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Smile Greenwich Announces Grammy Nominee Deborah Cox to Perform

Smile Greenwich Announces Grammy Nominee Deborah Cox to Perform

We are thrilled to announce that Grammy Nominee & R & B Superstar Deborah Cox will be the featured entertainment at Smile Greenwich November 16 at the Belle Haven Club.  This is the 10th anniversary of our Smile Greenwich event and we are hoping to raise more than $300,000 to help children around the world receive a life changing smile surgery.  For tickets, to donate and more information, please visit www.operationsmile.org/smilegreenwich  I hope you will join us!  Lisa Lori 

 

Here is a clip of Deborah performing some of her hits & Whitney Houston's classics .  Enjoy!  Lisa Lori

About Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. The Grammy Award nominated, multi-platinum R & B/Pop recording artist and actress recently blew the roof off theatres as she starred in the Rachel Maron role originally played by Whitney Houston in the new musical “The Bodyguard”. She made her Broadway debut in the leading role in Elton John and Time Rice’s musical “Aida”, receiving rave reviews. In 2013, she yet again demonstrated her wide range through her emotional portrayal of Lucy in the revival of hit Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde”. In 2016 Deborah starred as the legendary Josephine Baker in the original musical “Josephine” at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Since beginning her career as a background singer for Celine Dion, Deborah has recorded six award winning and critically acclaimed albums and has written for and been recorded on numerous soundtracks. As with Whitney Houston, Deborah’s first recording contract was with Clive Davis at Arista Records and that self-titled debut album went platinum, earning her an American Music Award nomination. She later collaborated with Houston to record the duet “Same Script Different Cast” for Whitney’s greatest hits CD.

From her second CD. One Wish, came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here” – which held the record for the longest running #1 R & B single. After 14 weeks at the top of the charts, Deborah earned a Billboard Music Award nomination for R & B Single of the Year, an NAACP Image Award nomination, A Soul Train Award, A Lady of Soul Award and 3 Juno Awards including a Best Female Vocalist Juno nomination. She was nominated for a World Music Award in 2010 for the song Leave The World Behind.

The Canadian born star has an impressive list of #1 Billboard hit records, including thirteen #1 songs on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Deborah has been recognized for her longstanding commitment to the LGBT community. In January 2015, she received the Out Music Pillar Award. In 2014, she received the California State Senate Award and in 2007, she received The Civil Rights Award from the New York Senate for her efforts in the fight for Human Rights and Equality. The Harvey Milk Foundation at the 2015 Diversity Honors honored her for her efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the LGBT community. On June 12, 2016, she was given the Liberty Bell and Proclamation in Philadelphia by Mayor James Kenney to proclaim June 12 as LGBTQ Philadelphia Pride Parade and Festival Day.

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Grammy Winner Sheena Easton to Perform at Smile Greenwich

Grammy Winner Sheena Easton to Perform at Smile Greenwich

Grammy Winner Sheena Easton

Smile Greenwich Tickets

I am honored to be serving on the co-chair for Smile Greenwich benefiting Operation Smile on Friday, November 9th, at the Belle Haven Club and would love for you to join me in supporting this incredible cause.   We are thrilled to announce that Grammy Award Winning Artist Sheena Easton will perform as our special guest entertainment.  Last year's event sold out and we are hoping to sell out this year as well!

In 2010, my family hosted the first Smile Greenwich event at my home, and we couldn’t have imagined all of the love and support shown by our community. Smile Greenwich is now an integral and blessed part of all of our lives, and together with friends like you, we have changed the lives of thousands of children and their families.

Our community efforts have raised more than $2.5 million through events, corporate partnerships and, of course, the beloved Three Little Bears program created by Lisa Lori and Kathy Van Zeeland.

On Friday, November 9, we will gather once again for a night of dancing, laughter and smiles. Smile Greenwich will celebrate the life-changing surgeries that Operation Smile’s medical volunteer teams perform every day around the world.

This year, we are pleased to include a Junior Ticket and extend a warm welcome to our future generation of change makers.

With your support, how many lives can we change tomorrow? We can't wait to see you there!  Please join my co-chairs & I for a wonderful evening -- Alisyn Camerota, Trisha Dalton, Lisa Lori & Stacy Zarakiotis

Special Guest Auctioneer:

Gary Dell'Abate

WHEN:
Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00 p.m Cocktails and Silent Auction
8:00 p.m Presentation, Smile Auction & DJ

WHERE:
Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830

WHY:
A surgery can change a child's life forever; you have the power to help transform a child's life.

