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CONTENTS VOLUME 32, NO. 4
Remembering ... Greg Eveloff By Bill Dougherty
Remembering Greg Eveloff
Remembering Lois LeMarr
La Dolce Vita
On a hot summer day in 1980, I was first introduced to Greg Eveloff. Never in a million years did I ever dream that he would be memorialized in Trends one day. As many of you know, he died unexpectedly while on vacation with his family late this summer in Hawaii. The entire community is still heartbroken.
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That hot day in 1980, I had all but given up trying to find a sport coat I could fit into for Frank Brophy’s wedding to Anna Andreini. At 6’5 I was vertically challenged to say the least. Greg whom I met that day along with store co-owner Jackson La Baer and associate Carole Machiz, whom I had known previously, made sure I blew everyone else away. They respectively sold me my first double-breasted blazer.
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As many of you know, Greg would assume the title of C.E.O after the passing of Mr. La Baer. Keeping The Clotherie right on track, he introduced new lines, showcased the store’s triumphant anniversaries and treated all of his employees like friends, rather than a boss. He was quite a guy. He also was one of the most beautifully dressed men I’ve known! Greg was soft spoken and always kind to everyone. His attention to detail was amazing. He would stand behind the stage at our respective Trends Charitable Fund events and look at every model before they walked out on the runway, often adjusting pocket squares or unbuttoning a button that was to remain open. His presence was terrifying, but he was such a gentle soul, that after a while I started to relax-just a little. Greg Eveloff always put his family first although he spent countless hours at The Clotherie. Always arriving before the store opened, he would also be the last to leave. His commitment to our community was unprecedented! He loved The Boys and Girls Clubs and he remained a devoted advertiser in our publication, because he not only believed in Trends Magazine, but also the mission of our charity. He touched all of us in so many aspects of our daily lives. Greg leaves behind his beautiful wife Mikki and three loving children. His unfinished life should not be looked at as one of sadness but of great joy. He built a clothing empire and introduced our Valley to some of the finest men’s lines in the world. Every day he made such a difference in the lives of less fortunate young adults and put his gentle yet Midas touch on all he encountered. He will be missed. However, we must take note that heaven just inherited perhaps its most dashing and good natured angel ever.
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Remembering ... Lois LeMarr By Bill Dougherty
As we start the social season this October, we stop to remember one of the true great ladies of high society. Lois LeMarr, an institution in the world of fund raising and all things chic, lost her long and brave battle to cancer late this summer. In a room of beautifully dressed ladies, Lois always stood out like a flowering and colorful blossom among weeds. Her dynamite smile combined with her heart-stopping style and class, always set her apart from the predicted norm. Although she never craved the spotlight, Lois added a gentle and soft grace to the boundless charities she and her husband Bob supported for more than 5 decades. She preferred to work in the trenches, rather than address the crowd from the podium. Her heart was always in the right place for the organizations she created and aided. They were all fortunate to have her. We begged Lois to become a Trendsetter, something she gracefully declined for more than a decade. I would call her year after year and ask. She would simply say “that’s not really me, but I’ll give you a donation for the Trends Charitable Fund.” I was however delighted several years ago when she did accept our Best Dressed award. She blew the room away when she walked on stage. Even today, I still think Lois took one of the best photos from that period of our publication. It’s hard to imagine Phoenix society without Lois LeMarr. She represented the quintessence of style, grace and philanthropy for many years. She had the ability to enter a room and steal the spotlight from everyone else and didn’t even know it. Some people are blessed with beauty, grace, sensibility and blinding style. I think everyone would agree that this description is the perfect fit to one of
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La Dolce Vita
By Bill Dougherty
Welcome back! Now that we have resumed publishing once a month from October to May, I’m hoping that things don’t get as crazy as they have for the last several years, when we published bi-monthly. Anyway, things have already gotten off to a huge start this season. We’ve already managed to cover a few events in late September. However, I still feel after 21 years of doing this that it’s still too HOT! Nothing needs to start until late October. I can say that, after all I have tenure. You get the picture. I also pray that dog-piling events on the
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same weekends will cease. There’s plenty of time for everyone. There was a time when charities would check with each other on their respective events to make sure they weren’t landing on the same day. It was a courtesy. I can dream, right? Two huge milestones took place this summer while you all slathered Bain de Soleil on your tanned-to-smithereens bodies in San Diego. Two of our very favorite Trendsetters celebrated huge accomplishments. Beth McDonald of 99.9 KEZ and the Valley’s favorite radio personality, celebrated 30 years on the air. To know Beth, is to love her. Her sense of humor, wit and dedication to our community are unparalleled. She has been a tremendous asset to this publication as well as the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF), for decades. She along with her husband Mike Biehler are always there to lend their support and we are forever grateful to both. I was first introduced to Beth along with the much-missed and much-adored Bill Austin 20 years ago at a Scottsdale Artist’s School gala. I know Bill is up in heaven looking down on Beth and the fine things she continues to do for her listeners and the community alike. Congratulations Beth!
