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2014: Fight With Grace Goes Country

2013: Day at the Derby

2012: Fighting on Safari

2011: Cinco de Mayo
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Fight With Grace Celebrity Host: Deanna Martin

Deana-Martin-Photo-A-Credit-Pat-WhitacreWe have been blessed to have Deanna Martin, singer, actress, and proud daughter of the iconic Dean Martin as our celebrity hostess. Deanna lost a sister to breast cancer and is a staunch supporter of our cause. Deanna and her husband, John Griffeth have adopted Fight With Grace and come to California every year gratis to host and preform at our Annual Event.

Destination Moon is Deana’s fourth album, following her 2006 top ten hit CD Memories Are Made Of This, her acclaimed holiday collection, White Christmas, and Volare, which entered Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart at No. 22 and Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at No. 7.  Deana brings her recorded repertoire to life with an engaging stage show that keeps the busy entertainer on the road 280 days a year performing in a variety of venues from major Las Vegas showrooms to intimate jazz clubs to symphony halls accompanied by some of the country’s most prestigious orchestras.

“The most important part is to feel the song and to connect with the audience,” Deana says of her approach to performing.  “There are a lot of incredible singers out there with beautiful voices, but you have to be able to grab the audience and make them feel it. Hopefully that’s something that I have. There’s that feeling you get on stage. It’s just so great when you are up there and the music is just right and the audience is just right and you are singing a great song with a fabulous arrangement. There’s nothing better.”

Like her esteemed father, Deana Martin loves to entertain people and she knows the power of a great song. She wields that power on stage as someone who has a true and abiding love for the music and respect for the legacy she carries on. Whether writing a best selling memoir, touring the world or working on a new record, Deana Martin approaches every endeavor with the same commitment to excellence and passion. She could easily rest on her laurels, but that’s not something she ever plans to do. “I love entertaining people,” she says. “It’s what I was born to do.”

Deana and her husband John Griffeth divide their time between Beverly Hills, CA and Branson, MO.