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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 21,2011 Page 9 i ! bg Jtilda M. Morrill Matty in the Morning's Matt Siegel, rear, shares a laugh with (front, left to right) Billy Costa and Lisa Donovan, his on-air colleagues; and Jim Clerkin, producer and KISS 108 music director. (Photo courtesy of KISS 108) 7News anchor Frances Rivera will emcee Boston Ballet's "A Midsummer Night's Dream Ball" on Saturday, March 5, at The Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. (File photo by Lisa Polucci) The way we hear it, it was all fun and laughs as Matt Siegel recently celebrated the 30 th anniversary of the Matty in the Moming KISS 108 radio show on the air with his co-hosts Billy Costa and Lisa Donovan, as well as the station's behind-the-scenes colleagues. As reported, a bevy of no- tables and beautiful people called in to the show to per- sonally congratulate Siegel, including Bill Cosby, Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Bergeron and Maria Stephanos, to name a few. Even Governor Deval Patrick issued an official proclamation from the Com- monwealth of Massachu- setts. Congratulations and Best Wishes to all! Here's to the next 30 years! ....... Boston Ballet, one of the world's leading dance companies and an interna- tional ieader in dance edu- cation, will host."A Midsum- mer Night's Dream Ball" on Saturday, March 5, at The Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. We are told that the ball "promises to transport guests to a fantastical wonderland" for an evening which will include dinner, live and si- lent auctions, dancing, and performances by Boston Bal- let and Boston Ballet School students. The evening will showcase the talents of Boston Ballet company dancers arid will include a special presenta- tion celebrating the upcom- ing 20th anniversary of Boston Ballet's Citydance program. 7News anchor Frances Rivera will emcee the evening with Christie's auc- tioneer Jennifer Jones con- ducting the live and paddle auctions. The event will also feature a special after-party hosted by the Young Partners of Boston Ballet, open to Young Partners members and friends, as well as "A Mid- Show your love on Valentine's Day by posting a sentiment in the Post.Gazette For details call 617.227.8929 summer Night's Dream Ball" guests. All. proceeds will benefit Boston Ballet and its work on stage, in the studio, and in the community. Boston Bal- let partners with Altieri Events, Max Ultimate Food, Barefoot Wines, Winston Flowers and Be Our Guest Party Rentals for what is be- ing called "the event of the season." The fun begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, perfor- mances, and aucti.ons. The "After-Party" begins at 10 p.m. Event chairs are Carol Friscia, Ruth Littlechild, Eve Rounds, and Marie Schwartz. For tickets and more infor- mation, contact Renee Dunn at 617-456-6246 or email Tickets to the Young Partners of Boston Ballet After-Party can be purchased s_eparately. Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internation- ally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School. Established in the fall of 1991, Citydance is a schol- arship dance program offered to third-grade students in the Boston Public Schools. For more information, visit / com- munity city-dance. html. ....... Historic New England hosted its annual benefit gala on January 7 at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Joan Berndt was chair of the festive event, which was themed the "Good Things Are Worth Preserving Gala." Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and a presentation by world-renowned interior designer and garden expert Bunny Williams. Many mid-nineteenth cen- tury party-themed items from Historic New England's collections were on display including silk shoes with paste buckles, a top hat, jew- elry, fans, card cases, and an invitation to the 1860 Prince of Wales Ball. "... It was a great kick off to our second century as New England's oldest and largest regional preservation organi- I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold JeweJers Fxch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Enjoying the "Good Things Are Worth Preserving Gala" are, left to right, guest of honor Bunny Williams; Historic New England President and CEO Carl Nold; and Gala chair Joan Berndt. (Photo by Roger Farrington) zation. We are delighted to have such strong community support of our missio.n of pre- serving and presenting New England's heritage," said His- toric New England President and CEO Carl R. Nold. Historic New England's Preservation Maintenance Fund is dedicated to the long- term care of its thirty-six his- toric site museums, which encompass some of the most significant buildings in New England. In addition to preserving historic building materials and landscapes and ensuring that the properties will be enjoyed by the public for gen- erations, the fund supports projects to improve energy efficiency and explore new approaches and standards for historic-site care. Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. The organization "brings history to life" while preserving the past for every- one interested in exploring the authentic New England experience from the seven- teenth century to today. Historic New England owns and operates thirty-six his- toric homes and landscapes spanning five states, sharing the region's history through vast collections, publications, public programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than four hundred years of life in New England. For more information about its properties and pro- grams, be sure to visit The evening's guest of honor, Bunny Williams has a thriving design practice, Bunny Williams, Inc., and a new home furnishings col- lection, BeeLine Home, launched in 2009. With her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, Williams co- owns Treillage Ltd., two home-and-garden shops in New York City. She recently completed her fourth book, "Scrapbook for Living," pub- lished by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Bunny Williams and John Rosselli share three homes: an apartment in New York City; a country house in Con- necticut, the subject of her second book "An Affair with a House'; and a house in the Dominican Republic. Williams' knowledge of the decorative arts has kept cli- ents knocking on her door for almost 40 years. Williams work has been widely pub- lished in newspapers and design magazines, featured on television and in film, and is now posted daily online and on top design blogs. On a personal note, this columnist recently came across a photo we took of (Continued on Page 13) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 j USTINE.YAN DLE@GMAIL.COM ww.J USTIN EYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM