Writer+Photographer at Bloomberg. Founder, Scene Last Night. NY Sun, Forward, Glamour, Knopf alum. agordon01 at bloomberg dot net

The Banker and the Ballerina: How Goldman Partner Waltzed Misty

bloomberg.com — By Amanda Gordon (Bloomberg) -- The champagne is chilling under the Chagalls at the Metropolitan Opera House as Valentino Carlotti awaits his brightest star, Misty Copeland. Backstage, Copeland is preparing for her New York debut in the double role of Odette/Odile in "Swan Lake," a performance that would end with thunderous bravos for a phenom many hope will become the first African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.

Scene Last Night: Polka-Dancing Herro Joins Royal Ballet’s Stars

bloomberg.com — David Herro had the most royal company at his dinner table Tuesday night: Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Titania, his Queen, or rather, Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb, the Royal Ballet dancers who'd just performed those roles in Frederick Ashton's "The Dream," the company classic based on Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream."

Scene Last Night: Fessing Up to Smoking Pot as ’80s Music Plays

bloomberg.com — Weed was part of polite conversation at the City Parks Foundation benefit Monday night. "Truth is all of us partied, smoked pot and made out to music that Steve Leber helped make popular," foundation Chairman David Moore, a private-equity investor, said as he introduced the honoree.

Wall Street pays tribute to JPMorgan dealmaker James 'Jimmy' Lee

theglobeandmail.com — Luminaries of American capitalism gathered Monday to remember James (Jimmy) Lee as a Wall Street dealmaker who fought tirelessly for clients and befriended just about everyone he met. Many of those friends filled St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York to pay tribute to Mr. Lee, a JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jimmy Lee’s DNA Was Embedded in JPMorgan, Dimon Says at Memorial

bloomberg.com — James B. "Jimmy" Lee was a legendary dealmaker who entered the banking arena every day to advocate for clients, Jamie Dimon said. "Your DNA is embedded in JPMorgan Chase," Dimon, the firm's chief executive officer, said Monday at a memorial mass for Lee at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

Scene Last Night: Moelis, Navab, Leeds, Taubman, Ziff, Goodman

bloomberg.com — The interns have taken over the office. Playgrounds, pools and subway cars are filling up with seven-year-olds squealing and jumping in the middle of the day. When school's out and temperatures rise, young people own the city, and that's good for the rest of us.

Scene Last Night: Dinan, Bok, Studzinski, Stern, Zucker, White

bloomberg.com — Scott Bok, sweating it out on the terrace of the Museum of the City of New York Thursday night, cooled down a gala audience with the suggestion that Jamie Dinan, a friend since their freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, endow an air-conditioning unit for the space.

Scene Last Night: Rosenstein, Pruzan, Sting, Utay, Jenny Holzer

bloomberg.com — On Tuesday night, the Public Theater gathered supporters for an al fresco dinner before a performance of "The Tempest," Shakespeare's play set on an island of singing spirits. It called to mind the strange, wonderful qualities of the island of Manhattan and the gala itself.

Scene Last Night: A-Rod, Teixeira, Blitzer, Narcisse, Sawhney

bloomberg.com — Mark Teixeira upped his game Monday night: He brought along Alex Rodriguez to Harlem RBI's Bids for Kids. Because when fans are in the house, two first-place Yankees at a charity benefit are better than one. "A-Rod has outperformed, Tex has outperformed, Pineda's been better than expected," said Goldman Sachs's Don Truesdale of the infielder, first baseman and pitcher Michael Pineda.

Bank of America hires Jeff Peek, former CIT chief

charlotteobserver.com — Bank of America hired Jeffrey Peek, who ran commercial lender CIT Group for six years, as an executive vice chairman in the global investment bank.
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wild pairs of the Hamptons... Paul McCartney, de Kooning : amagansettchamber's photo instagram.com/p/4pAUknpPK-/

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"I wish we were half as elegant" as ballet dancers, Goldman's Carlotti tells @SRuhle on BTV, following my story | bloom.bg/1emhwKb

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