December 14, 2012
Best Cellars Dinner 2012
Kyle MacLachlan, Robin Meade, Kristian Bush, Dr. J, & more supported this stellar music + wine benefit
- Photos by Kim Link
Stars of music, entertainment and sports came out for the Best Cellars Dinner to benefit Winship Cancer Institute and T.J. Martell Foundation.
Co-Chairs Bill Torres, Don Perry, and Marie-Louise Krichner; Honorary Chair Joel Katz; T. J. Martell Foundation CEO Laura Heatherly, American Idol performers Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, special celeb guests including actor Kyle MacLachlan, Headline News’ Robin Meade, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, Julius “Dr. J” Erving
The InterContinental Hotel Buckhead
Over 400 guests enjoyed a champagne reception and multi-course gourmet dinner by Southern Art chef/owner Art Smith and executive chef Anthony Gray, accompanied by an array of grand cru vintages from private cellars. Luxury auction items included signed guitars, rare vintages and other items to fit the night’s theme of wine and music. Guests also enjoyed performances by past American Idol stars Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young. Among the crowd of business, musical and entertainment heavies: Frank Ski, Alex Hodges (the former agent for bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Police), vocal coach to the stars Jan Smith, Sir Elton John’s American manager Jon Howard, Michele Caplinger, Jack Sawyer, Michael Taormina,
Lead sponsors included Greenberg Traurig, Polay Financial Management, Wilmington Trust, and The Coca-Cola Company
The Best Cellars Dinner benefits Atlanta’s own Winship Cancer Institute and the T.J. Martell Foundation for research to cure leukemia, cancer and AIDS. For more info visit: winshipcancer.emory.edu and www.tjmartellfoundation.org
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