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The Scene: Washington Performing Arts Society Auction and Gala

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D’Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week it was the Washington Performing Arts Society Auction and Gala, with special guest Matthew Morrison of “Glee,” at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday. Want to invite her to your party? Email her at

The evening’s emcee, Kathleen Matthews, chief communications and public affairs officer for Marriott International, with her husband, NBC’s Chris Matthews.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with WPAS volunteer Chelsea Christensen.


Jan Du Plain, public relations director at National Women’s History Museum, and Sherman O. Wright, protocol officer at the State Department.


Murray Horwitz, WPAS director of development, hugs Meiyu Tsung, WPAS director of major gifts.


The gala co-chairs, Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott and Ruth Sorenson, with their daughter Esther, far left.


WPAS Board Chairman Reggie Van Lee, a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton, with Matthew Morrison.


Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott with his wife Tricia.


New WPAS President and CEO Jenny Bilfield with her daughter, Hallie Friedman.


The diplomatic chairs of the event, Irish Ambassador Michael Collins and his wife Marie Collins.


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