The red carpet charity fundraiser sponsored by Agenda Magazine proved to be a great success. Agenda Foundation was the launching pad for a tremendous night of jazz at Catalina Bar & Grill for the cause of foster children in filmmaking.
September 26, 2010 was indeed a night of Agendas. The red carpet charity fundraiser sponsored by Agenda Magazine proved to be a great success. Agenda Foundation was the launching pad for a tremendous night of jazz at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, CA. Kaylene Peoples, Marian Marie, and Forté Carter sang their hearts out for the cause of foster children in filmmaking. The night started out with dinner, an introduction, and individual acknowledgments of Agenda Magazine’s (http://www.agendamag.com) staff. The mission of Agenda Foundation was presented then accompanied by a short documentary featuring Coco Johnsen, a former foster child/orphan who became a successful model and now a celebrated fashion designer. Celebrity guest Julia Anderson (True Beauty winner and Peoples Magazine 100 Most Beautiful People) spoke about her philanthropic efforts and her affiliation with Agenda Foundation’s mentoring programs. Other important speakers were Natalie Chase of Red Talent LA and the host for the evening and founder of Agenda Foundation, Kaylene Peoples. And Hubert Laws (Grammy-nominated flautist) was in attendance that night.
Singer Marian Marie opened the show by performing songs from her R&B/Smooth Jazz CD titled Simply Me. Forté Carter (Lady Forté) was Kaylene’s guest performer who serenaded the audience with classic jazz pieces ranging from “Yesterdays” to “God Bless the Child,” setting the stage for Kaylene Peoples’ classic jazz and straight ahead jazz set. Kaylene sang and also wowed the audience with her virtuosity on the flute. She was accompanied by a quartet, which featured well-known guitarist Mark Hammond. Rich Mouser, renown record producer and newest band member of Oleander, also sat in on “Funny Valentine” and “Good Morning Heartache” soloing on guitar exactly as he performed the two songs on Kaylene Peoples’ All Jazzed Up! CD. The event included raffle prizes and a silent auction. Auction and raffle gifts were donated by Chaz Dean’s WEN, Eva La Rue of CSI Miami, Gloria Bass of Vintage Glo Designs, and others.
Introduced that evening were Agenda Models (http://www.agendamodels.org), a new mentoring program; and Agenda Loft (http://www.agendaloft.com), an exclusive high-end yet intimate venue for runway located in Downtown L.A. This location (400 S. Main St. Loft 601, Los Angeles, CA 90013) also serves as the headquarters for Agenda Foundation’s foster youth film program. The Agenda Foundation benefit concert, to say the least, was indeed a night of Agendas!
About Agenda Foundation:
Agenda Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization. The foundation’s primary focus is to offer Los Angeles area foster youth an outlet to express their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of their world through filmmaking. Agenda’s programs and services are a direct response to the lack of creative outlets for foster youth. Through an intensive filmmaking education program, Agenda will introduce young men and ladies to the craft of filmmaking. The mission of Agenda Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for youth in foster care by providing them with the opportunity to express themselves through filmmaking. Inherent in this mission is Agenda Foundation’s responsibility to reshape distorted images of society by providing socially conscious cinema.
To learn more about Agenda Foundation, visit http://www.agendafoundation.org.
Posted On: Los Angeles, CA October 16, 2010