Central California Alliance (CCA) held it’s 6th Annual Talent Show on Tuesday night, January 24th, at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in the Tower District.
Gay Fresno staff was in attendance and had a wonderful time. The evening began with dinner and conversation, followed by a viewing of the items up for silent auction.
Once the show started, the full house responded enthusiastically to the roster of entertainers taking the stage. From musical standards to Broadway, the vocalists were emotional and strong. There were energetic dance performances alongside both broad and satirical comedy. Rounding things out was a beautiful and delicate selection performed with hand bells, and a stellar performance of cutting edge, humor infused hip-hop by The Argyle Pimps.
The evening included performances by Thomas Fitzgerald, Three From The Heart, Icon, Tracy Jones, Anthonie Trujillo, Richard Gosvener, Brian X, The Argyle Pimps, Lilly Murray, Beth Gonzales and The Fresno Gay Men’s Chorus.
Grants awarded at this year’s event:
Equality California’s Fresno chapter to help advertise and organize National Coming Out Day in Fresno this fall
GayFresno.com to help defray the cost of a digital camera with video recording used for outreach to the gay community
Fresno PFLAG to help with outreach and marketing
Queer Fresno to help with an 18-and-over youth event later in 2006
GSA’s Expression Not Suppression Conference
Photo Credits: Chris Jarvis & Jim Daggs
Video Credit: Jason Scott