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Turning of the Year, A Show of Hope To Benefit the Desert AIDS Project

DAP Turning of the Year 2020 Faces

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm (PST) via Zoom and Facebook, performers from Broadway and the best of Palm Springs will unite for an hour-long program to reflect, heal and hope on the turning of the year. An online donation of any amount will benefit the Desert AIDS Project.

2020 was an unprecedented and especially difficult year in so many ways, and the transition from 2020 to 2021 is one that deserves extra attention. Through a variety of artistic avenues and inspiring performances, Turning of the Year: A Show of Hope, invites viewers on a unique journey that encompasses reflection, healing and hope.

Scheduled to perform are Karen Mason, actor, singer and cabaret star who has thrilled audiences on Broadway as well as the Coachella Valley; “Two Close for Comfort” star Jim J. Bullock; Keisha D, popular chanteuse of The Purple Room among others; comedy duo and creators of the award winning gay web series “Where The Bears Are” Ben Zook and Joe Dietl; vocalist Jerome Elliott; piano entertainer Ron Pass; the Modern Men, Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus; students of David Green’s Musical Theater University; the Palm Springs Dance Project; Celtic harpist Charles Peery; yoga instructor Kristin Olson; Dan the Mixologist and more!

The idea for this performance was conceived by Co-Hosts for the evening, Bobby Jo Valentine and the Rev. Jane Voigts. Bobby Jo is a popular singer/songwriter, speaker and storyteller, winner of several “Songwriter of the Year” awards in California and beyond. He presently also serves as Artist-in-Residence at the United Methodist Church of Palm Spring. Rev. Voigts is pastor of the UMC of Palm Springs, and a former professional actress and comedienne. Of the evening she says: “I have always been interested in how the arts in all their myriad expressions make our journey not only beautiful, but, actually, possible. At this monumental turning point where we say farewell to 2020 and ready ourselves for 2021, this evening of performance and creative engagement is just what we need to power the community of Palm Springs forward!”

Join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86114410781

Join on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/cApui09e0

Desert AIDS Project (DAP) is a humanitarian health center in Palm Springs, serving over 8,000 people. DAP offers medical and mental healthcare, STI testing and treatment, dentistry, pharmacy and a lab. DAP offers a variety of wraparound services enabling patients to experience optimal health and wellness in every way. DAP was also one of the first locations in the Coachella Valley to offer the community COVID-19 testing. Visit www.desertaidsproject.org to learn more.

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