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Photos: 2013 AFAN Black & White Party draws 3,500 attendees and raises $130,000

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Mona Shield Payne

Hosts Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis of Chippendales at the Rio entertain the crowd during the 27th Annual Aid for AIDS of Nevada Black & White Party at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

27th Annual AFAN Black & White Party

Fruitloop Drag Queens perform during the 27th Annual Aid for AIDS of Nevada Black & White Party at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas Saturday night, August 24, 2013. Launch slideshow »

The 27th Annual Aid for AIDS of Nevada Black & White Party was celebrated at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night, and the benefit drew 3,500 attendees, 500 more than in 2012, and raised $130,000 for AFAN’s services for people suffering from AIDS and HIV in Southern Nevada.

Journalists Chris Saldana and Lauren Michaels and Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis of Chippendales at the Rio and “The Amazing Race” served as the evening’s hosts.

Entertainment included Veronic DiCaire, “Fantasy,” Recycled Percussion, Britney Spears impressionist Derrick Barry of “Divas Las Vegas,” “The D Word,” “Vegas! The Show,” Lily Arce, Maren Wade, Skating Aratas from “V — The Ultimate Variety Show,” “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” and Zodiac Dragon.

The Black & White Party is AFAN’s largest annual fundraiser. For more on the black-and-white-themed event, check out John Katsilometes’ column in the Kats Report posted on Monday.

And be sure to check out contributing photographer Mona Shield Payne’s fabulous photo gallery.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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