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September 2016 - Houston

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HEY! HO! LET'S GO! THE ALLEY'S ROCK 'N' ROLL BALL Matthew Ramirez rides the bus with the band. Photography Priscilla Dickson, Jacob Power, and Dave Rossman. THE ROADIES • Alley managing director Dean Gladden and artistic director Gregory Boyd • Afro-wearing Alley Theatre board prez Jesse Marion with wife Cathy garbed in psychedelia • Presenting sponsor The Galleria's Greg Noble and Jennifer Harris • George Stark — as Elvis — with wife Lois • Revelers Victoria and Randall Jamail, Hallie Vanderhider, Christy and Lou Cushman, Diane Lokey Farb, Neal Hamil, and Mark Seavers. THE GIG The Alley Theatre Ball — themed Peace, Love & Rock 'n' Roll — turned the en vogue warehouse space Silver Street Studios into a venue worthy of the R 'n' R Hall of Fame. (Credit Richard Flowers of The Events Company for forsaking prosaic flowers in favor of Viper Guitars as table decs.) The clever party menu from Tony's Catering included mini hot dogs served with tri- frites (truffle, sweet potato and good old-fashioned French) as well as mini cheeseburgers and chicken-fried-steak sliders. Summer of Love, featuring Glen Burtnik (Styx alum), headlined with a performance of iconic '60s tunes before NYC DJ Kalkutta kept guests rocking and rolling into the Cathy Marion Sarah Morgan DJ Kalkutta Oscar Brown George Stark Lois Stark Jesse Marion Todd Waite Kathryn Ketelsen Tony Petrello Sarah Newbery Christopher Knapp Cynthia Petrello Gregory Boyd Honoree Roger Plank Connie Plank Jim Ware Victoria Jamail Dean Gladden Randall Jamail Dancie Perugini Ware Gracie Cavnar Bob Cavnar Ken Kades Mady Kades THE PLAYERS • Lead Guitars (aka chairs) Sarah Morgan and Oscar Brown, Gracie and Bob Cavnar (Bob sans trademark kilt, both in Sunset Strip-worthy attire), Dancie and Jim Ware, Mady and Ken Kades, Kathryn Ketelsen (with Alley company member Todd Waite, both resplendent in black-and-yellow rocker gear), Carmen and Butch Mach in hippie chic, Christopher Knapp, and Jerry Martin • Honoree Roger Plank, maestro behind the Alley's recent big renovations, channeling Woodstock via matching headbands with wife Connie (fellow honoree Meredith Long was unable to attend) • Gold underwriters Margaret Williams, Cynthia and Tony Petrello, and Debbie Wernet • More than $600,000 big bucks raised. 44

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