|Pictured L-R: Billy Dean, Deana Carter and James Otto|
James Otto recently traveled to the West Coast to show his support for the California’s AIDS Walk and perform at the fundraising festival held on Sunday, September 26 at Los Angeles’ famed Greek Theatre. He played in a songwriter style round along with renowned tunesmiths Deana Carter and Billy Dean. James chose to sing “In Color” which he co-wrote with Jamey Johnson and Lee Thomas Miller. Before starting the final verse, he dedicated it to “anyone who has ever lost anyone that they loved.”
Comedian Wanda Sykes hosted the event, which also included performances from Sheila E, Hanson, Shontelle and the Alan Parsons Project. The day long festivities benefited eight respected local Southern California AIDS related non-profit organizations: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AIDS Service Center, Bienestar, Charles Drew Mobile Testing, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, In The Meantime, Magic Johnson Foundation and Whittier Rio Hondo AIDS Project. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go towards the expansion of HIV/AIDS testing, education and prevention initiatives in Southern California and throughout
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