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MCLO's La Dolce Vita
Two hundred supporters ($100 ticket) of the Motor City Lyric Opera and fans of philanthropist Maggie Allesee gathered at the Detroit Athletic Club for spirits and sustenance, both for body and soul. The club’s wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided the former. Musicians, singers and Maggie provided the latter. Violinist Sonia Lee and pianist John Bogdon paid tribute to the late Mike Fezzy, whose brother, Greybear Productions’ Drew Fezzy, produced a video tribute to Allesee. Dr. David DiChiera, last year’s recipient of the Metropolitan Detroit Virtuoso Award, made the presentation, noting “…Maggie makes life better for other people.”
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