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    1. Scenes From the Party at Ground Zero

      Scenes From the Party at Ground Zero
      Over the years, ground zero has been a site of sorrow and of anger, but early this morning it was filled with jubilant New Yorkers who had poured out of their apartments upon hearing that Osama bin Laden, the man whose diabolical vision ended and upended so many lives at the World Trade Center nearly ten years ago, had finally been brought to justice. Waving American flags, singing patriotic songs, and chanting "USA!," they came to share a spontaneous moment of revelry with friends and, more important, complete strangers. Read more posts by Dan Amira Filed Under: osama bin killed ...
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    2. Local Artists Craft Decor For Brooklyn Museum\'s Annual Ball [new York]

      Local Artists Craft Decor For Brooklyn Museum\'s Annual Ball [new York]
      After last year's interactive feast, the Brooklyn Museum turned the tables on the Brooklyn Ball again by bringing in local artists to design an engaging environment through site-specific installations and tabletop centerpieces. The art institution's annual gala, which furnished the museum's Great Hall and Beaux-Arts Court with fabric canopies, large-scale video projections, x-ray prints, and other curious objects, gathered more than 600 guests, including honorary co-chairs Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler, designer Cynthia Rowley, and retiring Brooklyn Museum chair Norman M. Feinberg.
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    3. Sponsors Play Supporting Role to Stars at \'Us Weekly\'s\' Hot Hollywood Party [los Angeles]

      For the most part, guests of Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood party know what to expect from the magazine’s biannual event: a celebrity-packed celebration in a new Hollywood venue. Last night’s party did not disappoint, as guests—including "Style Icon of the Year" honoree Jessica Simpson, as well as style winners Hayden Panettiere and Lauren Conrad (a repeat winner, for those keeping count)—converged at Hollywood club Eden.   “It’s definitely part of the requirement to book the latest club—the kind being written about in the pages of Us—for this event,” said Cara Kleinhaut of Caravents ...
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      Mentions: CORT
    4. Lunchtime Concert Brings Green Vendors, 1,000 guests to Rose Kennedy Greenway [BOSTON]

      In the spirit of Earth Day, solar-powered radio station 92.5 the River hosted a free, lunchtime concert on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on April 22. The lineup consisted of Martha's Vineyard-based jam band Entrain, BoDeans, and Colin Hay. The three-hour concert drew 1,000 attendees for an outdoor show underscored by sunny spring weather. The goal was to" bring Bostonians together to enjoy everything that’s great about the city on Earth Day, and to promote sustainability," said Hisham Fayed, the station's director of marketing and promotions. The concert, a celebration that launched last year on Earth ...
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      Mentions: New England
    5. In Its 10th Run, Tribeca Film Festival Expands Presence With More Community-Focused Activities [new York]

      In Its 10th Run, Tribeca Film Festival Expands Presence With More Community-Focused Activities [new York]
      Conceived by actor Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff as a way to bring people and events back to Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11, the Tribeca Film Festival has always included free festivities for kids, families, and the surrounding community. And as the festival has grown over its 10-year run, so have the public screenings, fairs, and other activities. In addition to the annual Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, which take place on April 30, this year's lineup of community events includes the return of the Tribeca Drive-In, filmmaker discussions ...
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    6. One80 Grey Goose Lounge: Panoramic Views of Downtown Orlando From the New Amway  Center [ORLANDO]

      One80 Grey Goose Lounge: Panoramic Views of Downtown Orlando From the New Amway  Center [ORLANDO]
      Downtown Orlando’s Amway Center is home to one of the city’s newest outdoor venues. One80 Grey Goose Lounge sits atop the arena’s spire—180 feet above the ground—and offers a more-than-180-degree view of the downtown skyline. The lounge opened February 4.   The venue has 3,600 square feet of space, split about 50-50 inside and out. The folks at Church Street Entertainment, who operate several other downtown bars, have created a contemporary setting with lots of brushed aluminum, pastel lighting, whitewashed tile, and modern lounge seating.
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      Mentions: New England Miami
    7. Hommage Atelier: Upscale Men\'s Spa Offers Penthouse for Private Events, Entertaining [new York]

      Hommage Atelier: Upscale Men\'s Spa Offers Penthouse for Private Events, Entertaining [new York]
      Discreetly located in an unmarked building on busy Madison Avenue, Hommage Atelier by Julien Farel is a penthouse-level spa specifically geared toward men. The clubby Midtown site, a partnership between the Paris-based men's grooming brand Hommage and hairstylist Julien Farel, opened in March and is now offering its space for private events.
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      Mentions: MoMA
    8. ALS Charity Event Preview Screening on May 20 of "Season of a Lifetime, The Jeremy Williams Story"

