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Harry Connick Jr. and Amb. of Monaco Maguy Maccario Doyle

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James Carville and Mary Matalin

NEW ORLEANS TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Sen. Mary Landrieu and French Amb. Gérard Araud

French Ambassador’s Residence | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL LES BONS TEMPS: French settlers founded New Orleans in 1718, so it is no surprise that plans for a tricentennial celebration are already well underway in a city where the influence of French language, culture and cuisine remain strong to this day. To get in on the action, the Embassy of France and the Consulate General of France in Louisiana hosted a reception at the French ambassador’s residence that served as a glamorous advance on festivities planned for a spectacular 300th birthday party. “You celebrate Mardi Gras, eat beignets and have delicious Sazerac cocktails,” Amb. Gerard Araud told guests before commending city residents on their “amazing resilience” after Hurricane Katrina and the “economic boom” now taking place there. “The Big Easy,” he added, will soon be “The Big Busy.”

Diane Rehm and Walter Isaacson

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Al Espinoza and Tom Ridge

Franco Nuschese and Leon Harris Bob Hisaoka, Dick Patterson and Christopher Ritzert

Tommy McFly

Laurie Strongin, UAE Amb. Yousef Al-Otaiba and Abeer Al-Otaiba and Allen Goldberg

HOPE FOR HENRY CELEBRITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT Pinstripes, Georgetown | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

Bret Baier

STRIKES FOR SMILES: Fox News anchor Bre Baier, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and radio host Tommy McFly were among the dozens of local glitterati who traded in formal duds for bowling shirts to hit the lanes at Hope for Henry’s first-ever celebrity bowling tournament. United Arab Emirates Amb. Youssef Al-Otaiba and his wife Abeer chaired the very un-Washington event, which raised funds for the charity’s comprehensive in-hospital program aimed at improving the lives of children fighting cancer and other serious illnesses at Children’s National and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Hope for Henry founder and executive director Laurie Strongin called the evening “a tremendous success,” noting that “Washington’s pre-eminent journalists, business leaders and politicians joined together to help us raise over $150,000 to make life better for D.C.’s sickest kids.”

Eun Yang and Spiderman

David Brooks and Carla Dirlikov

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