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  • July 24, 2014

Ladue News: Society Photos

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Mike Shannon’s 75th Birthday Celebration

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  • Mike Shannon celebrated his 75th birthday at his restaurant, Mike Shannon’s Steak and Seafood with family and friends. A true St. Louis legend, Mike was overheard saying, “The dear lord only gives you so many days so might as well live each day to the fullest!” And that is exactly what he did as he circulated the room thanking each and everyone for coming to celebrate his special day. Spotted in the crowd were Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, Bill DeWitt III President of the St. Louis Cardinals, hall of famer, Whitey Herzog and his wife Mary Lou, hall of famer, Red Schoendienst, KMOX sportscaster Mike Claiborne, sports announcer Jay Randolph, president of the St. Louis Sports Commission Frank Viverito and former Mayor of Sauget, Illinois, Rich Sauget.
  • 7/17/2014
  • Album ID: 1826144
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

The Arts and Education Council Hosts a Night at the Opera

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  • The Arts and Education Council, the St. Louis region’s United Arts Fund, hosted an event at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for members of the Arts and Education Council’s Chairman’s Circle and special guests. The evening included a wine reception and dinner on the East Lawn Pavilion at the Loretto-Hilton Center before guests experienced The Magic Flute, Mozart’s most enchanting masterpiece, directed and designed by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi and conducted by Jane Glover. The fifth annual Night at the Opera event was generously underwritten by Barbara B. Goodman, A&E board member. Remarks were made by Cynthia A. Prost, president of the Arts and Education Council; Terry Good, A&E board chair; and Timothy O’Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, gave a behind-the-scenes overview of Opera Theatre’s 2014 production of The Magic Flute.
  • 7/1/2014
  • Album ID: 1819784
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Craft on Tap

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  • Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, hosted CRAFT ON TAP, its 50th birthday bash. The event took place at its Delmar Loop Gallery. The event included crafting stations, and several food trucks including Katie Keller and Cherish Patterson operator’s of’2 Girls, 4 Wheels’, a renowned St. Louis foodie favorite. Inside the exhibition, select art from students and artists were on display with many of the artists on site to explain their works of art. Local artist, Sandy Kaplan featured her piece, ‘Chance Encounters’; a clay fired 3-D picture portraying bus riders from the 1930s. Artist, Katie Bensky was featured with her piece 'Lila'; a clay and bronze sculpted image of her daughter. Executive Director, Boo McLoughlin, Board Chair Tim Flynn, and Director of Exhibitions, Stefanie Kirkland were on site to assist with the artists and their exhibitions. At the Craft Alliance, classes and workshops are offered throughout the year, providing a welcoming environment for creation of and education about contemporary craft in the St. Louis region to both the beginner as well as the advanced.
  • 6/27/2014
  • Album ID: 1819602
  • Photos by David Anderson

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog Luncheon

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  • The American Kennel Club of Missouri held its luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac recently. Featured guest speaker was fashion designer Hutton Wilkinson who spoke about the history of dogs through the ages and dogs that have inspired him to create his jewelry collection pieces. Through this luncheon, it is their hope to increase the awareness and visitation of this St. Louis treasure by expanding the offering of educational programs through the money raised. The American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of The Dog is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog for the purposes of education, historical perspective, aesthetic enjoyment and in order to enhance the appreciation for and knowledge of the significance of the dog and the human-canine relationship. Luncheon Chairperson was Veronica McDonnell. Honorary co-chairs were Mary-Randolph Ballinger, Ann Liberman and Mary Lee Hermann.
  • 6/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1817654
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Hall of Famer Lou Brock celebrates 75th Birthday!

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  • Hall of Famer Lou Brock had a surprise 75th birthday celebration recently at Norwood Hill Country Club. Guests were invited to sip on special red cocktails while waiting for the guest of honor to arrive. It was a surprise indeed when Lou swung open the doors to a crowd of friend and family who wished him a happy birthday and sang to him. Then it was on to dinner where his granddaughters, Darian Brock played piano and Alivia Brock sang to their grandfather. Among those in attendance were well wishers announcer and hall of famer Mike Shannon, former Cardinals player Ted Savage, Michael McMillan president of Urban League of Metro St. Louis, Ameren’s Missy and Richard Mark, Cardinals owners John and Ellen Wallace, Joe and Jeanne Abernathy who is Vice President of Busch Stadium Operations and hall of famer and pal Red Schoendienst. Diane’s Scoop: In order for Jackie, Lou’s wife to get Lou Brock to come to his surprise birthday party, she made up a story is which Lou thought he was standing in for our towns Sam Fox who could not make a dinner engagement on behalf of Old Newsboys, a charity that both are very much involved in. Of course Lou Brock said he would pinch hit for the cause! Next month Michael McMillan president of Urban League of Metro St. Louis will be attending the National Urban League convention. While there he will be celebrating his birthday by having dinner with the fabulous singer, entertainer Chaka Kahn! Lisa and Mike Walsh are very proud parents of recently graduated son, Kevin Walsh from University of Dayton who already has a job in IT in Chicago! Lee Donia Hay, Lou’s sister in law who is also 75 says she stays in such great condition by doing lawn work. Red Schoendienst said he just came from the baseball game and rushed over to the birthday celebration because he doesn’t want to miss a thing, especially Lou’s birthday! The publisher of St. Louis Post Dispatch Ray Farris and his wife Pam share the same date of Lou Brock’s Birthday only it’s their wedding anniversary and they have been married for 31 blissful years! Mike Shannon says that one of Lou Brock’s many accomplishments was that he stole 938 bases in his career without ever landing on the disabled list! That is quite an accomplishment indeed! Here’s to our town’s hall of famer Lou Brock, may you have many more happy birthdays!
  • 6/24/2014
  • Album ID: 1817393
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson


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