DRESS:
Smiles & Dancing Shoes

For Additional Information:
Please contact Robyn Elefane at:
relefane@operationsmile.org
310.598.9960

 

Sponsor

For tickets, sponsorship or to donate please visit https://www.operationsmile.org/smilegreenwich

About Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton, whose career has spanned four decades, was born in Bellshill, Scotland, the youngest of six children and is the mother of two children, Jake and Skylar. Her recording career has included Gold and Platinum albums in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has sold over 20 million records worldwide, received two Grammys, and was the first --and still only-- artist to have top five records on five major Billboard charts. In addition to her recording success, Sheena is a top concert attraction around the world. Sheena also has a list of notable acting credits including a five-episode appearance on Miami Vice, a costarring role opposite Stacy Keach in a John Carpenter-directed trilogy for Showtime titled “Body Bags,” and as a guest star in the cult syndicated series “The Highlander” and a starring role in UPN’s “Ghost Stories.”

Other guest roles have included “Brisco County” and Tech Wars,” as well as a starring role in Showtime’s “Outer Limits.” Sheena also appeared as a regular on the 2005 PAX TV show “Young Blades”. During 2004 Sheena and Brian McKnight hosted a talk show originating in Las Vegas - she especially enjoyed this area of performance. . On Broadway Sheena starred as (Aldonza/Dulcinea) in “Man of La Mancha” opposite the late Raul Julia’s “Don Quixote.” Throughout its year run the play remained one of the top five grossing hits at the box office. She also starred on Broadway in the hit musical “Grease” as Rizzo.

Sheena has been busy with frequent appearances in Las Vegas where she has been a major attraction for the last two decades, and she was recently inducted into the Las Vegas Hall Of Fame. Seen in venues not only nationally, but internationally Sheena continues to perform her hits and fan favorites. She is most at home working with the band, but has expanded her love of the concert stage as a guest vocalist in various programs with symphonies across the nation and has made frequent appearances in “The Spy Who Loved me”. 

Seen in venues not only nationally, but internationally Sheena continues to perform her hits and fan favorites. She is most at home working with the band, but has expanded her love of the concert stage as a guest vocalist in various programs with symphonies across the nation and has made frequent appearances in “The Spy Who Loved me”. This allows her to blend her romance with various styles of music ; American standards , pop and Broadway .

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Smile Greenwich 2018

Smile Greenwich 2018

On November 9th, 2018, we will be celebrating Smile Greenwich at the Belle Haven Club.  I hope you will join us.  Details about donating and tickets coming soon! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or joining our committee, please contact us.  Have a great day #smilegreenwich

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Operation Smile Bogota, Colombia Trip Interview with Rafa de la Sierra

Operation Smile Bogota, Colombia Trip Interview with Rafa de la Sierra

Lexi de la Sierra in Bogota Today's blog post features an interview with Rafa de la Sierra who went to Bogota last month with his daughter Lexi and his mother. The de la Sierra's have been our friends for many years and have supported all of our efforts with Operation Smile since we first began our journey supporting t...

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Operation Smile Medical Mission to Bogota Colombia

Operation Smile Medical Mission to Bogota Colombia

Last week I went to Bogota, Colombia with my youngest son Griffin Del on my second trip to attend a medical mission with international children's charity Operation Smile.  The last time I went was more than six years ago and it was amazing.  We went to David, Panama with my husband, my oldest son Zack and my best friend Kathy Van Zeeland.  We handed out our beloved Three Little Bears teddy bears to patients and their families, and we were thrilled to do the same in Colombia.

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Greenwich Families Medical Mission to Bogota, Colombia for Operation Smile

Greenwich Families Medical Mission to Bogota, Colombia for Operation Smile

Last week, two families from Greenwich -- the Merrill's & the De La Sierra's flew to Bogota, Colombia to attend a medical mission with Operation Smile.  They got to meet families, witness surgeries and meet some of the incredible volunteers who donate their time and expertise to Operation Smile.

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Phillip Phillips to Perform at Smile Greenwich

Phillip Phillips to Perform at Smile Greenwich

We are thrilled that platinum selling recording artist Phillip Phillips will be our special guest entertainment at this year's Smile Greenwich to benefit Operation Smile November 11 at the Belle Haven Club. For tickets, donations or sponsorship, please visit www.operationsmile.org. Hope to see you there!!

