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Austin Way - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Spoon

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AUSTINWAY.COM 29 PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PRICE (ANNUAL BLACK FRET GALA); DE ANN HOEFT (BLU EVENT) Suzanna Choffel and Wendy Colonna Matt Ott and Mayor Steve Adler Ray Prim (FAR RIGHT) and his band Terrany Johnson and Marie-Laure Carvalho Roggie Baer and Tim Palmer Black Fret co-founders Colin Kendrick and Matt Ott Leopold and His Fiction ANNUAL BLACK FRET GALA HELPS LOCAL MUSICIANS Austin nonprofit Black Fret gave out $220,000 at its sold-out, third-annual Black Ball gala at The Paramount Theatre. Its 10 major grant recipients, who each received $17,000, were: Bee Caves, Carson McHone, Dan Dyer, Nakia, Ray Prim, Suzanna Choffel, Swimming With Bears, The Peterson Brothers, Walker Lukens, and Wendy Colonna. Ten other artists received grants of $5,000. Presentations and musical performances made for a memorable evening. Jeannine Rock and Chelsea Thomas Joshua and Rebecca Gindele Tina and Russell Briggs John Springer and Mark Kyle Ian Weightman and Ginger Leigh Courtney and Gary Santana The scene at midnight RACING INTO THE NEW YEAR Known for its Formula One weekend celebrations, Blu Party ATX closed out 2016 in style at Blu New Year's Eve. Fashion designers Ross Bennett, Midi Soliz, and Linda Asaf were in attendance, along with musicians Courtney Santana, Joshua Gindele, Jessica Shepherd, and Executive Producer Ginger Leigh. Party favors, dancing, copious amounts of champagne, and confetti canons closed out 2016 with joy and celebration.

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