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Grown & Sexy do-gooders tonight

By awoodall
Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 2:14 pm in Night Owl.

A MUSIC & FASHION COMMUNITY BENEFIT
COME OUT AND SUPPORT LOCAL BAY AREA NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: ELLA BAKER CENTER, YOUTH UPRISING AND VISION OF LA MODA
Grown & Sexy Inc. along with JE Media Group presents GOOD: A Music & Fashion Community Benefit on tonight, Aug. 15, at Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, Oakland. This is a fundraiser event and all proceeds will go to three local Bay Area non-profit organizations including the Ella Baker Center, Youth Uprising and Vision of la Moda.  “The three organizations that we have chosen to benefit from this fundraiser are effecting huge positive change in the community through their programs & services,” said Carlita Franz, CEO of Grown & Sexy Inc. “Not only do we want to support them with the finances necessary to continue to empower our youth & community but we have created an opportunity for everyone involved to build strong bonds with our Bay Area community as everyone is donating their time, services or money.”
The event will be a night of music & fashion featuring talented performances by the sultry songstress Netta Brielle (Def Jam Mega Star Search Winner), the multi-talented musician Kev Choice & the soulful hip hop head Boondox. Featured fashions include Effie’s Heart, J. Richell & Pink Lemonaid.  There will be a silent auction that will feature sponsors, which include 6 Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Oakland A’s, & The Cheesecake Factory. 
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on going.com. Ticket price of $20 or more will be accepted as a donation to the organizations involved. For more information, please visit myspace.com/GOODcause or phone (707) 479-8514.

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