Holiday Party

December 13, 2003 – Hollywood: Artists For A Better World International’s Holiday Party was held on the sixth floor at the Manor Hotel, overlooking Hollywood and downtown LA. Artists, revelers and attendees enjoyed the food, entertainment, video highlights, awards and good company.

Live entertainment was provided through the evening by: trombone player and performer extraordinaire, Jim Moseley; world-renown singer and vocal coach, Jeannie Deva; platinum-selling singer/songwriter Harriet Schock, accompanied by Andrea Ross-Greene; and AFABW member, Barbara Cordova.

AFABW Int President, George Alger and AFABW member, Barbara Cordova, noted highlights of the year’s expansion. They also presented commendations to some of the very many who contributed to making 2003 the best year ever for AFABW Int. It was through the help of countless supporters and volunteers that AFABW Int participated in or hosted numerous events throughout the year: including networking with other arts and social betterment organizations; raising money for good causes; marching down Hollywood to raise awareness about the importance of the arts; soliciting artists’ participation for social improvement purposes; helping artists to perform or present their work; hosting the 3rd annual AFABW Arts Festival; creating the monthly AFABW Showcase & Open Mic; and awarding artists for contributing to the creation of a better world through aesthetics.

Special recognition was given to Wren Taylor, who produced “Glass Walls,” the grand-prize winning play of the 2003 AFABW Int Playwriting Contest. Earlier in the year, AFABW Int hosted a “Worldwide Call For Plays” seeking scripts for the play contest. Tom Fair and Larry Williams were acknowledged for their continued production of the monthly AFABW Showcase & Open Mic.

Leslie Silton read a poem from “Bamboo Souls.” This limited edition poetry book was produced by Australian AFABW Int member, Diane Andrews, and includes global poets with their representations of peace. AFABW Int promoted a “Worldwide Call For Poetry” earlier in the year seeking submissions for the project.