ms. natalie cole will appear at the ucsf comprehensive cancer center's raising hope benefit, on 010209, at the fairmont hotel in san francisco, ca.. cole and fellow special guests will perform at the masonic auditorium, just across the street from the historic hotel, prior to a dessert and dancing reception at the hotel itself. those wishing to purchase tickets to the event should contact the wherehouse or visit www.tickets.com, online.
the elektra website reports the following upcoming appearance dates for singer natalie cole. 001027 people magazine cover story; 001103 20/20 feature airs; 001107 release of greatest hits; vol. 1 album and angel on my shoulder autobiography; 001115 book signing at borders bookstore in westwood, ca; 001117 book signing at vromans mega in pasadena, ca;001129 book signing at barnes & noble bookstore in rockefeller center, new york; 001206 appearance on the rosie o'donnell show; 001208 appearance on the today show; 001210 airing of the natalie cole story on nbc &$40;check local listings for time).
natalie cole's biopic is schedule to tape from 000925 to 001020 for a december screening on nbc. natalie cole is schedule to play herself in the dramatization of her soon to be released autobiography and robert townsend (the hollywood shuffle, the little richard story) will direct.
the agence france-presse reports that natalie cole will make her first visit to cuba, in november, in preparation of a december trip to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the hotel nacional. the trip holds special signifigance for cole, whose father was turned away from the hotel, in 1951, because of his race. this time around, however, the hotel will be hosting a cole in the presidential suite, as her talent and renown would dictate.
the rock & roll hall of fame has announced its 2000 list of artists now eligible for consideration for nomination to join the ranks of artists such as bonnie raitt, aretha franklin, the supremes, tina turner, etta james and dinah washington. to be eligible for nomination for the rock & roll hall of fame, one must have had their first album released at least twenty-five years ago. in cole's case, it is 1975's inseperable that has made her a candidate for consideration.