CIGARS & STARS -- Celebrity Fundraiser to benefit kids with Cerebral Palsy, Autism & Traumatic Brain Injuries
  WHERE: The Vanderbilt at South Beach | 300 Father Capodanno Blvd. | Staten Island, NY 10305 | brightstepsforward.org

Celebrity Artist Michael Bell

ON CIGARS & STARS -- On Tuesday, September 16, 2008: "The Sopranos" Joseph R. Gannascoli and Celebrity Artist Michael Bell help benefit kids with Cerebral Palsy, Autism & Traumatic Brain Injuries at a star-studded event where Bell Unveiled a celebrity portrait donated for the cause featuring BrightStepsForward.org National Spokesperson (and "Sopranos" Star) Joseph R. Gannascoli with Eileen de Oliveira's son Lucas.

View the Original Oil Painting created by Michael Bell for Bright Steps Forward by clicking here

Michael Bell unveiling his portrait on the Red Carpet with Sopranos Joe Gannascoli, Frank Vincent, and Dominic Chianese Michael Bell unveiling his celebrity portrait for Eileen de Oliveira and BrightStepsForward Click to view larger painting of Lucas and Joe Gannascoli for Stars & Cigars Celebrity Unveiling with Celebrity Artist Michael Bell, the Sopranos Joe Gannascoli, Eileen de Oliveira, Frank Vincent and Dominic Chianese

To view original paintings from Bell's studio inventory still available visit: http://mbellart.com/whatsnew.html

Also in attendace were Goumba Johnny (Master of Ceremonies), Actors Frank Vincent, Dominic Chianese, Yancy Butler, Tony Darrow, Adam Ferrara, Tim Kelleher, Nestor Serrano, Max Casella, Dick Latessa, Sonny Grosso, Chef Steve Martorano, Robin Quivers of the HOWARD STERN SHOW, Harry Carson, NY GIANTS Hall of Fame, Otis Anderson & Sam Madison (NY GIANTS MVP/ Superbown Champion), Court TV Star Dominic Barbara, Broadway Star Donna Murphy, NY Rangers Legend Ron Greschner, ESPN Boxing Analyst Teddy Atlas and many, many more...Cigars Supplied by Argenese Cigars.

View a select few Red Carpet Photos c/o WireImage.com by clicking here or view all the event photos below.

September 16, 2008 on the Red Carpet with "The Sopranos" at the Vanderbilt in New York.


A huge thank you to Joe Gannascoli, Eileen de Oliveira, Annette Cavaleire, Frank Vincent, Dominic Chianese, and the photographers covering the Painting Unveiling on the Red Carpet.

Another huge thank you to Maria Dorfner for the photos and for the film coverage (coming soon). You can still donate to this worthy cause. Call: 877-NOW-ICAN
. Don't forget to mention Celebrity Artist Michael Bell sent you!

Michael Bell at Cigars & Stars Benefit with the Sopranos on September 16, 2008

For more of Michael Bell's recent press & exhibitions visit www.MBELLART.com  |  Also visit www.TICKETTORIDEMOVIE.com