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And the Oscar goes to…Webster University alum Leah Latham! Latham, who graduated from Webster’s animation program in 2010, served as editorial production coordinator for Disney’s latest worldwide box-office smash, Frozen.
A toast to the hard work by these patrons who supported a wide variety of nonprofits this year!
Irina Krush international grand master chess champion, Jennifer Shahade two time American women's chess champion, Dukes of Melrose star Cameron Silver, Maurice Ashley chess grandmaster, Susan Barrett Director of the World Chess Hall of Fame
Deborah Roberts, Susan and David Sherman and Susan Barrett get in the spirit at the World Chess Hall of Fame's Queen's Gala, celebrating the A Queen Within exhibit.
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While spring usually signifies new beginnings, there is something about the coming of fall that makes us feel just as energized. It could be in the autumn breeze or the kaleidoscopic display of trees—or even just the mere wardrobe switch from sundresses to sweaters and scarves.
Nationwide, fashionable eyes are fixated on St. Louis, thanks to the upcoming fashion exhibition, A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess. The show, which includes extremely rare pieces from a private collection of British designer Alexander McQueen, opens next month at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Sue McCollum, Major Brands; Derek Vest, Wells Fargo; Susan Barrett, World Chess Hall of Fame; Atul Kamra, Wells Fargo; and Kert Rosenkoetter, Saks Fifth Avenue.
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From Tony Award-winning musicals and Grammy Award-winning performers to classic and contemporary art, take a first glimpse into St. Louis’ fall entertainment season.
If you were among the record 7.24 million viewers who tuned in to last weekend’s Tony Awards, you know that Kinky Boots was one of the evening’s biggest winners, giving Webster University alum JERRY MITCHELL his second Tony (the first was for his choreography work in La Cage Aux Folles in 2005). Bravo!
St. Louis native and fashion insider Derek Blasberg, Barney's Simon Doonan, A Queen Within project manager Susan Sherman and ABC News' Deborah Roberts
Extremely rare pieces from one of the largest private collections of Alexander McQueen’s work are among those to be showcased in an upcoming exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Seeing stars…St. Louis will welcome a couple of big names beginning next month. On Tuesday, April 23, BOB DYLAN and his band will perform on the Peabody Opera House stage. Tickets went on sale March 15, and may still be available at the box office, by calling 800-745-3000 or through ticketmaster.com. Dylan, who will turn 73 in May, became the first rock musician to be voted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters earlier this month.
We now know that names of the 2012 Most Enhanced award winners from the LANDMARKS ASSOCIATION OF SAINT LOUIS. The awards, now in their 20th year, recognize outstanding rehabilitation projects in the St. Louis region. This year’s recipients include Peabody Opera House, Grand Center Arts Academy, The Laurel on Washington Avenue and the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End. The awardees were honored during a recent ceremony.
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A packed house of family, friends and fans celebrated new Cardinals manager MIKE MATHENY at a lively party last week at Mike Shannon’s downtown. Matheny addressed the crowd, saying that he’s fortunate to have the “best job on the planet,” but that it all “hasn’t sunk in yet.” As Matheny wrapped up his speech, host MIKE SHANNON whispered into his ear, reminding him to thank the most important person in the room: Mrs. Matheny. The new manager immediately acknowledged his oversight, sheepishly telling the crowd. “Mike Shannon just taught me lesson No. 1.”
Remember to tip your server generously… SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY’s annual Celebrity Waitresses’ & Waiters’ Night takes place Aug. 18 at Plaza Frontenac. This year’s celebrity lineup, which includes Fox 2’s ANDY BANKER, KMOV anchor LARRY CONNERS, Channel 5’s HEIDI GLAUS, Mayor FRANCIS SLAY, County Executive CHARLIE DOOLEY and LN’s own TRISH MUYCO-TOBIN, will work alongside professional servers in an effort to earn tips to benefit Crisis Nursery. Reservations are available for dinner at Cardwell’s at the Plaza and Canyon Café. There also is a happy hour event at Brio Tuscan Grille and an after-party at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Visit crisisnursery.com for more information.
Attention, bargain hunters! Gift shops from area attractions will gather all their close-out and clearance merchandise for the ST. LOUIS MUSEUM STORES GARAGE SALE March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Living World at the Saint Louis Zoo. Souvenirs, toys, books, clothing, artwork and more will be available at discounted prices from local venues, including The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, City Museum, Humane Society of Missouri and Saint Louis Zoo.