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Natalie Cole to Perform at Cabaret, Benefitting Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center has announced that the entertainer for this year’s Cabaret event is nine-time Grammy award winner, Natalie Cole.  The event will be held Sunday, February 28th at the historic Muehleback Tower Downtown. 

Natalie Cole, widely known for her record-breaking “Unforgettable” duet with her late father, Nat King Cole, has had a tremendous career spanning over three decades.  Her most recent album, Still Unforgettable, won two Grammy Awards this year, and Natalie was named Outstanding Jazz Artist at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards.

Rose Brooks Center also announced its selection of Cabaret’s event leadership.  Michael and Marlys Haverty have been named honorary chairs of this signature fundraiser set to raise over $600.000.  Additionally, Kevin and Sue Hicks have been chosen as the chair couple.

Michael Haverty is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kansas City Southern. He notes “My wife and I are honored to be part of the 2010 Cabaret event.  It is more vital than ever Rose Brooks Center receives the funding it needs to continue providing care for women and children escaping abuse. By supporting Cabaret we are, quite simply, saving lives.”

Kevin Hicks is Chief Executive Officer of Research Medical Center.  “I am proud of the continued partnership between Research Medical Center and Rose Brooks Center, and am pleased to be leading this incredible event.  Three women are murdered each day from domestic violence – that’s why it is so essential that the community supports the life-saving services of Rose Brooks Center.”

DST Systems is the presenting sponsor of Cabaret, and The Kansas City Southern Charitable Fund and Research Medical Center are premier sponsors.  Mark Clegg, Rose Brooks Center Board Member and anchor of KSHB Channel 41 News, will be the evening’s emcee.

Rose Brooks Center is a leader in domestic violence programs and services, supporting over 2,000 women and children each week and providing over 47,000 safe nights annually to families escaping abusive homes.   

For more information regarding the upcoming Cabaret event, please contact Rose Brooks Center at (816) 523-5550 x419.