Society Column: Committee plans Krieg DeVault Encore Celebration Gala


Mark your calendars for June 20 and June 21! The Krieg Devault Encore Celebration Gala is the local red-carpet Hollywood style event of the year. On June 20, the gala weekend kicks off at the Indiana Roof Ballroom with music by New York’s Tom Postilio Orchestra, and a cameo appearance by Michael Feinstein and friends. On June 21, the celebration moves to the Palladium in Carmel where celebrity artists will be inducted into the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. Live musical performances and parties will mark a star studded evening.

Prior Hall of Fame inductees have included Legend Award icons Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter. Prolific artists, Jimmy Webb and Alan and Marilyn Bergman have received Songbook Awards. Multi-talented Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno and Barry Manilow have been awarded New Standard Awards.

This year promises to be equally exciting. At the kick-off reception for the planning committee on February 17, Michael Feinstein announced the 2014 Legend Award winner as Nat King Cole. Natalie Cole has tentative plans to attend to receive the award. Other awards are yet to be announced. Feinstein welcomed approximately 40 guests. The guests consisted of Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, CEO/President of the Center for the Performing Arts, Rollin Dick, Frank Basile and Bruce Cordingly. Other guests included Dr. Pamela Steed, Peter Furno, Randy and Kim Sorrell, Mo Merhoff, Brian and Maggie Kelly, Alexei Moskalenko, Carolyn Anker, and Pamela Campbell Williams and event co-chairs Bob Hicks and Thalia Hammond, to name a few. CPAC’s Stephanie Decker, Donor Relations Manager, and John Hughey, external Relations Manager, also attended.

To reserve tables or tickets for this red-carpet event, call Laura Varnau at 819-3521 or visit


If you would like Current in Carmel to attend your party, gala or social function, please call Tonya Burton at 432-2451 to schedule your event. We would be happy to photograph guests and let our readers know about upcoming society events.


Tonya Burton is the Current’s social scene columnist. You may contact her at

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