Last Night's Parties: Paul Taylor Dance Holds Annual Gala, Lady Gaga Hits The Garden Part Deux

by Mara Siegler · February 23, 2011

Lady Gaga played the last of five sold out shows at the Garden, while Amos Lee played the Apple Store to promote his new album. Patrons took in dance and the orchestra, while kids got down with the cast of Broadway's best.  Let's find out what happened last night!

Lady Gaga MSG Night 2

Where: Madison Square Garden

Who Was There: Liza Minnelli, Marisa Tomei

Other Details: "Tonight, in the town where the gays birthed me, you can be free!"Gaga announced last night. She also gave props to Liza Minnelli and Marisa Tome, who were in the audience, and a purple "gay unicorn" stuffed animal someone held up in the crowd. Along with speaking out for LGBT rights throughout the show, MTV reports that "two of her male backup dancers took the stage and made out passionately as the curtain came down." There was no egg in sight. [Via]

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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY 2011 Annual Gala

Where: Cipriani 42nd Street

Who Was There: John Tomlinson, Kipton Cronkite, Michael Trusnovec, Paul Taylor, Damian Woetzel, Ariane Reinhart, Lisa Arbisser, Carolyn Adams, Joan Bowman, Yvonne Rieber, Robert Aberlin, Hugh Hildesley, Beverly D'Anne

Other Details: The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns for its annual engagement with such popular Taylor dances as "Arden Court," "Black Tuesday," "Cloven Kingdom," "Company B," "Esplanade"and more. The Annual Gala was held after opening night and included dinner, dancing, and most likely, lots of talk about the arts. [Via]

AFIPO Celebrates The 75th Anniversary of The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Carnegie Hall, The Plaza Hotel

Who Was There: Avner Dorman, Rosalia Schmelzer, Brooke Milstein, Matthew Schmelzer, Heidi Learner, Josie Sandler, David Hirsch

Other Details: The American Friends (AFIPO) mission is to secure the financial future of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO). A concert took place at Carnegie Hall followed by dinner at the Plaza. Protesters gathered outside with signs asking people to boycott. You can read more about that here. [Via]

Broadway Performances at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum,  Pier 86

Who Was There: Children, those with a child-like spirit and love of Broadway

Other Details: Cast members from the current Broadway shows “The Addams Family,” “Billy Elliot,” and “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” performed. Rosie’s Broadway Kids also did a number and families could play interactive games with cast members of “Lombardi.” Tiny tykes enjoyed Face painting and arts and craft. Kind of makes you want to be a kid again, doesn't it? [Via]

Free Amos Lee Concert

Where: Apple Store

Who Was There: Amos Lee fans

Other Details: Amos Lee brought his sweet bluesy voice to the Apple store to promote his fourth album, “Mission Bell.” It debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart. Keep it loose, keep it tight.  [Via]

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