Center Photo Album

Center donors and patrons always enjoy special opportunities to meet the artists and other members of the Center family. Be sure to check Center Photo Album in every issue of Revue.

Candlelight Concert Saluted at AnQi

Elizabeth An of AnQi restaurant in South Coast Plaza hosted a special luncheon to honor all past and current chairs of Candlelight Concert. During the lunch, it was announced that Piaget would be the Lead Sponsor for this year's gala.

Dee Higby, Marc Gavronovic, manager of Piaget South Coast Plaza and Betty Huang.

Carol Wilken and Terry Goldfarb-Lee.

Barbara Hiller Johnson and Dorothy Stillwell.
Photos: Steve Dawson


Bravo Ballerina

The world premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge drew rave reviews and standing ovations. A number of Center donors met the brilliant dancer at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge following the performance. On their Friday day off, the cast was feted at a dinner hosted by Steve and Cindy Fry.

Steve and Cindy Fry with Diana Vishneva.

Richard and Mary Cramer with Diana Vishneva.

Jean-Christophe Maillot, Bernice Coppieters, Pat Poss and Judy Morr.

Eve and Mike Ruffatto with Diana Vishneva.

Mary Harward with choreographer Carolyn Carlson.

Lois Osborne and son Richard at cast party.
Photos by Doug Gifford


Cooking With The Guilds

In November, the Carmen Chapter of The Guilds of the Center welcomed Cathy Thomas, food columnist, author, blogger and chef, to share some of her culinary secrets and advice.

Marilyn McCorkle, Diana Hardy, Marty Olds, B.J. Van Alstine and Barbara DeGroot.

Elisa Sands and CathyThomas.

Michela Engle


How's This for Dedication?

Marty Chao surprised his wife, Jean Chung, for her birthday by dedicating the November 7 performance of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge to her. Marty participated in the Center's Dedicate a Performance opportunity. Marty expressed a special sentiment in lobby signage, and Jean received an autographed framed show poster, a card, champagne toast and birthday cupcake at intermission in the Center's private donor room. A gift to the Center of $2,500 ($2,430 of which is tax-deductible) allows you to dedicate a performance of your choice in honor of a special person or milestone occasion. It's perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, retirement and more. For information, call Malika Middlebrooks at (714) 556-2122, ext. 4214 or e-mail

Jean Chung and Marty Chao.


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