Oscar party a hit
Dancer Chad Stewart was just one of the highlights at the annual Academy of Friends Oscar viewing party Sunday, February 24 at Terra Gallery. AOF board Chair Howard Edelman said that this year's party was "comfortably full" with about 700 guests and 200 volunteers. "The Academy Awards show was fantastic and our own show following the awards was incredible," Edelman said, adding Latrice Royale and Pandora Boxx of RuPaul's Drag Race were the featured performers while local drag celebrity Daft-Nee Gesundheit served as mistress of ceremonies. Edelman said that preliminary fundraising totals aren't yet available but he said that AOF exceeded last year's revenue, which will benefit six beneficiaries. For more on the party, check out the On the Town column.