2nd Annual Celebrity Wait Night

Martha Stewart’s American Made event announces celebrity speakers

THE BLADE/LORI KING Enlarge | Buy This Photo Like any professional server, Sister Ann Carmen Barone turned in her tips at the end of her shift during the 2nd annual Celebrity Wait Night. Wearing her Lourdes University apron, Sister Ann Carmen, the vice president for mission and ministry, joined faculty, board members, and friends of the university, as waiters moonlighting for an elegant benefit dinner that raised funds Monday night for Lourdes scholarship program. PHOTO GALLERY: Lourdes University Celebrity Wait Night Real Seafood Companys dining room was filled with more than 280 guests who feasted on grilled salmon, steak medallions, chicken Dijon, wine, and chocolate mousse desserts. The meals were served by 23 celebrity waiters that included Daniel Briones, business development manager of Air Force One, a localmechanical service contractor;director of Central City Ministry of Ohio Jeanie Hayward; and owner of Eaves & Ivy, Cindy Dana, who is also a board of trustee member. The wait staff sang for their tips, aiming to raise the target amount of $26,000. In its first year, $24,000 was raised for student scholarships at Lourdes, said Kelly Dilworth, advancement event coordinator. She said they would not know the total donations until all the tips were in. Judging from a party that Mrs. Dana served, her comment card would be filled with excellent service marks. We will definitely give her more than 18 percent, joked Craig Joseph of Ottawa Hills who attended the benefit with his wife Michelle. In return for their support Mrs.

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Dave Matthews and his band have been rocking since 1989. Thanks to the singer’s devoted fans, his contemporary alt rock tours continue to fill stadiums and outsell other recording artists. A DMB show is solely about the music — no side distractions necessary save for a few trippy lights. Sara Bareilles puts a refreshing spin on pop rock. The acclaimed songwriter shrugs off dancers, fireworks and pantsless ensembles for the piano, guitar and ukulele. Her wow factor is the bare bones smooth soprano voice inherent to her music. Whitney Houston had her diva moments during performances, but rightfully so. It was her legendary voice that got attention and garnered a Guinness World Record (she was the most awarded female artist of all time in 2010), not a skin-baring music video or flashy sideshow. Taylor Swift’s BFF Ed Sheeran doesn’t do tongue-in-cheek themed music videos. Acoustic, soulful pop is more his speed. Think easy guitar strumming and a powerful set of pipes, sans hip thrusts and leather get-ups. Amy Winehouse had an undeniable singing ability.

Sister Ann Carmen Barone gives M&Ms to Renee Huebner and Jill Trosin during celebrity night for Lourdes University.

Martha Stewart’s second annual American Made event is happening October 16th in New York, and the schedule has been announced. Check out the celebrity and expert speakers and panelists, then book your Bolt Bus maybe we’ll see you there! Creative Makers Series ticketholders won’t have to wait in line for a Cronut , because Dominique Ansel and some of Martha’s favorite chefs will be preparing breakfast. Exclusive sessions on topics such as what it takes to become a creative leader and philanthropic entrepreneur and build a successful brand will be lead by Jessica Alba , Bobbi Brown , Neil Blumenthal , and Karen Mills . Guests will also have the opportunity to meet, network and learn from “Martha Stewart Living” editors. Also on tap, you can sign up for a series of cooking and mixology classes, where Martha and chefs will teach you how basic techniques, how to whip up easy everyday meals, and how to update the classic cocktail. American Made has a contest component, where a few lucky companies will win recognition from Martha Stewart Living and an Audience Choice prize of $10,000. Local names looking for your vote include Eat Boutique , Bully Boy Distillers , Cuppow , and Ball & Buck . Even if you don’t scoop up tickets to any of the panels or classes, swing by Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall for the free American Made Market, running October 16 and 17. Handpicked makers will be there offering live demonstrations, hands-on crafting, and celebrity book signings. American Made is October 16th at Andaz Fifth Avenue, New York City. Visit Martha Stewart for tickets and more information. ~Tara