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Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope For many who lived during the extreme violence and political upheaval of Brazil in the 1960s, art must have seemed like a luxury. Paulo Bruscky found artistic expression no luxury: it was a necessity. To him it was the last hope for a world marked by social injustice and struggle against political oppression.
In addition to his work as a poet, maker of artist’s books, inventor, performance artist, photographer and filmmaker, Bruscky was a pioneer of mail art in Latin America as well as the world. He mailed artworks all over the globe, turning these works into devices for demanding political change around the loss of civil liberties in Brazil. Mail art is a form of communication between artists
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who exchange artworks via international postal networks without any expectation of financial gain. This phenomenon first began in New York in the late 1950s. His works manifest a passion and a determination to keep resisting, to keep fighting, delivering a promise that even in the worst of times; art remains an undefeatable last hope. The Paulo Bruscky exhibit will be on view October 1 – November 2 at the museum located at 1625 N. Central Ave. Call 602.257.1222 or visit www.phxart.org. Homage to Klebinikov I
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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 19 Another longtime media maven, the beautiful and mysterious Diane Ryan, decided to retire after 31 years on the air as a news anchor and reporter at Fox 10 news. And that should make husband, Robert Hollinger happy. Diane, who sits on our TCF board, is often seen and not heard, which adds more intrigue to her mystery. She’s also one of the smartest ladies I’ve met. For the last 31 years she was “up and at ‘em” before the birds began to sing. You might also remember that Diane was one of the very first female anchors in our Valley. She paved the way for hundreds of women in her field and she did it all with style, sophistication and grace. While we will miss her stunning presence on-air, we are delighted to have Diane remain so very active with the Trends Charitable Fund. Congratulations Diane!
to realize seconds later, it was my vagina!” I roared! When I asked her about the titanic falling out with Johnny Carson, she did say that she regretted her actions. However, she was quick to point out that when her husband Edgar Rosenberg committed suicide in 1987, Johnny should have called her. “After all they were friends long before we were ever married.” She also said, “When Dino Martin was killed in a fighter jet, one of the first calls Dean Martin received was from his former stage partner Jerry Lewis. And they hadn’t spoken in more than 2 decades.” I thought that was a very interesting and telling comment about Mr. Carson, a man who so many Americans held so close to their hearts for decades. Having had the displeasure of interviewing him, I was not the least bit surprised by Ms. River’s comments. Remember, appearances can be deceiving.
Like many of you I was devastated by the untimely death of comedian Joan Rivers. Thanks to Trendsetter Lisa Henry Holmes, I was given an opportunity to interview the legendary lady, less than a month after purchasing Trends 14 years ago. I had interviewed Johnny Carson when I was a reporter for the publication back in 1994. Let’s just say he was less than courteous. I’ll never forget how mean he looked. He blew cigarette smoke in my face throughout the interview and when it was over, he simply got up and walked away. No handshake, no thank you, no anything. Unbelievable! Joan Rivers, on the other hand, was hysterical. When I asked her how her day was going she replied, “Awful, I got up this morning and stepped into my bunny slippers only
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Spotlight on Heard Museum Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, on view at the Heard Museum from Oct. 25, 2014, to Jan. 11, 2015, presents a comprehensive array of drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures from an important American Indian modernist. The exhibition surveys the prolific career of Chippewa artist George Morrison (1919–2000), a distinctive and wellloved artist whose works bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection and draw from his physical and spiritual homelands – speaking to both American urban settings and to the solitude of Northern Minnesota. “The Heard Museum is proud to showcase the work of George Morrison, who has transcended the ‘Indian artist’ genre to be recognized as one of the great 20th-century American Modernist artists,” says James Pepper Henry (Kaw/Muscogee Creek), director and CEO of the Heard Museum. “Morrison’s influence has been felt even at the White House, where his work ‘Red Totem,’ one of several pieces from our museum collection, was on display during the Clinton administration.” The Heard is one of five institutions across the country showing Modern Spirit before the exhibition closes in May 2015, and “Red Totem” will be included in the Heard’s showing.
generations of viewers, including younger artists. His later paintings especially are imbued with what he called inherent Indian values, affirming the importance of place." Modern Spirit spans the entire breadth of Morrison’s oeuvre, from early figurative drawings and Regionalist paintings of the 1940s to monumental abstract landscapes and wood sculptures of the 1970s onward. Many of the works in the exhibition draw from Morrison’s early career in New York, Providence, and Provincetown and refer to important art historical movements such as Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Modern Spirit also presents Morrison’s works from the 1970s to the 1990s, which were inspired in part by the artist’s home on the north shore of Lake Superior. This body of work includes line drawings on colored papers, sketches of constellations over Lake Superior, and several painting of forms breaking up in front of the abstracted shoreline. In terms of technique, these later paintings – quiet, lyrical, and meditative – synthesize Impressionism with Expressionism, while retaining the artist’s trademark representation of nature, land and the horizon.
Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison is organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Arts Midwest with the Plains Art Museum. The exhibition and its national tour are supported by corporate sponsor Ameriprise Financial and foundation sponsor Henry Luce Foundation. Major support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the generous contributions of individuals across the Midwest. The Heard is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.252.8848 or www.heard.org.
The core of this retrospective issues from one of the largest and most important collections of Morrison’s artwork in the country, the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, Minn. Some of these pieces were lent for a two-person show with Allan Houser that helped inaugurate the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. in September 2004. Supplemental works are borrowed from important private and public collections of Morrison’s work throughout the country. The exhibition is curated by W. Jackson Rushing III, Adkins presidential professor of art history and Mary Lou Milner Carver chair in Native American Art at the University of Oklahoma. "George Morrison was both a major American modernist and an influential Indian artist,” says Rushing, “whose beautiful images and objects have inspired
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‘Dark Shadows on DVD’ By Bill Dougherty In 1966 Dan Curtis, together with some of the sharpest minds in the world of daytime television, got together and created something considered so brilliant, that it would become a cult classic as well as a number one rated soap opera. The initial story centered on a beautiful governess Victoria Winters, who arrives in Collinsport, Maine to a less than warm reception. Her employer Elisabeth Stoddard, shrouded in mystery, has not left the family mansion Collinwood in 18 years. Elizabeth’s brother Roger prefers to run the family’s vast fishing empire, rather than tend to his troubled young son David. David is Victoria’s new charge. Although the serial gets off to a slow start, it gains ground in the first half of the second season with the mysterious arrival of Laura Collins. Believed to be reincarnated from centuries past, Laura is fixated on abducting her son David from her estranged husband Roger... She is obsessed with fire and also has the ability to burn alive anyone who stands in her way. The show starts to attract viewers and takes on a gothic and supernatural twist. With the departure of Laura Collins later that season, the show again plummets in the ratings. It is at that moment that producer Dan Curtis decides to bring a haunting drawing room painting of distant English cousin Barnabas Collin to life. Tall and handsome, Barnabas arrives in Collinsport. He too is perhaps reincarnated from another century. He also happens to be a vampire! The show skyrockets to number one, where it remains. By 1971, the serial has moved from black and white to living color and the cast has time-traveled and assumed various additional roles throughout the show’s run. By this time, the Federal government has decided to halt tobacco on-air advertising, from which the show benefited generously. Dan Curtis believes he has done everything he can do with the serial. He ends it that fall.
A firestorm of letter writing campaigns ensued. People picket ABC studios in New York. Joann Woodward and Paul Newman, religious viewers of the show, meet with Mr. Curtis to try to obtain the serial’s rights. The producers refuse to budge. As Dan Curtis later says, “I’d rather go out on the top then be kicked off the bottom.” The serial is also said to be the inspiration for the Doors' song “Light My Fire”. Jim Morrison in his short life becomes obsessed with the show as well. So is Roman Polanski whose 1968 film, The Fearless Vampire Killers, shows many similarities. Viewers are devastated by its cancelation. In the early 1990s the show was resurrected for prime time but only lasted a short time. Johnny Depp, another Dark Shadows zealot, brought the serial to the big screen last year, where it performed badly as well. For the first time since 1966, the entire serial is viewable on DVD. The collection arrives in a coffin. Many argue that it was the most brilliant program to ever air on television. Now everyone will have the chance to weigh in.
