ML - Boston Common

2013 - Issue 4 - Fall

Boston Common - Niche Media - A side of Boston that's anything but common.

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INVITED Jeffrey Cirio and Misa Kuranaga Maria Beaudoin and Bo Busby Sunny Dadian with Dimitri and Maria Nionakis and Alexandra Lazares Tanya Rivero Misa Kuranaga and Janet Wu Susie Bonakdarpour, Karen Kiepert, and Christine McCormick Ken Oringer and Kenny Wormald Boston Ballet hosted the Balanchine Ball on June 1 at the Castle at Park Plaza. More than 500 guests attended the event, which was sold out for the second time in its history, raising a total of $2.5 million. Tanya Rivero, a former New York City Ballet dancer and current ABC News anchor, appeared as the mistress of ceremonies. Andrew McVinish of Christie's America served as the auctioneer, and Frank and Eleanor Pao were the evening's honorees. A late-night afterparty followed the gala. Celine Oringer and Jonathan Soroff Melody Pao and Mikko Nissinen with Eleanor and Frank Pao PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD (PLAZA) MIKE DISKIN (BOSTON STRONG) PliƩs at the Plaza Michael Leviton and Michael Krupp Ming Tsai, Wally, and Todd English Mayor Thomas Menino and Ed Davis Boston Strong 50 BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 039-052_BC_FOB_Invited_Sep13.indd 50 On May 15 Fenway Park was transformed into a feeding frenzy for the Boston Bites Back event. The night was a once-in-alifetime event to bring Bostonians together to raise spirits and money for the One Fund. Ken Oringer, Ming Tsai, and nearly 100 other chefs teamed up with the Boston Red Sox, Governor Deval Patrick, and Mayor Thomas Menino to host the evening of food and fun. 8/2/13 3:52 PM

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