Veteran crooner Tony Bennett is set to headline a gala concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a world-renowned American children's hospital.
The singer will provide the musical entertainment for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's benefit event in Los Angeles next month (Jan11), while stars including Jason Bateman, Hilary Duff and Cindy Crawford have vowed to support the fundraiser.
Bennett, who was a close friend of late St. Jude's founder Danny Thomas, says, "I know he would be so proud that his mission to help children through St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has continued on so successfully. I am thrilled to be part of the 50th Anniversary to celebrate this wonderful organisation and honour Danny."
The gala will take place on 7 January (12) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.