DecadesOut to Host Halloween Party Fundraiser, Feat. THE VOICE's Cathia, 10/26
DecadesOut (www.decadesout.org), a New York-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression, kicks off its 2013-14 events season with an open-bar fundraising Halloween party (costumers optional) on October 26 at the Art Directors Club gallery in Manhattan.
DecadesOut 2013-14 "Systems Festival" open-bar kickoff fundraising Halloween party (costumes optional but very welcome) is set for Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:00-11:00 pm at the Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th St. bet. 6th/7th Ave, NYC.
Entertainment: Cáthia, star of NBC's "The Voice" season four, singer Elizabeth Sullivan, DJ, film/video/visual art installations
Admission: $35 online early bird through October 21, $50 online after October 21, $75 at the door. Tickets: http://decadesout.eventbrite.com/, also available at the door.
Celebrate the start of the new arts season at this open-bar fundraiser kickoff Halloween party (costumes optional) featuring a very special half-hour performance at 9:30 pm by Caelum Music Production singer Cáthia (www.cathiaofficial.com), the "little girl with the big voice" who sang her way to international fame on season four of NBC's "The Voice". Performing at 8:30 pm will be Caelum singer/songwriter Elizabeth Sullivan (elizabethsullivan.us), whose vocal stylings have been compared to Sara McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy.
The party serves to raise awareness and donations for DecadesOut and its mission to develop and produce works of fiction and nonfiction in film, theatre, visual arts and multimedia that transform the discourse between science and society through an artistic platform.
Events for the 2013-14 season, under the banner the Systems Festival, will include the "Third Annual Science of Horror Film Festival", the Launch Pad Theatre Development Series and the Documentary Film Lab. Events will also feature work from filmmakers, visual artists, technologists, mainstream chefs and musical entertainers with panel discussions, exhibitions and live performance. Numerous events highlighting the interactions between scientists and artists are being planned, including some with an educational focus in coordination with local NYC schools.
The October 26 Kickoff Party also marks the opening of the call for entries for both the Third Annual Science of Horror Film Festival and the Launch Pad Theatre Development Series. In honor of the Science of Horror Film Festival, the fundraiser will serve as an optional Halloween Party where guests are welcome to dress the part.
About DecadesOut: DecadesOut, a nonprofit organization based in Lower Manhattan, takes its name from the inspiring words of President John F. Kennedy, who in 1961 said "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth." The organization creates and promotes works that raise public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression. The group develops and produces works of fiction and nonfiction in film, theatre, visual arts and multimedia that look to transform the discourse between science and society through an artistic platform, and helps artists inspired by science to share their perceptions and explore socially relevant issues that speak to our existence.
The organization was founded in 2009 by Frank Kuzler, executive director, and board members include Jan Rozenveld, managing director at the Ace Hotel, Sue Torres, owner and executive chef at Sueños restaurant in Chelsea, and Jennifer Larkin, director of awards programming for the Art Directors Club.
Cáthia has been called "The little girl with a big voice." While this is true, she is so much more. Mesmerizing, motivated and possessed of an undeniable star power, Cáthia is a young woman positively at the forefront of her artistry and her destiny. Thanks to her prominence on season four of the hit television series The Voice, Cáthia is already well known to millions of viewers. Now, with her debut CD, she is building on this momentum as she confirms the praise earned from her industry coaches Shakira and Usher.
A formidable singer and songwriter, Cáthia likes to create inspirational and fun music. The lead single "Without You," (available on iTunes and on YouTube) projects the vibrant personality and a soaring multi-octave range that defines Cáthia's artistry. The track features an irresistible modern pop sensibility, subtle touches of Caribbean rhythms and Spanish guitar, with Cáthia's signature vocals front and center. While her aspirations are ambitious, it is Cáthia's pure connection of sound to soul that defines her as an artist. "If my music inspires others to go out and accomplish their dreams, there is nothing better to ask for: To have others see that if you really set your mind to something and work hard at it, it can happen."