|On Wednesday night just passed, over at Astra at Third Avenue and 59th Street, in the D&D Building, they honored Stars of Design during the D&D’s Annual Fall Market. Mica Ertegun was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; Juan Pablo Molyneux received the Interior Design Award; James Givenchy received the Jewelry Design Award; Architecture Award went to Hugh Newell Jacobson; the Landscape Award to Tom Balsley; Sheila Metzner received the Photography Award and Joel Shapiro was recipient of the Art Award.|
|Two Mondays ago, The Carnegie Hall Notables hosted REVIVAL: Broadway’s Next Act in Zankel Hall in the Carnegie Hall complex.
It was a panel discussion moderated by Actress Ana Gasteyer. Panelists included Duncan Sheik, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Shankman, Jerry Mitchell, and Anthony Rapp. The discussion was intended to focus on the fresh approach that composers have recently introduced to Broadway, attracting audiences through a new range of media, from YouTube to MTV.
|The event was attended by close to 500 guests and immediately following the panel discussion, there was an afterparty at The Russian Team Room sponsored by Heavy Water Vodka.
In addition to the discussion, some of the panelists performed songs from new projects: Lin-Manuel Miranda sang “Delivery” recently debuted in the new production of Stephen Schwartz’s 1978 musical, Working. Anthony Rapp performed “Visits to You” from his one-man rock memoir, Without You; Duncan Sheik sang “I Don’t Do Sadness” from his current Broadway musical Spring Awakening as well as “A Purple Trail” from his upcoming production of The Nightingale.
|Among those attending were Nellie Mckay, Annaleigh Ashford, Marissa Perry, Jason Tam, Mari Davi, Malan Breton, Phoebe Strole, Bailey Hanks, Ace Young, and Yaya Dacosta.
REVIVAL: Broadway’s Next Act is one of many events specifically created by The Notables, Carnegie Hall’s membership program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s. For more information visit www.carnegiehall.org/notables. The evening was also underwritten by Pia and James Zankel. James is the son of Judy and Arthur Zankel, whom the hall is named after. James welcomed guests and opened the evening.
|Two Fridays ago, one of New York City’s most elegant galas, the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club (SSMAC) honored the United States Navy at its 12th Annual Military Ball, which is SSMAC’s principal fundraising effort. More than 400 guests attended the black tie event at the Pierre.
Governor David Paterson was presented with a special plaque by SSMAC Chairman Ivan Obolensky to honor his role with the New York National Guard and the New York Guard.
As part of the salute to the Navy, Chairman Obolensky presented Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead with the Distinguished Military Leadership Award. Accepting the award for Admiral Roughead was Vice Admiral Melvin G. Williams, Jr. Former Secretary of the Navy the Honorable J. William Middendorf was presented, in absentia, with the Service to the Nation Award.
The SSMAC Heroes Award, offered this year for the first time, will be given to WWII Tuskegee Airmen Roscoe Brown and George Watson.
The SSMAC Distinguished Media Achievement Award, presented each year to a member of the media who has either served in the military or covered the media with distinction, was given to CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who was seriously injured by a car bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Presenting Ms. Dozier with her award was Bill Gallo, Daily News cartoonist and columnist and recipient of last year’s Media Award.
|Alex Donner and his Orchestra provded the music for the evening. Proceeds from the gala went to benefit SSMAC, www.ssmaclub.org, a non-profit organization that, since 1919, has provided warm, friendly, and safe accommodations for more than two and a half million men and women of the armed forces, as well as those of our allies.
Some notable attendees included Governor Paterson; Ivan Obolensky; Mayor Dinkins; John and Margo Catsimatidis; Vice Admiral Williams; Alison Chase, Susan and Bob Frederick; Jackie and Nick Drexel; Roscoe Brown; Kate and Bob Wickham; Katie Gardner; Robin Hubbard; General George Barker; Kimberly Dozier; Marvin Scott; Joyce Randolph; Yolan Jambor; Hubbard girls (Robin Hubbard's daughters); Bill and Delores Gallo; Sherry and Bruce Laue; Donna and Steve Smith.
|This past Tuesday night at the Bing Theatre at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Costume Council of the museum celebrated its 55th season, “Opening Night: Glamour Girls.”|
|New York’s Patrick McMullan was guest of honor, sharing his experiences as photographer of the moment (the moment being the past almost three decades in New York). “If you don’t know Patrick McMullan,” Andy Warhol once said, “You ought to get out more.”|
|This week in New York: On Monday night over at the Hearst Tower in their North Gallery, Cathie Black joined Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Pamela Fiori for the launch of her new book “Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques.”
The party also marked the opening of Hearst's gallery exhibition of the photography of Ronny Jaques. A contemporary of Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman and Horst, Jaques' portfolio, much of which was shot and appeared in magazines in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, consisted of couture fashion, travel reportage and celebrity portraiture -- including many photographs of authors, musicians, actors, fashion designers, playwrights and artists.
Guests included Colin Cowie, Deborah Norville, Vera Wang, Dennis Basso, Bryant and Hilary Gumbel, Simon Doonan, Susan Fales-Hill, Eileen and Katie Ford, Helen Gurley Brown, Sirio Maccioni, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola, Carmen Dell'Orifice.