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Johnny Depp, Jay Leno among stars attending this year's Starkey gala

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Movie stars Johnny Depp and Jennifer Garner, comedian Jay Leno and rock legend Alice Cooper are among the celebrities confirmed for this year's Starkey Hearing Foundation gala in St. Paul.

The annual fundraiser will be held at the RiverCentre on July 17 and the Starkey Hearing Foundation announced the lineup on Tuesday.

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp will not be there as an actor though – he will be performing alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry as the supergroup the trio formed three years ago called "Hollywood Vampires."

Also on the lineup is Jennifer Garner, who will be honored for her charitable work for Save the Children and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, as well as singer-songwriter John Mellencamp.

Rounding out the initial list of celebrity appearances (more will be announced in the coming week) are country duo Maddie & Tae, The Tenors and American Idol winner Trent Harmon.

The event is expected to generate more than $9 million which will go towards the Starkey Hearing Foundation's efforts to reach more patients who need aural care.

Last year, former President Bill Clinton, KISS frontman Gene Simmons, and Katy Perry were on the lineup.

The foundation is the charitable arm of Eden Prairie-based hearing aid maker Starkey Hearing Technologies, which has endured a turbulent year with four top executives leaving their positions in controversial circumstances last September.

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