On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Betty Comden will receive a Momentum Magic Award for her volunteer work in raising AIDS awareness. Manhattan Center Ballroom on West 34th Street is the location for the event, titled "Tastings `96," which will also feature Adolph Green, Ivana Trump, RuPaul and newscaster Peter Jennings.
Lyricist Comden, who, with writing partner Green, helped create such Broadway musicals as The Will Rogers Follies and Leonard Bernstein's On The Town, plus the film Singing in the Rain, lost a son to AIDS in 1990. Before his death, Alan Kyle received aid from the AIDS organization in the way of food, psychiatric care and medical advice.
The Momentum AIDS Project event will offer dishes from 26 New York restaurants, a champagne reception, screening of a new video from the M A-C AIDS Fund, and a silent auction of celebrity autographed plates.
For tickets and information on the $125 function, for which Betty Comden serves as Honorary Chair, call Primavera Public Relations, (914) 245-5390.
-- By David Lefkowitz