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AIDS! AIDS! AIDS! Do we have your attention? Good. We wouldn’t want you to start slacking about this epidemic — which remains the world’s number-one health threat — just because it’s a few years old. This year marked the twentieth anniversary of World AIDS Day, when individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. And Colorado is stepping up to help.

Tonight, AfroBlu — a monthly gathering of dancers, poets and artists — is hosting a World AIDS Day fundraiser for NextAid (an L.A.-based dance-music community response to AIDS in Africa). Resident AfroBlu DJs RJ Duran and CES and DJ Ivy will spin at Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway. Admission is only $5, but guests are encouraged to donate more for this worthy cause: All proceeds will go toward the building of a community center and children’s residential village in Dennilton, an impoverished and AIDS-affected South African community.

The 21-and-up party starts at 9 p.m.; for more information, call 303-832-8628 or visit www.nextaid.org/wad2008.
Sat., Dec. 13, 9 p.m., 2008

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