Producer Jo Schuman Silver has announced
THE STEVE SILVER FOUNDATION AND BEACH BLANKET BABYLON
2014 "SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS" WINNERS



PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Markovich © SSPI 2014
 From left to right: JP Viernes (Dance), Annabel Hope (Acting), Beach Blanket Babylon cast member Tammy Nelson, and Marisol De Anda (Voice)
$10,000 CASH SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO THREE BAY AREA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS


Out of nine finalists who performed in the live competition at Club Fugazi JP Viernes (Dance) from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Annabel Hope (Acting) from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and Marisol De Anda (Voice) from Skyline High School in Oakland, each walked away with $10,000 towards their college education.

The evening opened with a mash-up of "Brave" by Sara Bareilles, "Let It Go," from Disney's "Frozen" and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams performed by the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon.

The celebrity panel of judges included:
choreographer Val Caniparoli, San Francisco Opera's General Director David Gockley, famed opera composer Jake Heggie, SFJAZZ Center's Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress Rita Moreno, California Shakespeare Theater's Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, American Conservatory Theater's Artistic Director Carey Perloff, KRON4/KCBS Radio's Jan Wahl, jazz & cabaret singer Paula West and Tony Award-winning Actor BD Wong.
Don Bleu from 103.7 "The Biggest Hits of All Time" served as master of ceremonies for the evening.

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon has a long-standing commitment to philanthropic efforts in the community and has been involved with numerous charities and organizations including American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, the UCSF Cancer Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Child Abuse Prevention Society, AIDS Emergency Fund, among others.

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