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DAVI SINGS SINATRA, NIAF'S FRIDAY NIGHT GALA WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT: DAVI SINGS SINATRA: A TRIBUTE TO SINATRA, THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK AND AMERICA


SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHO: Exclusive performance by Actor and Performer Robert Davi with Italian American entertainer and comedian Dan St. Paul

WHAT: An open bar, Italian food specialties and dolce (sweets) are part of the evening’s entertainment.

WHEN: Friday, October 22, 2010, 8:30 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: The International Ballroom
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
COST: $90 per person without a gala ticket, $70 per person with a gala ticket (includes food, open bar, and performance by Robert Davi and Dan St. Paul)
DRESS: Cocktail attire
R.S.V.P.: To purchase tickets, contact Carlo Piccolo at carlo@niaf.org or 202/939-3105, or visit www.niaf.org.

This year’s gala weekend entertainment includes a special tribute to the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation’s presentation of the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award in Humanitarian Service to Frank Sinatra in recognition of his philanthropy.

In commemoration of this milestone, actor and performer Robert Davi will present “Davi Sings Sinatra: A Tribute to Sinatra, The Great American Songbook and America” accompanied by the 30-piece Radio King Orchestra. The opening act will be Italian American entertainer and comedian Dan St. Paul.

The following evening Saturday, October 23, 2010, NIAF will host its 35th Anniversary Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton International Ballroom. Giuliana Rancic, Danny DeVito, Lidia Bastianich, Joe Pantoliano, Mike Piazza, Michael Badalucco, Linda Fiorentino, Dion, Yogi Berra, and Tommy Lasorda are a few of the celebrities that will headline the evening. For gala tickets or sponsor information, contact Jerry Jones at 202/387-0600 or jerry@niaf.org, or register online at www.niaf.org.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit www.niaf.org.




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