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People are talking about Celebrity Fight Night, held just days ago to a sellout crowd at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. The event was yet another smash hit. Founder Jimmy Walker and Executive Vice President Sean Currie, must have been pleased to have such a huge turnout of not only Phoenicians, but an international guest list of attendees. This year Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, David Foster and others too numerous to mention, made the scene. I’ve been told that the star studded and glittering event raised a tremendous amount of money for the Mohammad Ali Parkinson Research center at Barrow Neurological Center and that’s more impressive than anything. Don’t you think?
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Speaking of celebrities, it’s no secret that Bill Cosby has had better days. We must remember that these are accusations. He has been
tried for nothing. That said, I remember my interview with actress/comedian Kaye Ballard in 2011. Ms. Ballard along with 5 others had starred in the late 1960’s Desi Arnaz created show The Mothers-In-Law. The show, tied up in legal red tape, had not been seen in more than 45 years. The DVD release was much anticipated. TV Guide had called the show one of the top 50 funniest shows of the 20th century, yet it was abruptly canceled after 2 seasons. Kaye Ballard was quick to tell me that actor Bill Cosby walked into NBC studios and demanded the time slot for his newly created show. They gave it to him and canceled The Mothers-In-Law. Ms. Ballard who referred to Bill Cosby as “Cosby” showed total disdain for the actor. “Desi was Hollywood royalty. He invented series television.” “Cosby kicked him to the curb, using the racial tensions of the late 1960s to gain access to the coveted Sunday night time slot,” Ms. Ballard said. Years later when Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Burnett’s respective shows started to wane in ratings, both ended their shows saying they would rather walk off than be kicked off. Both greats in interviews, referred to what had taken place almost a Continued on page 11
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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 9 decade earlier between Desi Arnaz and Bill Cosby. Desi Arnaz never produced another television show. He lived the rest of his life in near seclusion on the beach in Del Mar with his second wife Edie Hirsch, his family. Mr. Arnaz and ex-wife Lucille Ball remained very close as well. “This was a man who had brought so much joy to so many, it was disgraceful how Cosby treated him” Kaye Ballard went on to say. I emailed the actress when the Bill Cosby situation began to erupt, her response was simple. “Cosby’s not the man everyone thinks he is.” Very interesting! The Trends/TCF luncheon is just around the corner and we are pulling out all the stops. Neiman Marcus, a good friend and generous partner, has agreed to lend us the talents of Monique Lhuillier and her fall 2015 collection. You’ve probably heard that we have ten new Trendsetters: Jennifer Carmer, Ferial Clay, Lee Courtney, Lisa Geyser, Carolyn Jackson, Kimberly Jacobsen, Maja Langbein, Paula Wichterman and Patty Withycombe. Our Fabulous Phoenician is the much-adored Linda Pope. The festivities will take place on Thursday, April 23rd at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. All proceeds will benefit the Trends Charitable Fund and that’s a good thing. I hope you can attend. We’d love to have you join us. Several weeks ago I received the news that Ron Miller was leaving the Phoenix Art Museum. I was devastated! In his short stay with the museum, Mr. Miller did so much to repair damaged relationships
and there were plenty. He used the tools of his incredible art back ground along with his amazing people skills to unite the museum on so many different levels. He repaired a decades old feud between this publication and the museum and made sure we were included in absolutely everything. Just the other night our reporters were invited to the triumphant retirement party of museum great Jim Ballinger that Georgia Wolf orchestrated at the Phoenix Country Club. I’m deeply saddened that we are losing such a witty and intellectual people person. I realize his talents are perhaps better spent in New York. I just wish we could have held on Mr. Miller a little bit longer. Yes ladies and gentlemen, he’s that good! In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That several art auctions and an MIA socialite has the social swim whispering about her whereabouts. That a Faustian bargain between two lovelies finally erupted with dire consequences for both. That a socialite with a revenge agenda has decided to take over the life of a wealthy widower. That you needPolo to take everything In Cocktail News50% youofshould know:a high flyer everyone knows says. That several people who extol the virtues of manners and thank you notes, might want to brush up on what they’re saying. That the community wants to know why a couple with means continues to sit at charity balls for free. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes ...
