According to the Alzheimer's Association's San Diego/Imperial Chapter, Alzheimer's disease is the fourth leading cause of death in San Diego and Imperial counties. With an estimated 50,000 people suffering from the disease locally, extensive financial resources are necessary to support individuals, caregivers and families. Having lost two grandparents to the disease, needless to say, it is a subject that is near and dear to my heart.
On Friday, May 14, the Black family residence in Rancho Santa Fe is hosting Our Bright Future: Ungala Unplugged to benefit the local chapter. Hosted by NBCSanDiego's Susan Taylor and Fritz Coleman (with appearances by Jim Laslavic and Marty Levin), the party under the stars offers tastings from San Diego's top restaurants, world-class wineries and breweries, as well as a special performance by Grammy Award winning artist Shawn Colvin.
The prolific singer/songwriter, best known for her 1998 Grammy award-winning release "Sunny Came Home", was on the front lines of the new folk movement in the late '80s, along with Tracy Chapman and Suzanne Vega. In addition to singing backup vocals on Vega's hit "Luka," Colvin released the following (stunning) rendition of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" in 2007:
Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 858-492-4400 or online.