Mad over Hamm…‘It’ TV actor (and JBS alum ‘89) JON HAMM is GQ’s Man of the Year! Hamm was honored with the magazine’s most prestigious award during a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House last week. Hamm is the star of Mad Men, currently in its fourth season on AMC.
Celebrating a BIG wedding anniversary this year? We’d love to hear about it! If you (or your parents) are celebrating 25, 30, 40, 50 (or longer) years of marriage, send in a photo of the couple from their wedding day and one taken recently by Wednesday, Sept. 22. We’ll publish as many photos as space allows in our Oct. 15 issue. All of them will appear on our website. Email photos to email@example.com or send to Wedding Milestones, Attn: Meredith Bush, Ladue News, 8811 Ladue Road, Suite D, St. Louis, MO 63124.
The European production of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is making way for ALICIA ANDERSEN of Chester field. The 20-year-old Visitation alum began dancing with Clarkson School of Irish Dance at age 7 and has competed around the world, earning World Medalist honors three times. Andersen is currently a junior at Stanford. She’ll be taking a school-sanctioned leave of absence to tour 25 European cities this fall.
Washington University has renamed its renowned Alzheimer’s Disease Re search Center in honor of CHARLES and JOANNE KNIGHT. The Knights have committed more than $15 million to Alzheimer’s research, and Mrs. Knight is a longtime board member and former chair of the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter.
Way to go, KATE LINCOFF, who recently completed the Louisville Iron Man competition and finished No. 56 out of 150-plus contestants in her age group (25 to 29). The course included a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon. Lincoff is a Ladue H.S. alum (‘03) and a recent Wash U law school grad.
Congratulations to HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ST. LOUIS for completing its 300th house! One of 10 new houses to be dedicated later this month, the milestone home is in North St. Louis and sponsored by Com merce Bank and the William T. Kemper and Commerce Bancshares foundations.
Award-winning St. Louis author JAN GREENBERG is out with her latest children’s book, Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring. Co-written with SANDRA JORDAN and illustrated by BRIAN FLOCA, the book brings to life the innovative 1944 collaboration of choreographer Martha Graham, artist Isamu Noguchi and composer Aaron Copland. The Saint Louis Symphony plans to perform a concert based on Ballet for Martha, along with a visual presentation of the book, next month.
The stage is set for STAGES ST. LOUIS’ 25TH anniversary season: A Chorus Line, The Secret Garden and Victor/Victoria. The current production, State Fair, runs through Oct. 3.