Paris Is Burning: Celebrating 25 Years...The Book...The Film...The Ball - FuseBox Radio X Photo Essay

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, the FuseBox Radio Broadcast and family attended the "Paris Is Burning: Celebrating 25 Years...The Book...The Film...The Ball" event over at the Human Rights Council Building in Washington, DC.

The night's events was a celebration of the high regarded documentary Paris Is Burning (which is still available to watch via Netflix), which covered the Harlem Drag Ball scene of the late 1980s to early 1990s.  

A viewing of the documentary happened along with a panel/Q&A session featuring author Dr. Lucas Hilderbrand of the book "Paris Is Burning" along with 2 of the film's cast members (Sol Williams Pendarvis and Freddie Pendarvis) & various members of the black D.C. LGTBQ activism & performance arenas about the impact of the movie from past to present.  

After a cocktail reception, the evening closed out with a Mini Ball hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis with music spun by DJ Vjuan Allure judged by the night's panel and special guests.

Check out some of the pictures of the active night below...hope folks dig it!  Thanks to the fine folks of the Ask Rayceen Show for having us there as press!

** All pictures taken by Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion/FuseBox Radio Broadcast) under a "Creative Commons Attribution - No Derivatives" license. Please feel free to use & share them if you wish with attribution/credit to the photographer (besides these pictures, there are plenty more from this event [over 75+] and others over at the official FuseBox Radio Broadcast's Flickr Page and Behance/Prosite Page) ... thank you! **