Evidence, A Dance Company

Billionaire real estate and hotel mogul Don Peebles' only passion isn't just the next hot property.He and wife Katrina are major supporters of the arts and one arts group they are truly passionate about is the Brooklyn based Evidence, A Dance Company founded by Ronald K. Brown. Don and Katrina are hosting the 5th annual Grace in Winter Gala to benefit Evidence at the newly restored Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, surely a property Don would love to have in his portfolio but for now he is simply hosting one of the social season's most glam events that attracts New York's movers and shakers from entertainment to high finance to media. This year the gala honors legendary editor and author Susan Taylor, the woman called the most influential African-American journalist in America when she helmed for 20 years Essence Magazine and her husband best selling author and TV producer Khephra Burns. Also being saluted is Noel Hankin of Moet Hennessy for corporate leadership, 'sort of a no brainer to honor the guy with the great champagne! ' Every year this elegant bash pulls in the most fashionable and cutting edge crowd with more than a few kilowatts in celebrity star power on the red carpet - last year it was Chita Rivera, Cicely Tyson, Susan Fales Hill and more divas than you can shake a sequin at. Expect the same at The Plaza on February 3rd.
Dance Company Photo By: Julie Skarratt
Peebles Photo By: Patrick McMullen Company