Friday, October 17, 2008

New York Notables

The Leatherneck Pipes and Drums at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club's 12th Annual Military Ball.
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.
James de Givenchy and Charles Cohen
Juan Pablo Molyneux and Chalres Cohen
Mica Ertegun and Juan Pablo Molyneux
Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Michele Oka Doner, Sheila Metzner, Thomas Balsley, massimo Vignelli, Lella Vignelli, Dr. Thomas Schutte, and Charles Cohen
Dr. Thomas Schutte, Shelia Metzner, and Charles Cohen
Mario Buatta, Ellen Rubin, and Thomas Schaffer
Juan Pablo Molyneux and Pilar Molyneux
John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon
Joel Shapiro and Ellen Phalen
Paige Rense, Mario Buatta, and Mica Ertegun
Gina de Givenchy, James de Givenchy, and Jane Wong
Phillip Gorrivan, Barclay Butera, John Loecke, and Jason Oliver Nixon
Dr. Thomas Schutte and Mrs. Schutte
Charles Cohen, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Geoffrey Bradfield, Paige Rense, Pilar Molyneux, Mica Ertegun, and Juan Pablo Molyneux
Margaret Dunne and Janis Gardener Cecil
Sara Balsley and Thomas Balsley
John Loring and Paige Rense
Ruth and Simon Jacobsen
John Kureck and Doug Jones
Simon Jacobsen, Lella Vignelli, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Massimo Vignelli, and Ruth Jacobsen
Bill Stubbs and Courtney Stubbs
John Schaberg and Mica Duffy
Ayana Osada and Benjamin Huntington
Bianca Irwin, Darren Henault, Scott Salvator, Susan van Berg, and Michael Zabriskie
Arzell Powell and Cecil Hayes
Charles and Clo Cohen
Geoffrey Bradfield and Roric Tobin
Janis Gardener Cecil and Michele Oka Doner
Thomas Balsley, Massimo Vignelli, and Hugh Newell Jacobsen
Charles Pavarini III, J. Randall, and Judy Sheridan
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.
Duncan Sheik, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Shankman, Anthony Rapp, Jerry Mitchell, and Ana Gasteyer
Anthony Rapp
Jimmy Zankel
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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.
Afterparty at The Russian Tea Room.
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.
Ashley Shaw and Malan Breton
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Duncan Sheik, Jerry Mitchell, Ana Gasteyer, and Anthony Rapp
Pierluigi Ricchiuti, Kim Hastie, Kito Huggins, Zoe Davidson, and Marco Ossanna
Lara Meiland
Philip Kiracofe and Joanna DePlas
Cari Arkin, Alexandra Samuel, Dana Cooper, and Lesley Estep
Alysa Regen, Rachel Andrews, Brooke Carrico, and Laura Kaye
Lindsey Ridgway, Bailey Hanks, and Autumn Hurlbert
Janine DiVita and Ace Young
Maria Sapozhnikova, Mukang Cho, Lara Meiland, and Claude Shaw
Adam Shankman and Ana Gasteyer
Justin Turkat, Jenny Tay, and Jeremy Yohai
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.  

John and Margo Catsimatidis
This year’s Military Ball Grand Chairman was John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Red Apple Group, Inc. Military Ball Chairmen included Jacqueline Astor Drexel, Robin D. Hubbard and Julia Irene Kauffman. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the CW11’s senior correspondent, Marvin Scott.
           
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.
Coast Guard Glee Club.
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.
Alexa and Alyssa Hubbard
Bill Gallo, Kimberly Dozier, and Delores Gallo
Joyce Randolph, Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., and Robin Hubbard
Bruce Laue and Sherri Laue
John Catsimatidis and Alison Chase
John Catsimatidis, Margo Catsimatidis, and Susan and Bob Frederick
Ron Colaninno and Mike Ferraro
Cmdr Sylvia Laughlin, Steve Smith, and Joyce Randolph
Nick and Jackie Drexel
Daniel Kessler and Heidi Gardner
David N. Dinkins and Gov. David A. Paterson
Ivan Obolensky, Kimberly Dozier, and Vice Admiral Melvin G. Williams, Jr.
Irene Halligan
Katie Gardner, Bob Frederick, and Susan Frederick
Karen and Dan Murphy
Robert and Kate Wickham
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.”
Crystal Lord, Kathy Hilton, Patrick McMullan, Angela Janklow, and Elizabeth Stewart
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.”
Joni Smith
Gianni Falcone
Mayte Garcia
Kelly Stone
Angela Janklow and Elizabeth Calleander
Crystal Lord, Kathy Hilton, Angela Janklow, and Elizabeth Stewart
Lynn Palmer and Nancy Davis
Phoenix Stone, Sybil Hall, and Casey Galbraith
Jonathan Tybel, Roberto Matta, Alega Bachleda, Jay Whitney Brown
Vega Schenk and Flynn
Rikki Klieman, Nancy Davis, and Lynn Palmer
Michael Govan and Rick Hilton
Sally Ann Paige, Barbara Segal, Jim Waterson, and Betty Leonard
Tracy Ross
Jim Waterson, Patricia Kennedy, and Cameron Silver
Marcella Ruble and Sheila Tepper
Margaret Hudson and Lauren Elsner
Kathy Hilton, Elizabeth Stewart, Patrick McMullan, Chystal Lord, and Angela Janklow
Chelsea Hadley, Michael Govan, and Marcella Ruble
Rick Hilton, Kathy Hilton, Katherine Ross, and Michael Govan
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.
Simon Doonan and Pamela Fiori
Colin Cowie, Ellen Levine, and Eleonora Kennedy
Ruben and Isabel Toledo with Pamela Fiori
Dennis Basso, Susan Fales-Hill, and Bill Tansey
Bryant Gumbel, Pamela Fiori, Hilary Gumbel, and Colt Givner
Sirio Maccioni and Carmen Dell'Orefice
/Pamela Fiori and Lise Valeur Jaques
Roberto Faraone Mennelle, Amedeo Scognamiglia, Michael Clinton, and Stuart Elliott