Washington Performing Arts Society Gala

Tony Award winner Chita Rivera headlined The Washington Performing Arts Society annual gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on May 8. Argentine Ambassador Héctor Marcos Timerman and Mrs. Anabelle Sielcki served as Honorary Diplomatic Chairs of the evening entitled From Broadway to Buenos Aires. The Children of the Gospel Choir opened the program. Ambassador Timerman quipped that “politicians and actors learn young to never share the stage with kids.” The event supports education programs for all ages. WPAS President and CEO Neale Perl noted that students with access to the arts do better in school. – Mary Bird


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