ConTempo black-tie event draws crowd of 500
This year's black-tie ConTempo fundraiser Saturday at Neiman Marcus for The Contemporary Museum had a "Latin Nights" theme and many women displayed Latin fire in burning up the dance floor to the hot music of Son Caribe. Salsa No Ka Oi
dancers also performed. Richard Chamberlain
and Martin Rabbet
looked sharp in their tuxes. Richard was arty, wearing white and black athletic shoes. The event was a big success, drawing 500 guests. Tables ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 and eight of the $25,000 tables were sold. The ConTemporarities Art Sale, and "Wines and Beyond" silent auction raised more for the cause. Chairs for the event were Jennifer Tanabe
and Adam Wong.
Neiman Corporate Chef de Cuisine Marc Anthony Freiberg
prepared a worthy dinner of Caribbean Molasses Roasted Beef Tenderloin and other tasty things. Southern Wine & Spirits provided wine ...
WRITE ON: The art sale started April 10 and art was displayed on Neiman's first floor, where a pre-sale reception was held April 9. At that event, museum Director Georgianna Lagoria thanked Neiman G.M. Al Tomonari for allowing them to bring the sale centerpiece, a 16-foot-tall plywood and pine pencil, into the store. It almost reached the ceiling where it was positioned. The pricetag was $25,000 and Georgianna said she has an interested buyer ...
Beau Champion celebrated his birthday at his ConTempo table. Toasting him were his fiance, Jany Cataldo, and tablemates Maria Torcia-Burke and Rick Burke, Jackie Smythe, Amanda Abe, Karen Kaderabek and Alen and Atsuko Ajed. Neiman's P.R. director Lucy Chelini marked her birthday Friday. Frank "Steiny" Steinmiller had his April 14 and barber Sue Fujii Hill celebrates May 11. Sue's son, Tyrone Rash, 42, is executive chef at Vegas' Stallion Mountain Country Club and is a single-handicap golfer. The former Mid-Pacific Institute golfer is featured in this month's VegasGolfer magazine for both his golf and cooking. Ty and his Citron Chicken dish are shown in the two-page spread ... Jazz pianist Betty Loo Taylor will join the Black Sand Trio at Chuck's Cellar, at Kuhio and Kaiulani, Friday and Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Gabe Baltazar will be there with his sax ...
The Hawaii Red Cross is honoring the Tiffany Circle, eight philanthropic women, at a Halekulani luncheon May 4. The founding circle women are Carolyn Berry, Joey Harris, Kitty Lagareta, Kimi Matar, Camille McCormack, Jean Rolles, Madison Shimada and Barbara Wong. Dr. Larry Tseu is honorary chair of the event, which gets under way at noon with a champagne reception, silent auction and informal modeling of Tiffany jewelry. Jordan Segundo and a string quartet will perform. Halekulani executive chef Darryl Fujita will prepare a three-course menu. Call 739-8151 ...
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