Dancing with UPAF’s stars

By - Mar 30th, 2011 10:10 pm
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“Dancing with the Stars” competitors await the judges decision at the UPAF Kick-Off event Tuesday evening.

“Fairy Godmother” Chris Flieller emcees the UPAF event.

The arts require money, lots of it. The United Performing Arts Fund, a combined effort to keep actors acting, dancers dancing, singers singing and musicians playing, kicked off its 2011-12 campaign Tuesday (March 29) at the Broadway Theatre Center, with the Skylight Opera Theatre as host.

They’re shooting for $9,650,000 this year. Now, if I were charged with raising that money, I would go and lie down for a week or so. But the atmosphere was positive, even giddy. These people really think they can do it. I did my small part by playing the wise-guy judge at a mock Dancing with the Stars competition. It was lots of fun.

Good luck to UPAF, and long live the lively arts. Here are some pictures from the event, by TCD’s photo intern Nickolas Nikolic.

–Tom Strini


Categories: Arts & Culture, Dance

0 thoughts on “Captured: Dancing with UPAF’s stars”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Adorable! 😀

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh.. how I do want VIDEO of this event!
    Looks like a lot of fun based on the photos.

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