December 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Arts news in brief: Dec. 2

Saturday night's MCC concert is choir director Shirli Hughes' swan song with the church. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Gay Men’s Chorus joins MCC-D.C. for Christmas concert

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington is having its “Joy All Over the World” Christmas concert at Lincoln Theater (1215 U St., N.W.) on Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring special guests the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and along with soloists Oleta Adams and Natalie Carter.

The evening will feature traditional holiday classics and some surprises.

Tickets range from $20 to $30 and can be purchased online at For more information, visit

Us Helping Us to present awards

Us Helping Us, People Into Living is having its annual awards reception “A Passion for Living” to raise funds and recognize individuals and businesses for their commitment to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, on Saturday at Arena Stage (1101 6th St., S.W.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

This years honorees are Greg Millet, receiving the Founders Award for outstanding leadership; Justine Love, receiving the Thurlow Tibbs Award for outstanding community service; and Janssen Therapeutics, receiving the Chairman’s Award for philanthropy.

Millet is a senior behavioral scientists in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control. He was one of the principal authors of the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy and is serving as the HHS/CDC liaison to the White House’s Office of National AIDS Policy.

Love is the director of community and public affairs for CBS Radio Washington and is a known health advocate and cause educator in the community. She has worked with countless organizations to bring awareness regarding issues plaguing citizens in and around D.C.

Tickets are $125. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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