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Once the Spanish Civil War broke out, the brand’s headquarters was moved to Paris, France; in August 1937 where, after only 2 years, it was hailed as revolutionary. Post World War II, Balenciaga’s individuality and inventiveness became more focused in his work, his use of linear lines and sleek shapes were a pleasing contrast to the “new look” by Dior which highlighted a more hourglass shape. It is this vision and the designer’s ability to manipulate the waist that is said to be his greatest contribution to the fashion world. Among
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Transatlantic Aboard the Reflection By Lauren & Ian Wright Those who follow our chronicles may remember me once saying, “You’re mistaken if you think a travel writer’s and a photographer’s lives are spent sipping cocktails on the terrace of a transatlantic liner as the sun sets over a shimmering sea.” But happily – sometimes – that is exactly how it is!!! Ensconced with breakfast in the garden, we were halfway into our first cup of tissue restorative when the telephone’s insistent ring seemed to herald an adventure ahead. If you will take the word of one who would not deceive you, I was so certain the call would be good news from Ian’s agent, thoughts of what to pack were already swirling around my brain when he returned to say, “Celebrity has just asked me to lecture on their newest ship the 126,000 ton Reflection for her Atlantic crossing to reposition from Europe to the Caribbean. We leave for Rome tomorrow at noon!” Well now, for a woman who would rather travel than shop for shoes, this was fabulous news but how on earth would I be ready to leave for Rome in 24 hours? By staying up all night, we somehow managed to be packed and ready when a car arrived to take us to the airport the next morning. I shan’t go on about the dreadful fact that the luggage we spent all night packing did not arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. Suffice to say we arrived at the pier in Civitavecchia with only our carryon bags and a song on our lips. During the drive from Rome to the port, Ian would not stop singing ‘Reflections’- the Supremes’ 1967 smash hit. At precisely 5:00 pm, the Reflection’s mighty whistle blew and we sailed into
the Mediterranean bound for the Straits of Gibraltar and the Island of Madeira, about 540 nautical miles off the west coast of Africa. On the first day out, we sat in the upper deck al fresco restaurant, “The Porch” musing upon the sapphire sea. After breakfast we explored the vast upper decks which have an expanse of real grass lawn where people were playing bowls on the starboard side and putting on the port side. We sat in the Sunset Lounge at the stern of the ship to admire the wake frothing white and turquoise in the ink blue sea. Every turn inside the ship revealed another glorious space. We found a wonderful choice of books in the spectacular Library which soars to the height of two decks overlooking a several deck high atrium with banks of panoramic lift glass elevators and
a live tree in a giant gimbaled planter suspended 50 feet above the floor. A great joy of shipboard life has always been the fascinating people one meets. Never has this been truer than aboard the Reflection with its country club ambiance and mix of internationally discerning passengers. On the third day out, we really did greet the roseate dawn while sailing into the harbor at Funchal on the crescent shaped Portuguese island of Madeira. Funchal is a largish slice of heaven for any inveterate shopper. Meandering along, the cobbled, tree lined boulevards, nipping in and out of charming boutiques. Back aboard the magnificent Reflection, we discovered a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our cabin.
The next five days on the three thousand mile journey across the Atlantic were spent mostly in deck chairs on the Promenade Deck reveling in the splendid weather and indescribably blue sea. We were pampered by the staff, met wonderfully interesting people and had extraordinary meals in several beautiful restaurants. Of course there are many inviting cocktail lounges and we especially loved the Martini Bar with its monochromatic blue and silver colour scheme, backlit frosted glass walls and ice frosted bar top. In the evenings a duo played fantastic Latin jazz, so rhythmic it was impossible not to dance.
