Acclaimed Pop opera recording artist Nick Palance will be headlining the “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity benefit to supportOPCC. He will be joined by the sensational sopranos from Italy, Le Div4s. The event will be held on Sunday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Casa Del Mar Hotel (1910 Ocean Way).
Guests will enjoy a red carpet gala reception, seated dinner in a spectacular ballroom overlooking the sea, silent auction and an exciting musical program.
Nick Palance studied and trained for eight years under world renowned opera singer and vocal coach Maestro Hernan Pelayo (Placido Domingo’s mentor). He has appeared on Broadway as the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” He is known for his uplifting public performances as well as private concerts for prominent individuals including William Shatner, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joe Pesci, and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Proceeds will benefit OPCC (formerly Ocean Park Community Center), which is the largest social services agency on the Westside of Los Angeles. A non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Monica, OPCC provides highly effective, fully integrated services to the most traumatized, vulnerable and needy members of our community-homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, and at-risk youth.
Palance said he feels great empathy for the homeless. “I was able to capitalize on my music to make a better life for myself. Now I’m using my talents to give back and to try to help others make better lives for themselves,” he said.
To purchase tickets, go to https://www.opcc.net/?nd=cominghome.