Mint Julep 2017

Wild applause and huge tips for showstopping performers rev up Mint Julep celebration

Huge tips for showstopping performers rev up Mint Julep celebration

Angelina Dm Traliz at Mint Julep 2017
Angelina Dm Traliz performs to enthusiastic applause. Courtesy photo
Sudy Samandari, John Pettiette, Chree Boydstun, Keith Dodd, Pam Buck at Mint Julep 2017
Sudy Samandari, John Pettiette, Chree Boydstun, Keith Dodd, Pam Buck. Courtesy photo
Mint Julep 2017 crowd
A sizeable crowd turned out for the 15th edition of Mint Julep. Courtesy photo
Mint Julep 2017 Dr. Suliat Nurudeen and Dr. Kemi Nurudeen
Dr. Suliat Nurudeen, Dr. Kemi Nurudeen.  Courtesy photo
Mint Julep 2017 _Brian McCulloch and Jeremy Garcia
Brian McCulloch, Jeremy Garcia.  Courtesy photo
Kaye Sedilla at Mint Julep 2017
Kaye Sedilla performs and receives a lot of cash tips for a good cause. Courtesy photo
Mint Julep 2017, Charles Hough, Megan Bailey
Charles Houth, Megan Bailey. Courtesy photo
Crystal Rae Lee Love, Ginger Grant, Angela Mercy at Mint Julep 2017
Crystal Rae Lee Love, Ginger Grant, Angela Mercy are real Dreamgirls. Courtesy photo
Belinda Rowell,Cyndy Garza-Roberts, Diane Frels at Mint Julep 2017
Belinda Rowell, Cyndy Garza-Roberts, Diane Frels. Courtesy photo
Domenic Cusano at Mint Julep 2017
Domenic Cusano. Courtesy photo
Steve Locke and Anthony Danzey at Mint Julep 2017
Steve Locke, Anthony Danzey. Courtesy photo
Katy Freeway at Mint Julep 2017
Katy Freeway. Courtesy photo
JP Gill at Mint Julep 2017
JP Gill.  Courtesy photo
Angelina Dm Traliz at Mint Julep 2017
Sudy Samandari, John Pettiette, Chree Boydstun, Keith Dodd, Pam Buck at Mint Julep 2017
Mint Julep 2017 crowd
Mint Julep 2017 Dr. Suliat Nurudeen and Dr. Kemi Nurudeen
Mint Julep 2017 _Brian McCulloch and Jeremy Garcia
Kaye Sedilla at Mint Julep 2017
Mint Julep 2017, Charles Hough, Megan Bailey
Crystal Rae Lee Love, Ginger Grant, Angela Mercy at Mint Julep 2017
Belinda Rowell,Cyndy Garza-Roberts, Diane Frels at Mint Julep 2017
Domenic Cusano at Mint Julep 2017
Steve Locke and Anthony Danzey at Mint Julep 2017
Katy Freeway at Mint Julep 2017
JP Gill at Mint Julep 2017

What: 15th Annual Mint Julep Variety Show.

Where: Rich's.

The scoop: The downtown club rocked as 200 revelers, some dressed in the theme of "Dream Girls and Guys," applauded the female impersonators and other singers who performed hit numbers from some of Broadway's most fabled musicals. Co-emcees Ginger Grant, Crystal Rae Lee Love and Angela Mercy opened and closed the show with hit tunes from Dreamgirls, including "One Night Only."

Many of the entertainers, including Katy Freeway, Kaye Sedilla, and Angelina DM Traliz, won big applause and big tips, which were donate to Legacy's HIV/AIDS programs and services. In all, $88,000 was raised. Legacy executive director Katy Caldwell and chief development officer Chree Boydstun welcomed guests and gave a brief overview of the organization. Honorees included The Diana FoundationJani Lopez, and Bryan Hlavinka.

Who: Cheering on the entertainment were event co-chairs Tony Bravo, Linda Cantu, and Ben Dillon, host Domenic Cusano, as well as Ryan Chuston, Patrick Dickson, Alan Detllaff, Yvonne Cormier, Andrew and Parker Witt, Rand Key, Steve Locke and Anthony Danzey, Jim Sikorski. Mike Freeman, Michael Dale and Robert Wolff, Amanda and Chad Lemaire, Cyndy Garza-Roberts, Ray Purser and Doug Hollowell, Ed Finger, Jr., Lora Clemmons, and Laura Randall.