Get your tickets NOW for Friday, November 14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center
PALM SPRINGS, CA, October 22, 2014 – It’s time for a quick quiz. What’s an EGOT?
The fastest answer could be either “Rita Moreno” or a very short of other luminaries in the entertainment industry. The more complete answer is that EGOT stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards – and there are only 12 people who have the distinction of winning all four major annual American entertainment awards. But … ahem … Rita Moreno was the very first EGOT performer, according to IMDb.
But EGOT or not … when it comes to “West Side Story,” one of movie history’s best-known dance films, George Chakiris can stand proudly next to Ms. Moreno because they both won Oscars and Golden Globes for their Best Supporting roles. All in all, the movie took 30 awards – including the Oscar for Best Picture and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Musical — .as well as seven other award nominations. Now, THAT is some dancing!!
We’re guessing that means Nina Beck, Natalie Brunell, Nino Eilets, Albert Gonzalez, Tom Kirk, Joe Pradetto, Mindy Reed, and Mary Silverman had better demonstrate some GREAT dancing chops with Moreno and Chakiris on the judging panel. “With judges like these – and one more yet to come – we’re really happy that we chose a larger venue, with the Palm Springs Convention Center,” said Dave Morgan, president of Reaction Productions. “With each year, the event has become more popular – which is really gratifying because it benefits the 100 Women program at Desert AIDS Project, to help women with HIV and their kids.”
Call your friends and plan to make a party of Dancing with the Desert Stars on Friday, November 14. But first, you’ll need to get your tickets NOW … by visiting desertAIDSproject.org or calling 760-992-0440. And make sure to read the dancer bios, by clicking on any of their photos, while you’re there … because even though the judges get to decide who will be the 2014 Desert Dancing Star, it’s YOU and the rest of the audience who will decide Fan Favorite!
ABOUT 100 WOMEN AND DESERT AIDS PROJECT
100 Women meets the needs of women and children whose lives are affected by HIV or AIDS. They do this by funding gynecological services like pap smears, underwriting mammograms, helping ensure healthcare access, and so much more. Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) serves people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves. To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118, visit www.desertaidsproject.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.