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Otro Café By Laurie Florence-Manucci This unassuming place is tucked into a strip mall on 7th St. and Bethany Home in the growing and popular dining hotspot of Central Phoenix. It is a gem and actually, very easy to miss, but once you find it you won’t make the mistake of missing it ever again! What’s really great about this restaurant is that it uses all local and fresh ingredients. The translation for Otro is “Other” and you will taste and experience lots of other flavors that many restaurants simply cannot capture. It is a very welcoming spot with a small front patio and an open kitchen. It is relatively small but cozy and has a mural on the outside wall of the adjacent building. This was actually my fifth time to Otro as the other times I simply did not want to be in “Review Mode” and was there to simply enjoy the absolutely delicious chunky guacamole topped with cojito cheese and the best sangrias I have ever had. They are homemade with chunks of fresh fruit in them. They currently are serving a white sangria only but when the seasons change they switch back to a red one. They are both equally good whether you prefer white or red wine. I just wish they offered both all year round! Chef Doug Robson of Gallo Blanco at the Clarendon Hotel has created a masterpiece in this neighborhood spot. Born and raised just outside Mexico City, Robson moved to San Antonio (my hometown) before coming to the Valley. The Valley seems to be quite the spot for “tacos” but Otro nails them all. The shrimp tacos with spicy marinated grilled shrimp and slaw, the tender and juicy rib eye tacos with citrus and topped with guacamole and the al pastor with chunks of pineapple and tomatillo salsa are devine. Other menu items not to be missed are Mexican Paella made in an iron skillet with chicken, pork and vegetables and the exquisite Pollo mole negro. This is their wood grilled chicken with house made mole and arroz frito served with tortillas. They also have cerviche, salads, tortas, burritos and enchiladas. I must admit I wasn’t a fan of the enchiladas but being from San Antonio, I prefer a more Tex-Mex kind of enchiladas so these were a little too “gourmet” for me. You would have to experiment with the different enchilada sauces available. I ordered the verde sauce but they also have a ranchera sauce. To me it tasted more like a salsa as opposed to a traditional enchilada sauce. There really is no cheese on top and I could barely taste the cheese on the inside either. The tortilla itself was kind of soggy. So with all of the other wonderful items on the menu I would suggest you forgo the enchiladas. They also have a chicken soup that looks somewhat like a Vietnamese Pho soup with light chicken broth, rice noodles, snow peas, basil, cilantro, mint, salsa Vietnam and is gluten free. Being that it was 110 degrees outside I thought I would pass and wait till winter but I can hardly wait to try it! Another nice thing about this restaurant is that they serve breakfast all day. They have chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, omelets, burritos and even flap jacks! All in all, I have not visited his original restaurant Gallo Blanco but this sister restaurant has a lot of charm, excellent food and the guacamole, sangria and carna asada are not to be missed! Otro Café is located at 6035 N. 7th St., Phoenix. 602.266.0831 or visit the website at www.otrocafe.com
Weekends at Jade Boasting a new design, a major expansion, and an only-in-Arizona craft cocktail concept, Jade Bar is a hot gathering spot for locals and Sanctuary guests. Upon entering through a portico of macassar ebony, patrons will find their eyes drawn to a 30-foot-long, dramatically backlit drink rail of authentic jade onyx. Equally magnificent is the multi-leveled ceiling, with aged bronze metal beams and tiers of recessed lighting centered over the drink rail, bar and lounge. The ceiling also reveals hints of the original wood from the resort's 1940s origins as the John Gardiner Tennis Ranch. Along the north face, a cantilevered floor captures additional space, and ends in a curved, floor-to-ceiling glass wall for an unobstructed, spectacular vista of Paradise Valley below. Outdoors, the 850-square-foot, semi-enclosed patio features a dramatic gas-fired fireplace, builtin banquettes, and brand-new furnishings in Sanctuary's signature green accented with dark charcoal. A retractable fabric shade, misting system, and seasonal heaters create a comfortable climate for al fresco gatherings from early spring through late fall. Jade Bar is located at 5700 East McDonaldÂ Drive in Paradise Valley. ForÂ more information, visit the website at www. sanctaryoncamelback.com or call 480.948.2100. Happy Hour is offered daily from 4 until 7 p.m.
Brophy Mothers’ Guild Annual Fashion Show Brophy. They know they are supporting students who do as much IN the classroom as they do OUT of the classroom as Brophy students provide over 2,400 hours of volunteer service per month. Not surprisingly, Brophy alumni all around the world often continue their life of service, living their adult lives as men of conscience, competence and compassion, the Men for Others mantra they developed while at Brophy. The Brophy Mothers’ Guild annual Fashion Show will be held on Friday, November 14th at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel. As has been the custom since the Fashion Show was founded over 30 years ago, the proceeds from the show benefit Brophy College Preparatory's Financial Aid Fund which provides financial assistance to more than 20% of Brophy students who qualify with verified need. This year’s show features the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 Collection presented by Saks Fifth Avenue as well as men’s fashions provided by Brooks Brothers. Additional spirit wear will also be provided from Brophy Varsity Shop, Brophy Clubs and Sports. The chairs of this year’s events are Carol Brown and Angela Ducey. Why does the Fashion Show support Financial Aid? In all its colleges, universities, primary and high schools around the world, the Jesuit educational mission was founded to provide education to ALL students, regardless of their ability to pay, their race, religion or socio-economic status. Brophy receives financial aid support not only from all over the Valley but all over the world through the contributions of their alumni. During the 30 years of the Brophy Fashion Show’s existence, it has raised nearly $7 M with one hundred percent of the monies earmarked for assistance to students who qualify solely based upon verified need, which affords between 200-250 young men a quality Jesuit education at Brophy who otherwise might not be able to attend. What is unique about the Brophy Fashion Show? It's support. The Brophy Fashion Show is supported by an incredible valley-wide base of corporations, community leaders and friends who understand the value of a Brophy education because of its holistic approach; that is educating young male leaders who serve, educating their hearts, minds and souls. The partnership between individuals and businesses who invest in the lives of over 1,200 young men every year demonstrates the value of supporting hometown students. Brophy’s partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers is another outstanding feature of the show and demonstrates their strong corporate commitment to the Jesuit mission at
We asked some of our Brophy students what it means to them to be a Man for and with Others and we'd like to share just a couple of their responses with you.
