On March 25 at the Los Angeles Theatre, the 5th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert and Award Show will be hosted by comedians Bill Burr (Breaking Bad/Date Night) and Craig Gass (Sex in the City/Howard Stern Show). Rock Against MS, comprising comedy, music, art and awards, will raise awareness and educate the public about multiple sclerosis, while raising money to build the first of many MS resource centers across the U.S. and outreach program services.
The RAMS Foundation will present seven individuals the Platinum People Award as they honor the humanitarian spirit of individuals who have shown compassion. This list includes artists and crew members who have donated all their time for MS and the cause: recipients are Theresa Larivee (production), Dave Estey (crew), Howie Simon (Nelson), Gretchen Bonaduce (celebrity), Gilby Clarke (Gnr), The Maglieri Family/Whiskey A Go-Go (Original venue/Supporters/MS family).
This year RAMS has an additional category for the Platinum People Award, which was recently added for public figures that have created awareness and outreach to educate people. As Richard Pryor said, “This MS shit.” RAMS will honor and celebrate the life of influential comedian, Richard Pryor. “Richard’s genius wasn’t just making people laugh, he used his comedy as a way to communicate the truth,” explains Pryor’s wife Jennifer Lee Pryor. “More than anyone, Richard could appreciate RAMS’ mission to not remain silent. RAMS uses every means possible to enlighten, inform and educate the public about MS. Telling the truth is their genius too.”
The evening will also host at an art exhibition in the Ballroom, with a live art performance on stage during the music. Renowned artist Joey Feldman, rising-star Max Goldsmith and famed performance artist Norton Wisdom will be hosting an art exhibit of paintings and Giclee prints up for sale, with proceeds going to the Rock Against MS Foundation. Wisdom will be performing his art live on stage during the music, capturing the inspiration he gets from the notes.
To purchase tickets to the Rock Against MS, visit ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1433377
For more show information, visit rockagainstms.org.