Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Perform to a Sold Out Crowd for AFAN’s 5th Annual Evening of Cabaret

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 7, 2013) 

– Iconic pop/R&B artists and husband and wife duoMarilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. performed to a sold out crowd tonight inside the intimate Cabaret Jazz Room at The Smith Center benefitting Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN).


Dressed in sparkling cheetah print dress and dark grey suit, McCoo and Davis delighted guests with a repertoire of their classic songs such as “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Up, Up and Away,” “One Less Bell,” “Wedding Bell Blues” and “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).”


Marilyn McCoo greeted the crowd reminiscing about their first gig on the strip “We are so happy to be here with you all tonight. How sweet it is!”


Guests also bid on silent auction items including tickets to Celine Dion and Penn & Teller, dinner at Mundo and Rice & Company as well as an Alexander McQueen purse and bracelet from Neiman Marcus and jewelry from the Joan Rivers Collection. All proceeds from the evening benefitted AFAN and their services for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.


“Tonight was such a thrill – Marilyn and Billy were fantastic together and we helped raise nearly $8000 for AFAN,” said Antioco Carrillo, AFAN’s executive director. “The event keeps getting bigger and bigger and we’re already looking forward to next year.”


AFAN is also in the midst of their annual holiday toy drive, collecting toys and money for more than 150 local children. Donate new, unwrapped toys at participating Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jamba Juice locations.



About AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2013 marked AFAN’s 29th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.