Congrats to the students at Opus 118! And also to Steve and Ruth Hendel, executive producers of Fela! who were among the celebrated for the evening! While Steve was away with the Opening of Fela in Amsterdam, Ruth was there to accept the award and we grabbed a pic together! Kimberley Richardson hosted the evening and I must say the event was chalk full of New Yorks best and brightest! The other honorees were George C. Wolf, and the late Barbara Ann Tear, whose daughter accepted on her behalf. People came out to support even on this rainy, rainy evening! I was happy to be there surrounded by the gorgeous shoes in the shoe parlor at Saks, not to mention being serenaded by the wonderful kids from the program! Highlight of the evening was meeting the subject of “Umi Says”, Mos Def’s mom! she was lovely and kind! A special thanks to my friend Dejuan Wilson who invited me to this fabulous event!