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5th Annual Feast of San Gennaro Opening Night Gala

5th Annual Precious Cheese Italian Feast of
San Gennaro Presented by Ralphs
Prima Notte Gala
Thursday, September 21st


Click here for pictures from last years event!


 Hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla honoring Joe Mantegna, Joe Cerell, Hon. Diego Brasioli-Consul General of Italy and City Council President
Eric Garcetti. Master of Ceremonies Mike Marino. Performances by
Justin Guarini, Patrizio Buanne and Anita Baker.

Additional guests include Bobby Costanzo, Carson Daly, Dom DeLuise,
Louisa Ermelino, David Faustino, Lou Ferrigno, Dennis Franz,
Johnny Grant, Anthony Michael Hall, David Malcolm Kelly,
Tom LaBonge, Sofia Milos, Dominic Pace, Paul Paolicelli,
Dr. Drew Pinsky, Ray Romano, Jeffrey Ross
and many, many more...


Thursday, September 21, 2006
Press Check-in: 4:00 PM
Arrivals Begin: 4:45 PM
Press Conference: 5:45-6:15 PM



1651 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028
(one block south of Hollywood & Highland)

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The San Gennaro Foundation will honor prominent Italian Americans Joe Mantenga, Joe Cerrell and Frank Sinatra (post-humously) at Prima Notte, brought to you by Wells Fargo. In addition, Hon. Diego Brasioli, General Consul of Italy will receive special recognition. Prima Notte is the gala kick-off for the 5th Annual Precious Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro presented by Ralphs and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. This year’s theme, "Con Amore, Tuo Padre" pays tribute to the Italian father. Entertainment will include a special performance by Anita Baker, paying tribute to Frank Sinatra. Actor, writer, and director Joe Mantegna will receive the Man of the Year: Lifetime Achievement award presented by Dennis Franz. Joe Cerell, Vice-Chairman of the National Italian American Foundation, will receive recognition as Man of the Year: Community Business and Family and Comedian Mike Marino will serve as the emcee.

Click here for pictures from last years event!

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Photos By: Chris Marx

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