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Arts enthusiasts gather at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to honor women performers

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“These ladies can do anything,” said Holton-Arms School alumni director Abigail Betts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts Fall Benefit last night. She wasn’t overstating her case. The more than 200 attendees who turned out to honor Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Tina Fabrique turned their ticket dollars into support for the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts, a program established in 1998 to highlight women performers.

Despite being held in the museum’s cavernous Great Hall, the event was intimate and low-key, with décor borrowed from the changing seasons; sprigs of fall foliage, pumpkins, and candles were scattered everywhere. Occasions Catering provided savory hors d’oeuvres.

With the museums national and international committees convening in Washington this week, the guest list spanned the country and the globe, with ladies from San Antonio, Texas, mingling with committee members from Prague.
After the cocktail hour, guests passed down the grand marble staircases for opening remarks from Winton Holladay, followed by dinner and the awards presentation to Baldwin and Fabrique. Both women demonstrated their star power, with Baldwin belting out “Over the Rainbow” and Fabrique singing “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing).” They gave the audience a taste of just what their money was going towards.

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