Divas & Dudes-The Orlando Times
Gary & Kathy Grimes The Steinway Society Of Central Florida Annual DIVAS & DUDES Tribute Show!
BY JIMMIE WILLIAMS
ORLANDO - What a remember able evening of entertainment of impersonators with the Stan Allen and the Crew Quartet featuring the fabulous Ms. Jacquelin Jones. The event was designed as a fundraiser opportunity. The impersonators included Linda Cole as Pearl Bailey and Etta James, Mr. Jean Prosper as Duke Ellington, Ms. Shenina Beaman as Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin, Mr. Jim Carter as Fats Domino, Cyndi Fraser as Marilyn Monroe and Mr. Eric Richardson as Dean Martin. Hosting the event was Mr. Bob Frier of FOX Channel 35. He did an awesome job. The Crew Quartet: Carl Dirkes, Rick Rickolson, Jim Carter and Stan Allen exemplified one band one sound. The Steinway Society provides the gift of music to disadvantaged children throughout Orange County. Signature Sponsors were Right@Home Fine Furniture Outlet and Orlando Commissioner Samuel B. Ings of District 6. Orlando, Commissioner Regina I. Hill of District 5 was also there as an additional sponsor of the event as was Suzanne Clark, Herzog Family, Walter Kovshik, Eva Krzewinski, Dede Schaffner, Sentinel Media Group, City of Orlando-Families, Parks & Recreation, Dr. King Kim, Piano Discovery Learning Academy, WJSP Entertainment/Jane Snyder, The Chatlos Foundation, Lemus Family, Advanced Moving Service, Allengang Entertainment, City of Casselberry - Program, Cuisiners, The Flower Studio and Total Wine. The evening was set and the goal was met. See you next year at the Divas & Dudes tribute show.
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