"A Man for Others places his trust and dependence on the person next to them… giving faith and forgiveness to those who genuinely need help or those who can help evolve our perspective. In doing so, the Man for Others becomes a Man with Others, forming a supportive community where no talent is shunned, for the betterment of mankind. “ – Anthony Gutierrez, class of 2015
“A Man for Others can be answered easily through the grad at grad qualities (qualities Brophy strives to develop in every graduate at graduation); be open to growth, be committed to doing justice, be intellectually competent, be loving, be religious ... being a Man for Others is a lifestyle, not just a periodic thing.” – Matthew Figueroa, class of 2015
How does one support Brophy through the fashion show? Come! Anyone interested may attend. It will be a lovely afternoon of gorgeous fashions and spirited handsome young men taking to the runway. Tickets are available on the Brophy website at www.brophyprep.org. Individuals may also make direct tax deductible contributions and businesses may be interested in advertising in our full color program distributed to the 1,200 plus guests in attendance. Also, anyone may purchase a raffle ticket at the event or on the Brophy website as well. The raffle items include the opportunity to win $5,000 in cash along with several other amazing prizes. For more information please contact Carol Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.368.4055
‘Sharon Tate: Recollection’ by Debra Tate By Bill Dougherty On August 8th and 9th 1969 several people were stabbed, shot and bludgeoned to death in Bel-Air and Los Angeles by a band of hippies that would become known as the Manson family. Their victims included Steven Parent, a teen who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Coffee heiress Abigail Folger and her boyfriend, Polish playboy Wojciech Frykowski, internationally noted hair stylist Jay Seabring and actress Sharon Tate, who was 8 months pregnant. The next evening, wealthy supermarket chain owner Leno La Bianca and his equally successfully wife Rosemary were also killed by the family. They would call the O.J. Simpson case the trial of the century, however nothing lasted longer or cost taxpayers more than the Manson family trials. When the state of California overturned the death penalty in the early 1970s, things got even worse. Many of the murderers gave unnumbered print and televised interviews, wrote bestselling books, had children and received college degrees. By 1982 Doris Tate and her remaining daughters Patti and Debra decided they’d had enough! Together they enacted legislation that prevented convicted killers and their families from profiting from book sales, canceled conjugal prison visits and allowed the families of victims to meet face to face with killers on parole hearing
dates. They also helped to establish countless victim’s rights groups and educational awareness of prisoners’ rights while incarcerated. Although Mrs. Tate and her daughter Patti have both since perished, Debra Tate remains extremely active in their work, some 45 years after the heinous crimes shocked the world. Little has been written about Sharon Tate until now. Most books focused on the Manson family and their horrific crimes. Many considered the subject far too sensitive or had little access to Ms. Tate’s closely guarded photographs. Now Debra Tate has assembled a tremendous book showcasing her beautiful older sister. Many in tinsel town have contributed to the stunning book; even Sharon Tate’s widower, director Roman Polanski. This is a wonderful tribute to someone who was often referred to as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Debra Tate does an extraordinary job preserving her late sister’s memory as well.
Spotlight on SMoCA Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns is the first major survey of a generation of artists working in the violent and uncertain decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks to collect and reveal previously unreported information. They use legal procedures as well as traditional research methods and resources. The thirty-five artworks employ the tools of democracy to bear witness to attacks on liberty and to embrace democratic ideals, open government and civil rights. The exhibition title is a direct reference to Donald Rumsfeld’s eerie insight into our post 9/11 landscape. In 2002 he commented to the press corps: “[T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” His assertion, although obfuscatory, is both logical and rhetorically accurate. Works are presented that directly address citizens’ constitutional rights and the vast expansion of federal power. Many of the artists examine the complicity of both governmental and individual
actors in human rights violations. Others pry into the hidden institutional structures and economy of the United States intelligence community. Other subjects include Black Sites, the geographic sites of clandestine governmental operations. Still other artists testify to personal discrimination in the name of national security. The exhibition’s rich conceptual themes include secrecy and disclosure, violence, power, subterfuge, surveillance, territory, geography and the visible versus the hidden. Subjects range from classified military sites and reconnaissance satellites to border and immigration surveillance, terrorist pro filing to narcotics and human trafficking, illegal extradition flights to nuclear weapons. Covert Operations will include works by thirteen multidisciplinary visual artists and
collaboratives: Ahmed Basiony (Egypt), Thomas Demand (Germany), Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 (United States), Hasan Elahi (Bangladesh/United States), Harun Farocki (Germany [German-annexed Czechoslovakia]), David Gurman (United States), Jenny Holzer (United States), Trevor Paglen (United States), Jenny Perlin (United States), Anne-Marie Schleiner and Luis Hernandez Galvan (United States; Mexico), Taryn Simon (United States), David Taylor (United States) and Kerry Tribe (United States). SMoCA is located at 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale. 480.874.4666 or www.smoca.org.