      Endorphin Entertainment, FishEye Media Productions and Crossvale partner to document onscreen and online the inspirational story of Greenville High School football coach Jeremy Williams who has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Join Williams, his family and friends along with the players of the Greenville Patriots’ football team Friday, May 20 for an exclusive ALS charity event screening of the ...
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      Mentions: PBS Atlanta ABC News
    9. All-Clad Celebrates 40 Years With Seasonal Menu, Foodie-Friendly Scheduling [TORONTO]

      All-Clad Celebrates 40 Years With Seasonal Menu, Foodie-Friendly Scheduling [TORONTO]
      When All-Clad Cookware launched back in 1971, celebrity chefs realistically numbered in the ones (Julia Child), and an ingredient likely qualified as fresh if the jar it came in had just been opened. Clearly, things have changed. And when All-Clad set out to mark 40 years of creating cookware, the company's celebration reflected today's significantly heightened culinary consciousness. On April 13, the company gathered a select crowd of food and design media, chefs, architects, and interior designers at the Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom to celebrate the landmark anniversary and the launch of commemorative and new brushed stainless steel product ...
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    10. Dreamy Pediatric Oncology Group Gala Gets Silk Dancers, Upside-Down Cherry Blossom Trees [TORONTO]

      Dreamy Pediatric Oncology Group Gala Gets Silk Dancers, Upside-Down Cherry Blossom Trees [TORONTO]
      On April 9, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario hosted its 10th annual gala at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex. "Many of our guests have been attending the gala since the beginning," said communications and development officer Kelly Zorzi, adding that the greatest challenge of the planning process was "to come up with something fresh." Planners ultimately used a new, dream-inspired theme to revamp the gala's look and feel. Working with producer Melissa Haggerty of Spectacular Spectacular, event designer Bill Fulghum developed the "Reverie" theme. Filled with surrealistic tropes, the gala was meant to evoke "a dreamy or musing ...
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    11. Publicolor\'s Paint-Splattered Benefit Puts Students in Spotlight [new York]

      Publicolor\'s Paint-Splattered Benefit Puts Students in Spotlight [new York]
      On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. High School was transformed into a colorful and interactive party, dinner, and award ceremony for Publicolor’s "Stir, Splatter & Roll" event. The three-and-a-half hour affair, which once again put guests to work painting alongside teenagers from the nonprofit's art program, raised $955,000 from table and product sales, auction bids, and donations. In fact, the students were an integral part of the event, highlighting Publicolor's work with underprivileged schools and children. “The students of Publicolor participate in the entire event—they assist the team leaders throughout the painting process, staff the paint ...
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    12. Sweet Charity Fund-Raiser Cuts Attendance, Keeps 2010 Revenue [washington]

      Sweet Charity Fund-Raiser Cuts Attendance, Keeps 2010 Revenue [washington]
      The Heart of America Foundation and Albert Uster Imports returned to the Mandarin Oriental on Monday night for the 10th Sweet Charity fund-raiser, a dessert-focused event that raises money for books for local impoverished children. After experiencing overcrowding and long lines last year, with 1,000 people in attendance, organizers capped tickets sales at 800 and raised prices from $95 to $110 to recoup the revenue. “We took a look at other events in D.C., and, knowing the type of event this is and quality of chefs, we thought that we could be more competitive with our price and ...
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    13. Male Queen Elizabeth, Female Beatles Appear at Wonka Ball [CHICAGO]

      Male Queen Elizabeth, Female Beatles Appear at Wonka Ball [CHICAGO]
      "Kate Middleton and Prince William are tying the knot; Illinois recently passed civil unions. Join us as we celebrate our very own royal wedding," said the invite to the About Face Theatre's Wonka Ball, which took place Thursday. Each year, "the event changes drastically based on our theme," said executive director Jason L. Held. While past Wonka Balls have taken over raw venues, this year's ball took place at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ballroom, which was "chosen based on the luxurious and royal feel of the decor," Held said. English influence appeared in everything ...
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    14. 4 High-End Las Vegas Spas for Groups [las Vegas]

      4 High-End Las Vegas Spas for Groups [las Vegas]
      Treat a special client or help a stressed-out corporate group unwind in these high-end spas, which can work for corporate retreats or meeting breaks. 1. In the new CityCenter complex is the Vdara Hotel & Spa, where spa amenities include a fitness center and an 18,000-square-foot, bilevel spa with 11 treatment rooms and three relaxation lounges, including a coed meditation room. A 2,100-square-foot full-service salon offers services for both men and women.
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