Winter 2014 magazine full page spreads

Kennedy Center Honors
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | PHOTOS BY ALFREDO FLORES
STAR STRUCK: As one of the most anticipated events of the winter social season, the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors delivered an evening of star-studded performances from Garth Brooks and young Broadway stars like Anna Kendrick and Sutton Foster. The four-hour program highlighted the careers of 2013 honorees Billy Joel, Martina Arroyo, Carlos Santana, Shirley MacLaine and Herbie Hancock with tribute performances, video reels and speeches from friends. The audience rose to its feet many times, but no performance was more emotional than Brooks’ rendition of Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon” during which Vietnam War veterans were brought onstage and saluted by President Barack Obama. Sonia Sotomayor made history as the first Supreme Court justice to participate in the show in its 36 years and received a standing ovation as she walked across the stage.
Starlight Children’s Foundation ‘Taste of the Stars’
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. | PHOTOS BY ALFREDO FLORES
A STELLAR NIGHT: The team behind the 14th annual gala, chaired by Jim and Mai Abdo, shook things up — literally. The “bhangra-funk ambiance,” as the invitation promised, was delivered through Bollywood accents such as a bangle and bindi bar, bhangra dancers, henna artists, and lively performances from the Red Baraat Band. The eclectic theme breathed so much new energy into the evening that when the crowd got particularly rambunctious during the live auction, Griff Jenkins had to jump onto a table to bring attention back to the auctioneer. Despite the light-hearted atmosphere, the evening’s goals — to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and to honor Curtin Winsor
Asian Fortune Magazine
February 2014
Photos by Alfredo Flores Photography
National Children's Center
On Jan 31 the National Children's Center celebrated Chinese New Year at their 3rd Annual Fundraiser at Ping Pong Dim Sum in Chinatown. NCC is one of the region's largest providers of services for the special needs community, and proudly maintains the mission of providing a lifetime of oppportunities for peope with developmental disabilities in the Washington metropolitan area.
Art Soirée ‘Winter Wonderland ’ Show
AN ADULT FAIRYTALE: For its fourth annual Winter Wonderland, Art Soirée pulled out all the stops to ensure all 800 guests enjoyed themselves in the enchanted winter forest. “It was pretty much a non-stop four hour concert,” said Art Soiree co-founder Tati Pastukhova. More than 20 performance artists participated with live body painting, video projections and dancing added to the mix depicting the story of a cold Ice Queen who masks
Taken in Washington, D.C.
Preview photos by AlfredoFloresPhotography.com
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