Individual tickets, tables still available for Nov. 22 dinner
Ross "The Intern” Mathews, dancer Nicole Loizides and actor Beth Grant were added this week to the lineup of celebrities headlining the 26th annual Dallas-Fort Worth Black Tie Dinner.
The three join fashion designer Kenneth Cole and Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, announced earlier this year as keynote speaker and Elizabeth Birch Award winner, respectively, and Kuchling Award co-winners Rebecca Covell and Phil Johnson. The LGBT television channel Logo will receive the 2008 Media Award. Dinner co-chairs Randy Ray and Laurie Foley announced that individual tickets and tables of 10 are still available for the event, set for Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Individual tickets are $300. Both individual tickets and tables can be purchased online at www.BlackTie.org. Mathews caught the nation’s attention with his fresh and hilarious "intern" appearances with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" in which he interviewed celebrities ranging from Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin to Christina Aguilera, and his reports from events like the Academy Awards. He also has legions of fans with his online "Talky Blogs" and from his season on the reality weight-loss show "Celebrity Fit Club." E Entertainment Television named him one of the "30 Most Outrageous Celebrities." Loizides has toured five continents with the 25-year-old dance troupe MOMIX and has appeared on the cover of Dance Magazine. She will perform the dance solo "Aquaflora" at Black Tie. Grant is a character actor familiar to LGBT audiences from her role as Sissy on "No Place for Old Men" and "Little Miss Sunshine" and the television show "Pushing Daisies." Proceeds from the event will benefit 18 local LGBT and HIV/AIDS service organizations as well as the Human Rights Campaign.
For more information, go to www.blacktie.org, call 972-733-9200, ext. 7 or e-mail Chris Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 14, 2008.