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Wayne Newton will headline Gov.-elect Pete Wilson's inaugural party. The Las Vegas entertainer was invited by his friend and high school classmate, Gayle Wilson, the wife of the Republican senator who will be sworn in Jan. 7 as governor.

The party Jan. 6 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento will feature a stage show with actors Charlton Heston and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the host will be Mary Hart of television's "Entertainment Tonight," Wilson's office said. All three were active Wilson supporters.

The gala, with tickets starting at $100, is privately funded.

At Gov. George Deukmejian's gala celebrating his 1982 election, MGM produced a two-hour stage show that featured Dean Martin, Peggy Lee and Les Brown.

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