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URBAN PRODUCTIONS BOLDLY PRESENTS live concert events contributed by URBAN PRODUCTIONS to worthy causes & organizations
Dear Robert, Thank you for helping make the Transgender Day of Remembrance so memorable. Your support of the community is wonderful, and I appreciate it. The fear that runs through the transgendered community is immense, and events like TDOR can help. We are so blessed to have non-transgendered allies. Personally, I know I would have had a much harder time if not for some key Gay/Lesbian/Bi friends to help me come out and be a genuine human being. Thank you for your kindness. Peace - Helen Wright, 11/20/06Hi Robert, It was a pleasure to meet you and have you perform for our service. Thank you again for coming out to Long Island for our service. It was a great success, and you were a big part of that success. Thank you. I thought that "We are the Haunted" and "Serenity" were perfect during the service, they both captured the spirit of the evening. We could not have had a better choice for a performer. I hope we will see you out on Long Island again soon. Best - Eileen Thomas
Dear Robert - what can l say but thanks for being there for us, and helping me to understand how important this all truly is - it was great to see you perform as well as get to know you a bit - l truly hope that we get to collorborate in the not-to-distant future - hope your holiday was peaceful and filled with good memories with love - Alix
Urban Productions recording artist ROBERT URBAN and The John Molino Orchestra's JOHN MOLINO will be appearing as special guests of THE DAY TRIPPERS Beatles tribute band - this Saturday, September
9th - celebrating the music of The Beatles at the annual fundraiser for the National MS
Society's "Swim Across the Hudson" September 9, 2006 - all-day event at Croton Point Park, NY.
ROBERT URBAN, JOHN MOLINO and THE DAY TRIPPERS - This assemblage of professional New York area musicians has come together to lend their talents in support of the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. They will be playing over 30 Beatles tunes at the event. Grateful for the opportunity to play such great music at this important event, we'd like to thank the MS Society and, most especially, Larry Roberts of Sound Associates, who has donated his services and sound system for the Swim Across the Hudson.
We are pleased to announce the 2006 Swim Across the Hudson for MS™. Swimmers and kayakers will cross the Hudson River from picturesque Emeline Park in Haverstraw to spacious Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The date is set for Saturday, September 9, 2006. We hope that you, your friends and family will join us. The 2005 swim was the best ever—raising over $220,000 for research and treatment programs for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. We are grateful to the people of Irvington for all of their support and generosity over the years and look forward to launching the Swim Across the Hudson for MS™
August 19, 2006 - "Robert, Thank you for fulfilling your generous contri bution to All Out Arts in support of the Two Spirit Celebration at the 2006 Fresh Fruit Festival. We need supporters, like you, who recognize the value of presenting work from the full range of LGBT artists. Thanks to supporters like you, the 2006 Festival was a great success. We look forward to your continued support."- Sincerely, Jeffrey G. Leeds, MS Treasurer
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FESTIVAL OF HOPE Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer
All proceeds go to the LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION of Long Island - www.Lustgarten.org
Sunday August 14, 2005 from 1pm on -
Special Guests & Live Music featuring: ROBERT URBAN - ANNIE D. - BIG DADDY & THE BULLDOGS - BREAKAWAY - DJ's PAULA and Twisted Dee
at BEENZY"S lesbian/gay Bar/Restaurant/Lounge 2955 Merrick Rd - Wantagh NY (516) 679-5456 $10.00 Donation at door -
media contact: Robert Urban - URBAN PRODUCTIONS - www.roberturban.com
"Dear Robert: On behalf of the board & staff of The Lustgarten Foundation and the thousands of individuals affected by pancreatic cancer each year, thank you for donating your talent for the 2005 Festival of Hope. We are delighted to note that this event raised more than $2,000 for research!" - Ann Walsh, LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION
"RIDE ON!" Benefit Concert
Sunday, Oct 10th 2004, 7pm at the NYC GLBT Community Center
Featuring musical stars from across the U.S. to benefit BRAKING THE CYCLE AIDS Bike Ride URBAN PRODUCTIONS - co-producer; Robert Urban - co-host, performer
"Hi Robert, I wanted to thank you one more time for being such an important part of the Ride On!‚ benefit concert. It was a huge undertaking and we really appreciate all you did to make it a success. I hope we get a chance to work together gin in the future".
