An extraordinary gathering of performers will come together in New York on Monday, May 11, to celebrate the legendary restaurateur B. Smith and her husband Dan Gasby, who have recently gone public with their personal struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The evening, dubbed “Voices Remember” will be co-hosted by Julie James, host of the On Broadway radio show on SiriusXM and acclaimed voice actor Joan Baker. Performances will include songs and spoken word performances from Broadway Tony nominee Keith David; star of Mary Poppins and Les Misérables Megan Osterhaus; Motown’s N’Kenge; international opera star John Davies; songstress and pianist Karen Jacobsen and the too-hot-to-handle Broadway Boys.
The event will feature the gourmet delights of Chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Fresh from testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Committee on Aging, Smith and Gasby will share their mission to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and the often forgotten needs of Alzheimer’s caregivers. The event’s organizers point out that African Americans are twice as likely to develop late onset Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 5 million Americans are living with this most common form of dementia, including 200,000 sufferers under the age of 65.
Proceeds from the event will support the educational efforts of Positive Approach to Care, an organization created by nationally recognized dementia educator and trainer, Teepa Snow, that helps thousands of people across the United States and Canada learn to cope with their changing needs.
Model, television personality and owner of B. Smith’s in New York, and formerly in Sag Harbor, Smith will also be honored at Dan’s Papers annual Taste of Summer event in July in Bridgehampton.
Tickets to Voices Remember are available for $425 and can be purchased online at OvationTix.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.