LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2014) - The Thalians, "Hollywood for Mental Health," 56th Anniversary Gala chairs, Kira and Bob Lorsch, today announced the musical greats who will perform Smokey Robinson songs for the Motown legend, multi-Grammy® Award winner, and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer himself include: Multi-Platinum recording artist Guy Sebastian, multi-Grammy® winning Chaka Khan with siblings Taka Boom & Mark Stevens, Taylor Dayne, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Natasha & "Cheech" Marin, Florence LaRue of the Fifth Dimension, Joy Enriquez, Bobby Arvon and PLAYER, along with Todd Schroeder & the Thalians Orchestra, plus surprise special guests. The all-star tribute show will take place at House of Blues, Sunset Strip, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 benefiting America's wounded warriors of UCLA Operation Mend.

In addition to providing Motown with 27 Top 40 hits with the Miracles ("Shop Around," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "The Tears of a Clown") Robinson also wrote, co-wrote, or produced some of the iconic label's biggest hits (The Temptations' "My Girl," Mary Wells' "My Guy"). Smokey went on to a stellar, solo career with such hits as "Cruisin,'" "Being With You" and "Just To See Her."

The all-star tribute benefit will have you mingling with celebrity guests, winning spectacular silent & live auctions, enjoying plentiful home-style buffets, scrumptious specialty stations with food generously provided by Whole Foods Market, gourmet desserts, and full open bars, all in the name of helping America's true heroes, America's injured military veterans.

Those interested in purchasing tickets to the event or sponsorship opportunities may contact The Thalians at 818.994.4661 or scherr@theproperimageevents.com. Individual tickets can also be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

Tax-deductible contributions will benefit the mental health and wellness programs of UCLA Operation Mend, helping heal America's severely injured military men and women - mind, body and spirit. A downloadable invitation is available at The Thalians website http://thalians.org/smokey.html.

Watch a video about UCLA Operation Mend HERE: http://thalians.org/video.html

About The Thalians Gala
The Thalians select its honorees for their contributions to the entertainment industry and personal philanthropy. The Mr./Ms. Wonderful award was personally created and designed for The Thalians by Walt Disney himself and has become a most sought after celebrity award. Smokey Robinson joins the illustrious list of Thalian honorees including: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Sammy Davis Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, James Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Field, Mary Tyler Moore, Burt Bacharach, Sir Roger Moore, Clint Eastwood, Mickey Rooney and Hugh M. Hefner. The Thalians' focus is now the mental health and well-being of America's wounded heroes.

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Jerry Digney
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