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A $2.6 Million Party

A $2.6 million party: Symphony's 100th transforms Jones Hall into an elegant supper club with Glee power

By Shelby Hodge

With a white-tie coterie of Houston who's who, a scrumptious musical performance and a tally of $2.6 million, the Houston Symphony's Centennial Ball, held Saturday night, was inde ...


Party Watch

110 years of enriching H-Town celebrated at Family Services luncheon in River Oaks

By Shelby Hodge

What: Family Services of Greater Houston 110th anniversary luncheon. Where: River Oaks Country Club. The 411: North Carolina -based humorist Jeanne Robertson kept the ballroom of Family Ser ...


Shelby's Social Diary

One funny lady shakes things up at River Oaks Country Club as champions of caring are honored

By Shelby Hodge

Author and speaker Louise Parsley is one funny lady. Just ask those attending the Family Services of Greater Houston annual "Champions of Caring" luncheon at River Oaks Country Club. ...


Shelby About Town

Lynn Wyatt & Carolina Herrera headline Ballet Ball, a waltz through Vienna and a surprise 3-0 celebration

By Shelby Hodge

The powers that be at Houston Ballet, not to mention ball chairs Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein, are kicking up their heels over news that ball honoree Lynn Wyatt has nabbed international fas ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Beyond young professionals: Hot movers and shakers start a new Houston Symphony group

By Shelby Hodge

Young, successful and committed to the Houston Symphony — that's the criteria for joining the symphony's newest membership team, the Young Associates Council. More than 100 interested ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Weepy tributes to George H.W. Bush and James Baker give Men of Distinction heartfelt emotion

By Shelby Hodge

It's a powerful thing to see grown men fight back tears and so it was at River Oaks Country Club on Wednesday when former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Neil Bush went weepy as they ...


Shelby About Town

Houston Symphony's million dollar gala rocks The Corinthian — ear plugs included

By Shelby Hodge

Houston Sympony ball chair David Wuthrich had planned all along to don one of the Mozartian wigs that were available around The Corinthian Friday night, he just wasn't sure at what point during ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Family Services celebrates the Bobby and Phoebe Tudor family and applauds author Susan Baker

By Shelby Hodge

Phoebe and Bobby Tudor have reigned over the city's social scene in recent years, chairing major fundraising events, receiving honors from various organizations, donating serious dollars to wor ...


Shelby About Town

Mozart, manor houses and Mercury Baroque make for hot topics in this week's social swirl

By Shelby Hodge

Friday was Mozart's 256th birthday so what better way to celebrate the upcoming "Rock Me Amadeus!" Symphony Ball than with a birthday luncheon in the San Remo Room at Tony's. That ...


Shelby About Town

Lavish launch parties herald start of social season and Texans linemen dine out for good luck

By Shelby Hodge

Before the full-blown galas fill the calendar (starting next Saturday), kick-off parties are filling the dance cards for early January, including the Houston Symphony ball launch Thursday nigh ...


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