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'Queen of Hearts' to reign at annual museum gala

ALBANY -- The Albany Museum of Art will present its second annual charity gala Saturday night.

With the theme "Queen of Hearts Ball," the black-tie event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 311 Meadowlark Drive.

Tickets are $125 per person.

Saturday's gala begins with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Dirk Howell Band.

The evening will also include a raffle for a three-night Las Vegas get-away, with admission tickets also serving as raffle entries. Additional raffle tickets are available for $25 each.

Saturday's festivities will also include a live auction for such items as a four-night beach-front vacation, gifts from a jeweler, a framed lithograph by Arthur Berry, a one-week vacation on Amelia Island, an oil portrait by Derrick Taylor, a Mignon Faget bracelet and a private-chartered yacht cruise on the Mediterranean.

In addition, the evening will also launch the exhibition opening of Lamar Dodd's "A Life of Art."

For more information, call (229) 439-8400 or e-mail info@albanymuseum.com.