Taylor Hicks returns from Italy and apparently soon to be jetting to the West Coast. This Idol's hands are certainly not idle, ergo the phrase, "idle hands are the devil's workshop" have little application in this case except to work as my lead regarding what his next appearance involves. Seems his 'dancing with the devil' associations continue to play a role in his endeavors. Nigel Lythgoe, the Executive Producer of American Idol, is to be presented and honored with "The Shining Spirit Award" during an event in which Mr. Hicks performs. What fun would it be for Mr. Hicks to be the one presenting this award.
The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is the place, and it will be packed with celebrities including Taylor Hicks for the 55th Anniversary Boomtown Gala for SHARE,INC, Saturday, May 31, 2008. Mr. Hicks is listed as being one of the artists providing entertainment for the gala's attendees. Also billed on the entertainment list, Clint Holmes (voted best all-around entertainer in Las Vegas), 2007 Tony Award Winner Jay Johnson, and the known as 'fabulous dancing Share Ladies'.
SHARE was founded in 1953 as a non-profit philanthropic organization composed of women who raise funds for ‘at risk’ youth, developmentally disabled, abused, and neglected children. Members of SHARE have shown their passion and devotion toward helping these children as well as raising money for medical research for all forms of developmental disabilities. SHARE, INC. has raised an impressive forty four million dollars to date.
Some of the facilities that have benefited from the fund-raising efforts of SHARE, INC and the Boomtown Gala are Ahead with Horses, Cedar-Sinai, Center for the Partially Sighted, Dream Makers Project, Exceptional Children's Foundation, Friends of CASA, Hathaway-Sycamore Child & Family Services. Monies have also been provided to the I Have A Dream Foundation, Los Angeles, Infinite Dreams, Kayne-Eras Center, Sophia T. Salvin Special Education Center, Stuart House facility of the Rape Treatment Center, and Team Prime Time.
The members of SHARE pledge to make known the needs of the developmentally disabled and abused, and enlist the aid of others who SHARE Happily and Reap Endlessly, year after year.
"The Sharing Song" Jack Johnson
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