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Celine Dion sings her heart out for the Luminary Awards.

Malibu’s David Geffen has even more to smile about after a successful inaugural bash to benefit his Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Ann and Jerry Moss were among those in a starry crowd at UCLA’s Luminary Awards. It was an extra special evening, with Ann and Jerry on the honor role, at the Beverly Wilshire, along with Dianne and James Bashor and Grammy Award-winning artist and famed ladies man, John Mayer.

Las Vegas entertainment icon Wayne Newton hosted the gala. As a special treat, John Mayer performed a few outstanding numbers like “Dear Marie” and popular favorite “Daughters.”

That was just one of the highlights of this memorable extravaganza.

The evening kicked off with a VIP cocktail reception, followed by fine dining and a show. To top it all off, award-winning songbird Celine Dion belted out her signature “My Heart Will Go On.” The emotional tune will be forever linked with the blockbuster “Titanic,” directed by local James Cameron. She gave it her all and, as expected, received a standing ovation from the wowed crowd. 

Proceeds from the gala benefit the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. 

PLEASE, PLEASE ME

Whoa yeah! Our seasoned readers will surely appreciate this year as the 50th anniversary of the British invasion. It hit in full force when the lads from Liverpool took the country by storm. The Beatles hit the Hollywood Bowl for an unforgettable performance.

I was a skinny six-year-old, sitting in a private box with my parents. Forty years later, I would learn that my future husband was there that very same evening, working his first summer job as an usher. But no matter who you were or where you were, the event was monumental, with thousands of screaming fans, hysterical teens and tears. In the middle of it all you had the forever famous John, Paul, George and Ringo. 

This summer you can revisit the spirit of those glory days with a tribute to the “Fab Four” at the Hollywood Bowl. 

On Aug. 22-25, the famed venue celebrates “The Beatles’ 50th at the Bowl.” A parade of musical guests will recreate tunes from the historic first concert, including “Twist and Shout,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “A Hard Day’s Night.” Vintage clips and imagery are slated to accompany the performance.

It was a night that will live on in history. From “She Loves You” to “All My Loving,” it’s been a long and winding road, and like an entire generation, I believe in “Yesterday.”