- Blake Strasser - BRAKING THE CYCLE
July 2004 - Autographed CDs donated to Gables Auction
9th annual AIDS Awareness Auction Cape May, NJ.
Gables is a not for profit GLBT group. The money raised at the auction benefits the
South Jersey Aids Alliance's Matt McCrosson Fund.
"On behalf of the membership of GABLES, we wish to thank you for your generous contribution of items for the Annual AIDS AUCTION. We appreciate your kindness and generosity." - VINCE GRIMM
AT THE POLLS PARTY, April 3, 2004 - Rainbow Mountain Resort, E.
Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania -
ROBERT URBAN Benefit Performance
all so much for all the hard work you put in to make the Pride at the Polls
a total and fabulous success! All goals were exceeded and there was incredible turn out.
Many new voters were registered and funds were raised for the Kerry campaign.
All came together in a great party atmosphere where we realized we can make a difference!"
- Eric J. Stern, Esq.- Director of GLBT Outreach - Democratic National Committee
Sunday, July 27, 2003
Dear Robert - I cannot thank you enough for your generosity. I cannot wait to share it all with the youth this Friday. They will love the CDs and I cannot wait to see their faces when I share the drag kit. I will capture it by photo for you if I can. It means so much that you went out of your way to share all of the resources that you did. I have no doubt that your sharing and what you shared will make a huge impact on their continued development and the affirmation of who they are. There is no price that can be placed on that. Thank you again!! Love - Kim Collins, Rainbow Cafe
"The Cd package came - Wow there are alot of artists we didnt have - There was also alot of cassettes - Thank you so much I am sure it will help. I am sure who ever wins the raffle will enjoy the music - its always neat to hear music from your own community" - hugs thanks - Joanne Lynn, radio host
Urban Productions collected 100 different new and/or used glbt cds for charity drive for Lake Erie Pride Organization in econimically depressed Pennsylvania - in conjunction with WKJCE GLBT RADIO and Lake Erie Pride Fest. This was for a charity raffle at the fest.
URBAN PRODUCTIONS created a live benefit concert for SpeakOUT
featuring artists ROBERT URBAN, CORINNE CURCIO & VIRGO
- Christmas 2003 at the NYC GLBT Center. Robert Urban hosts.
"The Waiting Song" gay pride anthem from "Elegies" cd donated & featured
in the Angelwing Omega Productions film chronicle by T.C. Mingus
"One Story, Many Voices - 15 Years of Pride" commissioned by the
Michigan Pride Festival, Inc. (June, 2003).
"We Are the Haunted" AIDS anti-discriminationnthem from the "godless" cd donated to be covered in the ng "Soundtrack 4 the Soul" AIDS-related song compilation cd produced by Artists Against Aids, USA (autumn 2003)
URBAN PRODUCTIONS produces & promotes - ROBERT URBAN hosts - special Christmas 2003 TOYS FOR TOTS fundraiser show at East of Eighth supper club in NYC with musical stars YOLANDA, MABEL DAWN DAVIS, ROBERT URBAN and VIRGO.
Barbara Powell, LIFEBEAT Talent Co-ordinator - "When I called Robert to help us find artists for LIFEBEAT's Hearts & Voices Program, he rose above and beyond what I asked for. He immediately recruited himself, generously donated his time, and got others involved - thus helping the program to grow. I acknowlege his invaluable contribution and unbelievable enthusiasm"
URBAN PRODUCTIONS finds and books musical artists to perform for LIFEBEAT - summer 2002.
monetary contribution 1993