photos by • Scott Sideman
The 43rd annual Heritage Ball was held at The Eastern Flank Battlefield Park to benefit the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County.
Chairs of the big event were Ken and Linda Moore. Design chair was Donna Daniel, floral designer was Steve McLellan, and silent auction chairs were Vivian and David Garrett, Kay Heller, and Sharon McNeeley.
Sargent’s Fine Catering provided the delicious dinner, which offered a dual entree of 24-hour brisket and cobia filet, a legume duo, and pistachio creme brulee.
A huge auction had items up for bid such as a diamond broach from Walton’s Jewelry, a diamond bracelet from Grogan Jewelers, a six night stay at the Baja Peninsula, and much more.
The evening ended with dancing to the music of Al Paris and the Heartbreakers.
Supporters included: Barry and Jackie Alexander, Julian Bibb, Aubrey and Michele Preston, Carl and Connie Haley, Pat Venable, Tammy Horton, Linda and Fred Reynolds, and Brenda and Edward Campbell.
An Afternoon Salon at the Tennessee State Museum
photos and text by • Holly Spann
“An Afternoon Salon” was recently held at the Tennessee State Museum to celebrate artist Diane Levy’s donated portrait of renowned soprano, Kallen Esperian. Diane Levy, a native Memphisian, studied art in Florence, Italy for many years and has received international recognition for her work in portraiture. Some of her subjects include the late Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Omar Sharif and Werner Herzog. Kallen Esperian catapulted to the world stage as the winner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition. This Tennessee Soprano has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and the Opera National de Paris.