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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE Lyle Lovett Ever since Lyle played our club Rockefeller’s back in the 80’s, I have adored and admired him. Sanford and I recently went to Beaumont with friends to see him perform alongside another favorite, John Hiatt, at the beautiful Jefferson Theatre. We have brought him to town for several galas and last year for Music With Friends. Photo by Jenny Antill Hermann Park’s Hat Luncheon Sanford has been involved in Hermann Park for years. He and I were invited to NY Central Park’s Hat Luncheon one year, and we thought, “Why couldn’t we do this in Houston, too?” So we suggested it to the Park and co-chaired the first hat luncheon over ten years ago. Now, the event is a staple of the Park’s special events calendar and my favorite luncheon of the year. New Year’s Day We have hosted a New Year’s Day party at our home for the past 15 years. I love ringing in the first day of the year with dear friends and, of course, fabulous music. This year we had Thunderado, the Hustlers Brass Band and Beatrice Ward’s Angelic Voices. In years’ past we have had Kermit Ruffins, Yvonne Washington, Harry Sheppard, Marcia Ball, the Bells of Joy and others. Great music and great champagne and best pals – what more could a gal ask for? may 17 | L O C A L 61