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KPBS Celebrates Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey

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Reserve tickets to KPBS' annual gala.

Find yourself in Edwardian England for the, KPBS Celebrates Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey. Mark your calendars and plan to spend the evening in glorious Downton style at the historic US Grant on Saturday, May 4, 2013 for what will be one of the season’s best events.

The Grant’s 4th Avenue entrance will be lined with historic cars and attendants ready to receive you. Bid on coveted treasures in the silent auction over cocktails and conversation in the Grant's Crystal Ballroom. Gourmet dinner, live auction, and program will follow. Masterpiece Executive Producer, Rebecca Eaton, is expected to attend.

The Lady Darlene Marcos Shiley introduces the Hall of Fame inductees:

Audrey Geisel | Visionary

Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner | Visionaries

Brad Warner | Lifetime Achievement

Photo by (C) Giles Keyte/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE

Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE on PBS. From episode 6, season 3. Shown from left to right: Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary.

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Photo credit: Provided by Liquid Blue

Logo for Liquid Blue. Liquid Blue will perform at the KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey on May 4, 2013 at the US Grant.

The fun continues with live music and dancing as local favorite and award winning band, Liquid Blue, takes the stage.

Proceeds from this event support KPBS’ mission of serving local communities with news and entertainment programming that respects our audience with inspiring, intelligent and enlightening content.

Tickets are $500 each or $5000 for table of 10. Reserve your spot today.

For more information contact Claudine Casillas, KPBS Special Event Manager or call (619) 5294-4266.

Sponsor the Gala (PDF)

Join the Honorary Committee (PDF)

Donate to the Auction (PDF)

The KPBS Celebrates Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey is supported by the Honorary Committee:

The Lady Darlene Shiley, Honorary Chair

Audrey S. Geisel via San Diego Foundation / Dr. Seuss Fund


Joan & Irwin Jacobs

Conrad Prebys & Debbie Turner

Platinum Sponsor:

CARS, Inc.

Silver Sponsors:

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Scripps Health

Cocktail Sponsor:

City National Bank

Floral Sponsor:


Gift Bag Sponsor:

Jackson Design & Remodeling

Watch clips, previews and more from Downton Abbey here.

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The KPBS Celebrates Gala sponsors include CARS, Scripps Health, The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, City National Bank, Manpower, and Jackson Design & Remodeling.


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