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Asolo Gala moves next door for "lit" after party

Partygoers continued the night at Louies Modern.
by: Kayleigh Omang Contributor
The Asolo Rep's Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards enjoying the Asolo Rep Gala After-Party, dancing with "Evita" actress, singer and recording artist Ana Isabelle. Photo by: Cliff Roles

Asolo After Party

After the Asolo Gala wrapped up, the party moved to Louies

Modern, located next door to the Art Ovation Hotel. Louies sponsored the after-party and provided light appetizers for guests who needed a bite. Once inside the venue, guests were greeted by an illuminated dancer on stilts and a hip-hop dancer from Eklectic Entertainment of Tampa. Partygoers danced to DJ Joey D productions until 1:30 a.m.

Bourbon tasting for Purim

Community Day head of school Dan Ceaser, event chair Kyla Weiner with her husband, Dave, and Community Day teacher Dani Williams. Photo by Wendy Dewhurst.

The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School hosted Pour’em Another! Purim Celebration & Whiskey Tasting on March 3 in the spirit of the Jewish holiday, Purim.

The celebration was held at Michael’s On East, bringing Community Day supporters together, with proceeds benefiting the school. More than 160 community members attended, many of whom participated in the whiskey tasting.

Whiskey Obsession founder Turner Moore led the whiskey tasting, which included four different kinds of the libation. Participants did a blind tasting and were asked to illustrate and graph their experiences. After the tasting, guests enjoyed an evening of dancing with a live DJ. Local businesses Influence Style and WeCraftBox set up shop and donated 20% of all sales back to the school.

During the event, the school revealed its plans for “Uncle Mikey’s Playground.” Michael Corbino Outdoor Adventure Park, named in honor of a school family member, will have three unique age-appropriate play features including a rock wall-inspired climbing area, a tricycle BMX track, and a splash park.

Celebrating "A Woman's Journey"

On March 2, more than 500 women attended The John Hopkins All Children's Hospital event, "A Woman's Journey," at the Ritz-

Co-Chairwomen Susie Pelton and Rochelle Nigri. Photo by: Cliff Roles

Carlton, Sarasota. The three-day event, held in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, celebrated the long history of influence and achievement women have had at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and All Children’s Hospital.

The morning was dedicated to conversation on women's health, with speeches by Drs. Kelly Dunn, David Valle and Cynthia Sears. The Sarasota event was chaired by Susie Pelton and Rochelle Nigri.



Confetti celebrations ... At Foodlosphy, benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, prior patient Tyler and his mom spoke to the attendees about Tyler's time at St. Jude. Their presentation ended with Tyler singing the "No More Cancer" song and confetti cannons shooting confetti over his head. Beaching for baby ... On March 3, Candy Moss celebrated her soon-to-come baby girl at a baby shower hosted by her mother in law, Sunny Moss and best friend, Sloane McComb at Sanderling Beach Club. Candy and Cody Moss are expecting their little girl on April 3. "Because of You" ... For the first time in over a decade, The Ringling hosted a black tie event. The Because of You Gala was hosted to honor the top 85% of donors for the Ringling's ongoing seven year campaign, which has raised $92 million of it's $100 million goal. The newest gift of $5 million from Keith D. and Linda L. Monda was announced at a VIP reception before the gala. 

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I’m Kayleigh, Black Tie reporter. My cats and I moved here from North Dakota and I earned degrees from Minnesota State Moorhead in photojournalism and entrepreneurship. You’ll find me covering all the big fundraisers in town. Reach me at 941-366-3468 ext. 330.

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