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The Heart Foundation, dedicated to increasing awareness of heart disease and raising funds to support lifesaving research, presented a rare musical evening with Grammy award-winning singer and actor Michael Buble, May 10, 2012, at The Hollywood Palladium. Event honored Kimberly and P.K. Shah, MD, Director of Cardiology and the Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, with The Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian Award. The evening featured a dinner show and concert by Buble and his orchestra along with a comedy performance by the versatile Dana Carvey. Ryan Seacrest emceed, and multi-award winning composer, singer, songwriter and record producer David Foster presented the award to the Shahs. Shelli and Irving Azoff, Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman and Inge and Franky Widjaja co-chaired.
Highlighting the evening was an announcement by emcee Ryan Seacrest that AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! is partnering with The Heart Foundation and their One For The Heart campaign by donating $1 of every AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! TOUR 2012 ticket sold to support heart disease research. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, May 11, and you can purchase them via www.AmericanIdol.com, www.ticketmaster.com and www.aeglive.com. For full tour information, please go to www.AmerianIdol.com. The highly anticipated 45-city tour kicks off July 6 in Detroit.
"We are thrilled to partner with American Idol Live! on The Heart Foundation's One For The Heart campaign to fight heart disease - the #1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States," said Mark Litman, Chairman of The Heart Foundation and close friend of the late Steven Cohen, in whose memory the organization was founded. "This partnership will help raise awareness of heart disease and fund the incredible life-saving research being done by P.K. Shah and his extraordinary team of doctors."
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