Filling the Performance Void

Daring to be different, non-profit group shines light on H-Town's innovative performing artists

Non-profit shines light on Houston's innovative performing artists

Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jawwaad Taylor, Lyric Michelle, Kathryn Lott, Lee Ellis
Jawwaad Taylor, Lyric Michelle, Kathryn Lott, Lee Ellis. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Catherine Sullivan, Ceron, Eleni Demeris, Nicole Lang
Catherine Sullivan, Ceron, Eleni Demeris, Nicole Lang. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Asli Omar, And Res
Asli Omar, And Rés. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Caitlan Flanagan, Jill Edwards, Sharon Lott
Caitlan Flanagan, Jill Edwards, Sharon Lott. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Brant Croucher, Lainey Croucher
Brant Croucher, Lainey Croucher. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Kathryn Lott, Allison Lott
Kathryn Lott, Allison Lott. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jonathan Beitler, Lindsey Brown, Lyric Michelle, Kathryn Lott, Brant Croucher
Jonathan Beitler, Lindsey Brown, Lyric Michelle, Kathryn Lott, Brant Croucher. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Ken Ulmer, Pamela Ulmer
Ken Ulmer, Pamela Ulmer.  Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Kristy Bradshaw, Chris Bradshaw, Julie Soefer
Kristy Bradshaw, Chris Bradshaw, Julie Soefer. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Tim Moloney, Lee Ellis, Rebekah Johnson
 Tim Moloney, Lee Ellis, Rebekah Johnson. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Mark Sullivan, Jason Reeves
Mark Sullivan, Jason Reeves. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Alex Rosa, Claudia Solis
Alex Rosa, Claudia Solis. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Joy Beasley, Fred Jackson
Joy Beasley, Fred Jackson. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jawwaad Taylor
Jawwaad Taylor.  Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Rich Maloney, Cindy Soefer, Sharon Maloney, Ron Soefer
Rich Maloney, Cindy Soefer, Sharon Maloney, Ron Soefer. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jason Reeves, Catherine Sullivan
Jason Reeves, Catherine Sullivan. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jawwaad Taylor, Lyric Michelle, Kathryn Lott, Lee Ellis
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Catherine Sullivan, Ceron, Eleni Demeris, Nicole Lang
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Asli Omar, And Res
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Caitlan Flanagan, Jill Edwards, Sharon Lott
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Brant Croucher, Lainey Croucher
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Kathryn Lott, Allison Lott
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jonathan Beitler, Lindsey Brown, Lyric Michelle, Kathryn Lott, Brant Croucher
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Ken Ulmer, Pamela Ulmer
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Kristy Bradshaw, Chris Bradshaw, Julie Soefer
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Tim Moloney, Lee Ellis, Rebekah Johnson
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Mark Sullivan, Jason Reeves
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Alex Rosa, Claudia Solis
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Joy Beasley, Fred Jackson
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jawwaad Taylor
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Rich Maloney, Cindy Soefer, Sharon Maloney, Ron Soefer
Lott Entertainment Presents, 7/16, Jason Reeves, Catherine Sullivan

What: Lott Entertainment Presents' first fundraiser, "Spotlight Houston."

Where: Warehouse Live.

The scoop: The non-profit offshoot of Lott Entertainment shined the light on Houston talent pushing the city's art scene forward, in contrast to its mission of bringing edgy, outside talent to the city. The night starred DJ Sun, presenting a set inspired by his Chinese ancestry; singer songwriter Brant Croucher (headed to Joe's Pub in New York); Jawwaad Taylor on trumpet; and singer Lyric Michelle. Serving as emcee to the power-packed event was Asli Omar of The Tontons.

Sustenance came compliments of Lee Ellis' Cherry Pie Hospitality, which provided chicken wraps from State Fare, Lee’s famous dill pickle dip with housemade chips, Jim Mills’ Southwest Caesar salad with pulled pork, and Mexican chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream from Lee’s Creamery. The hit of the night were Lee’s donut ice cream sandwiches. It was no coincidence that Ellis chaired the fundraiser with Jonathan Beitler and Stuart Folb.

Lott Entertainment Presents founders Kathryn Lott and Allison Lott were beaming not only with the $20,000 raised, earmarked to bring in outside talent, but also with news that the upcoming season performances will be held in the Alley Theatre's Neuhaus Theatre. That thanks to Alley managing director Dean Gladden, so taken with the concept that he arranged for the theater availability.

Who: Board members Mark Sullivan, Janet Phelps and Lindsey Brown, plus Kristy and Chris Bradshaw, Claudia Solis, Julie Soefer and Chris Vandewater, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, Jason Reeves, Christina Pappas and William Boffa, Cindy and Ron Soefer, and Sharon and Rich Maloney.

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