Mar 23

Palace Theatre & Building on Love to Host Fundraiser for Local Family

With Live Performances by The Frank White Experience & DJ TGIF

The Palace Theatre and Building on Love are partnering up to present The Frank White Experience and special guest DJ TGIF, live in the Palace Lobby - Saturday, April 1 at 7:00PM. Part of the Palace Theatre’s Community Engagement Initiative, all proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Building on Love and will be used to support the McLean Family, to assist in covering the expenses of cancer treatment for their son Ezekiel.

6-year-old Ezekiel McLean has always been a healthy, upbeat, loving, helpful and supportive child. When his parents learned about his diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer, they responded as any parents would; fear, uncertainty, doubt, anger… How could this be? The report they received stated that cancer has spread to his lungs and swift medical actions need to be taken.

"Childhood cancer is a battle that no-one should have to go through. As if the emotional toll was not enough, the financial toll on the families can be crippling." said Kevin Johnson, Executive Director of the Palace Theatre. “We are pleased to be able to offer our space, time and energy to be able to help the McLean family in any way possible."

The Frank White Experience brings things to a new level with live instrumentation, bringing the sounds of NOTORIOUS B.I.G. to your ears in a way never heard before! The Frank White Experience is the genre leader in live Hip Hop tribute bands. Best described as the Dark Star Orchestra of Hip Hop, FWE delivers a quality of sound & homage akin to acts like Pink Talking Phish, Lizards, Badfish and Start Making Sense. The 1st of its kind, FWE not only covers the music of Biggie Smalls but takes listeners on a journey back through the beloved soundscape of 1990’s Hip Hop and R&B, making them a guaranteed crowd pleaser sure to rock any audience. FWE has shared the stage with Rakim, Styles P, Lil Kim, Fat Joe, C.J. Wallace, Havoc, DJ Enuff, Sway Calloway, Lil Cease, Klept, Smif-N-Wessun, Prayah, Reef The Lost Cauze, Shenseea, Badfish & many more.

Craig Earle, better known as DJ TGIF is one of Upstate New York's most in demand DJ's, performing regularly to both late night sold out crowds and family friendly events alike. He was recently awarded the honor of the Albany Business Review's 40 Under 40.