Before even reading the attached note, we knew the luggage had not arrived in Madeira. The ship loaned Ian a YSL tuxedo and he could wear the parts as separates. He put on the Tux jacket with a tee shirt and white slacks and it looked quite smart! In my carry bag, I had a cocktail dress, white jeans, white dress pants and two Dior military inspired jackets. There were several scarves and three pair of shoes and with these I would make do for the next two weeks. There was nothing for it but to soldier on with stiff upper lips. We were deep in conversation with friends over cocktails in The Alcoves – private cabanas located on The Lawn Club, as the ship sailed from Madeira. Scarcely had the sun ceased to blaze, when a large moon rose to execute the most wonderful nocturnes in black and silver.
The huge AquaSpa by Canyon Ranch and the Fitness Center overlook the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows and offer every type of exercise equipment and all manner of expensive treatments inspired by rituals from exotic cultures. Too soon the Atlantic was crossed and our last port of call was Labadee on the island of Hispaniola discovered in 1492 by Columbus where he founded the first community in the New World and named it La Navidad. In the early 1700s, the French took over the island developing sugar cane plantations and the Marquis of La Badie settled there, giving the area his name. Labadee was a haven for pirates, surrounded by a fortification and a bell tower. The ringing of the cloche would alert the holidaying buccaneers of any imminent attacks. These pirates included Welshman Capt Henry Morgan, Englishman, Edward Treach aka Blackbeard and Scottish pirate Captain Kidd, all cooled their skull and crossbones while anchoring under the lush green velvet cloaked mountainside. Today Labadee is part of Haiti, the poorest country in the Caribbean, and through a lease with the Haitian government until 2050, a private resort exclusive for the ships of Celebrity and Royal Caribbean International which has invested $55 million building a pier which can accommodate two Oasis class ships. The lagoon resort is totally water and beach orientated, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing and a Dragon’s Breath zip line. Hundreds of lounge chairs line the five pristine beaches along the vivid azure sea. Food brought from the ship is served in small cafés dotted about the 250 acre facility. All you need bring are your beach towels and sea pass card as you can charge your Haitian cocktails to your shipboard account.
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There are no actual shops on the property and only one hairdresser – a young girl doing hand braiding. Local artisans sell souvenirs ranging from T-shirts and straw hats to shells in forms of animals, folk art and jewelry, all for cash only, from picturesque huts on the hillside. Guests are not allowed to leave the resort which is surrounded by a twelve foot high fence only faintly discernible behind the lush foliage. Dotted about are guard shacks manned by a private armed security company. RCI pays the Haitian government $10 for every passenger entering Labadee. In 2013 the Labadee lagoon hosted an estimated one million visitors. One can only imagine the gnarled old pirates turning in their graves at the tempting riches on parade. Reflection will continue on a variety of exciting Mediterranean itineraries with ports including, Naples, Messina, Athens Istanbul, Kusadasi, Rhode and Santorini until October 23rd when she will repeat the westbound transat voyage described above.
We highly recommend spending a few pre or post cruise days in Rome, especially at the ultra luxe, Hotel d’Inghlilterra formerly the 17th-century palazzo of the Torlonia princes and just a stroll away from the Spanish Steps and the glorious shopping in the Via Condotti. If you fly into Rome and go directly to the pier at Civitavecchia, the 90 minute taxi ride from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to the pier costs about $200. If you are staying in Rome before the sailing, you may consider the less expensive train from Rome’s Termini Station to Civitavecchia rail station and a taxi onward to the pier. Celebrity Cruises also offers a shuttle service from the airport. We look forward to our next transatlantic crossing and hope many of you will join us.
