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Lena Prima to perform at ADA Foundation Gala in New Orleans


Lena Prima
Recording artist Lena Prima, daughter of jazz giant Louis Prima, will headline the entertainment at the 2013 ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to be held during the ADA Annual Session.

Louis Prima famously and handily traversed swing, big band, lounge, jazz and pop-rock genres in a career that spanned from the 1930s to the mid-1970s. These days, Ms. Prima, who grew up in show business and was practically raised on the road with her father, now stands in her own spotlight—while carrying on his storied legacy.

Based in New Orleans, the seasoned songstress performs in venues around the country. She will regale gala goers with a full band and classic jazz selections. Vocalist Art Vargas will appear as her special guest. For a preview, see Ms. Prima perform "Pennies from Heaven" here, or visit her website to hear more songs.

"I am very excited that the American Dental Association's meeting is coming to my home town of New Orleans, and I'm looking forward to performing at the Give Kids A Smile Gala," Ms. Prima said. "Providing dental services to underserved children is such an important cause, and I am happy to be a part of it. Come have some fun with us!"

The ADAF GKAS Gala combines the traditional ADA Presidential Gala and the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile Gala. This year’s event will honor ADA President Robert A. Faiella and the ADA Board of Trustees while raising funds for Give Kids A Smile, the ADA’s premier access-to-care program. Last year’s event raised $82,000 in new funds for Give Kids A Smile.

Gala tickets may be purchased through the  Annual Session registration system and are $250 each, $100 of which is a tax-deductible charitable contribution to the ADA Foundation.

For more information about the 2013 ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala, visit adafoundation.org or call 1-312-440-2547.