Aesthetically Speaking

Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama 2014

jack serakos - 1Fashion extravaganza features performance by Jason Derulo benefiting Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2014 celebrates this year’s theme, Fashion Rocks, at the State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis on Friday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.

The annual show benefits the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

“Children’s Cancer Research Fund continues to make medical advances that are life-changing for childhood cancer patients and their families. Macy’s is proud to again partner with this outstanding organization that provides hope and support to families in need,” said Martine Reardon, chief marketing officer for Macy’s.

Fashion Rocks takes center stage as the theme of this year’s celebration, with music and fashion connecting to ignite the flame of imagination and self-expression. Merging the fashion spectacle of the acclaimed Fashion Rocks television event with Macy’s signature mix of pop-culture, style, music and dance, the Macy’s Glamorama Fashion Rocks audience will experience fall 2014 fashions with collections by Calvin Klein, Diesel, Hello Kitty, INC International Concepts, Weekend Max Mara and more. And for the first time ever, Macy’s is making its Glamorama fashion accessible and attainable by providing attendees the opportunity to shop the runway. The public can visit after the show to shop the featured designers.

2013 jason derulo ben watts 7887Singer, songwriter Jason Derulo with his latest single “Wiggle” and known for his previous hits “Talk Dirty” (ft. 2 Chainz), “Whatcha Say,” and “It Girl,” will headline the annual event benefiting Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” sold more than five million singles throughout the world and garnered more than 150 million views on YouTube. After a string of career defining hit singles including “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home” and “It Girl,” Derulo suffered a catastrophic neck injury, which forced him to rehabilitate himself both mentally and physically. He released his comeback record, “The Other Side” from his “Tattoos” LP in May 2013.

Also set to perform is Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star contest winner, Before You Exit, a band consisting of three brothers from Orlando, Fla. that received more than 7.3 million votes for the contest. The group has produced a soaring pop-rock album of uplifting relationship songs that blends sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. Conjuring up the optimism in the band’s name – inspired by the sentiment “make a difference before you exit” – the band works daily to make its way to the top.

Following the rock-n-roll themed show at the State Theatre, there will be an after party on the 8th floor of the Macy’s downtown Minneapolis store with a menu presented by Macy’s culinary council chef, Michelle Bernstein.

In 20 plus years, Macy’s Glamorama has contributed nearly $5 million to CCRF. Proceeds from the event support lifesaving research in the prevention, treatment and cure of childhood cancers and blood disorders.

“Macy’s is helping us to change children’s lives by funding research that is changing the practice of medicine,” said John Hallberg, CEO of Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “We engage more people in our mission, and provide hope to more families because of the support of Macy’s, their retail associates and their customers. Their partnership is truly making a difference.”

before you exit headshotTickets for the event are on sale and can be purchased through CCRF by calling (952) 893-9355 or by visiting Tickets can also be purchased at the State Theatre Box Office by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or by visiting Ticket prices are $75 for show only; $185 and $300 for show and after party; $1,000 for VIP show and after party.

July 21, 2014
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