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Just Like You Films,

Just Like You Films, "Wonder" & AMC Theaters

My family is thrilled to be part of this upcoming film, I hope you will check it out!  We are hosting a private screening of the new film 'Wonder' and the new film, Just Like You Facial Anomalies, on November 18th at 4 p.m. in Port Chester at the AMC Theater. All proceeds from ticket sales go to Operation Smile. To purchase tickets (includes kids snack pack), please visit: https://501auctions.com/smilegreenwich/item/811765

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#smilemore, summer & the perfect tee

#smilemore, summer & the perfect tee

Hello Summer!!  Here on the East Coast, we are absolutely thrilled with the start of summer weather after such a harsh winter; seeing our flowers bloom, our brown grass turn green, and experiencing the joy of feeling the sunshine on our face, is such a blessing.  My peonies are just beginning to bloom, and they are one of my all time favorite flowers.  They smell and look gorgeous.  I've stepped up my running game again, now that the weather is warm (no excuses!), and cut back on all those winter sweets I had been indulging in.  Time for getting back to a whole food health and life. Summer, maybe even more than a new year for me, is about realigning, refocusing and getting back to basics. With that in mind, we have two special treats that say summer to me when you order your Perfect Provenance products -- you will receive one of them as a gift when you order this summer.  We won't ruin the surprise, you will just have to wait and order and see!

The Broadway Boys at the Smile Gala in NYC performing in our Smile collection tees.

We are loving all of our friends and family who have posting their pics of #smilemore tees to social media, and love the idea of this going viral. Thank you and please continue to help us spread the love!  From Florida to California and back to Connecticut, we smile every time we see these photos.

In addition to previewing our new collection of #smilemore tees to benefit Operation Smile, launching the website and getting up and running, we have been very busy here at the Perfect P developing our new product lines.  I cannot wait until you see. smell and experience our new products.  These last few weeks I have been sketching and designing our jewelry, which I would describe as modern, chic and edgy, all wrapped in one!  I am collaborating on the design with a jeweler I have adored for years -- Zig Zag Jewelers on Madison Avenue. Our designs together are based on principles I believe in and love  -- balance, architecture and beauty. Each design will be our own special, delicate creation and really represent the look and feel.,materials and aesthetic, I want our company to symbolize.  

Our home fragrance line of candles samples also arrived this week. We now test their 'burn' which means we are burning the candle in our home, and living with it to make sure it is just right.  We have spent weeks smelling oils and 'mods' (modifications) with our perfumery partner Symrise (a former PR client of mine) that represent different ideas that I have had in my mind for years.  The fragrance concepts represent different memories, ideas in my life that speak to me and I hope speak to you.  Sensory ideas that evoke peace, happiness, nature, and more.  Years and years ago, I wanted to open a candle store because I have always loved how scent can transform a mood and a room.  I have spent much of my career working in the fragrance business. and it is true luxury to bring these ideas to life now with my extremely creative friends in perfumery.  

 

I'm off to enjoy this beautiful weekend.  Hope yours is safe, happyand healthy.  

#smilemore
xoxo lisa

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Fashion Night Out

Fashion Night Out

I am thrilled to be part of the 2017 Fashion Night Out hosted by Serendipity Magazine.  I hope you will join me, below is more information about the event and tickets from Serendipity.

Join us as the area’s most philanthropic women & men walk the runway for their favorite charity in the hottest trends!

Thursday, March 2
6:30 PM at The Loading Dock, Stamford, CT

Tickets: VIP: $150, General: $135
Catered by Abigail Kirsch
Shopping, beauty touch-ups, cocktails, music, games and more!

Call (203) 588-1363
 

Honored Philanthropists

Liza Clymer, Westchester Land Trust
Clifton Benham, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education
Melinda Ganeles, Wall Street Challenge
Diego Reyes, Alzhiemer’s Association
Gina Gromelski, Opus for Person-To-Person
Dr. Kim Nichols, Greater New York Region of the Red Cross
Kate Burt, New Canaan Library
Michael Chambers, Audubon Connecticut
Dominic Franchella, Boys and Girls Club of Stamford
Jennifer Seidel, Greenwich Hospital Foundation
Lisa Lori, Family Centers
Erin Chang, Arch Street
Stephanie Dunn Ashley, Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol
Luisa Cardona, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

For more information -- https://serendipitysocial.com/serendipity-fashion-night/

 

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