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The Wildflower Ball, to benefit the Brandywine Conservancy, was held at the Radnor Hunt clubhouse on Saturday, May, 18th. The next day the Radnor Hunt Races proceeded despite the misty, chilly weather. All proceeds from the Radnor Hunt Races directly support the Brandywine Conservancy's award-winning programs to preserve natural and cultural resources in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware. The Conservancy also operates the Brandywine River Museum. This Civil War era grist mill was converted into a modern museum. It is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of art by three generations of Wyeths and for its outstanding collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.
The Sofitel Hotel hosted a scotch whiskey tasting on Thursday, April 4th in their swanky bar, La Bourse. Several liquor companies were there, each with five to eight different kinds of scotch from different areas of the land of the kilt. Midway through, a bagpipe player piped his way through the bar, prompting the pourers to add an extra splash to our glasses. The Old Boys club was present, but so too, were some new inductees to the 80-proof club – a few young women made the scene lively and even chomped down on cigars at the bar with the old guard. Catch the next tastings every thursday in April - the 11th, 18th, and 25th.
Local jazz educator and mentor George Allen, radio personality David Dye, rapper Eve, jazz guitar legend Pat Martino, and rap artist and producer Jeff "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes were honored at the Philadelphia Chapter's 2nd Annual Heroes Awards on April 22nd for their contributions to the local music community. Soul singer Patti LaBelle was also presented with the first MusiCares Heart Award for her contributions in the fields of health and human services. Over 250 members of the creative community attended the event at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which featured several tribute performances. After thePhiladelphia All-Star High School Jazz Band opened the program with their upbeat jams, artists performed some of LaBelle's biggest hits.
The Art Alliance's 2002 Wetherill Ball was held Tuesday April 9, to honor Helen W. Drutt English with the Medal of Achievement and Jeffrey Gribler with the Award of Merit. Helen W. Drutt English is an internationally recognized authority in the field of contemporary crafts. Her gallery has been located in Philadelphia since 1973. For her tireless championing of the craft movement, Helen W. Drutt English has received many awards. Jeffrey Gribler has been with the Pennsylvania Ballet since 1975. More than 25 years later, Mr. Gribler retired as the Ballet's Principal Dancer, a position he had held since 1982. In his career, Mr. Gribler danced leading roles in numerous ballets by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, William Forsythe and Lar Lubovitch. Mr. Gribler danced leading roles in classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, and Romeo and Juliet.
Usona, Old City's uber-hip furniture store on Market between 2nd and 3rd held an appropriately cool reception on Monday, April 8th to celebrate the expansion of their showroom. Proprietors Kevin Burns and Igor were kept occupied all evening entertaining the steady flow of guests. Speaking of steady flow – we all enjoyed the wines and snacks provided by Fork restaurant.
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