Friday, July 2, 2010

Big Kids Care Event Move and Public Service Announcement (PSA) Featuring Paul Butler of SyFy Channel's Children of the Corn

Big Kids Care charity red carpet event scheduled for July 21, 2010 has made the move to the brand new XAI Verandah Lounge on Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles based Talent Management Company; ARC Talent Management is hosting this event because they are strong supporters of the SBC P.R.I.M.E. Program for at-risk youth. This event will cater to entertainment industry professionals and was previously set to take place at another well-known Hollywood Venue. When co-owner Christina Williams was asked why she decided to make the change she said, “It was a no-brainer. Owner Nadia Fakih was so kind and supportive and so willing to help for the cause. The venue was absolutely breathtaking and the staff and food was amazing. It was obviously the right move to make for all parties involved.”

The XAI Verandah Lounge is located at 7677 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. As stated on their website, the lounge blends the flavors of the Mediterranean with a contemporary California feel. The goal of XAI is to push tea back into the spotlight. It has an outdoor terrace and an indoor dining room and a large sanctuary seating up to 400 people. It overlooks Sunset Blvd.

The Big Kids Care event is a 21 and over charity event benefiting the SBC P.R.I.M.E. (501c3) organization on July 21st, 2010. The event will go from 7pm-12am. Some of the scheduled performers include Madison Hill (Actress/Singer), Brittany Flickinger (Rock/R&B Singer), Amy Scruggs (Country Artist), Invinceable (Hip Hop Artist), Lil King, TJ and the Lil Mamas (America’s Got Talent) and many others. Some of the other attendees will include Patrick Gallager (Glee, True Blood) and Rowdy Roddy Piper. Youth advocates for the event and charity include young actors Paul Butler (Sonny with a Chance, Children of the Corn) and Gabreon Womack (Lakeview Terrace, Playhouse Disney). The event will be hosted by Director/Producer Dallas King of Onyx Entertainment and actress Helenna Santos who commented on the event, “I’m 100% on board!”

The Public Service announcement for the event (available for viewing above) educating the public on the problems at-risk youth face in society today shot in Burbank, California on May 23, 2010. ARC Talent Management, SBC P.R.I.M.E., Onyx Entertainment, and industry advocates of all ages gave their time to shoot this very important message about at-risk youth. It was made available online June 21st, 2010.

Sponsors for the event include Onyx Entertainment, 100.3FM The Sound, FUZE, Webnode, DJ Kane, Soul Cups, Carpe Diem, Pop Chips, Crater Lake Vodka, Ford Grip and Lighting, Buttercake Bakery, Make-Up Nation, Tequila 55, Multi-Designs LLC, The Anthony Vargas Organization, Johnny’s Cupcakes, Eyes Lips Face, Granola Garden, Hooters, Betty Belts, Ultra Booth LA, My Lip Stuff, EventBrite, GRCN Community Network, Hot Cakes Bakes,, (LA), and FRH PR (NY) for all their support and help with the Big Kids Care fundraiser event. To be a “Big Kid” that cares and support the event as a sponsor, please contact ARC Talent Management at You can find all additional information including ticket reservations and additional sponsors by visiting the event website at