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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 28, 2011 Page 9 by Iilda M. Morrill Lauren Trump's design for evening wear is among those included in "Project Beethoven," a unique fashion contest featuring fashion inspired by the music of Ludwig yon Beethoven, on Thursday, February 3 at Symphony Hall. (Photo courtesy of the BSO) The Boston Symphony Orchestra presents "Project Beethoven," a unique fash- ion contest featuring fash- ion inspired by the music of Ludwig von Beethoven, on Thursday, February 3 at Symphony Hall. The contest will feature evening-wear designs by ten talented fashion students affiliated " with schools throughout the Greater Boston area. Symphony Hall doors will open at 6:30 p.m. allowing patrons to view the dresses, presented by models chosen by the designers, and to en- joy the festive Symphony Hall atmosphere before tak- ing their seats for the 8 p.m. concert. The winner of Project Beethoven will be an- nounced at a special post- concert fashion event and reception to be held in Higginson Hall. The ten contestants competing in the Project Beethoven contest are Candice Wu, School of Fash- ion Design; Ashley Boiardi, Framingham State Univer- sity; Maria Canada, Rhode Island School of Design; Monique "MJ" Batson, Brown University; Katie McCusker, Bay State College; Lauren Trump and Michele Pheanis, Mt. Ida College; and Jessica Hutchings, Yuki Kanai, and Nicole Wzorek, of Lasell College. The winner of Project Beethoven will be deter- mined by a judging panel including Alexandra Hall, Executive Editor of Lifestyle for Boston Magazine; Fashion designers Michael DePaulo Show your love on Valentine's Day )sting asentiment Post Gazette For details call 617-227.8929 by posting a sentiment in the WBZ-AM 1030 radio personality Jordan Rich will emcee the "Massasoit Radio Players Music and Comedy Dinner Theatre" at Massasoit Community College in Brockton on Friday, February 11. (Photo courtesy of Massasoit Community College) and Sara Campbell; Liana Krupp of New Brahmin; and BSO cellist Owen Young. Jared Bowen, arts reporter for WGBH's Greater Boston, will serve as the emcee for the post-concert event. The Project Beethoven winner will be featured in Boston Magazine and additional prizes will be announced. Project Beethoven is part of Symphony+, the BSO's program of pre- and post-con- cert events designed to offer concertgoers a wide variety of both educational and light-hearted events. Launched during the 2008- 09 season in response to feedback from patrons ex- pressing interest in social and educational activities that extend beyond the con- cert, Symphony+ activities also include pre- and post- concert receptions with guest artists and BSO musicians, special events, and a variety of themed dinners and re- ceptions. For further infor- mation, visit Project Beethoven is made possible with support from Boston Magazine, fashion consultant Kathy Benharris, photographer William Downey, makeup artist Debra Macki, and Brandon Keith Hair. ....... The "Massasoit Radio Players Music and Comedy Dinner Theatre," featuring WBZ-AM 1030 radio person- ality Jordan Rich, will take place at The Conference Center at Massasoit Com- munity College in Brockton DIAMONDS l ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts will provide several judging panels for the upcoming Flower & Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center. Pictured are Frances Y.J. Wheeler, left, of Andover, LDC Publicity Chair, and Nancy L. Hubert of Lexington, LDC Chairman. on Friday, February i I, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. In addition to Jordan Rich, performers will include the Massasoit Radio Players: Ed Krasnow, Rolly Blanchette, Elizabeth Morrell, Rosie Carey and musical director Charlie Savage plus the South Shore's Paul Cola- russo & Judy Pavadore. WXBR-AM 1460 Morning Drive-Time Host Kevin Tocci will join Massasoit staffer Harris Bloomwald in creat- ing "crazy sound effects." The fun event features a three-course dinner, with a music-and-comedy cabaret. The dinner menu will fea- ture Greek salad, chicken marsala, oven-roasted pota- toes, green beans almond- ine, chocolate mousse cake, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available as well. Proceeds will benefit Massasoit scholarship funds. For more information, visit www. massasoit, mass. edu. Before there was e-mail, the Internet and Faeebook (way back in the middle part of the 20th century), people were entertained by radio and-TV shows like Dragnet, The Bickersons, Duffy's Tavern and other live-broad- cast performances featuring live actors and studio-made sound effects. Radio/TV Classics Live is a 20-year program at Massasoit Community Col- lege in Brockton, which (LDC Courtesy Photo) raises scholarship money for students wishing to pursue a career in Radio and TV communications. Massasoit is part of the Massachusetts State College System; it is a two- year college whose student body comes primarily from multicultural, working class families. Massasoit Radio Players Present: Music and Comedy Dinner Theatre is a spin-off of Radio/TV Clas- sics Live. Created in 1990, Radio/TV Classics Live has raised more than $90,000 in schol- arship money for Massasoit graduates going on to four- year Colleges. Equally as im- portant, Radio/TV Classics Live has provided students with the rare opportunity to meet, work with and learn from professionals -- actors, writers, directors, sound ef- fects people m from the golden age of radio who were on the cutting edge of what was then the nation's pri- mary communication and entertainment medium. The program was also de- signed to help reach out to the senior citizen commu- nity and provide them with evenings of entertainment and nostalgia. Since Radio Classics be- gan in 1990, many current and past Boston and national on-air radio/TV personali- (Continued on Page 13) @ JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WW~.J USTINEYANDLEPHOTO GRAPHY.COM