A Starry Night's Soirée

Lacy Ball
Posted:
December 28, 2012
Event Date:
January 01, 1900

Four-time Grammy Award nominee Jewel didn't disappoint, as 650 supporters at the Big Black Tie Ball benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Omni Dallas sat in awe as the nightingale, accompanied only by a Taylor guitar and a single spotlight, sang all her hits, including "Foolish Games," "You Were Meant For Me" and "Who Will Save Your Soul." She shared memories of childhood poverty and her first NYC gig as a newcomer ‹ recollections that prompted a party question: "What was your dream job when you were a kid?" Co-chair Brian Walker confided, "I wanted to be a fighter pilot so I could wear cool sunglasses and fly fast planes." Co-chair and wife Blair Walker confessed, "My mom loves to tell people that I wanted to be Miss America. I'll admit it, but I'd rather tell you I wanted to be a nurse." Their hard work alongside honorary chairs Angela and Jim Thompson generated more than half a million dollars for North Texas kids. Other bright stars: Lezlee Liljenberg, Becky and Charlie Armstrong, Katherine Howlett, Wilson and Robert Johnson, and Annette and Rob Wilson.

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