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The Sound of Speed What is The Sound of Speed? The Sound of Speed is a world-premiere automobile show and concert on November 6, 2014, at 5 p.m. The Phoenix Symphony will rev its musical engines and shift into a new gear to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway in a creative collaboration with collector car experts, Barrett-Jackson, that mixes great music, fabulous cars and people who love both with an original multimedia performance entitled ‘The Sound of Speed.’ The whole family can enjoy this exciting event held during Veteran’s Day weekend. Who will be hosting the event? Barrett-Jackson and Phoenix International Raceway are presenting the event. Bringing this event to life are inaugural co-chairs Melani and Rob Walton, Carolyn and Craig Jackson and Nan and C.A. Howlett; who are busy creating an unforgettable experience for our community, especially our veterans. How are you supporting Veterans at the event? This evening kicks off PIR’s Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Series during Veteran’s Day weekend. We have a patriotic musical salute honoring the Armed Forces during the concert. Many generous companies and individuals have sponsored “Tickets for the Troops” to give free tickets to veteran and active military groups. Tell us more about the night’s three events wrapped into one. The evening starts on 3rd Street, which will be closed to create “Pit Road,” presented by Barrett-Jackson, where dozens of stunning collector cars – including remarkable racecars – will be the main attraction. Festive, fun and casual, Pit Road also will feature
food trucks and music. A VIP reception will take place with current and past NASCAR drivers. The evening then rolls into Symphony Hall, where guests will experience an electrifying multimedia event – ‘The Sound of Speed’ concert, conducted by Larry Blank. Who are your featured guests? Hall of Fame NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace will be guest conductor and “Dukes of Hazzard” star Tom Wopat will be the master of ceremonies for the concert. In addition, NASCAR personalities will make appearances at the VIP reception prior to the concert. How can people support or attend the event? Single tickets to the concert ($50-$99) and Pit Road street festival ($10) are sold separately, so people can attend one or both parts of the evening. We have an array of sponsorship opportunities and VIP tickets available for purchase beginning at $500. You can also choose to help sponsor “Tickets for the Troops.” How did the partnership between PIR, Barrett-Jackson and The Phoenix Symphony come about?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway. This celebratory occasion “sparked” the idea of an event around cars, racing and music. Known not only for the world’s greatest collector car auctions but also for its longtime dedication to local charities, Barrett-Jackson was a natural partner for this unique event. What makes this fundraising event different than others in the Valley? This groundbreaking event marks the first partnership between NASCAR, the collector car realm and the orchestral world. All proceeds benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s educational programs. What do you hope to accomplish at The Sound of Speed event? Our goal is to create an entirely original evening, blending the excitement of racing and the elegance of classic cars with the fun, pop music about cars and speed. This special evening brings together race fans, music lovers of every age and honors the service of our veterans and active military. Visit our website, soundofspeed.org, or call The Phoenix Symphony at 602.452.0425.
Moondance at the Heard Tell us what can attendees expect? A beautiful evening under the stars (and moon) in our iconic courtyard. The food will be outstanding – catered by Arizona Taste and the entertainment lively and fun – lead by the band Mogollon. We have an exciting raffle of a Jesse Monongya Ranger belt and a silent auction with fabulous estate items from our vault. The Heard is celebrating 85 years – is there anything special planned for this year’s Moondance? To be celebrating 85 years is wonderful! The Heard has taken its role seriously as an important and relevant Valley institution. We are excited this year to be honoring all the past Presidents of the Board of Trustees including Ed Lowry and many others. We are thrilled that many will be present at this special event. This year our chairs are Leland Peterson and Sue Navaran.
How many years has Moondance been around? This is the 14th year of this wonderful event. Where does the money go? To support the educational programming for the Museum
presents the best of our permanent collection and Away from Home: The American Indian Boarding School Experience dramatically presents an important chapter in the more recent history of American Indians. We have a fantastic slate of exhibitions and events this year. We will be featuring artists such as George Morrision, Charles Loloma, and a fascinating and fun exhibition titled Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art which will be open during the holidays in time for Superbowl week. For more information visit: www.heard.org/event/moondance. To purchase tickets, please contact Rebecca Simpson at RSimpson@Heard.org
Tell us what is happening at the Heard today? In addition to our ongoing exhibits, Home: Native People in the Southwest
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Scottsdale’s Wood Fired Italian Pie By Tara Farnsworth It’s likely you’ve passed this quaint pizzeria many times & if you haven’t stopped in for the mouth-watering wood fired Italian pie, you absolutely must. The modest interior is cozy with church pews for seating and an
old Mexico feel with refurbished doors as tabletops. When available, the essentials are local & organic, the hard cheeses imported from Italy, salads & vegetables amazing & the house mozzarella is bound to become your newest obsession ... The ingredients are simple but packed with quality & flavor. Outdoor seating makes for an inviting dining experience. Whether it’s date night, out with friends or an informal family dinner, you will discover IL Bosco restaurant highly gratifying. When you arrive, say hello to proprietor & chef, Bill Forrest ... He’s humble, approachable & a fantastic cook. IL Bosco Pizza is located at 7120 E. Becker Lane in Scottsdale. Visit the website at www.ilboscopizza.com or call 480.335.8680.
