On Saturday, October 30, the Pasadena Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are coming together to throw a 50th Anniversary Masquerade Gala that will be a true celebration of 50 years of giving back to the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Communities. The event will take place at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel located at 168 South Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena, CA starting at 6 p.m..
The evening will start with a social cocktail hour where everyone will have the opportunity to mix and mingle while they review the historical displays that both organizations will provide that exhibit our history of giving and making a difference in our community that we are proud to serve. The entertainment for the evening promises to keep you laughing as we recognize some of the accomplishments over the last 50 years.The guest emcee will be Lamont King who was known as "Lazee Lamont" on nationally syndicated morning radio. He has a cynical and irreverent persona that compliments his nonchalant demeanor. His skill is at improvising, celebrity impressions, and original characters that makes for a hilarious mix of thought provoking observational comedy and side-splitting act outs. Lamont has appeared on CBS (Gary Unmarried), UPN (All Of Us), Comedy Central (The Showbiz Show), SpikeTV (Manswers), BET (Comic View/Bring That Week Back) and co-stars in the movies Love For Sale and Something Like A Business. He is an alumni of the National Lampoon's Lemmings sketch comedy troupe and was a writer for the legendary George Wallace. You can read some of his hilarious social commentary as he is a regular contributor to The Humor Mill Magazine. He has worked along-side some of the biggest names in the industry while also producing his own comedy shows in LA and DC. He made a name for himself with a nation-wide audience as a main cast-member on the nationally-syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show for six years, and he makes occasional appearances on Foxxhole Radio (Jamie Foxx's SiriusXM channel). Currently he hosts his own soon-to-be-syndicated Hot-Talk radio show called Street Senators Radio which broadcasts from Washington, DC.
The music for the evening will be provided by Mr. Quick, a Professional Disc Jockey Performer and native of Los Angeles, CA has combined his talent and education to build a reputation for himself that places him among the elite class of Top Disc Jockeys in our nation. Considered as a heavyweight in the Entertainment Industry for the last 26 years touring nationwide and internationally, he has established himself as "one of the Nation's hottest DeeJay Performers." His diverse style consists of tight blends, funky remixes, old school flashbacks, and classic party breaks best describes his highly energetic performance. Through his ability to captivate crowds and bring incredible energy to any social atmosphere, Mr. Quick has a proven track record where he dazzles his audiences through his voice, charisma, sensational musical talents and creativity. When asked about his greatest passions when it comes to Deejaying, Mr. Quick notes, "I take great joy in seeing people have a good time, enjoying good music, and loving life. I pride myself on keeping the dance floor packed, folks up on their feet, and sweat streaming down their faces."
This Masquerade themed Black Tie Gala promises to be a truly joyous, fun and celebratory event that you don't want to miss! Come out and join us. You can purchase the $85 ticket by going to aka-elo.org to make your purchase. You can call 626.475.7710 with any questions.
Founded in 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is the oldest and first Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. AKA's membership is comprised of 260,000 distinguished women in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States and abroad who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and who are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Attorney Carolyn House Stewart is the 28th International President and will serve from 2010 - 2014. Her administration's theme is "Global Leadership Through Timeless Service." For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com. Dr. LaVern S. Tarkington is the 23rd Far Western Regional Director. The Far Western Region consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. For more information on the Far Western Region, log on to www.akafarwest.com.