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Rock the Vote and ck one Host Inauguration Party

Featuring Live Performances by: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Talib Kweli, The Dresden Dolls,The Honey Brothers featuring Adrian Grenier,Andrew Vladeck, Ari Gold, Daniel Green, and D.S. Posner

Special Guest Appearance by Burke

Washington, DC & New York - January 14, 2009

On January 20th, Rock the Vote and ck one will present the Rock the Vote ck one Inauguration Party. This celebration will bring together fans and VIPS attending this historic inauguration at the legendary 9:30 Club for LIVE performances by: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Talib Kweli, The Dresden Dolls, The Honey Brothers featuring band members Adrian Grenier, Andrew Vladeck, Ari Gold, Daniel Green, D.S. Posner and a special guest performance by Burke.
 
Additional details below:

WHAT: Rock the Vote and ck one Inauguration Party

WHERE: The 9:30 Club, 815 V Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

WHEN: January 20, 2009

Press Check-in: 8:15PM; Red Carpet Arrivals: 8:30PM; Performance: 9:00PM

Leading up that set, Burke, fronted by musician Jamie Burke, will get the party started with the worldwide debut of their latest single "we are one" (ck one track) as featured in the new ck one fragrance ad campaign.


FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS:
Stephanie Young: stephanie(at)rockthevote.com 
Taylor Royle: taylor(at)rockthevote.com
Elaine Garza: elaine(at)giantnoise.com

FOR TICKET INFORMATION: www.rockthevote.com/inauguration
 

About Rock the Vote:
About Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country.  Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. And we give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process.  Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by nobody's agenda but our own – we tell it like it is and pride ourselves on being a trusted source for information on politics.  We empower the 45 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done. For more information, visit RockTheVote.com.

About Calvin Klein, Inc.
Calvin Klein, Inc. is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women's and men's designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide.  Brands/lifestyles include Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein Underwear.  Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include apparel, accessories, shoes, sleepwear, hosiery, socks, swimwear, belts, eyewear, watches, jewelry, coats, suits, fragrances, and cosmetics, as well as products for the home. For more information, visit http://calvinklein.com.

About ck one
Fifteen years after the fragrance debuted – as the world's original shared fragrance and most successful launch to date – the ck one "we are one" campaign offers an uplifting message of unity. The television spot features a large cast of men and women of diverse ages and ethnicities singing an original song about the power of people coming together as one. The campaign continues the legacy of ck one's iconic black and white imagery and of-the-moment casting and injects the brand with a positive point of view and compelling campaign front man in musician Jamie Burke.  A limited edition ck one collector's bottle with "we are one" handwritten in various languages and packaged with an mp3 speaker, will launch the campaign. The collector's edition will be available at fine department and specialty stores globally, beginning this month. For more information, visit http://ckone.com.

About the Honey Brothers:
The Honey Brothers like to tell people they formed one dog year ago at ukulele fantasy camp, then took to the streets of New York City, serenading attractive homeless people with their whimsical new-wave folk tunes. This anecdote might tell you something about the spirit in which The Honey Brothers were conceived, way back in 2001 in the wake of 9/11. "The band began as a way to find joy in life," says Ari Gold, who, with his college friends Andrew Vladeck and Daniel Posner, formed the group's original nucleus.  "It was a time when people sought comfort and healing with their friends," recalls Andrew, "and we rekindled our spirits with ukuleles. We'd get together and make dinner, drink booze, and learn old folk songs. Then we'd wander outside and sing for people on street corners." That familial, communal vibe was cemented even further when Adrian Grenier joined shortly after the band's first public gig in 2002, followed by Ari's twin brother Ethan Gold in September 2005. "We have solidified as real brothers," Adrian says. "At first it was sort of a symbolic thing, but now I think our DNA has merged on a molecular level." Indeed it is the band's DNA, the distinct personalities of all five members, and what they bring to the table, that makes this group the exuberant band of brothers that they are.