The Showbiz Society, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 show business organization, is holding a fundraiser for the very popular local Las Vegas singer Denise Clemente on Sunday, Dec. 1 in the Railhead showroom at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino.
A silent auction will start at 1 p.m. followed by a special show at 2 p.m. featuring performances by her friends and outstanding fellow entertainers. Tickets are $25.
On the program already are: singers Pia Zadora, Dondino, Tony Sacca, Rosanna Telford, Ronnie Rose, Frankie Scinta, Genevieve Dew, Shades of Sinatra; tribute artists Rob Garrett – Neil Diamond, Donny Ray Evins – Nat King Cole; and impressionists Rick Michel and Tom Stevens.
Las Vegas singing star Clemente and husband Chuck Foley an arranger and musician are in need of financial support. Six days after her outstanding performances at the San Gennaro Feast in May 2013, she suffered major heart problems that kept her hospitalized four months. Her first doctor told her she was going to die so she changed doctors and her health has recovered but they remain in need of financial assistance.
“We are delighted to take part in such a heartfelt cause,” said Judy Alberti, vice president of entertainer for Stations Casinos. “We truly honor and respect what Denise Clemente has added to the entertainment industry over the years. She is truly a professional and we feel the pain of her suffering and for her family.”
Clemente has been singing at virtually every major Las Vegas casino since she arrived in the 1970s and appeared on network television shows such as “The Tonight Show,” “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Dinah Shore Show.” Over the years, she has opened for many industry legends such as Liberace, Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and David Brenner, all the while becoming a local favorite. Clemente also created a vocal school for Las Vegas children as well as a talent showcase that she hosted called Rising Stars.
The Showbiz Society is a 501(c) 3 and all donations are tax deductible. Money raised will go to Clemente and her family to assist with medical bills.
Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling The Showbiz Society at 702-877-2278, purchased at the door or mailed to: 5430 Sandpiper Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Tickets are $25 and checks can be made payable to The Showbiz Society.