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DISCO DOWN with the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever”

Benefiting Mizell Senior Center and Meals on Wheels at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Saturday, February 25

Dig out the white three-piece suit and your platform disco boots. Then, grab your favorite dancing partner and channel your inner “Tony Manero” for a very special 12th Annual “Stars Among Us” gala, presented by Eisenhower Health and HaroldMatzner.

Event chairs Cyma and Leo Cohen and Eric Rudolph and Bob Iles invite you to be a part of this musical experience of the season and to tear up the dance floor to the tunes of disco diva Yvonne Elliman and The Australia Bee Gees Show — A Tribute to the Bee Gees.

The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack sold 25 million copies and is the only disco record to win a Grammy Award as Album of the Year, producing #1 hits for Yvonne Elliman and the Bee Gees. Considered almost “too pretty” for her part in the film, Donna Pescow purposely gained 40 pounds and reacquired her Brooklyn accent.

The evening’s host will be Donna Pescow, who played “Annette” as one of John Travolta’s dance partners in this mega-hit movie that took the world by storm in 1977. This year’s gala honorees will be Carol & Dr. Ron Fragen, Frederick Noble, and Elaine Frank. Entertainment Sponsors are Patti and Jack Grundhofer, while Desert Regional Medical Center returns as Producing Sponsor. Among others are Dinner Sponsors Grace Helen Spearman Foundation and Steve Tobin, Palm Springs Disposal, and Wintec. Sponsorships are still available.

This won’t be the Palm Springs Air Museum as you’ve ever seen it before. You’ll take a trip back to the neighborhood streets of 1977 Brooklyn before you step into the “2001 Odyssey,” the disco from the iconic movie, complete with the famous dance floor where the transformed “Vinnie Barbarino” from “Welcome Back, Kotter” dazzled us with his moves.

Your ticket purchase will be helping feed seniors in need. In addition to over 45,000 meals served in a social setting at nine locations throughout the Coachella Valley for only a suggested donation, the Mizell Meals on Wheels program serves more than 350 meals to homebound seniors from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs to the Salton Sea. That adds up to more than 120,000 meals each year, thanks to the support of major sponsors including the Riverside County Office on Aging, Wells Fargo Foundation, Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area, Desert Classic Charities, City of Indian Wells, The Champions Volunteer Foundation, Palm Springs Rotary Foundation, Stater Brothers Charities, Palm Springs Marathon Runners, Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation, and generous donors like you.

“Each of our Meals on Wheels drivers is trained to be a lifeline for the seniors that they serve because they may be the only people those seniors see regularly,” said Ginny Foat, executive director of Mizell Senior Center.

Help support this great community resource that does so much to help so many all year-long.

Get your tickets NOW by calling 760–323–5689 or visiting mizell.org

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.