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The world-class luxury and glamour of international entertainment epicenter Macau, the Monte Carlo of the Orient, will take center stage at Peabody Opera House on April 6. Amid soft lighting, red velvet curtains and exquisite carvings, guests of the A Night at Macau: Betting for a Cure Gala will indulge in fine dining on the venue’s stage and enjoy entertainment in an upscale casino atmosphere reminiscent of the James Bond thriller, Skyfall.
For 2013, Circle Of Concern elected new directors, officers and executive directors: president NANCY PARKER, VP DOUG SCHAEFFLER, treasurer ROD BISHOP, secretary CALVIN HOLDERBY. New directors are SUE HOFFMAN, HARRY LEMAY, JUNE SCHROEDER and GREG SHOEMAKER. CHRIS PALLOZOLA was promoted to executive director.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis
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All nonprofits planning events next year, take note: Butler's Pantry has announced it will donate $2,013 to each non-profit organization that hosts an event at its Palladium Saint Louis event space in 2013.
Note: The following review is of the original Black Rep production of No Child last spring at the Grandel Theatre. The show is being reprised this month.
The summer golf season is filled with tournaments, championships and qualifiers. Here are the latest achievements and news coming out of our local golf scene.
Story: Nilaja Sun is a smart, talented and energetic young actress trying to make her mark in an overly saturated field. As always, there are too many struggling performing artists competing for too few jobs, whether it’s a role in a play or an appearance in a TV commercial. So, Ms. Sun, entreating her landlord to be patient with her tardy rent while the IRS is on her back, takes an eight-week job as a teaching artist at Malcolm X High School in The Bronx, one of the toughest schools in New York City.
Coral Sky Gala By Molly James Launch Saint Louis held its Coral Sky Gala at the Thaxton in honor of its next partnership with Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center. The event included a VIP reception, a raffle and the dueling pianos of Philip Manaois and Jason Pawlak. The evening was made possible by the night’s sponsors: Luxco, Brown Shoe Company, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Krilogy Financial and Tani Sushi Bistro. The Executive Committee of Kevin Haar, Ann Davidson, Joy Hennessy and Mike Hart along with board members including Steve Bauer, Stephanie Burke and Joe Sullivan, organized the event. Launch Saint Louis aims to develop the next generation of leadership for cancer related non profits.
Play: “Eye on the Sparrow: The World within St. Louis”
Celebrated pianist JIM BRICKMAN will be in town next month to promote a new special for PBS. He’ll be broadcasting live from KETC/ Channel 9 on Sept. 8 to host Beautiful World with Jim Brickman, a show that features St. Louis native and American Idol finalist MELINDA DOOLITTLE, singer/songwriter JON SECADA, and Celtic Woman’s ORLA FALLON.
> Chef Lynn Krause, who has taught culinary classes at the college level and at The Viking Cooking School, has been named this year’s recipient of the American Culinary Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award. As a member of the Foundation’s disaster relief team, Lynn was involved in on-site relief efforts during hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, as well as during flooding in the upper Midwest.
At first glance, it isn’t really clear what the differences are between a credit union, a locally owned and operated bank, and a local branch of a national or regional bank. All are places where you can open a savings account or get a loan. The differences may be subtle, but not inconsequential to the consumer.
The St. Nicholas Philoptochos Women’s Society presented Time for Fashion: Autism Speaks, Philoptochos Listens; a boutique, luncheon, and fashion show benefiting Autism Speaks at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Ladies gushed over handcrafted accessories and textiles, while parish members modeled new creations from Brides by Demetrios, Essential Elements, JECCA, Jillybean, Jule, MACS Designs, Petunia, Soft Surroundings, and Susan Lynn’s.
Springboard’s annual fundraising gala was held at the elegant and historic Saint Louis Woman’s Club featuring cocktails, a gourmet seated dinner, and a lively preview performance by Casual Cabaret, which will run at the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center. The performance held “a little something for everyone,” said Stellie Siteman, Casual Cabaret director and Springboard teaching artist. Carol and Tom Voss, president and CEO of Ameren UE, were honorary chairs of this event.
Girls on the Run of St. Louis picked up the pace to for their Adventure Gala held at the Third Degree Glass Factory. Co-chaired by Courtney Nolan and Meghan Green and emceed by KMOX radio talk show host, Charlie Brennan, the evening offered music and dining along with a live auction with proceeds going directly to support the Girls on the Run scholarship program.
Aim High St. Louis celebrated their 6th Annual Luminosity event, honoring Dr. Keith Shahan, the organization’s founder, at the Moto Museum space, generously donated by owners Steve and Phoebe Smith. Guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and a first hand look at some fascinating vintage 2-wheeled vehicles all while supporting this dynamic youth development program. Julie Mathes and Audrey Feuerbacher served as event co-chairs.
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