(Community Matters) Brewster’s campaign has released the below YouTube video, of which Burnt Orange Report’s Phillip Martin says,
the video is clever. It is refreshing, and it is a fun, new way to look at the campaign. I think it shows that Brewster can frame this race well, it uses Lee’s own words (and not some third-party attacks) against him, and it shows Brewster speaking…boldly and wisely. McCracken clearly is one that does not want to hunker down and weather the storm. McCracken is ready to go full speed ahead, and move forward with aggressive/progressive 21st Century policies for a City that prides itself not only on being weird, but on being ahead of the curve.
disclosure: I serve on Mayor Pro Tem McCracken’s steering and finance committees
(Community Matters) Alexa Lange Wesner just sent me this picture from her luncheon last year for Michelle Obama – thanks!
with the First Lady
(Community Matters) Cliff Redd and company – especially co-chairs Candace Partridge & Eva Womack – certainly know how to throw parties. Thoroughly enjoyed last night’s event – the pre-event reception on the terrace, the dinner, the performances, backstage cocktail reception and terrace after party.
pre-event VIP reception on the terrace
Catalyst 8 co-founder, Tony Capasso & Alicia Jameson
Steven, Gary Cooper & Richard Hartgrove (First Anniversary Committee Member)
3M’s Russell Bridges (Long Center trustee) & Ralph Salinas
Long Center Founding Donors, Betty & Bill Nowlin
Larry Connelly, Betsy Harrad, James Armstrong
Larry crazy busy chairing Red, Hot & Soul
, Zach Scott’s
annual fundraiser taking place April 4 at the Hilton. According to Larry, they will meet their fundraising goals (established pre-market crash) which is a testament to the power of Larry & James. I think Betsy
was one of two live auction winners of a private Anton Nel
concert in the home of Joe & Teresa Long
Lovebirds, Heath Riddle & Graydon Parish
former Mayor Bruce Todd, Elizabeth Christian & Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
former Mayor pro tem Betty Dunkerley, George & Cis Myers
Was terrific seeing Betty Dunkerley who’s keeping quite busy working on tons of projects. George new in town, an entrepreneur, looking forward to connecting further. Cis Myers busy putting together a mayoral candidates forum for the arts community.
Pianist Anton Nel, Bill Jones & Robert Dailey
Anton has a performance at the Long Center on Sunday.
Lovely dinner in the tent just off the terrace. Many thanks to Marc & Carolyn Seriff, our hosts for the evening. Marc’s an enthusiastic Long Center board member. Other table guests: Suzanne & Marc Winkelman, Scott & Pamela Reichardt, and Larry & Fran.
John Hogg, Sylvia Acevedo & Becky Beaver
John Hogg & David Garza
spent spring break in Santa Fe. This photo at a fun table also with Nona Niland & David Braun, Nan McRaven, Lavonne Roberts, John Duncan
& Nancy Scanlan
Cliff Redd, Joshua Gindele & John Largess
The auction item I wish we had won – dinner for 30 and a private concert with the Miro Quartet at Fonda San Miguel . Joshua & John representing Miro in photo above. Marc started out bidding on it. Wish we would have jumped in and gone in halfies.
Carolyn Seriff, Cliff Redd & Marc Seriff
Lance Avery Morgan, friend & the long lost Charles Duggan
Long lost Charles Duggan
. It’s true he & the boys have moved back to Austin- hair raising story about home invasion in Mexico. I’ve missed Charles – glad he’s back.
Steven and Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes is looking terrific and appears fully recovered from recent bad drug interactions – though I still think he outworks 20 year olds and ought to slow down a bit! – like come with me and Suzanne Deal Booth to Marfa on May 6! Suzanne was scheduled to attend last night but wasn’t able. Her father, Harry Deal, had quadruple bypass surgery yesterday and was doing well as of last night.
Kathryn Anderson & UT Fine Arts Dean, Doug Dempster
Marvin Hamlisch & Linda Eder
Loved, loved, loved the performances. Marvin Hamlisch
played with the symphony for 30ish minutes, then Linda Eder
who we’d never seen or even heard of. Her powerful, full range voice quite enjoyable.
Hamlisch played us tunes from his composition for the movie, Sting, – the Scott Joplin piano rag so brilliantly adapted for the movie.
Candace Partridge & Marvin Hamlisch
at the backstage VIP reception immediately after the performances
Bettie Naylor, Linda Ball & Forrest Preece (committee member)
Suzanne & Marc Winkelman
When we arrived, Suzanne couldn’t believe we were there. We should have been at the Charity Bash
event benefitting FuseBox Festival
was the sponsor for Charity Bash last night. Scheduling mix up, so while we sponsored, we weren’t able to be there. Hear over 200 supporters in attendance. Dollars still being counted. Thank you, Alex Winkelman!
The Longs & friend
While chatting with Bill Dickson back stage
after party on the terrace
Fantastic evening. Saw lots more and so many there I didn’t see. Others included Carol & Chris Adams, the 3 J’s, Saundra Lomax, Robert Faires
, Libby Sykora, Sandy Ball, Bill Dickson, Sarah & Ernest Butler, Sam & Sonia Wilson, Jeri DeAngelis, Autumn Rich, Diane Land & Steve Adler (where you there? I heard so but couldn’t find you!)
, Robert Brown & Dennis Karbach and Nina & Frank Seely (again, really? couldn’t find you either)
In its first year, 103 shows on the Meredith Family Stage in Dell Hall – over 150,000 people and 100k+ school children. Over 153 shows in the Rollins Studio Theatre. Grand total over 400k to Long Center in first year – and they burned their note in 2008!
Congratulations and thanks to all who made this happen