What: Peace. Love. Long Center
Where: Long Center for the Performing Arts
The lowdown: The Long Center's ninth anniversary party, held March 4, was one for the books. The event included a gala, as well as a special performance of Beatles tribute Let It Be — fitting entertainment for the groovy guests, many decked out in awesome '60s attire. The fun continued at a festive after-party where attendees hit the dance floor until after midnight.
Peace. Love. Long Center raised approximately $350,000 for the organization. “This entertaining evening helped make it possible for the Long Center to not only continue its support of arts education and community events, but also its ability to support small and emerging arts groups,” co-chairs Olga Campos Benz and Kevin Benz said of the event.
Who: Olga Campos Benz and Kevin Benz, Gigi Bryant, Jane Sibley, Tom Sellers, Jare Smith, Jeff and Sue Bidstrup, Mary Ann and Andrew Heller, Tom and Araminta Sellers, Alisa Weldon, Deanna Serra, Lynn Yeldell, Amanda Frye, Brett Barnes, Cory Baker, and Dilum and Surangi Chandrasoma.