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Article: Scene Last Night: Tom Hanks, Clarkson, Diana Krall

By Amanda Gordon & Arie Shapira - Jun 4, 2013 12:46 PM GMT-0300

Diana Krall at the piano.
Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Library Laurels

The second Spring Dinner for Education at the New York Public Library last night honored Howard Milstein, chief executive of Emigrant Savings Bank, and his wife, Abby Milstein, a lawyer and library trustee, who first came to the library to research her Harvard undergraduate thesis.

Dinakar Singh, chief executive of TPG-Axon Capital Management and a library trustee, was a vice chairman of the event, which raised more than $1.3 million, with Diana Krall crooning Cole Porter and NBC anchor Brian Williams joking he’d croon off his latest album.

Jon Green, director of instruction for the Urban Assembly public schools, received the Brooke Russell Astor Award for helping to lift sixth-graders’ literacy past the third-grade level. More than 30,000 children spend their afternoons at branch libraries in the New York Public Library system.


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