[OutVoice] GLBT music stars light up awards gala - captured for upcoming TV & film specials

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Sun May 7 18:17:25 EDT 2006


Hey gang -

On April 24, 2006 - GLBT music stars came out in full force to provide magic &
 entertainment for the 2005 FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL Awards Gala, held at the 
Knitting Factory here in NYC. 

Film director Wolfgang Busch ("Is Paris Burning" sequel HOW DO I LOOK?) 
captured the entire FFF awards show on film and is now editing to create a special 
film presentation segment he will produce & curate this July for the upcoming 
2006 Fresh Fruit Awards Festival.

The star-studded event was also videotaped by UNDER THE PINK CARPET 
television, capturing all the musical performances and interviewing all the awardees 
and performers.

See live-at-the-Fresh Fruit-Festival-awards show photos (taken by noted 
professional photographer Tom Zeigler) of GLBT artists LISA JACKSON, MERCURY MAD, 
ROBERT URBAN, ROGER KUHN, GEORGIE JESSUP, CLOVER HONEY and more -
and read the exclusive www.stonewallsociety.com ARTISTS ON THE ARTS feature 
on the FFF awards gala at:
http://roberturban.com/FFFawardsgalaApril06.html

Carol Polcovar - FFF Artistic Director:
What we do at the Fresh Fruit Festival is to honor our community's artists 
and the art they make, to honor our community and its great and beautiful 
diversity, to celebrate the contribution of our art and artist's to world culture. 
Put together it adds up to one great celebration of us. So much beauty in the 
world would be absent without us.  Tonight we take time honor the artists who 
brought the most excitiment to last's year's festival. Too often artists feel 
insignificant in a culture where the only measure of value is cash on the 
line.  It isn't often an artist gets to hear what we have accomplished but it is 
important that artists to celebrate our contribution, we have to in order to 
continue our indespensible labor of bringing joy and meaning and purpose to the 
chaos of life. A thank you is especially needed for our community's  artists 
whose art is often denigrated for not being “mainstream” enough or important 
enough, or too controversial, or not worthy of mass approval. Tonite we say 
thank you. Thank you so very much". 
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robert urban
URBAN PRODUCTIONS, NYC
www.roberturban.com
www.myspace.com/roberturban
GAY GUITARISTS WORLDWIDE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gayguitarists


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