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Open TV hosts first-ever 'Friendraiser'
By Tarina Hargrays
2016-08-10

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Open TV's first annual Friendraiser was held recently to bring more exposure to the platform designed to showcase diverse independent artists' TV series, and build a larger network of supporters and investors. The intimate event was invite-only, and the guests mostly consisted of Open TV affiliates. Open TV also premiered its final original series in its first cycle of programming, Two Queens in a Kitchen.

For the first part of the event, guests mixed and mingled while trying different dishes prepared by host Dr. E. Patrick Johnson and Two Queens in a Kitchen curator/director Elijah McKinnon. The event was filled with good food, drinks and live performances. Artist ALEXA GRAE performed in the living room of Johnson's South Side mansion while guests surrounded and overlooked from the balcony. GRAE also mentioned an upcoming visual album that will be released later this year.

After GRAE's performance, guests headed over to the kitchen for the premiere of Two Queens in a Kitchen. However, before that began, guests had the opportunity of learning a few cooking tips from Johnson as he made one of his favorite desserts: banana chocolate-chip pound cake.

The Two Queens in a Kitchen premiere episode was filled with good humor and conversation. It definitely was well received by viewers—there were several times throughout the premiere where guests could be heard chuckling loudly. The full series consists of nine episodes and will be released Aug. 23.

As the event came to a close, Two Queens in a Kitchen executive producer Aymar Jean Christian spoke about Open TV's progress in the queer community and the talent Open TV artists possess. Christian also took the time to announce future Open TV projects. Web series Brujos, Afternoon Snatch and Brown Girls will all have new episodes released throughout the next year. Open TV will also be doing a project called Open TV Tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Art in January 2017.


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