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Red Cross Red Ball 2019, Miss Saigon at the Academy of Music, and Sips and Sweets with the ALS Association Download

29:13 Download March 22nd

The month of March is Red Cross Month, in recognition of the humanitarian services that the Red Cross provides. You can help the Red Cross by donating blood, making a financial donation, learning lifesaving skills, and becoming a volunteer. You can also help by attending the 2019 Red Cross Red Ball. Mary Ann Milner, Regional Director of Development at the American Red Cross of Eastern PA joins Kristen in studio to talk about this year’s Red Cross Red Ball to benefit the Red Cross House – a center for disaster recovery in Philadelphia. Join in the fun on Saturday, March 30th from 7pm to midnight at Lincoln Financial Field. The party features two live dance bands, over 30 restaurants, a very popular dessert lounge, numerous beverage options, a silent auction and lots more. Tickets are on sale now – $350 for the VIP party which starts at 7pm, or $225 for main event which begins at 8pm. Visit redcross.org/redballphilly for more information and to purchase tickets.

Then, Kristen speaks with a few members of the touring cast of Miss Saigon – the Kimmel Center and Broadway Philadelphia’s latest show, playing at the Academy of Music now through March 31st. Kristen saw the show on Tuesday evening and thought the cast and performance was exceptional. Hear as she speaks with Jackie Nguyen and Matthew Overberg about what it’s like to perform and tour with such an incredible cast. The three cover details on the show itself, wearing crocs on stage, dream roles and lots more. Catch this incredible cast performing Miss Saigon at the Academy of Music before the show leaves on March 31st. Buy tickets at KimmelCenter.org.

Then Tony Heyl, Lauren Doberstein and Moriah Kelley from the ALS Association’s Greater Philadelphia Chapter join Kristen to talk the first annual Sips and Sweets Event – Friday, March 29th from 7pm-10:30pm at the Franklin Institute. Formerly known as the Hot Chocolate event, Sips and Sweets will be the cocktail party of the year! Guests will taste decadent drinks and confections from a number of local bakeries, breweries, sweet shops, wineries, and distilleries amid some of the fascinating exhibits at The Franklin Institute Science Museum. Each guest will also receive a complimentary wine tumbler and the chance to walk away with other great prizes from exciting games of chance and a much-anticipated silent auction. General admission and VIP tickets are available at ALSPhiladelphia.org. Don’t miss it!

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