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Richie Sambora and Orianthi to perform at Midnight Mission's Golden Heart Awards

Orianthi and Richie Sambora
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The Midnight Mission's Golden Heart Awards Gala will honor Carrie Fisher, Arlene Van Dyke and Denise Salazar on September 30th. They are each being honored for their dedication to the cause, their substantial contributions to The Midnight Mission, as well as their personal advocacy on behalf of Los Angeles’ neediest population. The gala will include a silent auction, dinner, awards and reception.

KLOS radio personality Gary Moore will provide the evening’s entertainment along with Richie Sambora and Orianthi. As both an acclaimed solo artist and a founding member of multi-platinum, Grammy-winning band Bon Jovi, Sambora has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits and 11 Top 10 hits, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009 and has collected over 68 gold and platinum albums. He was 2012 Golden Heart honoree. He is currently working on new music with Orianthi.

Orianthi is a singer and guitarist from Australia. She has performed with Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper and has released solo albums of her own.

Fisher is an actress, singer, author best known for portraying Princess Leia Organo in The Star Wars movies. She is reprising her role in the as yet unsubtitled Star Wars Episode VII is slated for release in 2015.

Van Dyke is a renowned make-up artist and wife of entertainer and 2005 Golden Heart honoree Dick Van Dyke.

Salazar is a longtime executive assistant working with Richie Sambora.

The Midnight Mission is Southern California’s premier homeless center. The organization is celebrating a full century of offering emergency services, drug and alcohol recovery and transitional programs for homeless men, women and children in the Los Angeles area. The organization offers a path to self- sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything. Their 12-step recovery program, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. They remove obstacles to self-sufficiency and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities.

The event will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and tickets can be purchased at

Presenters and more information on the gala will be announced shortly.

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