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I iillHin Board
The Miss Camp America Foundation's
first major fund raising event of the
year. The 4th Annual Deb-U-Not Ball
will he held on Sunday, March 12 from
4:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. at Rich's.
The ball, a Miss Camp America preview will feature the introduction of
new foundation members in various
chic drag, The Top Nine and Miss Camp
America 1995 "Nazimova" and a bevy
of fine entertainers including, Houston City Limits, Clay Howell & Juliana
Walton. Thomas Rodriquez, Dyan
Michaels. Peter Houston and Catia Lee
The Deb-U-Not Ball benefits the four
selected charities of the Foundation
for 1995, The PWA Coalition. The
Houston Names Project, The Colt 45's
Trouble Fund and The Bering Dental
Clinic. A $5 donation is suggested,
casual dress and special drink prices.
Positive Choices Classes
The "Positive Choices" Wellness
Program is a program supported by a
consortium of local AIDS service
agencies offering free regular
classes to discuss options for improving and maintaining the health of HIV
positive individuals. These classes
provide vital information to help
avoid legal, financial and health crises before situations get serious.
This week, the program will feature a
■.la*.** addressing "Happiness
Through Wellness" on Wednesday,
March 8. 1995 and on Thursday. March
9, a " C o nt p I e m e n I a r y / A11 e r n a t i v e
Treatments" workshop—with a panel
of experts on nutritional supple-
■»<-Mii>, herbs, exercise and more. The
wnikshNp. ,nt. open to all interested
parties and take place from 7:00 p.m.-
9:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Multi
Service Center, 1475 West Gray
Limited space is still available for
the free 2-day Self-Hypnosis course—
register to hypnotherapist T.C.
LeNormand, (713) 789-0713—and a
(highly successful) 6-week Stop Smiling class. For more information about
these or other programs for "Surviving and Thriving with HIV/AIDS,"
please contact Bart Loeser at AFH.
AEL MacAdory Awards
The AIDS Equity League will present
the 1995 MacAdory Awards on Thursday. March 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at
Windfall, the home of Doug Willis and
Hal Cooley, 4727 West Alabama. The
League's annual awards for HIV/AIDS
service and advocacy are named after
the late Michael MacAdory, a Houstonian who was one of the first diagnosed
cases of HIV and who became a well-
known advocate for the rights of people
with HIV/AIDS in the 1980's.
This year's awards and recipients:
The MacAdory Award, Michael Peran-
teau of DiverseWorks; The Media
Award. Maxine Messinger: The Community Award, Brentwood Baptist
Church, Rev. Joe Ratliff, pastor; The
Holly Patterson Volunteer Award
(named after the late Holly Patterson).
Kathy Hubbard: The Robert Falletti
Service Provider Award (named after
the late Robert Falletti). Michael
Springer, executive director of
Houston Regional HIV/AIDS Resource
Group; The Public Official Award,
former Judge Eileen O'Neill; and The
Medical Award, Houston Clinical
Body Positive 'Angels'
On Saturday, March 25, at 8:00 p.m.,
the AIDS service organization Body
Positive will sponsor a special benefit performance of Tony Kushner's
"Angels in America" on the Alley Theatre's Neuhaus Arena Stage. A reception with the cast and director of the production will he held immediately following the performance. Tickets are
$50, and may be purchased by calling
"In Angels in America. Tony Kushner
has created an astonishing work of art
that examines what it is like to live with
AIDS. Even though it tackles such a
serious subject, the play somehow
manages to be both very funny and profoundly moving," commented Body
Positive Board President Robert
Berry. "The Alley Theatre's run of
'Angels In America' is almost completely sold out. and Body Positive
considers itself very fortunate to be
able to sponsor a special performance.
"Angels In America" traces the relationships of two New York couples as
they struggle to understand each other
and themselves. Louis Ironson is a gay.
Jewish work processor living in
Manhattan with his lover Prior Walter, who has just been diagnosed with
AIDS. Joe Pitt is an ambitious lawyer
with a bright future m the Reajjan
■i.imimsii:!!...*.! He finds ii increasingly difficult to cope with his mentally unstable wife Harper, who is
addicted to sedatives and spends her
days cloistered away in the confines of
their Brooklyn apartment. Into this
mix playwright Kushner sprinkles a
host or --nlikely characters: Roy Cohn.
an angel. Morton pioneers from the
nineteenth century, the oldest living member of Russia's communist
party, and the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg.
"Angels in America" is unique in several respects. First, the play put two
subjects that had previously been
considered "untouchable'' and
unprofitable—the experience of
gays and lesbians during the enormously conservative years of the Reagan 80s and the struggle of individuals living with AIDS on a Broadway
stage and into the center of "mainstream"
Body Positive will also sponsor a
special benefit performance of the
second part of "Angels In America,"
"Perestroika," on Saturday, April
15. at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $50. Interested individuals may call Scott Clark
at Body Positive at (713) 524-2374 to be
put on a waiting list for tickets to this
Founded in 1988 by six Houstonians
concerned about the AIDS crisis, Body
Positive's mission is to encourage
individuals at risk of HIV infection to
get tested; and to help those .nfected
with HIV to actively manage their lives
and health from maximum quality of
life. Its objectives include providing
emotional support, education, and
socialization opportunities to
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