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The KPBS Celebrates Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey

Enjoy pictures from the KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey.

The KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey took place on May 4, 2013 at the US Grant.  The night kicked off with a cocktail reception in the Grant's Palm Court.

The <em>KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey</em> took place on May 4, 2013 at the US Grant. The night kicked off with a cocktail reception in the Grant's Palm Court.

Photo by Spark Photography

A vintage Frazer Nash Roadster graced the 4th Avenue entrance of the US Grant, transporting Gala guests to our version of Downton Abbey.

A vintage Frazer Nash Roadster graced the 4th Avenue entrance of the US Grant, transporting Gala guests to our version of <em>Downton Abbey</em>.

Photo by Spark Photography

A team of greeters and actors in period costumes having tea as gala guests entered the cocktail reception, Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the US Grant, San Diego, CA.

A team of greeters and actors in period costumes having tea as gala guests entered the cocktail reception, Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the US Grant, San Diego, CA.

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Gala Guests and Hall of Fame Inductees:  Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys.  The KPBS Celebrates Gala also honors recent KPBS Hall of Fame Inductees.

Gala Guests and Hall of Fame Inductees: Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys. The KPBS Celebrates Gala also honors recent KPBS Hall of Fame Inductees.

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KPBS Producers Club members Kathy Bettles and Julie Hatch as O Brien and Mrs Patmore.

KPBS Producers Club members Kathy Bettles and Julie Hatch as O Brien and Mrs Patmore.

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KPBS Celebrates Gala Guests:  Sandy Knight with Chris and Amber Fields.

KPBS Celebrates Gala Guests: Sandy Knight with Chris and Amber Fields.

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Rick Watkins, CEO of CARS with KPBS' Corporate Development Manager James Rowten at the KPBS Celebrates Gala, Saturday, May 4, 2013, in San Diego, CA.  CARS was a gala sponsor.

Rick Watkins, CEO of CARS with KPBS' Corporate Development Manager James Rowten at the KPBS Celebrates Gala, Saturday, May 4, 2013, in San Diego, CA. CARS was a gala sponsor.

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Gala guests Bill and Christina Molina with Shirley and Hank Murphy of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

Gala guests Bill and Christina Molina with Shirley and Hank Murphy of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

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Gala guests Elisa and Steve Cusato, VP at City National Bank.

Gala guests Elisa and Steve Cusato, VP at City National Bank.

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KPBS Gala Guests Stephanie Bergsma and Kimberly Heller.

KPBS Gala Guests Stephanie Bergsma and Kimberly Heller.

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KPBS Producers Club Members Steve and Jennifer Miller

KPBS Producers Club Members Steve and Jennifer Miller

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Gala guests:  Dianne Gregg, PBS President Paula Kerger, Honorary Chair Darlene Marcos Shiley, KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo, and Julie Karlo.

Gala guests: Dianne Gregg, PBS President Paula Kerger, Honorary Chair Darlene Marcos Shiley, KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo, and Julie Karlo.

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Gala guests Joyce Gattas (Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU), Mel Katz of Manpower, and Sandy Murphy of Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Gala guests Joyce Gattas (Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU), Mel Katz of Manpower, and Sandy Murphy of Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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Gala guests:  Catherine and Phil Blair with Lynn and Charles Gaylord.

Gala guests: Catherine and Phil Blair with Lynn and Charles Gaylord.

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Costumed greeters welcomed guests into the ballroom for dinner.  MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton (in black) was among the night's special guests.

Costumed greeters welcomed guests into the ballroom for dinner. MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton (in black) was among the night's special guests.

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Dancers in period costumes waltz as gala guests enter the ballroom for dinner.

Dancers in period costumes waltz as gala guests enter the ballroom for dinner.

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KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo with Honorary Chair Darlene Marcos Shiley welcome guests to San Diego's Downton Abbey.

KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo with Honorary Chair Darlene Marcos Shiley welcome guests to San Diego's <em>Downton Abbey</em>.

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This auction item is a certificate redeemable for three course dinner for two at NINE-TEN, a restaurant of the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla.

This auction item is a certificate redeemable for three course dinner for two at NINE-TEN, a restaurant of the<a href="http://www.thegrandecolonial.com/"> Grande Colonial Hotel</a> in La Jolla.

Credit: Provided by Grande Colonial

Guests from Sharp Grossmont Hospital:  
Standing:  Brad Cone, Katelyn Cone, Maryann Cone, Sandy Murphy, and Michele Tarbet
Seated: Suzi Johnson, Tony Morgante, Beth Morgante, and Mike Murphy

Guests from Sharp Grossmont Hospital: Standing: Brad Cone, Katelyn Cone, Maryann Cone, Sandy Murphy, and Michele Tarbet Seated: Suzi Johnson, Tony Morgante, Beth Morgante, and Mike Murphy

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KPBS General Manager with Hall of Fame Inductee and MASTERPIECE Trust donor, Conrad Prebys

KPBS General Manager with Hall of Fame Inductee and MASTERPIECE Trust donor, Conrad Prebys

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Gala guests Ann and Daniel Brown of CYMER.

Gala guests Ann and Daniel Brown of CYMER.

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Gala guests Britt Nesheim and Klaus Schuegraf of CYMER

Gala guests Britt Nesheim and Klaus Schuegraf of CYMER

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Gala guests Gail and Marty Levin

Gala guests Gail and Marty Levin

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Gala guests Heidi Watson and Todd Jackson, CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling.

Gala guests Heidi Watson and Todd Jackson, CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling.

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KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo and his wife Julie Karlo with Dr. Robert Engler and Julie Ruedi.

KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo and his wife Julie Karlo with Dr. Robert Engler and Julie Ruedi.

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Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner were honored as Visionaries in the KPBS Hall of Fame for the support of MASTERPIECE.  
Mrs. Audrey S. Geisel was also honored as a Visionary for her longtime support of KPBS' outreach and literacy programs.  The late Brad Warner, former program manager, was posthumously inducted with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner were honored as Visionaries in the KPBS Hall of Fame for the support of MASTERPIECE. Mrs. Audrey S. Geisel was also honored as a Visionary for her longtime support of KPBS' outreach and literacy programs. The late Brad Warner, former program manager, was posthumously inducted with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Gala guests enjoyed live music and dancing after dinner.

Gala guests enjoyed live music and dancing after dinner.

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A vintage hand crank phonograph, a reminder of life in the early 1920s, sat center of the Presidential Ballroom at the US Grant during dinner and program.

A vintage hand crank phonograph, a reminder of life in the early 1920s, sat center of the Presidential Ballroom at the US Grant during dinner and program.

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An elegantly set table for 10.  Gala guests enjoyed feasting on a Downton inspired menu.

An elegantly set table for 10. Gala guests enjoyed feasting on a Downton inspired menu.

Photo by Spark Photography

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