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We first heard of this “Tunnel to Towers” organization through reading frantic social media exchanges between friends the day after Hurricane Sandy hit. Where to volunteer? Where to get help? Who’s getting supplies out to those who need it most?

We kept hearing “Tunnel to Towers” in response. Then we found out that Tunnel to Towers channels 100% of the proceeds to the victims. And then we saw this post from Humans of New York, who helped raise $300,000 for TtT.

100% of the money we raise is going to the hurricane victims? SOLD.



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Mitzy Sixx is the hot, hot mess of Seattle Burlesque. Since 2009, Sixx has left audiences screaming, laughing, and a little confused at times…but always on purpose.

Always the rock star, never ever the groupie, Mitzy attacks the stage with bravado, aggression, & carnality. You’ve been warned. (And, if you are like us: excitedly teased.)

For more info, contact  mitzysixx@mitzysixx.com, or visit Facebook.com/mitzysixx

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Ladies and Gentlemen: we are pleased as punch to present to you: GAMS GALORE.

Gams Galore, That Glamorous Gal with The Golden Gullet, got her start in Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque and was one of the students featured in the documentary film “A Wink and A Smile.” Since then, Gams has developed her unique character by rewriting humorous and bawdy lyrics to classic oldies, then belting them out in her own inimitable style. Gams has been featured on several local comedy and improv shows and recently produced her own one-woman show. When she’s not performing, you can often find her hosting variety and burlesque shows around Seattle.

Visit her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gamsgalore 
And online at: www.missgamsgalore.com
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ERIN LODI: PHOTOGRAPHER

Erin is a Mobile Imaging Editor at dpreview.com. She is extremely fun and talented and we’re thrilled that not only is she coming to dance with us, but she is bringing her camera and will be photographing the awesome people and happenings at Rock-a-RAISE.

Erin is a photojournalist at heart, and she shoots in documentary style with flair. Erin photographs weddings, rock shows, engagement sessions and interesting people and places

You can contact her at erinlodi@gmail.com.

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An epic benefit party requires epic sponsors. And we have them! We are so proud to have generous sponsorship from some of our favorite local businesses. HUGE THANKS to:

Our GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR: Villa Verde Merida is donating a free 2 night stay at this newly renovated quaint villa in the heart of the Yukatan. Breakfast and happy hour cocktail included. To enter the drawing, RSVP “attending” here. Must be present to win.

Love Song Photo for donating a $500 portrait session + high res digital photo package!

Bella Umbrella for donating a gorgeous AND indestructible $129 magenta pagoda!

Wrench Bicycle Workshop for donating a $75 bike tune up!

A-Luxe Beauty Parlor for the $50 gift certificate.

Via Tribunali for donating (2) $25 gift certificates.

Hattie’s Hat for donating (2) $20 gift certificates.

Fremont Abbey Arts Center for donating (2) show tickets.

Greenbelts for the bracelets.

And to Sub Pop Records and Sugarpill.

We’ll also have a drawing to win gift certificates to Wall of Sound ($25), The Elliott Bay Book Company ($25) and Caffe Vita ($25)!



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Studio 54: a little style inspiration for the disco inclined.

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Hey guys, we’re still here. Better make plans for NYE eve!

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After some friends lost their home in the Rockaways, having to swim out of it to escape, a few of us in Seattle decided that we had to do something to help. But they said,”Help everyone, not just us.” So we decided to throw a seriously epic party.

Can’t wait to see you there! And get your tickets early, this baby is going to sell out.

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Want to know what to expect at Rock-a-Raise? Well, it’ll be something like CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK meets CBGBs PUNK SHOW meets STUDIO 54 meets THE FACTORY.

There is something in there for everyone. Me? I’m just torn between whether to channel my inner mermaid, Debbie Harry, Bianca Jagger on a horse, or Andy Warhol.

We encourage you to get into the spirit, too, if the “spirit” moves you. Need some inspiration? Here’s a few from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade:

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Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol, at your service!