Since its inaugural benefit concert in 1992 with the Pet Shop Boys and Salt-N-Pepa to its 2013 MTV Video Awards Pre-Party with Robin Thicke and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lifebeat has been on the front lines of rallying the music industry to educate young people that AIDS is a preventable disease.
On November 29th, Lifebeat will kickoff #MusicFightsAIDS, a multifaceted nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of the sharp increase in HIV among young people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 1,000 young people ages 13-24 are newly infected with HIV each month in the U.S. alone, an increase of nearly 20% from previous reports. Even more troubling is that an estimated 60% of young people with HIV have never been tested, are not being treated, and may unknowingly be spreading the disease.
#TaniaOnTheScene - Tommy Morrison's career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion.
It reached its nadir when he tested positive for HIV three years later.
The last 20 years of the brash boxer’s life would be defined by extensive legal troubles, erratic behavior and mounting health problems. Morrison would later claim that he never tested positive for the virus that causes AIDs, even as he was hospitalized during the last days of his life.
Morrison died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. He was 44.
#TaniaOnTheScene - Time Warner Cable and LifeBeat present an MTV Video Music Award Concert featuring Robin Thicke, and special guests at Terminal 5 on August 23rd. Free Tickets Now Available At NYC’s 96th Street: Time Warner Cable Store Robin Thicke, whose new album ‘Blurred Lines’ is out now, is confirmed to perform at the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards concert benefiting Lifebeat - music fights HIV/AIDS. The free concert, presented by Time Warner Cable, will take place at New York’s Terminal 5 on Friday, August 23. Special guests will join Thicke, who is set to perform on the MTV VMA’s telecast. Tickets are available now, first come, first serve, while supplies last at Time Warner Cable’s 96th Street Store.
#TaniaOnTheScene - It’s a teacher’s appreciation night to say “thank you” for all you do.
Tomorrow, on June 21st, New York City teachers are invited to attend “TEACHERS NIGHT OUT,” a free teachers-only dance party to celebrate the end of the school year at Element night club (http://www.elementny.com/) on the Lower East Side. “Teachers Night Out” was organized by Jason Gordon, who simply wanted to say thank you to his wife, a teacher, her colleagues and the rest of the amazing educators in New York City. Working with the great people at Element, the club enthusiastically volunteered to open its doors for a very special after-school dance party on June 21st, where teachers could celebrate the end of another amazing school year.
Teachers will be treated to a free dance party where DJ Matte (Resident DJ at Pianos and Gin Palace) will be spinning everything from Top 40 hits to 80’s and 90’s favorites. Jason Gordon is an account director at PKPR where he has represented many great New York City organizations, including Arts Brookfield, Internet Week New York, and Fractured Atlas. He has also led media campaigns for the Knight Foundation, Public Radio Exchange, Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV, and Benevolent. Previously, he worked in publishing where he led campaigns for Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father and Alex Kotlowitz’ Never A City So Real. He was also the creator of SiriusXM’s Blog Radio and Product Shop NYC, which the Village Voice named “Best Local Music Blog” in 2004.
#TaniaOnTheScene - February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. To bring awareness, I spoke to LifeBeat president and Howard Stern producer, Gary Dell’Abate, Salt-N-Pepa’s Sandra Denton, and 4time-national boxing champion Eric Kelly. They helped to unveil The Arches of Hopeat THE OUT NYC on January 17, 2013 for a fundraiser benefiting Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS and MTV Staying Alive.
One of my dreams in life is to do a sweatparty OUTSIDE like a block party. Well sweat 4 a Cure is going down in HARLEM NYC July 21 with @dennymoe . 48 hrs of cutting hair for Aids research . This is gonna be insaaaaaaaane ( Crazy Eddie voice ) (Taken with Instagram)
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