Archive for July, 2012

LOCAL: Comedy Central Comedian Jade Esteban Estrada Performs “A Lullaby for Ryan: The History of HIV/AIDS in America”

July 19, 2012

Comedy Central comedian Jade Esteban Estrada will perform “A Lullaby for Ryan: The History of HIV/AIDS in America” at 7 p.m. on Thurs., July 26 at MCC of the Spirit in Harrisburg, PA.

Admission is FREE although love offerings will be accepted to benefit Alder Health Services, a regional provider of HIV and LGBT primary care health services in Harrisburg and Lancaster.

“A Lullaby for Ryan” incorporates comedy with a tribute to Ryan White. White was an American teenager who became an HIV/AIDS poster child in the 1980s when he was expelled from school because of his disease, which he contracted from a contaminated blood treatment.

Estrada’s method is particularly interesting because he uses entertainment-education in his shows. He uses comedy to educate people about HIV/AIDS. The approach is appealing, particularly to young people. The audience is entertained and at the same time learning.

Synopsis: Solo theatre artist Jade Esteban Estrada chronicles the last quarter century of the AIDS epidemic in the United States with stories of courage, strength and human triumph. Meet “Boobs” AKA the Bubonic Plague, Jimmy, real estate agent in New York in 1981, movie star Rock Hudson, Miss Protease Inhibitor 1996, Bill McPhil, a Texan cowboy and LaShonda Johnson, a housewife in south side Chicago. The Southwest Actors Guide calls Estrada “one of the finest solo theatre artists of the 21st century.”

Play, Book, Music & Lyrics written by Jade Esteban Estrada
Additional musical arrangements by Frank Marasco, Jr.

Please visit Jade Esteban Estrada’s website for more information about his past, present and future work.

Pride in the Park ALMOST Sold Out – Buy Now!

July 19, 2012

ALMOST Sold Out – Buy Ticket Now

Pride in the Park 2012

Enjoy a day at Hershey Park with friends old & new!

Alder Health Services, The Black and White Party and Central Voice invite you to celebrate Pride with us on Sunday, July 22. Ride the rides, and see the shows, but save some room for a fantastic picnic luncheon.

During the Day:
Exclusive Pride in the Park Welcome Tent – Stop by and pick up your tickets and T-shirts -9:30AM to Noon
Pride in the Park Picnic – Noon to 1PM
• Ticket to the Park – $40
• Ticket to the Park and a Pride in the Park T-Shirt – $46
• Ticket to the Park, and the Pride in the Park Picnic – $51
• Ticket to the Park, Pride in the Park Picnic and T-Shirt – $56

You can have it all for less than regular admission to Hershey Park ($56.95).
For more information please call Alder Health Services (1.800.867.1550) or email Pride in the Park.

Purchase Tickets online by visiting: Pride in the Park Tickets

Event Sponsors:
Alder Health Services, The Black and White Party and Central Voice.

Event Supporters:
Capital City Bears, Susquehanna Valley Bears, LGBT Center of Central PA, The Pennsmen, Family First Health, MCC Vision of Hope, Pride of Central PA, Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus, TransCentral PA, Planned Parenthood of Central PA, MCC of the Spirit, Lancaster Pride, Planned Parenthood of Mid-Penn and Northeast PA