“Come On, Support, New York, New York” Performers Come Together to Benefit the Victims of Super Storm Sandy on it's First Anniversary

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Roasted Planet Entertainment announces the fundraising concert “Come on, Support, New York, New York!” at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California on October 27th to pay tribute to heroic New Yorkers and victims of Super Storm Sandy, on the first anniversary of the terrible disaster. For a sneak-peek, go to this YouTube link, http://youtu.be/DJI9nAFqrLw for more information about this event.

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The concept of this event is to stress the unity of our communities in these difficult times.

This important event will be produced and directed by the legendary Aida Vedisheva, the artistic director of this gala, a Russian born singer/songwriter, entertainer and author of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Masterpiece and Singing Liberty” dedicated to heroic New Yorkers. Her 16 albums sold more than 30 million copies. The Masters of Ceremonies of this event are actors and comedians, Lawrence Shersher and Rachel Reenstra. The gala concert will include red carpet, media interviews, outstanding musical performances, and, for the first time in Los Angeles, a screening of Aida Vedisheva’s acclaimed Broadway musical “Masterpiece and Singing Liberty.”

The following internationally renowned performers from New York and Los Angeles will be featured at the fundraising concert: World-renowned violinist Daniel Shindarov, opera singer George Komsky, singer/composer David Maestro, Rob Kevlin, Olga Lomteva, Alexander Agamirzov, Hovhannes Babakhanyan, Boris Berlin, Alla Konviser, and vocal group Evential.

Last year, the super storm Sandy hit New York City and paralyzed the lives of countless of New Yorkers. The story of one of them appeared on the front page of “The New York Times” on November 12, 2012. In the piece titled “Cold, Dark and Damp, Pockets of Misery Persist 2 Weeks Later,” the author Michael Wilson writes: “In Coney Island, a 67-year-old man sleeps with plastic bottles from the bodega filled with hot water tucked in his armpits. “I talk to God,” said Mark Kremer, the Coney Island man whose bedtime routine includes the hot water bottles. “What I did, to suffer like this?” Unfortunately, there are hundred of thousands of New Yorkers who suffered through similar painful experiences just like Mr. Kremer.

Ms. Vedisheva could not stand to see her beloved City of Lights in darkness, with water surrounding the harbor that houses the Statue of Liberty. “Their pain is my pain,” she said, and threw herself into organizing this gala-concert. She contacted New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and two non-profit organizations – New American Association for Culture and Education, Inc. (New York) and the American-Russian Business Council (Los Angeles) who will present this event.

“The concept of this event is to stress the unity of our communities in these difficult times” stated Alex and to raise and donate funds to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which will provide funds to a Public School Program run by the victims of the disaster who have endured serious physical and mental traumas and desperately need help to continue their education, mentoring and afterschool services.

This unique celebration is a synthesis of music, movie and theatre, a celebration of life and magnificent determination. Guest will enjoy dazzling performances of fabulous artists, and be taken in by the thrilling spirit of the Singing Liberty. For ticketing information, please go to http://www.ticketmaster.com.

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