Wilson Phillips Is Headliner For StarNight Gala Fundraiser

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wilson Phillips headlines the 51st anniversary of StarNight, a gala fundraiser benefiting Siskin Children’s Institute.

All proceeds from the annual event support children with special needs and their families served through the Institute’s four areas of focus: education, outreach, health care and research.

It will be Saturday at the Convention Center.

6:00 p.m. — Cocktail reception
7:30 p.m. — Dinner
8:45 p.m. — StarNight 2013 program
9:00 p.m. — Wilson Phillips performance
After Party with music and dancing immediately following Wilson Phillips’ performance.

Guests should go to the registration table and ask for Jan Hollingsworth or Laurie Stevens when they arrive at StarNight.

StarNight 2013 Co-Chairs are Sandy and Paul Loftin.

 Nicos Salon Downtown is partnering with Chattanooga College of Cosmetology and Label M Products, will be hosting a “Style, Blow-out & Pamper Fest” before StarNight on from 2 to 5 p.m. Guests can take advantage of product give-a-ways, music, wine and hors d’oeuvres, discounts and more! Local stylists will be doing Wilson Phillips’ hair for the event. Call 267-8800 to make an appointment.

About Wilson Phillips:

  • Carnie and Wendy Wilson, daughters of The Beach Boys’ founder Brian Wilson, and Chynna Phillips, daughter of The Mamas and The Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips, launched their own musical careers in 1990 as Wilson Phillips.
  • In 2012 the trio released their most recent studio album, Dedicated, which is a full disc containing covers of legendary songs by The Beach Boys and The Mamas and the Papas.
  • Their self-titled debut album was an instant smash with the hit singles “Hold On,” “Impulsive,” and “Release Me,” driving worldwide sales past the ten million copies mark.
  • In 1992 they released the platinum Shadows And Light, which yielded three more pop hits.
  • By 1992 Wilson Phillips had five Grammy Award nominations, two American Music Award nominations and a Billboard Music Award win.
  • Following the release of Shadows And Light, the trio pursued a series of solo recordings and television projects.
  • In 2004 the group released California, an album of California-inspired cover songs.
  • In 2010 the trio reunited with their original Wilson Phillips producer for their first-ever holiday album, Christmas in Harmony.

About StarNight fundraiser history:

  • More than a half century ago, two Chattanooga businessmen, brothers Mose and Garrison Siskin, devoted their lives to helping people with disabilities. They established the Siskin Memorial Foundation in 1950, under which Siskin Children’s Institute is administered today.
  • For more information about StarNight, visit www.siskin.org/starnight.
  • 2013 marks the 51st anniversary of Siskin Children’s Institute’s largest fundraiser, StarNight. In 1962 Institute co-founders brothers Mose and Garrison Siskin launched a premier concert event that would eventually be coined StarNight. The early years of the event featured beloved and talented stars of that era like Tony Bennett, Dinah Shore, Connie Francis and Jim Nabors.
  • Modern acts like LeAnn Rimes, Trisha Yearwood, Sugarland, Hootie and the Blowfish and Boyz II Men have graced the StarNight stage in recent years.

About Siskin Children’s Institute

  • Siskin Children’s Institute serves children of all abilities and their families through four areas of focus: education, outreach, health care and research.
  • The Institute provides early childhood education where children with and without disabilities learn together; family support and professional development programs; developmental pediatric health care; and innovative research in early childhood development and special education.
  • More than a half century ago, two Chattanooga businessmen, brothers Mose and Garrison Siskin, devoted their lives to helping people with disabilities. They established the Siskin Memorial Foundation in 1950, under which Siskin Children’s Institute is administered today.
  • For more information about Siskin Children's Institute, visit www.siskin.org.

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