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Monday, July 27, 2009

Benefit for SF Hep B Free on August 21, 2009


Contact: Steve Liu
Cell Phone: 206.972.3560
Email: steven@vivesf.com


A night on the town filled with music, dinner & friends a benefit for SF Hep B Free.

Diverging from the basic black tie formal, vive brings you an event for the new generation. With fresh music, a friendly atmosphere and an occasion to dress up, An Unexpected Encounter will be a chance to contribute to an important organization, SF Hep B Free. Bring a date, or come single to mingle: drinks, mixer, dinner, music and fun- perhaps it will be a venue for an unexpected encounter.

Chinese-Taiwanese-American singer songwriter, Alice Tong and local singer songwriter, Odessa Chen will be performing at the event after a three-course dinner. This event will be on Friday, August 21st, 2009, 6:00pm-9:00pm, at Jillian’s in the Metreon, 101 4th St. San Francisco. Email steven@vivesf.com for sponsorship opportunities. Tickets can be purchased at www.vivesf.com.

San Francisco Hep B Free is a citywide campaign to turn San Francisco into the first hepatitis B free city in the nation. This unprecedented campaign will provide free and low-cost hepatitis B testing and vaccinations to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults at locations throughout San Francisco.

For more information and to donate directly visit: http://sfhepbfree.org/donate/

Odessa Chen's singular musical vision is not easily categorized. She approaches songs of love, longing, and displacement with accomplished lyrics, and unusual song structures. Aspects of folk, classical, and indie rock converge in music that requires quiet attention. Her music calls for more than a cursory listen; with closer attention new layers are revealed. For more about Odessa visit her website at www.odessachen.com.

Alice Tong is a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, social worker, 2nd generation Chinese-Taiwanese-American. Alice has a BA in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Social Work. Her musical style ranges from such categories as folk rock, indie rock, soul, and jazz. Her music has been in independent films, including “American Fusion” which won the Audience Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Alice’s album “Small” can be bought on iTunes, Amazon, or www.blacklava.net. She now lives in San Francisco where she gets obsessed with her dogs and makes and performs more music. For more about Alice, check out www.myspace.com/alicetongmusic.


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