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Variety’s A Star is Born
The Michigan Celebrity Hall of Fame, which is housed at Paul Glantz’s Emagine Royal Oak and Star Lanes center, has four new members dubbed The Voices of Detroit. WJR’s morning show host Paul W. Smith, Crain’s Detroit Business publisher Mary Kramer, and Fox 2 News’ Monica Gayle and Huel Perkins were inducted into the hall at a benefit for Variety. It attracted 350 (with $350, $250 or $150 tickets) to the entertainment complex and was chaired by Debbie Wellman and Felicia Palazzola Shaw, the latter for the second year. Shaw’s heartfelt remarks explaining her and her husband’s “…passion to help children” were every bit as eloquent as the speeches of the pros being honored.
Photos for Social Lights events include the HAVEN’s Promenade of Hope, Healing Waters Dinner Auction, Kadima’s Healthy Body Healthy Mind, Bound Together’s High Tea, Cinco de Mayo, and the American Diabetes Association’s Unmasked Gala.
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Event chairs Meg Gordy (left) of Beverly Hills and Lara Phillip of Rochester Hills with decorations chair Deb Roelofs of Troy
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