Shepherd Wellness Community benefit at Real Luck Cafe September 1994

Player

Original Format

VHS

Duration

00:46:52

Compression

M4V

Title

Shepherd Wellness Community benefit at Real Luck Cafe September 1994

Subject

Drag—Benefit shows
Shepherd Wellness

Description

This video contains footage of a benefit show to support Shepherd Wellness Community, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit providing services to those living with HIV/AIDS. The benefit took place on September 18, 1994 at Real Luck Cafe (Lucky’s), a gay and lesbian bar at 1519 Penn Ave. in the Strip District. The show is hosted by MC Vanna aka Michael Obusek, the current reigning Miss Pittsburgh 1994, who also performed the final number, “The Glory of Love / Wind Beneath My Wings,” by Bette Midler, (00:35:36). The event features performances from Miss B. Have aka Nikki Danielle, Sarin, CoCo Chanel, Brown Sugar, and Frankie Ross. At the end of the tape, Vanna thanks all of the performers and brings them back to the stage before the audience returns to the dance floor, (00:43:30).

The following performers names are noted in the footage:

Vanna aka Michael Obusek (Miss Pittsburgh 1994)
Miss Behave aka Nikki Danielle
Sarin
Frankie Ross
Brown Sugar
CoCo Chanel

The following songs are performed:

“Puppet on A String (Remix),” Miss B. Have, 00:02:15
“Why Haven’t I heard From You,” Reba McEntire, Frankie Ross, 00:07:19
“I Don’t Care,” Shakespear’s Sister, Sarin, 00:10:52
“I Wonder If I Take You Home,” Lisa Lisa, CoCo Chanel, 00:14:53
“All The Man That I Need,” Whitney Houston, Brown Sugar, 00:22:01
“Something in Red,” Lorrie Morgan, Frankie Ross, 00:26:59
“Ride In the Night, Jam & Spoon, Sarin, 00:31:29
“The Glory of Love / Wind Beneath My Wings,” Bette Midler, Vanna, 00:35:36

Source

Michael Obusek (Vanna) – donor

Date

September 1994

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)
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Format

MPEG (M4V)

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Spatial Coverage

Real Luck Cafe (Lucky’s)

Provenance

Accession 2017-01

Citation

“Shepherd Wellness Community benefit at Real Luck Cafe September 1994,” PQHP Online Archives, accessed July 13, 2024, http://www.pittsburghqueerhistory.com/omeka/items/show/1850.
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