By Victor Yoon
Academy and Grammy Award-winner Randy Newman (Amos â86, John â96, Patrick â10 and Alice â11), who wrote and performed “Youâve Got a Friend in Me” for the movie “Toy Story,” will perform at the Harvard-Westlake Parentsâ Association Annual Event.
Newman, a singer, songwriter, composer and pianist, is famous for his film scores. He has scored many movies, including “The Natural” and “Meet the Parents.”
He has also scored five Disney-Pixar films: “Monsters, Inc.,” “A Bugâs Life,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2.”
Newman has won four Grammy Awards and one Academy Award.
The HWPA Annual Event, “A Special Musical Evening with Randy Newman,” will include a wine tasting at the Middle School, a performance by Randy Newman at the Bing Performing Arts Center. A buffet supper and an auction.
The event will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
Tickets to the event are $150 each, and all proceeds will support financial aid.
The event is being chaired by Namhee Han Gilhuly â80 (Emma â10 and Ty â13) and Diana Lancs Nathanson â81 (Olivia â10 and Nicholas â13).
The event will include a live auction and an “opportunity drawing.”
Laker tickets and a table reading with the cast of “The Simpsons.”
Prizes for the “opportunity drawing” include a three-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii, an Apple Macbook Pro computer, an iPod Touch with some of Randy Newmanâs favorite albums and an upper school student parking space.
Prizes for the live auction include Tickets and additional information are available at www.hwannualevent.com.