This Thursday, May 5th West Hollywood’s Bootsy Bellows hosts the 3rd annual IMAGINE BALL 2016 benefit concert, where proceeds from this event will help the Los Angeles community.
John Terzian and Randall Kaplan along with an incredible list of celebrity sponsors teamed up to bring you THE IMAGINE BALL with live performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Brave Native, Nico & Vinz, and DJ beeFOWL, and emcee by Actor/Comedian Tony Rock. Last year we watched the Madden Brothers take on the House of Blues to support Imagine LA.
The evening will bring awareness and financial support to Imagine LA, a not for profit organization dedicated to help end the cycle of family homelessness, poverty and neglect. Their Innovative Family Mentorship Program combines intensive case management, volunteer based mentorship and resources. Imagine LA’s professional staff train and guide volunteer mentor teams to help families go from barely surviving to thriving.
Past guests that have attended and supported Imagine LA and the Imagine Ball’s efforts include Kylie Jenner, Patrick Schwarzennager, Kate Beckinsale, Meta World Peace, Good Charlotte, Anne Heche, James Tupper, David Arquette, Christina McLarty, Omar Miller, Markus Molinari, and more!
For more information on how to donate or attend, visit ImagineBall.org. Tickets start at $100.
Red Carpet Arrivals at 8:00. Performances start at 9:00.
As a freelance travel and food writer, Melissa's articles have been published on AAA World Magazine, Lonely Planet, Zagat Stories, Roadtrippers, Canadian Traveller, Business Insider, MoneyInc, Resident Magazine (NYC), JohnnyJet, World Footprints, and many more. Some of her favorite travel articles can be found in Darling Magazine. She also writes for local print magazines such as SoCal Life Magazine, Malibu Coast Lifestyle Magazine, Conejo Valley Lifestyle Magazine, LA Travel Magazine, and LA Downtowner. Her love of adventure and learning was fueled while traveling around the world at age 20 on Semester at Sea. She received a Master's degree in Education, taught in England on a Fulbright scholarship, and has been an educator for over 20 years. Over the last decade, she has worked with high profile families in the Los Angeles area.
After growing up in Connecticut and a decade in Washington, DC, west coast living has won her over. Living in LA for the last 13 years has brought Melissa so much joy - thus why LaLaScoop was born. A desire to cover and discover the Best of LA became a shared passion that expanded to numerous guest writers bringing the 'LaLaScoop. Besides writing and helping children learn on Zoom during the pandemic, Melissa spends her free time savoring the Malibu coastline, discovering new hikes, looking for unique finds for her new home, trying to cook new dishes for her husband, and taking DIY to a whole other level. Contact her at Melissa@lalascoop.com.
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