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What makes the music right? By Gene Press After reading my article in the last issue of Trends (you did read it, didn’t you?), you now know how the bandleader plays a critical role in the success of your event. It’s definitely the make or break element when it comes to choosing the right band or orchestra. But when choosing the right band or orchestra for your event, you don’t always have the luxury of meeting with the bandleader. So what’s a person to do? In order to feel confident with your decision, you need to know what makes the right music right. As they say, an educated consumer is the best customer. By being educated, you’ll be able to tell if the representative with whom you’re meeting, and if you’re lucky, the bandleader, are well versed in every thing musical. So let’s consider some of those elements. What kind of event are you planning? If it’s a “social,” such as a wedding or anniversary party, make sure that the music can cover all bases – dancing and as background music while your guests are dining and conversing. Knowing what styles of dance music will be required will help in knowing what instrumentation is required. Let’s say you’re looking for a wellbalanced evening of dance music. The instrumentation needs to be well-balanced. Horns, rhythm and vocal sections help to authentically recreate all styles of music. If it’s a corporate cocktail reception or client appreciation event, you’ll need to determine if the music is for dancing and/or background. If
for background only, you don’t need to do overkill when it comes to the size of the ensemble. Most times, a smaller band consisting of rhythm and horn (saxophone/flute) will do the job. Want to complement the music? Add a vocalist, unless you feel that the vocals will interfere with your guests’ conversation. Want to go in a completely different direction? How about considering a classical ensemble? It’s acoustically and visually very dramatic. If it’s a fundraising event, once again, you need to take into consideration if dancing and/or background music is required. If dancing is a must, refer back to the instrumentation for a musically well-balanced social event. What other elements need to be taken into account to determine the right size band or orchestra? This should be the easy part, but somehow, the band’s representative might go into auto-pilot and recommend what is the band’s normal instrumental performance. But it might be too small or too large for the room’s size and acoustics, as well as the number of guests attending, not to mention the musical concept of your event. What instrumentation will I need to put across the music properly? This one is easy. Decide on the size based on what your budget allows. That being said, it’s not quite that easy. You don’t want to undersize and compromise on the music by keeping the dollars down, and conversely, you don’t want to oversize just because you have the bucks. There’s definitely a fine line between both concepts. Always be aware that for dancing you need the essentials of any band or orchestra: • A rhythm section consisting of keyboard (or piano), bass, and drums, and if the event requires and budget permits, guitar plus percussion. • At least one horn player, preferably saxophone (who might also double on flute), and if the event requires, a trumpet/flugelhorn and trombone. • At least one vocalist (male or female based on the song requests you envision), and preferably two (male and female) so you can cover a diverse range of musical selections. • Anything above the core embellishes the sound and impact of the music, but as previously mentioned, be aware of what the ballroom can take (ask the venue’s management), as well as the number of guests attending, and don’t forget what your budget allows. If you’re planning an event and have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. If the question is thought-provoking enough, we might just put it in the next issue of Trends. Call 480.657.3206. E-mail email@example.com. Or visit www.genepressevents.com.
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‘Women Who Rock’ at the MIM “Women Who Rock” is a groundbreaking and provocative special exhibition created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, that illustrates the important roles women have played in rock and roll from its inception through today. This special exhibition of iconic costumes, instruments and artifacts spotlights more than 70 artists. This unusual show Madonna’s bustier
opened at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix Oct. 19. Exhibition eras and featured artists include Juke-Joint Mamas: The Foremothers/ Roots of Rock, the Early 1960s/Girl Groups, Rockers to Disco Divas, Punk and Post Punk, Madonna and Pop Explosion and Ladies First: The ‘90s and the New Millennium. Among the artifacts are the Supremes’ petal dress, Lady Gaga’s meat dress, Patti Smith’s boots, a bustier from Madonna’s “Blond Ambition” tour and a bizarre
Lady Gaga’s meat dress
leather and metal outfit Rihanna wore at the American Music Awards.
