Beach Boys, Osmonds To Perform For Charity
By Bea L. Hines
April 7, 2011
Sounding off for a Cure, a star-studded event to benefit Voices Against Brain Cancer, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach.
The Voices Against Brain Cancer Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research and increasing awareness within the medical community. The foundation also supports patients who afflicted with the devastating disease, and also their families and caregivers.
Thursday’s event is the foundation’s first in South Florida and is the vision of founder Mario Lichtenstein and his family after losing their son and brother, Gary Lichtenstein to the disease in 2003. He was 24.
Sounding off for a Cure will feature performances by artists whose lives have all been affected by brain cancer, including Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys, Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor, singer/songwriter Lou Gramm and The Osmond Brothers.
The performers will be accompanied by the Frost School of Music‘s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and will pay special tribute to the late George Harrison, Celia Cruz, Bob Marley and Nara Leao, all of whom died of brain cancer.
The evening will also include a ceremony for the 2011 Voices Against Brain Cancer Courage Awards, presented to select individuals who have demonstrated tremendous courage in their fight against brain cancer.
Recipients will include, Dr. Joseph D. Rosenblatt of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, Pedro Martinez, former Major League Baseball All Star; Jorge Plasencia, Chairman and CEO of Republica, and Jesse Stoll, son of the founder of Fantasma Productions.
Tickets are $150, general admission, or $300 per person VIP. To purchase tickets call 212-340-1340 or go to www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org.
Tickets may also be purchased at The Fillmore Miami Beach Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000.