DJs to 'Turn the Tables' on Breast Cancer at Midtown Dance Party

By Alan Neuhauser on October 23, 2013 2:31pm 

 Kangol Kid, speaking at Rock and Soul's 2011 "Turning the Tables" event, helped launch the event with Sharon Bechor. He's scheduled to appear at Rock and Soul's third-annual Turning the Tables Wednesday night, Oct. 23, 2013.
Kangol Kid, speaking at Rock and Soul's 2011 "Turning the Tables" event, helped launch the event with Sharon Bechor. He's scheduled to appear at Rock and Soul's third-annual Turning the Tables Wednesday night, Oct. 23, 2013.
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MIDTOWN — They're dropping beats to beat breast cancer.

More than a dozen top DJs will be performing at Rock and Soul in Midtown Wednesday night for the record store's third annual Turn the Tables on Breast Cancer event, a DJ show and dance party benefitting the American Cancer Society.

DJs Diamond, Dice, Jazzy Jay and Grandmaster Caz are among 17 loop-track luminaries scheduled to appear.

"Everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer," Rock and Soul owner Sharon Bechor said. "Some incredibly talented DJs are going to work hard to entertain us on the turntables. Our part is to help support research and other funding — and, of course, to dance."

Bechor held the first Turning the Tables event in 2011, after hip-hop artist Kangol Kid walked into Rock and Soul and started telling Bechor about an organization he'd started. The organization was called Mama Luke, the nickname of Kid's late manager Gay Frances Lucas, who'd died of breast cancer in 2010 at age 59.

"Mama Luke is 'hop-hop's fight against cancer' — it's a perfect fit," Bechor said.

Wednesday's event runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with free admission. Anyone who donates $10 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a range of equipment, including JBL monitor speakers, Beats by Dre headphones and passes for group DJ classes.

Rock and Soul is located at 462 Seventh Ave. To learn more about Turning the Tables, visit the event or store pages on Facebook.

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