Jim Nelson, Margaret Alkek Williams and Stanton Welch

IT'S OFFICIAL! THE Downtown Houston building that houses Houston Ballet has been named the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance building, and a group of Williams’ friends and Ballet faithful gathered there to celebrate.

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Be Our Guest! Niki Lassiter's family threw a lavish, Disney-princess-themed ball at Hotel ZaZa to celebrate the beautiful handbag designer's 40th birthday (photo by Priscilla Dickson).

ONE OF HOUSTON'S most beautiful women, former Miss Texas USA Nicole “Niki” Lassiter, celebrated a milestone birthday with hundreds of friends at a Museum District bash fit for a storybook — literally.

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Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

FESTOONED IN SPRING pastels — not just the floral centerpieces, but also the shades on the massive chandeliers overhead in the soaring grand foyer of the Wortham Center — the Society of Performing Arts (SPA) gala was a colorful A-List bash, dubbed the Kaleidoscope Ball.

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