Gina Venturini Designs worn to the Tony Awards, Darci Monet, Angels Over Nashville Event.

I was given the opportunity to design a necklace and earrings for my friend Singer/Songwriter Darci Monet.  She attended the Tony Awards to support her long time friend and Co-writer Levi Kreis who was nominated and won a Tony for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Broadway show, “Million Dollar Quartet”.   Darci had worn a full length black dress designed by Alex Evenings that she purchased at the Abundance Boutique in Sherman Oaks.    It was accented around the waist and top part of the dress with black pear and oval-shaped beads so I searched for black agate beads in the same shapes that were on the dress and accented them with Peridot crystals and Peridot crystal disc shaped beads.  I also designed a matching pair of earrings.

 I’m very honored to have had this opportunity to design for Darci and a big event and  since as I mentioned in the previous paragraph, Darci Monet  is a very talented classically and commercially trained singer and award winning  songwriter who’s voice has been compared to a Kelly Clarkson, Eva Cassidy and Ann Wilson sandwich with a side of Aretha Franklin.  Her first professional performance was at the age eleven in a local production of Annie in Upstate NY, and then she began her professional career while attending Belmont University in Nashville as a studio singer and performing and recording with major label artists such as Dolly Parton, Steve Winwood, Amy Grant, The Judds, etc.  Now living in the Los Angeles area she continues to make her mark on the music world with principle performances in film and television and writing songs that have also been featured in indie movies and major network television shows.  And If that isn’t enough she also runs her own vocal studio training and mentoring upcoming singers, Blogs for the American Idol season, sings backing vocals for Debby Holiday, and just recently wrapped up a two-year residence as head judge for “Fame,” a weekly singing competition held at Oil Can Harry’s in Studio City, CA.

Although Darci no longer lives in Nashville she hasn’t forgotten what  living there did for her career and all of the friends she made, so in light  of the recent tragic flood that hit Nashville a couple of months ago, Darci Monet  will be hosting “Angels Over Nashville”,  a benefit  concert  and raffle to help raise funds for Music Cares  and the Scoggins family who had about $40,000 worth of damage to their home and don’t qualify for Fema assistance.  Darci went to college with Chance Scoggins who is also a musician and he and his wife Jennifer have two little girls.  The outdoor concert will be held  on Saturday, June 26th at the Riverton Bowl,  5613-5615 Riverton Avenue, North Hollywood CA at 6pm.  And will be via webcast starting at 7pm PCT, 9pm Central and 10pm Eastern.   There is a suggested $15 donation however all donations will be accepted.  Food and beverages are not provided by the venue so be sure to pack a picnic and bring your favorite beverages.  Alcohol is also allowed.  

The  Music Artists that will be performing for the benefit concert are: Darci Monet,,  Melissa Collins,  Hitplay (Jo Jo Ho and Seany P),  Illusionary , Kelly’s Lot ,  and  Marie Pettit  Raffle donations include:  Jewelry by Gina Venturini Designs , makeup session and mini-tutorial with Aristotle Rector, photo session with Terri Johnson of TripleFire Photography, photo session with Tami Bahat, original artwork by Lori Kreis Bowen, original artwork by Gene-Manuel, autographed CDs from 2010 Tony winner Levi Kreis,, free voice lessons at Darci Monet Vocal Style Studio , gift certificate to Annie’s Scandal Boutique, free tickets to a comedy show at L.A. Connection, Kelly’s lot sponsor Widmer Brewery will also be donating beer for the event, and for you Twilight fans, autographed photos from BooBoo Stewart with more donations each day.


~ by ginaventurini on June 18, 2010.

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