and Joshua Bell
Broadway Salutes, Arts Horizons Gala 2011
THEY WERE ALL THERE…
Academy Award winning actress and Broadway star
brought the crowd to their feet and left them in tears when
she sang one of her early Broadway hits. Grammy Award
winning Violinist virtuoso
Joshua Bell wowed
the crowd with transcended music. The star power lit up the
room on Monday night at the annual
Broadway Salutes, Arts
Horizons Gala at the Edison Ballroom.
John Devol and
Halverstam celebrated 33 years of helping over
eight million public school children discover the arts.
Metropolitan Opera singer
Frank Basile, serenaded his wife with a selection
of her most famous Broadway songs. The energy and excitement
in the room was palpable when
Ms. Holm made her
way to the podium to collect her award. She even took the
microphone, sang for the crowd and received a heart warming
standing ovation! The crowd reacted to the 94 year old Ms.
Holm with tears of joy.
one of the most famous world class violinists was on hand to
entertain the crowd and accept the
Award. He completed his set to a roaring standing ovation.
one of Paul and Joanne's daughters presented the Award
on behalf of her family. She spoke about her father’s
passion for music and helping children.
was a longtime favorite of Newman’s and gave a
private performance to honor him in Connecticut home.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh and McLennan
Companies, Inc., was also honored for his Humanitarian work.
The Food Network’s
Marc Summers was
emcee and kept the audience entertained throughout the
night. African Brazilian
Carnival presented the
dance that combines the speed and agility of martial arts
and acrobatics. A diverse group of public school students,
who danced, sang and captured the guests’ hearts and lit up
the stage with their infectious, fun performance. The
audience were on their feet singing and dancing.
Celebrities, and a long
list of VIPs, added to the excitement and glamour of the
event. Tony nominated actor and theater director
Delroy Lindo was
on hand for the festivities to show his support. Famed
Broadway producers and past Honorees,
attended the gala, along with Rodgers & Hammerstein
Foundation head, Ted
celebrates their fourth annual gala. Arts Horizons provides
innovative arts-in-education programs to under served public
schools in the tri-state region. Founded in 1978, Arts
Horizons has helped over eight
children, grades pre-K through 12th, discover the
arts in their schools.