Prima Notte is a star-studded fundraising gala and auction featuring some of the city’s most prominent Italian-Americans and dignitaries who join together to support the San Gennaro Foundation. This year’s theme, "Celebrating Italian-American Immigration" pays tribute to the Italians who immigrated to America, and whose talents, contributions, and self-sacrifice enriched the New World that they called their own. Music legend Frankie Valli will receive the San Gennaro Foundation “Italian Heritage Award” and John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder and CEO of Paul Mitchell Systems, will receive the San Gennaro Foundation "Humanitarian Award." In addition, entertainment will include a special performance by honoree Frankie Valli. The hosts for Prima Notte, like last year, will be Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. Performances by Frankie Valli and The Marvelous Wonderettes. Additional guests include Bill Conti, Deanna Douglas, Ed Marinaro, Antonio Sabato Jr., Vincent Spano, Susan Sullivan and many more.
Thursday, September 27, 2007, Prima Notte, 5-10 pm.
Red Carpet Arrivals 5:30 pm, On-stage presentation 6:00 pm, Frankie Valli performance 7:45 pm.
After Prima Notte, the rest of the fest runs Sep. 28-30 (hours 11am-10pm). $5 Admission. Kids under 12 free. Student discounts! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org - visit www.sangennarofoundation.org - or call (818) 508-0082.
About The San Gennaro Foundation
The San Gennaro Foundation is a 501(3)c non-profit created by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, producer Douglas DeLuca, and some of Los Angeles' most prominent Italian-American citizens, to benefit underprivileged children and homeless in Los Angeles, as well as to provide entertainment and cultural enrichment to the community through its non-profit, cultural outreach program. The Foundation’s mission is to uphold the principles established by St. Gennaro, patron saint of Naples who worked tirelessly to help people in need. In addition to fundraising, the group seeks to perpetuate cultural identity and solidarity within the Italian American community. All events are intended to embody the attributes of generosity and goodwill that define the Italian spirit. While some efforts celebrate Italian culture, the Foundation and its programs are not limited to Italian Americans and are supported by diverse individuals.