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April 5, 2014

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Reception 6:30pm
Dinner 7:30pm

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend House of Lebanon “Pride of Heritage” Gala

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 6:30pm, House of Lebanon will hold its 9th annual “Pride of Heritage” Gala at the Beverly Hilton. Tickets are selling fast and we don’t want you to miss this grand event! Below are 5 reasons for why you should attend our event this year and celebrate with us!

1.     Spend a formal evening mingling with stars and community leaders!

We are proud to be hosting an impressive guest list that includes dignitaries, politicians, diplomats, celebrities, star athletes and business leaders.

2.     Check out all the incredible entertainment we have lined up!

  • Headliner: Do not miss this opportunity to see nine time Grammy Award winner, NATALIE COLE perform live!  As the daughter of legendary crooner Nat King Cole, it’s no surprise that this R&B and Jazz vocalist is behind such hits as “This Will Be”, Inseparable”, and “Unforgettable”.
  • Master of Ceremonies: Meet TV and radio host, Kerri Kasem, daughter of legendary Lebanese-American radio host Casey Kasem! She has anchored a variety of music, talk and entertainment programs.
  • Song & Dance: Dance the night away with The New Wayne Foster Orchestra! Their extensive musical repertoire and extraordinary talent will be sure to keep you on your feet, dancing the night away!

Natalie Cole, Kerri Kasem, The New Wayne Foster Dance Orchestra to Perform at House of Lebanon “Pride of Heritage” Gala

House of Lebanon presents multiple Grammy-winning recording artist Natalie Cole, radio and television host Kerri Kasem, and The New Wayne Foster Dance Orchestra at the 2014 “Pride of Heritage” Gala on Saturday, April 5, at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom. The event will benefit House of Lebanon with funds to renovate and develop the first Lebanese American Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

In support of House of Lebanon Cultural Center and honoring humanitarian and philanthropist Mr. Harry Nadjarian, “We planned an exciting entertainment program for this year’s “Pride of Heritage” Gala, said Karen Srour, Executive Director of House of Lebanon. “The distinguished R&B and Jazz vocalist Natalie Cole will charm the atmosphere with her live performance. In addition, our attendees will have a great time listening and dancing to the variety of classic and contemporary music presented by The New Wayne Foster Dance Orchestra.” Given the variety of our program for the evening, “we reached out to Kerri Kasem to be our Master of Ceremonies. With her energy and experience as a TV and radio host, Kerri will present the event and ensures a smooth transition between the formal and entertainment sections of the program throughout the evening.”

House of Lebanon “Pride of Heritage” Banquet To Feature Kerri Kasem as Master of Ceremonies

Multimedia personality Kerri Kasem will be the master of ceremonies at House of Lebanon 2014 “Pride of Heritage” Banquet on April 5 at the Beverly Hilton.

KerriKasemKerri Kasem is a radio and television host, producer and writer. She is the daughter of legendary radio host Casey Kasem. She has anchored a variety of music, talk and entertainment programs. Her nationally syndicated programs, including “Sixx Sense“ and “The Side Show Countdown” can be heard on over one hundred Rock/Alternative music stations in the USA and Canada.

Kasem is very excited to be part of House of Lebanon “Pride of Heritage” Gala”, which is benefiting the first Lebanese American Cultural Center in Los Angeles. “It is an incredible honor to be able to host such an incredible event with a great entertainment program,” said Kasem. “There is an emotional attachment to the event. It generates a sense of pride given my own Lebanese heritage.”

Mike Ahmar: “Pride of Heritage” Banquet Aims to Reach Larger Target Audience In Support of New Cultural Center

Mike-AhmarIn support of the first Lebanese American Cultural Center in Los Angeles, House of Lebanon aims to reach a larger target audience for its 2014 “Pride of Heritage” banquet on April 5at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom.

Mike Ahmar, President of House of Lebanon, said that the 2014 “Pride of Heritage” Gala “is unlike any previous events House of Lebanon has held.” in support of the new Cultural Center, House of Lebanon is raising the bar by presenting multiple Grammy-winning artist Natalie Cole and holding the Banquet at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom. The Ballroom is the largest venue in Beverly Hills where many awards shows, charity benefits, entertainment events are held, including the annual Golden Globe Awards.

Natalie Cole To Perform at House of Lebanon “Pride of Heritage” Banquet!

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House of Lebanon is proud to present multiple Grammy-winning recording artist Natalie Cole at our 2014 “Pride of Heritage” Gala Banquet on April 5, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton.

“We are extremely pleased to have the distinguished R&B and Jazz vocalist, Natalie Cole, take the stage at our“Pride of Heritage” Banquet”, said Dr. Paul Wakim, Chairman of the 2014 Pride of Heritage Banquet. “Pride of Heritage” Banquet is House of Lebanon main annual event. “This year’s banquet is extra special and important to us. We are celebrating House of Lebanon’s newly obtained facility where the first Lebanese American Cultural Center is being established and developed”, explained Wakim. “We want our “Pride of Heritage” Banquet to be grand, of high quality, and magical. That’s why we reached out to Natalie Cole.”