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The Pointer Sisters & Friends Wow the Crowd for the Friendly House-LA 60th Anniversary at the ROXY

(Lead Photo:  Malik Pointer and Ruth Pointer)

The Pointer Sisters, Malik Pointer & Bonnie Pointer, Michael Des Barres and the Fockrs, Ray Kennedy, The Toledo Show, Managa Miss and others headlined an all-star evening to celebrate Friendly House’s 60th Anniversary this past Monday, June 27th at the intimate Roxy. Also donating performances were: MC Shadoe Stevens, Tommy Davidson.

The Pointer Sisters are one of the top-selling R&B musical groups of all-time who achieved superstardom during the 1970s and 1980s with such hits as “I’m So Excited” and “Fire.” Noted for more than a dozen singles in the Billboard Top 100, this is a special performance of the multi-generational family which in effect, spans more than 40 years.

The sell-out crowd consisted of hundreds of charitable Angelenos and notables such as Robert Shapiro, Kate Linder, Tim Urban,, Casey Bond, Michael Papajohn, Ian Edwards, Ricky Del Rosario, Dr. Reef Karim, Michael Wincott and more.

The one-time only concert celebrating Friendly House’s 60th Anniversary is expected to kick off a full year of fundraising. For those who wish to donate and assist the leading recovery house in continuing their exceptional work, you may call 213.389.9964 or go to their website.


Friendly House, the oldest women’s recovery program in the country, was founded in 1951 to assist women recovering from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction. They have successfully treated over 6600 women. Friendly House, currently celebrating its 59th year helping women in recovery, has two residences, the newest of which is located in West Los Angeles donated by the William Shatner Family Foundation. No individual has ever been turned away from Friendly House for lack of funds. They are completely dependent upon fundraising activities and private donations. They receive no state, federal, or local funding.

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