Supremes’ petal dress
Fun sidelights to the show are a concert series at MIM as the exhibition proceeds, a photo op red carpet on opening day and a rock star makeover. Check this show out for some inspiration from the ladies of the rock world. MIM is located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix. 480.478.6000 or www.mim.org. A Rihanna outfit
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SPECIAL ATTENTION Active-duty Military & Veterans LOVELIEST CHAIR Priscilla Ferry DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS Cheryl Melocik Linda Surdakowski
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Missy and Mike Cooley
Barbie Boyle and Nancy Berge
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Jessica & Cassie’s Favorite Looks for Spring “Channel the 70’s with Valentino’s Resort 2015 Rainbow bags. What better way to bring in spring than with this colorful yet edgy bag?” This look available at Neiman Marcus.
“Red is hot and happening in street style for spring. Follow the look in this sexy Valentino dress.” This look available at To Be Continued located in Scottsdale’s Hilton Village.
“Wear these gold Chanel bracelets alone or stack them for a dramatic look.” This look available at To Be Continued located in Scottsdale’s Hilton Village.
“This chic Givenchy dress will help you channel your inner Audrey Hepburn while also staying cool in the warmer months.” This look available at To Be Continued located in Scottsdale’s Hilton Village.
“Pair these nude Manolo Blahnik heels with your favorite springtime look.” This look available at To Be Continued located in Scottsdale’s Hilton Village.
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Whitney Meister and Melissa Heinrichs
Jessica Theberge, Karen Andrews and Stephanie Greer
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XAVIER FASHION SHOW Christina and Aliana Whittle
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VALLEY LEADERSHIP Ross and Judy Shannon with Kate and Colin Boyd
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The Salt Cellar Restaurant By Laurie Florence-Manucci This Sometimes living here in the desert, we forget how lacking we are in good seafood choices. So on a recommendation we headed to the Salt Cellar Restaurant in Scottsdale for an authentic and truly remarkable seafood dinner. The Restaurant itself is underground and has been around since 1971. It is quite the Valley landmark. Once you travel the 3 flights down the antique wooden stairway, you will find yourself far removed from the desert. The Management of the Salt Cellar Restaurant believes that seafood is at its best when it is fresh from the source and never frozen. Their fresh seafood is flown in daily and the menu clearly shows a vast selection. There are many choices beginning with appetizers ranging from shrimp cocktail , oysters on the half shell and buckets of steamed clams and or mussels. One of their Entrée specials is the Captain’s Special: a pan fried lobster consisting of a tail and claw of a 1 ¼ lb. lobster dusted with flour, pan fried in butter and served over cheesy grits. We chose the traditional Lobster entrée served with all the trimmings. Their center of interest is Live Maine Lobster and however you choose the presentation it is sure to impress. They also have a 3 lb lobster that we could have split between the two of us but then I wouldn’t have been able to sample their delectable Charcoal Broiled Georges Bank Sea Scallops. The scallops were plump and moist and served with a dinner salad, fresh baked bread, vegetable and a choice of baked potato or lemon pecan rice. Now if you don’t care for seafood (but why??) you could order a filet mignon, N.Y. strip, Bone in Rib Eye Steak or even Beef Wellington which seems to be an old favorite of the Salt Cellar. Reservations are recommended as the tables fill up quickly especially on weekends. So if you are living here in the desert and are craving a unique place to dine with character and an abundance of good quality seafood, head over to the Salt Cellar and you will not be disappointed! The Salt Cellar Restaurant is located at 550 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale. 480.947.1963 or visit the website at www.saltcellarrestaurant.com
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Little Threads of Gold We thought the lingerie shown on this page was too outrageous to pass up mentioning it. It’s Rococo Dessous’ luxury line, and it’s not the least bit practical. Threads
of gold are woven into the lingerie. That’s right, gold. This 24 karat gold lingerie gets a lot of hands-on attention, you might say. Each object is produced from Swiss gold fabric, is hand-stitched in New York, has a unique number and is made-to-order. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer: It’s $3,000 to $6,000 per piece. There are two variations, one with a goldon-gold theme and the other gold-on-black. The golden threads were introduced in such a manner that they don’t directly touch the wearer’s skin. They are washable, but definitely not in a tumbler. Swarovski embellishments are available. If customers are willing to pay extra cash, the items can be garnished further according to their own tastes. We contacted Rococo Dessous about where these golden goodies might be gotten in Arizona. Nowhere,
it turns out. Buyers can try www.rococodessous.com. Better yet, they can schedule a private appointment the next time Dessous’ sales director travels to Arizona. One problem we can see: Wearing something this expensive, it would be very hard not to want everyone to see, and that’s just not going to be possible, or legal.
