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Kennedy Holmes '23 and Peter Martin (P)

January 4, 2019

Kennedy Holmes '23 and Peter Martin, parent, were featured on stltoday.com on 1.4.19 after being chosen to perform at this year's Arts and Education Council's St. Louis Arts Awards: "The Voice finalist Kennedy Holmes is newly added as a performer at the Arts and Education Council’s St. Louis Arts Awards taking place Jan. 21 at Chase Park Plaza Hotel. She’ll sing with jazz pianist Peter Martin, a 2012 Excellence in Arts recipient. The performance serves a dual purpose. It’s a nod to Lifetime Achievement in the Arts recipient actor/singer Ken Page, along with one to Champion of the Arts recipient Sue Greenberg. Kennedy has ties to both as a Muny veteran. Kennedy appeared with Page in the Muny’s Aida in 2016, and Greenberg is company manager at the Muny (Greenberg is also executive director of St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts). Bryan Batt, Salvatore Romano on TV’s Mad Men, shared the stage with Kennedy in Hairspray and will make a special appearance during the event. Also performing are the Big Muddy Dance Company, classical pianist Jerry Chang, and the City of Music All-Star Chorus. Honorees are Page, Greenberg, Noémi and Michael Neidorff, Excellence in Philanthropy; Brent Benjamin, St. Louis Art Museum, Excellence in the Arts; Chris Hansen, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Arts Innovator; Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, Arts Startup of the Year; and Amy Freet, Ferguson-Florissant School District, Art Educator of the Year. The event, in its 28th year, is chaired by Pat Smith Thurman and artist Solomon Thurman, owners of 10th Street Gallery. Washington University professor and vice provost Adrienne Davis will emcee." Broadway World also covered the story on 1.4.19. 

See also: 

St. Louis American, 1.24.19
Ladue News, 1.24.19