Jeffrey Osborne Foundation To Host Comedy Event At PPAC
Monday, July 06, 2015
George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Tucker, and Sinbad will all perform on the PPAC stage.
The show will be co-hosted by Lopez and Jeffrey Osborne. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 401-421-2787.
On top of normal tickets, show goers can purchase a VIP-Gold Circle ticket that includes a late-dinner reception with Lopez, Cedric, Tucker, and Sinbad after the show for $500.
The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation
The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation seeks to support non-profits that provide services and safe, enriching environments for families and children.
The Foundation also strives to keep music and the arts as an integral part of children’s lives.
On top of the comedy show, the Foundation will host a Celebrity Classic golf event from August 10-11 in Portsmouth. More information on that can be found here.
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