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WASHINGTON DC 04.18.2017

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Chris Clemente -- Comstock Partners
Minh Le -- Gramercy District
Brian Cullen -- Keane Enterprises

Last night we went to the Kennedy Center for the 16th annual Alvin Ailey Gala.

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We snapped Gala co-chair Gina Adams with Mayor Muriel Bowser during the cocktail reception following the performance. The ballroom was beautifully decorated, with gorgeous lighting and flowers.

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Kirven Douthit-Boyd performs Caught, a visually stimulating, wonderfully lit dance.

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Gala Co-Chair Debra Lee joins DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Gala honorary committee member. Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner featuring delish short ribs.

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Busboys and Poets owners Marjan and Andy Shallal join United Way’s Kelly Brinkley on the dance floor after dinner.

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Gala co-chair Lyndon Boozer, Alvin Ailey Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya and T-Mobile’s Marie Sylla-Dixon.

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JTCC’s Ray Benton, Alvin Ailey executive director Bennett Rink, Choral Arts executive director Debra Kraft, Faith and Politics Institute’s Rob Liberatore, and Ray’s wife, DCPS’ Nina Benton.

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DC Superior Court Judge Yvonne Williams, NEA’s Tiffany Cross, and BET Centric Network’s Rachel Baker and Jennifer Grant.

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Northrop Grumman’s Sophia Kim and Angela Couture.

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DOJ’s Leslie Overton and her husband, Joint Center’s Spencer Overton, with Dept. of Interior’s Julie Williams and her husband, Reach for College executive director Jonathon Williams.

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Alvin Ailey physical therapist Sheyi Ojofeitimi, Lighting Director Albert Crawford and Production Stage Manager Kristin Colvin Young.

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The company finished with Alvin Ailey’s most famous piece, Revelations.