The Seventh Annual Kitty Cabaret
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 7 p.m.
Petra's Piano Bar
1919 Commonwealth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205 (DIRECTIONS)
At The Door
The Humane Society of Charlotte
& Saving Southern Kitties.
Emcee and host Lauren Ansley has a passion to make others laugh and her slight southern accent is only overshadowed by her infectious smile and abnormal height of 5'13". Lauren loves fur babies. Her own adopted kitty of her own, Alyssa Quin, is part domestic short hair, part Maine Coon, and ALL diva.
Kel Williams is a local aspiring singer-songwriter, raised in Huntersville and graduating from Northwest School of the Arts. Currently she is involved with the music ministry at two local churches, alongside her musical family. She has performed in various productions in Charlotte and the greater Piedmont area.
Based out of Nashville, TN, Molly Stevens is a powerhouse vocalist who lays her soul on the stage for all to feel. She got her start in Macon, GA, singing in church and many revivals led by her grandfather, a celebrated southeastern preacher. Molly has toured with acts like Jamey Johnson, Wynona Judd, the Indigo Girls and others.
Bridging the gap between pop and soul, Jaron Strom has a smooth seductive tone and catching melodies. He's creating a buzz out of Charlotte and making sure everyone hears it. Jaron was a contestant on Season 14 of The Voice. He returns to The Kitty Cabaret after a rousing and popular performance last year!
Supporting these great causes
The Humane Society of Charlotte is very proud to be a charity partner of the fun, festive and "purr-fectly fabulous" Kitty Cabaret! We are grateful to Petra’s Piano Par for hosting us and we cannot thank Douglas Lowe enough for his hard work to produce this event and for his support of the HSC’s work with cats over the last 6 years. The donations HSC receives from this event will go to support the services that we provide to over 25,000 people and their pets every year.Kirsten Beals, Special Events Manager, Humane Society of Charlotte | http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/
Saving Southern Kitties, now in its fifth year, is a South Carolina rescue devoted to saving cats and kittens from high kill and rural shelters, where euthanasia rates are extremely high. At Saving Southern Kitties, under the leadership of Susan Schreck, we are making a difference of the lives of cats who have no voice. Saving Southern Kitties is making a difference for these precious lives, one at a time! MEOW Y'ALL!Saving Southern Kitties | http://savingsouthernkitties.com/
The Bead Lady Birdsong Brewing Company Camp Bow Wow Charlotte Acupuncture
ColsenKeane Created Beautifully Green Blanky Studio
It’s All About You Salon K8’s K-9 Club Katie Kennedy Lauren Ansley
Mac Tabby Cat Cafe Mary Kay Midtown Ballroom Murad Cosmetics
PUR Salon Reflections by Rhiannon Scott Partridge
Sugary Smile Cookies Urbean Truck Woo Skincare
FEATURED SILENT AUCTION PACKAGE:
Sarah MacLachlan Package
Two tickets to concert at Durham Performing Arts Center, Sept. 25. Autographed photograph. Three albums with all of Sarah MacLachlan’s hits!
(Valued at $300.)
Founders Group International
Get one free round of golf for four (cart fees included) at any one of Founders Group International’s 22 Myrtle Beach-area golf courses.
A fantastic way to liven up your next beach trip!
(Valued at $660.)
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During the summer of 2008, my partner was going through a health crisis and battling a rare auto-immune disease that affected his vocal cords. It was during that same time a litter of four kittens were born in our garage. We found safe homes for the mother and two of the kittens, but decided to keep the remaining two newborns in our home. These two kittens helped my partner and I direct our attention off a stressful time. My partner had lost his voice, lost tremendous weight, and was suffering every day. As a nurse, I felt helpless as I witnessed my partner go to and from doctor visits, tests, and procedures. I’m used to caring for so many people every single day, but it was an entirely different, far more emotional experience caring for my partner. In this challenging time, these two little kittens we adopted into our family brought us joy, laughter, and unconditional love, everything we needed for the moment.
Years later, my partner has gone on to continue his education and receive his master’s degree, while becoming more involved in volunteering, non-profit work, and the community. He overcame so many challenges. His voice has returned, and he’s using his voice now to make a difference through his work in the community. Those two kittens are now all grown up, too. Our two cats are true angels that came to us during a much-needed time in our lives. They still bring us joy, laughter and unconditional love.
My partner and my cats are the reason and inspiration for the Kitty Cabaret Fundraiser. I wanted to organize and create a fundraiser that incorporates some of my interests and loves while finding a way to give back to animal rescue non-profits that help so many cats and dogs. Through the power of voice and song, the Kitty Cabaret is a way to give back to those animals in need so that maybe one day they can touch the life of a person as much as my pets have touched my life.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Kitty Cabaret!
— Douglas Lowe