Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!

On Thurs, Nov 11, 2010 - Chris Isaacson in assoc. with Upright Cabaret presented "IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT" featuring an All-Star cast of singers and musicians who gathered to raise funds and awareness for The Trevor Project, the nation's largest GLBT Suicide Hotline.  

This special One Night Only concert featured Taylor Dayne (3x Grammy-nominated pop star) and Walter Afanasieff (Legendary Grammy Award-winning record producer and songwriter) who collaborated for the first time on the Upright Cabaret although they have been contemporaries for over 20 years. Frenchie Davis (Grammy Nominee, American Idol semi-finalist), Maxee Maxwell (member of Grammy Nominated R&B group Brownstone), Yvette Cason (Dreamgirls, Play On!), Jake Simpson (2x Star Search Grand Champion, Oprah favorite), Nita Whitaker (13x Star Search Grand Champion, tours with Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban), Jennifer Leigh Warren (Little Shop of Horrors, Big River, Marie Christine), Harlem Lee (winner of NBC's Fame), Our Lady J, Tapiwa Mugadza, Matt Cusson (John Lennon Songwriting Award-winner), Jimmy James (Master Vocal Impressionist), Scott Nevins, Elizabeth Brackenbury, Laura Dickinson (Disney's Phineas and Ferb), Danny Jones (American Idol) and Music Director Brent Crayon all donated their time and talents to help the cause.  

Elite Fashion Academy also showed their support on this evening by providing Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists from their facility in Hollywood, CA. For more info about Elite, please visit www.EliteFashionAcademy.net

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. For more info about The Trevor Project, please visit www.TheTrevorProject.org 

Upright Cabaret's new home in Hollywood is the Catalina Bar & Grill located on 6725 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For more info about Upright Cabaret, please visit us at www.UprightCabaret.com

Photos by Tony DiMaio

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Matt Cusson, Nita Whitaker & Jake Simpson perform at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Matt Cusson, Nita Whitaker & Jake Simpson perform at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Harlem Lee performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Elizabeth Brackenbury performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Amrican Idol's Danny Jones performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Laura Dickinson performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Jennifer Leigh Warren performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Tapiwa Mugadza (Taps) performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Scott Nevins performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Yvette Cason performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Yvette Cason performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Maxee Maxwell performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Jake Simpson performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Jimmy James performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Frenchie Davis performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Frenchie Davis performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Frenchie Davis performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Legendary songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff and Producer Chris Isaacson at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Taylor Dayne performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Taylor Dayne performs at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Jake Simpson, Taylor Dayne & Walter Afanasieff perform at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Walter Afanasieff & Taylor Dayne perform at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Walter Afanasieff, Jake Simpson, Taylor Dayne, Matt Cusson & Laura Dickinson perform at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Walter Afanasieff & Jake Simpson at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Jimmy James, Our Lady J & Scott Nevins at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Yvette Cason, Danny Jones & Jennifer Leigh Warren at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Producer Chris Isaacson and Frenchie Davis at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Nita Whitaker and Producer Chris Isaacson at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Danny Jones, Walter Afanasieff & Tapiwa Mugadza at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Producer Chris Isaacson, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Taylor Dayne and the RF-PR Publicity Team at Upright Cabaret's "It Gets Better" concert

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!
Jennifer Leigh Warren performs at Upright Cabaret's new home at Catalina Jazz Bar & Grill in Hollywood, CA

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's 'IT GETS BETTER: THE CONCERT' feat. Dayne, Davis, Warren, Cason, Whitaker and more!

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