise money together” Wash said. Funds raised from the all-volunteer benefit are directed to The AIDS Fund of South Central Pennsylvania and York Family First Health. Through a grantmaking process, The AIDS Fund provides money to organizations within the region that help people with HIV/AIDS. Family First Health provides services directly.

Also appearing is Off-Broadway star Gordon Michaels, the Shueys and DJ Ryan Walter.

You can’t escape it. The Black and White Party is all over the region with billboards announcing the event. Look for the billboards – safely – in i-83 at 2nd St. Exit, Harrisburg; Harrisburg Pike/Route 15; Mechanicsburg, Enola, Paxtonia, and Linglestown. The billboards are courtesy of Lamar Advertising.

Tickets are $25 before the event, $35 day of, $100 for VIP Ticket, $125 day of. Beginning at 6 p.m., the event includes plenty of free and convenient parking, two stages of entertainment, food from regional restaurants, Silent & Live Auctions,

To date, the event has raised about $70,000 for The AIDS Fund of South Central Pennsylvania and York’s Family First Health’s HIV Program.

Info: c.king@theblackandwhiteparty.com, 717-814-8862.

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