When Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable" captured seven Grammy awards on Tuesday night, nobody was happier than Baltimorean Philip Willen.
That's because the businessman has booked Ms. Cole to perform at the Lyric Opera House on June 6 at 8:30 p.m. as a benefit for the Save-A-Heart Foundation.
"This is the coup of the century for us," said Mr. Willen, general chairman of the concert committee. "We had an inkling this gal was hot . . . but we really have a winner now."
"Unforgettable," an album featuring an electronically produced duet by Ms. Cole and her late father, Nat "King" Cole, swept the 34th annual awards show, walking away with Record, Song and Album of the Year, among other awards.
The Save-A-Heart benefit will also honor Leonard "Boogie" Weinglass, chairman of Merry-Go-Round Enterprises. WJZ-TV anchorwoman Denise Koch will serve as emcee.
Tickets to the event range from $50 to $150. They are on sale at the Lyric box office, Ticketmaster and the Save-A-Heart Foundation. For tickets or more information, call 653-3131.