“I’ll Drink to That” by Betty Halbreich Review by Bill Dougherty
Don’t let this silly title fool you; this is not a 12 step recovery book. Instead it is a book about the world of the very rich and the clothing they wear. Chicago socialite Betty Halbreich is raised affluent, marries and is thrust into the world of 1950’s New York glamour. She marries; she manages to raise two children and later divorces. Faced with life on her own in a sprawling Park Avenue apartment, she slowly carves out a life for herself. Following a brief stent with Geoffrey Beene, and a few other designs houses, she is courted by Bergdorf Goodman to become their second only personal shopper. Since Ms. Halbreich makes it clear to the store that she is not the least bit interested in making money, she refuses to learn the
simple tasks such as using a cash register or projecting monthly commissions. Ms. Halbreich decided she’d rather be paid a simple salary, thus avoiding commissioned crazed cut-throat sales people. From this point on she soars in her role there and becomes internationally recognized for her taste and amazing style. In her conclusions she is quick to point out that when she entered the rag business, people bought cloths because they felt right. No one cared about who made the garment, as long as it felt good and showed excellent craftsmanship ... This all changed in the 1980s, as names, labels and logos came crashing down around her. As she nears retirement, Betty finds herself clipping out price tags when mixing bridge lines with
couture, so as to not offend her now price and label obsessed clients. Her tag line to her customers becomes, “who made it? That doesn’t matter, just put it on)!” The book is a hilarious essay on international manners, the loss of etiquette, high style and the pursuit of making anyone look their very best!
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8 Questions for … Derek Lam Do you have a favorite designer? Coco Chanel because she revolutionized fashion for women. What do you consider your greatest hour professionally? It has yet to come.
You like Derek Lam the minute you meet him. His reassuring smile, easy going attitude and confidence give off a great vibe. But those are just a few facets to this great American Designer. He dropped by Neiman Marcus Scottsdale the other afternoon and answered a few questions for our team.
Who inspired your craft? My family, my education and my experiences in life. Who are your everyday heroes? My partner Yan and my dog Roscoe. On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? When I don’t what to hurt someone else’s feelings.
What’s your worst habit? Procrastination. When you die, what do you want to happen to your fashion house? I don’t care because I’ll be dead. What 7 people living or dead would you invite to your dinner party? Coco Chanel, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and Edith Warton.
“Dead Wake” by Erik Larson Review by Bill Dougherty Fresh off the success of Devil in the White City and In The Garden Of Beasts, Erik Larson brings to us a chilling and unexpected story on the sinking of the Lusitania. Though much has been written about the famous World War 1 luxury liner, many have forgotten about the ship’s sinking, its cultural impact and changes in the civilities regarding civilian ships during war time. There is a great deal of mystery in the finely crafted book. Circumstances alone seem to play a large and rich part of the plot. Mr. Larson has done a spectacular job yet again. Just when the world thinks they have heard and learned all they can about this famous maritime disaster, one quickly discovers that there is much more to not only the richly churned plot but the characters which shape the book as well. Erik Larson has a great ability to switch between the hunter “the German U-boat” and the hunted “the grand Lusitania” and her argosy of secrets. This book will captivate much like Mr. Larson’s previous two novels. It’s an excellent selection for anyone interested in maritime disaster or someone looking for the perfect summer read.
