From Presidents To Personalities At The Exploring The Arts Gala

by SARAH MANDATO · September 22, 2009

Bill Clinton, Tony BennettLast night at Cipriani Wall Street, the Exploring the Arts Gala honored the billionaire entrepreneur John Kluge on his 95th birthday. Started by singer Tony Bennett and former teacher Susan Benedetto, the organization brings art-enriched programming to public schools. The star-studded benefit hosted by Nathan Lane included guests Bill Clinton, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, actor Bruce Willis, Regis Philbin and Dr. Ruth..  K.D. Lang performed, as did the founder and celebrated performer, Mr. Bennett. The live entertainment was the ideal complement to a beautifully set seated dinner, all making for a truly memorable evening and successful fundraiser.

Emma Heming, Bruce WillisNathan Lane Emma Heming, Bruce Willis, Nathan Lane

Ruth Westheimer, Regis PhilbinK.D. Lang Ruth Westheimer, Regis Philbin, K.D. Lang

Tony Bennett, K.D. Lang Tony Bennett, K.D. Lang

Mario Cuomo, Matilda Cuomo, Tony Bennett, Susan Benedetto Mario Cuomo, Matilda Cuomo, Tony Bennett, Susan Benedetto

[Photos via Getty].