April 12, 2012

Attending Two Important Birthday Celebrations - Clive's and Sirio's!

Last week, it seemed as though so many people I know were celebrating their eightieth birthdays!  In fact, I was invited to two wonderful celebrations.  On Wednesday, April 4th, I went to the River Café in Brooklyn, where my friend, Clive Davis, the great music impresario, was having his birthday bash.  Clive Davis is responsible for discovering and launching the careers of so many extraordinary musicians and some of them were at this party.  Neil Sedaka sang a few of his hit songs and then urged Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, and Dionne Warwick to join him in singing a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Clive.  I can’t believe I didn’t get a single photo of that!  Several people got up to speak, including Clive, who shared some moving thoughts about the importance of good friends and a loving family.

The next night, I went to one of my favorite New York City restaurants, Le Cirque, where owner, Sirio Maccioni was celebrating his birthday.  This was another wonderful gathering of family and friends and Sirio looked so happy.  It’s always great to see Sirio, his wife Egidiana, and his three sons Mario, Marco, and Mauro, who are all in the family business.

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