CERRITOS, CA – The City of Cerritos is sponsoring Society of Seven With Special Guests in a Benefit Concert for the Philippines to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to support its relief efforts for the Philippines. The benefit concert will be held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Thursday, December 19, 7 p.m.
Tickets cost $150, $100, $75, and $50 and 80 percent of the ticket cost is tax deductible. Tickets are available at the CCPA Ticket Office, at www.cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818. The lobby will open at 6 p.m. so the audience can enjoy performances by the Ross Middle School Choir and the Whitney High School Club Kaibigan Dance Troupe in the Sierra Room. Seating for the pre-concert event is limited.
Named one of the best acts in Las Vegas, Society Of Seven delivers performances full of “big voices, a little shtick and a lot of heart,” hails The Las Vegas Review-Journal. The one-of-a-kind variety troupe is known for its trademark performances, which merge popular hits and Broadway show tunes in a flashy Las Vegas setting, accentuated by dancing, comedy, and celebrity impersonations. The celebrated Society of Seven, voted the “Best Show in Waikiki” by Honolulu magazine, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts in 2007.
Society of Seven will be joined by Filipino R&B and Soul songstress Lhey Bella. Award-winning Filipino Folk and Pop singer Nonoy Zuñiga will also perform. Zuñiga has garnered several prestigious honors, including Aliw Awards (the Philippines’ equivalent of the Grammys) for “Best Pop Male” vocalist and 1982 “Entertainer of the Year.” His acclaimed songs include Never Ever Say Goodbye, Doon Lang, and Kumusta ka.
Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
Philippine Basketball Association Hall of Famer and Pepperdine University Hall of Famer Ricardo Brown will sign autographs and join fans for photos in the lobby. Crooks & Castles, a Cerritos-based business, will sell typhoon-relief T-shirts in the lobby. All proceeds from the meet-and-greets with Brown and T-shirt sales will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Cerritos Mayor Bruce W. Barrows said: “The people of the Philippines are enduring great hardships due to Typhoon Haiyan. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and their homes. This concert offers our community a way to come together to support the millions of people who are in need of help.”
For tickets or more information about the benefit concert, call (562) 467-8818 or go to www.cerritoscenter.com.