On February 8th, 2012, we had an all-music night on the Will Clark Show - which meant that I got to enjoy not one but two talented performers doing what they do best - make the world more beautiful with their voices.
First up was Dorothy Bishop who fuses together pop and opera to create something very new/different, very interesting! Plus she's a delightful guest. For a couple years Dorothy spent a lot of her time running around dressed as Sarah Palin at various events around town. While the thought of Palin on any political ticket makes me queasy, one almost hopes that she runs for something just to see the beautiful job that Dorothy does impersonating the former Governor of Alaska.
Next up was supposed to be singer Melissa Wrolstad but due to illness, we had to "settle" for Rock and Rawhide founder, Kylie Edmond. Honest to God I could have Kylie on every week and I'd be pleased as punch - always great conversation and always a delight to listen to!
Plus, the reason we do this show: fundraising. We raised over $600 for our friends over at New Alternatives who help homeless LGBT youth find not just a place to sleep for the night but also help to transition back into stable lives. I'm thrilled to be associated with this fine organization.
About New Alternatives
New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth was created in October, 2008 by a group of volunteers and professionals with experience working with homeless LGBT youth in various shelter and transitional housing settings. The mission of the organization is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth to enable them to “go beyond” the shelter system and transition into stable adult lives. We do this by providing services such as case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.