Celebrities Line Up for Tony La Russa’s ARF Benefit in St. Louis

On January 19th pop and country crooners will raise their voices in song and comedians will raise spirits all to raise funds for a paws cause.

Tickets are now on sale for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s (ARF) Stars to the Rescue event in St. Louis, Missouri, which will include performances by two platinum-selling acts with hearts of gold– 80s chart-toppers Air Supply (“Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love”) and 70s superstars Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., whose hits include The 5th Dimension’s “Up, Up and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer” and “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” as well as their signature song as a duo, “You Don’t Have to Be A Star (To Be in My Show).” Songs with a Southern flair will also be on the bill with sets by newcomer Kelleigh Bannen and Eric Paslay, who has penned songs for Lady Antebellum, Love and Theft and Jake Owen.

Belly laughs will also benefit the rescue organization as two comics take the stage to tickle funny bones– national headliner Mark Pitta, who has been the opening act for Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton John and Celine Dion; and Greg Warren, who has appeared on the Comedy Central show Premium Blend, the CMT Comedy Stage, Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Proceeds from Stars to the Rescue St. Louis will help Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s ongoing efforts to save canines and cats who are facing their fate in public shelters, and provide support for many rescue groups in the St. Louis area.

Admission: $35, $50 or $250 for a VIP ticket

When: January 19, 2013 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri

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The following video offers a look at ARF, which was founded by sports great Tony La Russa and his wife Elaine in 1991:

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