Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) will host The 8th Annual Green Tie Event takes place at the Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday March 17th. Headlining the entertainment will be the irrepressible Bridies, with dynamic dancing from Strictly Irish and special guest dancer Karen Callaway Williams.
A tap dance instructor for Worth-Tyrrell studios for the last 10 years, Williams brings a wide depth of experience and talent to any event at which she performs. From being the feature in two Broadway shows to TV specials in her honor, to performing in concerts and on stages around the world, Williams has gained notoriety and respect for her talent. She has recently finished a 3 year stint with the Broadway production of Riverdance. Williams was also a guest on Sesame Street, as well as one of four artists featured in EssenceMagazine.
Williams is a graduate of Spelman College with degrees in Psychology and Dance, and a charter member of the New Jersey Dance Ensemble. She has performed with some of the greats of all time, such as Duke Ellington and many others throughout her illustrious career. The Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony all have claim on this busy star to be their featured tap artist. With all this experience and talent together in one person, she is sure to make a tremendous addition to the Green Tie event!
Popular 9 News Reporter Amelia Earhart will emcee the evening events from start to finish! Amelia Earhart joined 9 News in 2007, beginning her career there as a Sky 9 reporter guiding her listeners with traffic reports and breaking news from the sky.
She is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, and began her career in radio with 850 KOA. Soon, she found herself at 9 News speaking to audiences of thousands everyday.
Aside from broadcast, another great passion of hers is aviation. A distant relative of the famous Amelia Earhart of the early 1900s, she takes pride in her relation and in the uniqueness and recognition contained in her name. In fact, her family gave her the name because they wanted her to stand out- and stand out she has!
Outside of work, Earhart is devoted to the Colorado community. She travels all over, speaking to schools with students who are interested in aviation. She is also currently working on her own private piloting license.
MCPN is a nonprofit organization and has provided medical and health education services to the underserved since 1989. Their mission is to provide excellent health-related services focusing on the underserved. Current service areas encompass Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams and Park Counties and the City of Lakewood and Aurora. MCPN has one of the largest population base of any Community Health Center in Colorado and, the largest number of underserved individuals in the State.