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Pink Martini at the annual Art Museum Gala in Palm Springs

Story and Photos by Pat Krause

The annual Art Museum Gala was held at the Museum in Palm Springs on Feb. 4th. A cocktail party was held at 6 pm as guests walked thru a Pink tent area lit with flaming heaters and violins playing up to the second floor. Guests walked thru an Art Exhibit of Exclusive painting replicas in a pink cast. Pink was the color of the evening as Pink Martinis were served in the cocktail area along with wines and other drinks. Appetizers on trays were served to all.

About 7 the Art work was parted so guests could find their table for dinner. The tables were set all in pink with pink flowers and pink covered chairs. A true work of art at each table. The center of the Museum was filled with a bevy of Pink where ever you looked. Approximately 750 people took part in this exquisite feast.

After the meal was served all the guests went downstairs to the Annenberg Theatre. Guests were told that they could be proud of their support as the evening had raised over $800.000. Co-chairs for the event were Jamie Kabler and Helene Galen. Helene underwrote the entertainment by Pink Martini. It was said that she used all her frequent flyer miles to bring them here.

What a treat to have Pink Martini on stage with their singer who was back with them. They sang  different types of songs during the evening. They sang Keserasera, a Doris Day song. A set with Phyllis Diller will be on their next album as they recorded the song in her home. The final song was a Brazilian number when Helene Galen,her granddaughter, Jamie Kabler, Suzanne Somers and others were asked to come on stage and sing with them. Eight members  of the Desert Hot Springs Steel Drum Corp. played in the background while 4 dancers in Brazilian costumes danced thru the aisle onto the stage. The  dancers came from LA’s Maureen Robinson Dance Company.

The Dancers performed a Conga Line to bring the guests back upstairs for an after party with a dance band performing. Drinks were served again with a diverse array of desserts. A night to be remembered by all who attended this extravagant affair.

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