|April 7, 2013|
JOIN US AS WE RAISE A GLASS (or two) AND HAVE SOME FUN,
ALL TO BENEFIT OUR FRIEND AND TALENTED ENTERTAINER,
STEVEN ST. JAMES!
Lannie’s is hosting this special show to help our friend, Steven St. James, defray some of the debt he incurred during his treatment for the viral disease, Hepatitis C. The show will feature Steven and some of Denver’s favorite entertainers for a night of laughter and song!
Directed and Hosted by: Actor/Writer, KEVIN HART
PAUL BORRILLO – Entertainer and co-owner of Borrillo Entertainment
PRINCESS WALLACE – Actress/Entertainer
GARY CARNES – Actor/Entertainer
DAVE SHIRLEY – Comedian
STEVEN ST. JAMES – Impersonator, Singer/Entertainer
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY LANNIE GARRETT!
ABOUT STEVEN ST. JAMES
Steven St. James is someone you might recognize from his many local television commercials and stage performances. He is a talented entertainer and is the man of “many voices,” featured on hundreds of radio commercials. His impersonations have thrilled audiences for years. Steven also had roles on such television shows as: Perry Mason starring Raymond Burr, Father Dowling Mysteries starring Tom Bosley , and Diagnosis Murder starring Dick Van Dyke. Steven can be seen currently, crooning in the style of the “Rat Pack” at parties, weddings, and private events. He is also the chairman of the Greater Glendale Fine Arts Committee.
ABOUT STEVEN’S CONDITION
A few years ago, a blood test at the 9 Health Fair, revealed some dangerously high levels of iron in Steven’s blood, which led to more tests. The results were not good, they showed that Steven had the severest possible form of Hepatitis C (a viral disease of the liver). Doctors think the Hepatitis had been lying dormant inside of Steven since his military days in Vietnam. One guess is that inoculations, during boot camp, so long ago, may be triggering the disease in the veterans now, but who knows?
For Steven, his liver showed little scarring at first, so doctors suggested that he wait until a new drug came out, which had a promising 80% cure rate. When the drug was released, Steven began his 6 months of treatment which included injections of Interferon and antiviral pills. The negative side effects were numerous and left Steven with major fatigue. At the end of his treatment, he showed no detectable signs of the virus…however, 6 months after that, another blood test revealed that the Hepatitis had returned…he was NOT one of the 80%.
So, Steven remains the optimist, eating right, working out, and doing what he loves most, entertaining and singing. He hopes to avoid getting cirrhosis or liver cancer as long as he can, until a promising new anti-viral drug is approved and released.
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, April 7th at 7:30pm