Monday, May 28, 2007

The Glitz and Glamour of Hollywood Set to Strut Its Stuff in Atlanta

The Glitz and Glamour of Hollywood Set to Strut Its Stuff in Atlanta

Celebrity event to raise funds for HIV/AIDS awareness.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2006

Female rapper/actress MC Lyte and actress Essence Atkins will lend their celebrity to Eclectic Vision 2006, a fashion show and fundraising event to support the Hope for Our Youth (HFOY) HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign.

The star-studded event will be held at one of Atlanta’s swankiest nightclubs, the Compound, transforming it into a catwalk and featuring some of California’s trendiest designers. The event will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 9 p. m. at the Compound, located at 1008 Brady Ave. The public is invited. Tickets range from $20 to $100 for VIP entry. For more information, call Wow Productions, Inc. at 510.978.3343 or log onto www. ticketweb. com.

For Eclectic Vision 2006, models on the runway will strut their stuff for the designs of Erica Varize of Evarize Apparel and Misty Horn of MH Fashions. The Evarize line can be found in upscale boutiques throughout California, Arizona and Chicago. Also, audiences will be treated to the urban chic designs of Misty Horn, specializing in couture and ready-to-wear fashions.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Show Me the Way Foundation. The foundation provides resources, services and support to children and families affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Visit www. showmethewayfoundation. org.)

The event is sponsored by Office Max, Jamba Juice, Enterprise Rental Car, the Georgian Terrace, the Compound, Elite Models, Metro Boyz Entertainment and G Salon and Day Spa.

About Hope for Our Youth (HFOY) HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign

The Hope for Our Youth (HFOY) HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign is designed to heighten the awareness and education of HIV/AIDS among teens. In fact, health reports consistently show that the African American community is disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 40,000 new HIV infections occur each year in people between the ages of 15 and 24, which accounts for nearly half of all new HIV infections in the United States. The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) reports that Georgia is one of the top ten states with one of the highest infection rates of HIV/AIDS.

Iconic hip hop pioneer, Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, actress Essence Atkins of UPN’s “Half & Half,” and actress Terri J. Vaughn of UPN’s “All of Us” and the WB’s “The Steve Harvey Show,” have partnered with the J4L Foundation and Wow! Productions, Inc. as spokespersons for the Hope for Our Youth (HFOY) HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign. Interviews with the spokespersons are available upon request.

Eclectic Vision 2006 is presented by the J4L Foundation Inc., the non-profit unit of Wow! Productions, Inc., an entertainment marketing firm, based in Oakland, Ca. The firm believes that problems that plague neighborhoods are sometimes viewed as the sole responsibility of those who reside in the neighborhood, but in reality, these problems concern us all. The mission of the J4L Foundation, Inc. is to raise awareness and financial resources to assist in making our communities a better place to live, work and play.


Members of the press and celebrity guests are invited to a private celebrity reception and gift lounge. Arrivals and full-access coverage available.

*MEDIA CHECK-IN: All media is invited to attend and cover this event.

6 p. m. – media check in

7 p. m. – arrivals/exclusive VIP reception & lounge

9p. m. – Eclectic Vision 2006 begins


Wyllisa Bennett @ 310.266.9704 cell

Reid Johnson @310.560.1383 cell

Office: 323.937.2400


A special day of pampering will be held from 12 to 4 p. m. on Sunday, August 13, 2006 at the G Salon and Day Spa, an Aveda concept salon and day Spa, located at 1959 Piedmont Rd. Beauty packages consists of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Prices vary for services. For more information, call the salon at 404.249.1661.