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What does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul do? Since 1946, we have fed, clothed, housed and healed individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. Also we provide opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need. Our programs include charity dining rooms, healthcare for the uninsured, thrift stores, emergency food boxes, transitional housing, and rental and utility assistance. What’s your role in the organization? As the Chief Development Officer, it’s my role to tell stories that inspire people to get involved and to make a difference in the life
of someone else. Fortunately, those stories are everywhere at St. Vincent de Paul: the young girl who finally learned to read in our Family Dining Room with the help of a volunteer or the single mom who got her teeth fixed in our Dental Clinic and now proudly smiles from the front desk at her new job. When people are inspired to make a gift or to share their time, it changes their life too. To share in those transformational moments is a privilege. How is SVdP funded? Most funds come from contributions of all sizes made by individuals and families in our community. We also receive funding from grants and donations from corporations and businesses. There are still people who don’t know about the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit that provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, up to $400 for a couple, on their Arizona state income tax return. Tax returns do not need to be itemized to claim the credit. And with the credit, your donation costs you nothing.
What is the Restoring Hope Breakfast? The breakfast is an inspiring and moving event where we share the stories of people whose lives have been transformed through St. Vincent de Paul’s help and encouragement. It’s our largest and most important annual fundraising event and a significant source of funding for our programs. When is the Restoring Hope Breakfast held? This year’s breakfast is on Friday, November 21 at the Arizona Biltmore. The breakfast is free, however there will be an opportunity for people to share their many blessings with those in need. To receive an invitation, please contact Dixye at 602.850.6999 or send an email to email@example.com. Seating is limited, so a reservation is required. More information at www.stvincentdepaul.net.
Fix. Adopt. Save Fix. Adopt. Save. is a threeyear campaign to tackle pet overpopulation in Maricopa County. In 2012, nearly 90,000 animals entered the shelter system, and about half did not get out alive. After less than a year of this campaign, in 2013 intake dropped by nearly 5,000 animals and 55 percent got out alive. The campaign brings together seven local animal welfare groups, the Alliance for Companion Animals, to increase adoptions, spay/neuter services and fostering, while raising awareness about our homeless animal problem. Heather Sheston is a project manager and answered a few questions for us about the effort. What types of events do you have coming up? One event that’s coming up is our Pittie Party in conjunction with Pit Bull Awareness Month in October. We will have our Honorary Pittie Committee of established community figures representing their loving pit bulls on the Pittie Committee. We will offer
spay/neuter and adoption specials for the pit bulls at several locations across the Valley. For more information on our upcoming events and the Pittie Party, visit www.fixadoptsave.org. When one person adopts, fosters or spay/neuters a pet, what are they doing for the community? They save two lives, the one they adopted and the one that takes its place. When people spay or neuter animals, whether they are owned or stray, they are helping reduce the pet overpopulation problem in Maricopa County. How can the community help if they cannot adopt or foster a pet? The first and simplest way to get involved with our campaign is to take our Community Commitment Pledge online and spread the word. Or, you can donate to our cause and help us get more pets fixed, treated and adopted. $25 helps spay/neuter dogs and cats in Maricopa County; $50 helps foster additional kittens through our shelter systems; $100 helps dogs receive much needed medical and behavioral treatment. Visit www.fixadoptsave.org for more information on our programs and upcoming events.
Girls Scouts’ Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards The 20th annual Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards luncheon celebrates achievements by women and girls in the community who represent the principles of Girl Scouting. The awards ceremony is planned for November 15 at the Arizona Biltmore and is open to the public. Lisa Urias, who is this year’s chair, tells Trends all about this event and why it is special to her. Tell us about Women and Young Women of Distinction and why it was established. The event is really two-fold. On one hand, it is a glimpse into the impact Girl Scouting has in our community. The honorees have taken Girl Scout values like courage, leadership and service, and are using them to transform our world. It is also an opportunity for Girl Scout alumnae to reconnect with their troop or other former Girl Scouts. Why are you chairing Women and Young Women of Distinction? I was the recipient of the Promise Award last year and serving as the Chair has been an excellent opportunity to give back.
Although I wasn’t a Girl Scout, being able to volunteer through Girl Scouts has been a great way for me to help teach girls to live by the principles that were instilled in me as a child. Why should people attend Women and Young Women of Distinction? First and foremost, to support our current and future female leaders. Girls represent our greatest under-utilized talent pool with the greatest potential to positively impact our future. How will the money that is raised benefit Girl Scouts? This luncheon is the only major council-wide fundraising event held by the Girl Scouts and will fund expansion of the council’s offerings from the cost of membership and providing girl programs to volunteer training. What is the biggest misconception about Girl Scouts? Often, when people think about Girl Scouts, they think of crafts, camps, and cookies. But the organization is really about developing future leaders of this country. You can get more info about the event and purchase tickets at: www.girlscoutsaz.org/wywd.