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Do you have an all-time favorite actor or actress? Lawrence Oliver What do you consider your greatest hour professionally? William IV – Shakespeare Who inspired your craft? He saw movies and thought “I’d like to try that!”
The Southwest Shakespeare Company was thrilled to have Academy and Tony Award Winner Kevin Klein lend his talents. This is the 3rd event to which he has come. He only participates in classical theater. In Arizona that is the Mesa Arts Center. He quotes USA Today with “What is humanity without the arts?”
Who are your everyday heroes? Teachers, doctors, firefighters and policemen What’s your worst habit? Being impatient and smoking What’s the hardest part about your job? Finding good roles because film is part of pop culture…there’s a lot of aiming to a lower demographic
What movie role past or present would you like to play? Elle Gnnis. He played this role in The Horse’s Mouth Have you ever passed up a movie role and regretted it? The answer was No. What role was most challenging? King Lear How important are the arts to you? The arts are important enough for me to fly across the country. Art “feeds the soul like religion does.” “Art is as important as religion.”
“The Andy Cohen Diaries” by Andy Cohen Reviewed by Jessica Pate From hot celebrity gossip to one of the most loved dogs on Instagram, Andy Cohen tells it like it is and doesn’t hold anything back in, “The Andy Cohen Diaries.” As TV Producer and host of Watch What Happens Live, Cohen reveals what his life is like in Manhattan in a diary style narrative inspired by Andy Warhol’s, “The Andy Warhol Diaries.” Cohen’s narrative takes you through one year of his life where he opens each season with what he has learned about himself. Any Bravo connoisseur knows that Cohen has never been one to hold back, but in his latest work we find that he shows not even top celebrities mercy. It is raw and extremely hard to put down. Cohen’s stories about what life is truly like when you know the top A-lister’s is hilarious and will make you laugh out loud. Cohen’s book gives a true glimpse of who the man is in front of the camera asking celebrities all the questions we are dying to ask. He makes himself relatable while also making you completely jealous of the fabulous, yet chaotic life he lives.
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Life was good for Biscuit until his owner passed away and the 10-year-old Maltese is now hoping to find a new forever friend. This charming, gregarious, and outgoing guy enjoys being amongst dog lovers and sharing sweet kisses with everyone he meets. His tail is always wagging and he remains upbeat and playful even in his senior years. He’s a terrific little dog who is housetrained, leash trained and great with dogs, cats and kids. He knows the basic tricks like the back of his paw and all this eager to please pooch needs is a place to spend his golden years. Meet Biscuit at the Arizona Humane Society’s Petique Retail and Adoption Center located at The Biltmore Fashion Park. For more information call 602.957.3113 and ask for animal ID number A506128. To see them all visit azhumane.org.
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THE COUPLE George David Abrams Michael Anthony Saavedra MEET THE PARENTS Marilyn Abrams of Dayton, Ohio and George Abrams (deceased) Sara and Manny Saavedra of Douglas Arizona SERVICE Nuptials performed by Dr. Joel Cohen Coronado Island, California RECEPTION Reception a Taco Lunch The Courtyard of Miguel’s Cocina THE FLOWERS Ralph’s Grocery Store on the Island For Libby Cohen and Brenda Howard who gave the men away as well as the Grooms boutonnières THE FASHION The late Greg Eveloff of The Clotherie dressed the Grooms from head to toe in Co-ordinating slacks and blazers THE PHOTOGRAPHER Maggie Cohen shooting with an IPhone 5S FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY Guests toasted with VChampagne and Sparkling Cider before walking to the Lunch THE GUEST LIST Libby and Joel Cohen Maggie Cohen Brenda and Jim Howard Angela and Mark Karp Priscilla and Michael Nicholas Joseph Quinn Wolff A LITTLE HISTORY AFTER NEARLY 14 YEARS TOGETHER The couple decided at a dinner Party to tie the knot. Twelve Days later with a Guest list of of seven The two were United in Marriage
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