Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Liza Minnelli, Stockard Channing, Broadway Inspirational Voices to Commemorate World AIDS Day
23 Nov 2010
Liza Minnelli, Stockard Channing, designer Kenneth Cole, model Tyson Beckford and "30 Rock" star Keith Powell will be joined by the Broadway Inspirational Voices choir for a special commemoration of World AIDS Day in Washington Square Park, Dec. 1 from 5:30-6:30 PM.
The event is part of the Light for Rights campaign, a global initiative organized by UNAIDS; amfAR; Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS; and the World AIDS Campaign. The campaign, in its second year, showcases the importance of fundamental human rights in the worldwide fight against AIDS.
The lights of the park will be turned off to remember those who have died of AIDS, as part of a similar ceremony that will take place at other landmarks throughout the city. The park lights will be extinguished and then re-lighted, after which the speakers will discuss the importance of fundamental human rights in the fight against AIDS.
Other New York landmarks that will participate include the Brooklyn Bridge; the New York Stock Exchange; the Plaza Hotel; Madison Square Garden; Carnegie Hall; Museum of Modern Art; Washington Square Park Arch; the Beacon Theatre; Madison Square Park’s art installation Scattered Light; Radio City Music Hall; the Apollo Theater; and 35 Broadway theatres.