NIAGARA FALLS – Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala, set for Jan. 19 in the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Tickets are $225.

More than 500 dinner reservations already have been made, said Memorial Vice President Ann Marie Tucker.

Singer Jon Secada will headline the entertainment. Also on tap that night are a silent auction of high-priced items, such as vacation packages, including trips for two to the Kentucky Derby and the U.S. Open golf tournament; his and hers Movado watches; pearls; artwork; and Waterford crystal.

The event will honor nurses from Memorial and the Schoellkopf Health Center and Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health. Proceeds will benefit Memorial’s cardiac and stroke care services. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call 278-4570 or visit;