Third Annual Cabaret and Cabernet
Tickets are still available for the Third Annual Cabaret and Cabernet benefiting the Young Artists Awards program, to be held on Saturday, October 5 from 6-9 PM. For only $35 a ticket, attendees will enjoy award winning entertainment by Young Artists Awards performers throughout the evening in the main gallery of the Alliance for the Arts as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage, hosted by Stephanie Davis, the Downtown Fort Myers Diva. To reserve your tickets, call Young Artists Awards at 239-574-9321, or click on the donate button at www.youngartistsawards.org. The event sold out last year. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will go to student scholarships in the arts. Food stations throughout the Alliance building will feature complimentary sweet and savory items, as well as wine and gourmet coffee provided by Total Wine & More, The Edison, Cohen and Cohen Catering, Jason’s Deli, Mario’s, Sweet Expressions, Bennett’s Fresh Roast, Pizza 2000, and Rosie’s Fudge. You will be able to browse a large silent auction including original artwork, tickets to area cultural events, trips, music, wine, theatre, and art related baskets, and more. Performers will include past and current winners of the Young Artists Awards program. Highlights will include a performance by dancer Christopher Scott Caldwell, the overall winner of the 2007 competition, premiering a new solo One Note Samba. Christopher has been commissioned as a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator, touring as a protégé to some of the world’s top choreographers including the panel from So You Think You Can Dance, such as Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo, Wade Robson, and Tyce Diorio. He is currently the founder and artistic director of Ovations Productions, LLC and teaches at the Patel Conservatory at the Stratz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Violinist Kevin Seto, the overall winner of the Young Artists Awards 2013 program, will also be featured. Kevin, a senior at FGCU, is a student of Patrick Neal, has performed with the Florida Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and wowed the audience performing at this year’s Arts for ACT gala at Harborside in August. Additional current and past winners in dance, drama, music and vocal performance will also perform throughout the evening, including Noelle Aparte, Halie Boling, Marcella Brown, Hae-Yang Chang, Sarah Daigle, Peyton Davis, Kaitlyn Nicolosi and Jordan Pilant. The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a non for profit organization entering its eleventh year of offering services to area children ages 8-21 in the performing arts, including vocal and musical performance, drama and dance. Young Artists Awards also sponsors the Art by Kids with Cancer program in conjunction with the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, assisting families experiencing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. Your ticket purchase will allow students in participate in our education, performance and scholarship program during our 2013-2014 season. The event is sponsored by Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists. Come enjoy an evening of libations, food, and entertainment, while supporting the next generation of emerging artists in Southwest Florida. For more information and to purchase tickets call 239-574-9321 or visit www.youngartistsawards.org.
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919