Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) is excited to announce its annual Gala Benefit and Concert on Saturday, May 5, 2012, with nine-time Grammy® award winner Natalie Cole, at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Conn. The concert will be kicked-off with a Gala Benefit that includes an elegant cocktail reception with a pasta bar by World-Famous RAO’s Italian Restaurant, silent and live auction items, and hosts Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford. Gala tickets are $350 and up and are available online at http://www.DanasAngels.org. Concert tickets are $150, $95 and $65 and are available through the Stamford Center for the Arts Box Office at http://www.SCALive.org or by calling 203-325-4466.
2012 marks DART’s tenth year as a non-profit focused on Niemann-Pick type C research. Throughout the years, DART has been blessed to have the support of incredible performers to its cause, such as America, Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Mathes, Smokey Robinson and Frankie Valli, who have all performed at the DART Gala Benefits. Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford are also long-time supporters of DART, hosting each annual benefit, along with Regis Philbin, who joined Kathie Lee on stage last year, and a few years prior. Once again, Michelle Phillips from The Mamas and The Papas fame, will act as honorary chair. And this year Natalie Cole will be a very special treat.
Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom with her debut album Inseparable, earning her a #1 single with “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” and two Grammy awards for Best New Artist, as well as Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. More hit singles followed, including “Sophisticated Lady (She’s A Different Lady),” “I’ve Got Love on My Mind,” “Someone That I Used to Love,” “I Live For Your Love” and a remake of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.” In 1991 Natalie Cole took a bold leap that would change her life and career forever. Already a highly successful R&B artist, she amazed everyone when she recorded Unforgettable…With Love, an album of standards from the American Songbook that included a duet with her late father, Nat King Cole, on the title track. The album spent five weeks at #1 on the pop charts, earned six Grammy awards (including Song, Record and Album of the Year) and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. As an award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Natalie Cole has proven to be one of the most beloved musical artists of all time.