Breakthrough 2007

On April 24, Kate and I went to “Breakthrough 2007”—the gala benefit for the 37 talented youngARTS winners at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC. (Remember we profiled three awesome finalists in April’s issue?) You will never believe the mind-blowing artists who presented these high school students with their awards: Mikhail Baryshnikov, film director Martin Scorsese, playwright Edward Albee (we sat next to him in the lobby without knowing it was him!), actor/writer Anna Deavere Smith, architect Frank Gehry, visual artists Julian Schnabel and Yaacov Agam, photographer Mark Seliger and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. So here’s our advice: Work hard in the studio this year, and next year, you could be walking across that stage to accept your award from Misha! MOG!

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