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BCT hosts fashion show, concert to benefit World Health Organization on Saturday

POSTED AT 12:00 AM ON Mar. 1, 2007 

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The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will host a benefit concert Saturday for the World Health Organization headlined by the electronic mash-up music of Girl Talk.

The show will also include a presentation of Dorothy Shestak’s senior project for the IU Individualized Major Program in Fashion Design, “d-star Fashion Show.”

Girl Talk is the stage name for producer Gregg Gillis, an artist who samples music of the Jackson Five, Kanye West and even Tag Team’s “Whoomp! There it is,” among a wide array of other music.

“Mash-up” refers to a highly electronic, heavily sampled style of music that is intended to sound as though one is walking down a hallway with hundreds of rooms, that have different songs playing in them.

Gillis’ music recently exploded onto the indie scene with his latest album, “Night Ripper.” If this show is anything like his others, it is expected to get toes tapping as well as rumps shaking with his mad-crazy dance-party beats.

Some artists that have influenced Gillis are Todd Rundgren, DeBarge, Guy and Ice Cube.

Shestak’s fashion show will be presented between the opening band, Batalyst, and Girl Talk’s performances and will display the premiere collection of her line “d-star Fashion Show.”

“My inspiration for my line is a juxtaposition of historical undergarments and rock ‘n’ roll,” said Shestak. “I tried to translate (older styles) into modern clothing.”

Her line is a culmination of years of studying fashion as part of her individualized major, which requires students to produce a senior project. She chose to do an actual fashion show, and with help from her former roommate and photographer, Hillary Demmon, she organized the concert. Demmon, a Chinese language student, did most of the work arranging the show, said Shestak.

Unable to receive a profit for her project, Shestak chose to donate proceeds to the WHO because, as an organization under the United Nations, “they stand for total health for everyone worldwide.” Total health, Shestak added, is not just physical health, but also mental and psychological health.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. The show is general admission and tickets are on sale now for $13. To purchase tickets online, go to www.bloomingtonarts.info.

 

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