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The Veterans Medical Leadership Council’s Heroes Patriotic Luncheon Chair is Rita Brock-Perini, who is Vice-President of the VMLC. The Luncheon will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom. What is special about the VMLC Heroes Patriotic Luncheon? This is a once a year event at which the VMLC and the Phoenix community have the opportunity to honor military personnel who serve or have served in our nation’s armed forces. The luncheon is VMLC’s fundraiser which generates funds to support programs that directly impact our troops and Veterans.
What is the VMLC and how does one become a member? The VMLC is a group of community volunteers, who are wartime Veterans dedicated to helping returning troops and Veterans of all US conflicts receive quality medical and mental health care and rehabilitation they need to resume civilian life. For membership information please see our website at www.arizonavmlc.org.
How will the funds raised at the Luncheon be used? The VMLC funds and manages the VMLC Returning Warrior Program, which offers a safety net for returning troops and Veterans of other US conflicts, who need financial assistance with basic human needs that fall outside the Veterans Medical Center guidelines. All requests for assistance are vetted by Social Workers at the VA Medical Center.
Plans for this year’s Luncheon? Our event program will include honoring five military Veterans, who have served in the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, and the US Air Force. They will represent their comrades of many US Conflicts. Our Honorary Chairman is David McIntyre, President & CEO, Triwest Healthcare Alliance, and our Keynote Speaker will be Tech. Sgt. Matthew Slaydon, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, US Air Force (Ret), Wounded Warrior, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Why do you continue to chair the Luncheon? As a Vietnam Veteran of the US Air Force (Nurse Corps), I am dedicated to assuring that no US troops ever return to American soil, and experience the indifference by the public, which Vietnam Veterans experienced when they returned home. For more information visit: www.arizonavmlc.org. For sponsor opportunities call Jan Sproat at 602.618.0205.
Board of Visitors Who attends The Board of Visitors Fashion Show Luncheon? Many long time supporters of The Board of Visitors attend the Fashion Show Luncheon as well as family and friends of the Flower Girls who will be presented at the 100th Annual Charity Ball in the spring. Does this event have a theme? The title of our Fashion Show every year is “Stepping Out in Style.” Our logo is a shoe and its color scheme changes each year. This year our theme is “Mad about Plaid”. We encourage all who attend to wear plaid! Beautiful centerpieces with a traditional twist will be available for sale. Who is featured in the Fashion Show? The 61st Annual Fashion Show will highlight our 2015 Flower Girls in Dillard’s finest holiday fashions. The Flower Girls, whom are high school seniors, choose their own clothing from Dillard’s. Grandchildren of BOV members and professional models also take to the runway in generous support of our community efforts. Who are the recipients of the Fashion Show proceeds? The Board of Visitors supports projects that reflect its mission, serving the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. They look for organizations that positively affect lives in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area and have
long-term impact and perspective. The BOV has contributed over $18 million to local charities since inception. 2014 Board of Visitors’ Grant Recipients Arizona Literacy and Learning Center; Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix; Central Arizona Shelter Services; Circle the City; Defenders of Children; Desert Mission, Inc.; Dignity Health, BRAINS Clinic; Foundation for Blind Children; Gabriel's Angels; Homeward Bound; Horses Help; The Neighborhood Christian Clinic; UMOM-New Day Centers; Valley of the Sun YMCA Mary Ann Sheely and Sally Guenther, 61st Annual Fashion Show Luncheon Co-Chairmen. The luncheon will be held at the Arizona Biltmore on Saturday, December 13th. For more information please contact www.boardofvisitors.org or 602.235.9554.
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THE COUPLE McKenna Anne Wesley of Scottsdale Joseph David Bruner of Phoenix MEET THE PARENTS Susie and Tim Wesley David and Marsha Bruner NUPTIALS Held outdoors at The Club at Silverleaf RECEPTION Dinner reception at the Club at Silverleaf THE RING Designed by the Groom THE FLOWERS Teonna's Floral Designs THE WEDDING PLANNER Amy Mancuso THE BRIDAL GOWN Vera Wang Couture THE PHOTOGRAPHER Renee Clancy Photography THE HONEYMOON Cruised the Caribbean SOMETHING DIFFERENT % McKenna attended Xavier College Prep, while Joseph attended Brophy College Pre at the same time, yet never met until 2010 when McKenna returned from modeling in Los Angeles.
Bridesmaid Ashley Campbell sang a beautiful rendition of "Gentle on My Mind" in honor of her father, Glen Campbell, who was unable to attend the wedding.
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