NEW YEARS EVE – DECEMBER 31 2018
VAN WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS HALL
A Neil Diamond Concert Celebration, starring Jay White. All funds raised and contributed towards this event will go to benefit the Parkinson Research Foundation and Parkinson Place.
PARKINSON PLACE, under the direction of the PARKINSON RESEARCH FOUNDATION, is a first-of-its-kind, 11,000square-foot multidisciplinary care center in Sarasota, Florida, dedicated to the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Parkinson Place offers the finest educational, empowerment and evidence-based group participation programs that have proven effective in promoting quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson Place invites Parkinson patients, caretakers, family members and friends to join us daily to experience the sociability, support, rewarding programs and fine resources necessary to enjoy everyday life to the fullest. Membership is free.
For over 30 years Jay White has continued to stretch his singing and acting talents, while reflecting the stage persona of one of the world’s best-loved musical icons. In 2002, White began his eight years as a Las Vegas showroom headliner at the Riviera, sparking national interest and recognition. Leeza Gibbons of “Entertainment Tonight” wrote: “He’s uncanny and truly amazing!,” while Jay Leno said, “you do a great job.”
White is also honored to have performed for former First Lady Nancy Reagan, introduced actress Starletta Dupois at the Miss Universe Pageant, received a 2003 “Outstanding Performance” award and appeared with Bob Hope for the American Legion. Validation came from Hollywood Director Ron Howard, who in 2008 cast White to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award nominated film “Frost/Nixon.”