Lewis Kay @ Bragman Nyman Cafarelli
Kristen Tarnol @ Step Up
YORK (September 29, 2004) – Vanity Fair Magazine
and DKNY//JEANS announced today that they will partner
to present Vanity Fair “In Concert,” a bi-coastal
all-star music celebration in New York City
on Thursday, October 21, and in Los Angeles on Saturday,
October 23. The third annual Vanity Fair “In Concert”
program benefits Step Up Women’s Network,
an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for issues
critical to women concerning health, breast and ovarian cancers, victims
of domestic violence, and the mentoring of under-served children. Tickets
will be available through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171 or at www.ticketmaster.com
starting Wednesday, September 29 for New York, and Thursday, September
30 for Los Angeles.
Camp Freddy, an all-star band headed by Dave
Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Billy
Morrison (the Cult), Chris Chaney (Jane’s
Addiction), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction,
Porno for Pyros) and Donovan Leitch, along with Lou
Reed and The Roots, will perform at the New
York show, October 21, at Irving Plaza, hosted by Kyra Sedgwick.
The evening will also feature Fred Schneider (B52s)
and DJ Sky Nellor. Macy Gray, Terri Nunn, and Stephen
Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) will then join Camp Freddy for a special performance
in Los Angeles on October 23 at the Wiltern Theater. Aisha Tyler will
host the show with a special performance by DJ Samantha Ronson.
“The Vanity Fair ‘In Concert’ program brings together
some of the most influential musical talents in the spirit of philanthropy,”
said Louis Cona, vice president and publisher of Vanity Fair. “We
are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with DKNY//JEANS and Step
Up Women’s Network on these two very meaningful events.”
Step Up Women’s Network founder Kaye Popofsky said, “We
cannot thank Vanity Fair and DKNY// JEANS enough for continuing to believe
in Step Up and our mission: to get young professional women involved
in their communities through fund-raising and hands-on volunteering
to benefit the health and well-being of women and girls in our communities;"
while Donna Karan said, “Step Up's aim to empower
women is something I strongly believe in. I am very excited that DKNY//
JEANS will be sponsoring the concert this year.”
partners for the Vanity Fair “In Concert” program in New
York include DKNY //JEANS, Jeep®, A Diamond is Forever,
HP Digital Music, Royal Plantation and Budweiser.
Promotional partners for Vanity Fair “In Concert” in Los
Angeles include DKNY//JEANS, Jeep®, HP Digital Music, A Diamond
is Forever, TiVo Inc., Vtech, and
Budweiser. Vanity Fair “In Concert” is produced by Kevin
Seldon of Keldof.
in 1998, Step Up Women’s Network is a nonprofit membership organization
dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls.
Through hands-on community service, mentoring, and fundraising for women’s
health and critical issues, Step Up educates and activates membership
to ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to create a
better future. For more information, visit Step
Up Women’s Network.
Donna Karan International is one of the world’s leading fashion
design houses. It designs, markets and distributes collections of
women’s and men’s apparel, sportswear, accessories and
shoes under the Donna Karan Collection and DKNY brand names. The Company
has selectively granted licenses for the manufacture and distribution
of beauty and beauty related products, jeanswear, activewear, men’s
furnishings, hosiery, intimate apparel, coats, children’s apparel
and home. Since November 2001, Donna Karan International has been
part of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading
luxury goods group.
Jeep® is a registered trademark of DaimlerChrysler Corporation