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Love in the air

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell | 4/12/2012, 2:15 p.m.

On the menu were maple Dijon chicken filled with caramelized apples, shallots and pecans and cherry ginger chicken jus, sweet potato parmesan pave and beet greens with sundried cherries. Leave it to the Links to take it to another level.

Congratulatory remarks were sent from the Metro Manhattan Chapter of the Links, whose presiding officers include Financial Secretary Thelma Dye Holmes and the Brooklyn Chapter of the Links, whose president is the Hon. Cheryl Chambers.

Happy birthday to Bill Wright, Harrison Young, Brian Barksdale, Rocco Nuneri, Auricle Jenkins, Amorette Shaw of TWU Local 100, Carlos Southerland, J.B., April Mc Coy, Dinisha Johnson, Israel Walker, Mr. Lee of Lee Lee Bakery and all of 118th Street and Eighth Avenue--Tanya Fogle, Leveasa Coldwell, Danielle Gray, Chelsea Jackson and Leona "Pumpkin" Moore.

Just like spring, along with the tulips and cherry blossoms, music is in the air. There standing front and center and representing at the American Classical Orchestra's (ACO) spring gala concert and benefit at the Central Park Boathouse, where they presented "As the Masters Heard It," were Phil, Vernee and Roz Butterfield, Marlene Archer, Charlene Butterfield Janey and Derrelle Janey, along with Dwight Owsley and Edna Greenwich.

According to Lynne Flexner, ACO board president and gala chair, "All proceeds from the American Classical Orchestra's spring gala benefit will provide essential support for the preservation of future musical performances by the ACO's period instrument orchestra and the continued growth of the ACO's educational programs of Classical Music for Kids that are donated, at no cost, to public schools in New York City."

The American Classical Orchestra performs repertoires from the 17th to 19th centuries on the original instruments of the composer's time. Led by founder and Music Director Thomas Crawford, the ACO is New York's leading period orchestra dedicated to rendering music faithful to the baroque, classical and early romantic eras. Yes, romance is in the air, too.

Until next week...kisses.