On Thursday, January 27, New Yorkers turned out to enjoy an evening of entertainment provided by some of the gay community’s most revered performers, including Cyndi Lauper, Sandra Bernhard and Nancy Sinatra, and also raise money for the survivors of the Southeast Asian tsunami that claimed the lives of over 280,000 people.

Crobar, a 28th Street nightclub that regularly hosts events for non-profit organizations, arranged the fund-raiser on the behalf of Oxfam International, a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.

Crobar Cares is a foundation organized by the nightclub’s owners, Ken Smith and Cal Fortis, in keeping with their philanthropic mission. To learn more, visit

Jamie Krauss, Crobar’s publicity director, Carson Kressley of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” and Doug Wilson of “Trading Spaces” were some of the notable figures on hand January 27 for a tsunami benefit at Crobar nightclub.

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The evening’s entertainers included legendary divas Cyndi Lauper, Sandra Bernhard and Nancy Sinatra.


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