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Harris County
Music Doing Good
News Release
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Music Doing Good Presents:  Marilyn! Babydoll Reflects

Launching a Season of Philanthropy Through Music Benefitting The Harris School

 

HOUSTON, TX – Music Doing Good (formerly known as Divas World Productions) is pleased to announce Marilyn! Babydoll Reflects, a benefit for The Harris School on November 5, 2011, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX  77002.  Starring Marie Bosarge, President of Music Doing Good and Executive Director, David LaDuca, this production takes the audience on a multi-media musical journey filled with Marilyn Monroe’s own memorable music and quotable quotes, exquisite costumes and more. This production is a moving illumination of Marilyn’s triumphs and troubles – the side of her life the studio never wanted the public to see.  Silent auction, viewing of the Babydoll Reflection Collection and reception take place prior to the concert, which begins at 8:30 pm.  Tickets start at $100, tables of eight at $1,000 and can be purchased through www.theharrisschool.com or by calling 713.526.2046.  All proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Harris School.

 

The Harris School’s mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment for students and their families by using an integrated academic and therapeutic program designed to enhance self-awareness, problem solving skills and social/emotional well-being. Head of School, Susan Spencer says, “We are so excited this year for our Gala!  How many organizations like ours would have the “Marilyn! Babydoll Reflects” Show  and Exhibit of her clothing and artifacts?  This type of event is so unique and spectacular and we invite anyone who is interested in seeing the Marilyn show and Exhibit to join us for this special evening on Nov 5th at the Ensemble Theatre.  We would never be able to do this sort of thing without the generous efforts of the incredibly talented people at Music Doing Good.”

 

Marilyn! Babydoll Reflects, created by Music Doing Good, is a fundraising vehicle for non-profit organizations for the cultivation of members and supporters. Babydoll Reflection Collection is a museum-quality exhibit featuring a comprehensive array of Marilyn’s personal artifacts that travels with each performance.  Items include actual costumes worn in movies like Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Let’s Make it Legal; Dr. Greenson’s Therapist’s couch – the daybed where Marilyn broke down over Clarke Gable’s death; the chair used in her final photo shoot that still bears her heel hole in the upholstery; a pair of her shoes, a painting done by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr.’s personalized cigarettes and money clip, a violin signed by Jack Benny, numerous photographs and more.

 

Music Doing Good has a new mission:  Philanthropy Through Music.  The organization believes in turning music into money.  Every performance pools audience ticket purchases to support worthy community-based organizations or a Spotlight Partner, thus using artistic performances for the public good. “When you come to our concerts, not only will you be entertained by a broad spectrum of world-class talent from our core artists and special guests, but you also get to meet and interact with individuals who share our vision for affecting great social change through music,” remarks David LaDuca, Executive Director of Music Doing Good.

 

About Music Doing Good: Music Doing Good, Inc. is a 501c3 performing arts organization whose mission is philanthropy through music.  Through world-class concert events and music education programs we generate friends and funds for outstanding non-profits working in health, education, music and children’s charities, enabling patrons to give back to the community.

 

Photo 1:  Marie Bosarge and David LaDuca as Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio.

Photo 2:  Marilyn receiving jewels singing Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.

Photo 3: David LaDuca as Frank Sinatra and Marie Bosarge as Marilyn Monroe.

Photos credit: Jay Ford






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