Staten Island Social Scene: Inside the grand 'SnowBall Gala'

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(Courtesy/Steve White)

It was a grand night for singing, dancing and r-o-m-a-n-c-i-n-g when patrons of the Staten Island Ballet packed Nicotra's Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Bloomfield venue was all dolled up for an all-night tour of "Milan: Always in Style."

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SI Ballet: Now boarding Snowball Airlines flight to Milan


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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- For those who haven't heard -- and we can't imagine who hasn't -- an intriguing evening of sophistication and glamour is on the horizon. Ellen Tharp, artistic director of the Staten Island Ballet, invites you to board Snowball Airlines ...

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Hollywood glam: Staten Island Ballet's Snowball Gala


Ellen Tharp, second from left, top row, and members of the Staten Island Ballet, pause for a photo op at the Hollywood Glamour Snowball Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn, Saturday evening. (Staten Island Advance/Carol Ann Benanti)

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Staten Island 'Nutcracker' has new take on old tradition

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Go expecting all the holiday memories the music and the story of the great ballet brings. But also go expecting a Staten Island twist with a diverse cast.

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