Jack Jones to Perform at Kean Theatre Grand Opening; Health System's Theatre Raises Funds for Its Charitable Foundation
GIBSONIA, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Barnabas Health System today announced that Grammy-award winning singer Jack Jones will headline the grand opening gala event at the Kean Theatre on Sept. 20, 2002. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a dedication ceremony for the theatre, which is located within The Washington Place, a 23-unit independent living facility operated by St. Barnabas Health System. A reception will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the performance at 8 p.m. A post-performance party will also be held. While Jack Jones is perhaps best known as the singer of "The Love Boat" theme song, he has won two Grammy awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance for "Lollipops and Roses" and "Wives and Lovers." An accomplished TV, film and stage actor, during 2000, he starred as Don Quixote in a national tour of "Man of La Mancha." Jones has recorded more than 50 albums, 17 of which have made it to the Billboard Top 20. In his latest release, he honors his good friend in the aptly titled "Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett," which was also nominated for a Grammy. Opening night at the Kean Theatre will be hosted by John A. Howell III, chairman of The Washington Place capital campaign and vice chairman of the St. Barnabas Health System board of trustees. Also hosting the event will be Tom and Jean Sutherland. Tom Sutherland, a former Beirut hostage who has gone on to become an inspiring author and philanthropist, received the 2001 Hance Award from St. Barnabas Health System and serves as honorary chairman of the Washington Place capital campaign. Tickets for the opening night are $75, $100 and $150. Proceeds benefit The Washington Place capital campaign, which aims to raise $2.2 million to pay for the renovations of the facility. The Kean Theatre has a two-fold purpose: 1. To serve as a community resource for arts and entertainment functions in the North Hills, as well as a site for business seminars and conferences; 2. To raise funds for St. Barnabas Charitable Foundation, the fund- raising arm of St. Barnabas Health System. The Kean Theatre has 298 seats, features wall-to-wall carpeting and a state-of-the-art audio-visual system. It is elegantly decorated in shades of rich red, gold and blue. The decor is further enhanced by brass chandeliers, railings and sconces. About St. Barnabas Tracing its heritage back to 1900, St. Barnabas Health System serves approximately 700 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients. Faith-based yet non-denominational, the health system is comprised of St. Barnabas Charitable Foundation, St. Barnabas Medical Center, St. Barnabas Nursing Home, The Village at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place, The Arbors at Valencia Woods, and Valencia Woods Nursing Center. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X75681628
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