Hoboken Soap Star Gina Tognoni gives back

Did you know that Hoboken is home to a Soap Opera star?

That’s right! Daytime Emmy Award winner Gina Tognoni, who plays “Kelly Cramer” on ABC’s One Life to Live (which ends its 43-year TV run in January 2012), has called Hoboken, New Jersey her home for over four years!

She lives in town with her husband Joseph, and they’re no strangers when it comes to what Hoboken has to offer, especially our restaurants and bars! Gina fancies the new downtown pub Cooper’s Union in particular.

And when it comes to dining out – “That’s Italian,” with longtime establishment Augustino’s being their top pick “When you can get in,” Gina says, as well as the new sensation Johnny Pepperoni a few blocks west, “great pizza & pasta!”

Gina says Hoboken is an ideal place to live, “a neighborhood feel with all the convenience of city living.”

When Gina & Joseph are not wining and dining the town, they love participating in charity events all year, like helping the Hoboken Homeless Shelter and other organizations.

One such charitable event that is extra special to them is the Rock Show for Charity to Benefit the American Red Cross, which they’ve been involved with now for four years.

“I have been blessed with generosity, which is something that is a part of my personality and feels natural to me – my husband and I enjoy giving back!” said Gina. “If you are a soap fan, this is going to be an evening filled with great music and a tribute to the amazing performers in the last year on One Life to Life and to salute the tremendous relief efforts by American Red Cross. This event is always a blast, and hope more people can participate.”

American Red Cross Benefit “Rocks Out” with One Life to Live

The Seventh Annual Rock Show for Charity to Benefit the American Red Cross will be held Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm at the historic SoHo Playhouse in New York City. Doors open at 6:00pm. Meet stars from daytime television and peruse our silent auction and enjoy cocktails downstairs at the infamous Huron Club.

Come join us for a rockin farewell salute to 43 years of One Life to Live and help raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

The evening is hosted by Gina Tognoni and Kristen Alderson (Kelly Cramer and Starr Manning from ABCs One Life to Live) and features the Bradley Cole Band with performances by stars of ABCs One Life to Live. Actors scheduled to perform are Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Tom Degnan (Joey Buchanan), David Gregory (Robert Ford), Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth), Kelley Missal (Dani Manning), Brittney Underwood (Langston Cramer), Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan) , and four-time Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer (Echo DiSavoy).

There will be special guest performances from renowned Japanese artists, pianist Haruko Nara and vocalist Misa Ogasawara. Also performing will be “Guiding Light” alumnist and Broadway star, Mandy Bruno.

Where: SoHo Playhouse and Huron Club (map)
When: Saturday, October 8, 2011 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets are $115

For more information and to purchase tickets go to http://www.rockshowforcharity.org or call (212) 691-1555.

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