Nelly's 5th annual Black and White Ball took place on Sunday night at the Chase Park Plaza. Attended by plenty of celebrities, this formal event celebrated the holiday season and the launch of the 2011/2012 Black and White Ball scholarship program at Lindenwood University. Photos by Egan O'Keefe.
The 2013 St. Louis Arts Awards were held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel on Monday, January 21, 2013, and honored Chuck Berry with the Lifetime Achievement award in the Arts, PNC Bank with the award for Corporate Support of the Arts; Judy and Jerry Kent for Excellence in Philanthropy; the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for Excellence in the Arts; Michael Uthoff for Excellence in the Arts; St. Louis Public Radio as a Champion of the Arts; and Duane Martin Fosteras Art Educator of the Year. Photos by Theo R. Welling for the Riverfront Times.