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WASHINGTON (AdAge.com) -- 'Capitol File' hosted a screening Feb. 25 for the film 'Thank You for Smoking' based on Christopher Buckley's novel of the same name. Above, left: Christopher Buckley, author and editor of 'Forbes FYI,' poses with 'Washington Post' writer Annie Groer. Above, right: Christopher Buckley; Jason Reitman, writer and director of 'Thank you For Smoking'; Anne Schroeder, executive editor, 'Capitol File'; actor Aaron Eckhart; and Paige Bishop, publisher, 'Capitol File'. | Photo credits: Patsy Lynch/Retna Ltd.

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WASHINGTON (AdAge.com) -- Above, left: Mr. Buckley and MR. Eckhart at the premiere of 'Thank you for Smoking'. | Photo credit: Patsy Lynch/Retna Ltd. Above, right: In Phoenix, 'Black Enterprise' and State Farm honored winners of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Legacy Awards at a gala celebration on Feb 1. Above, right (standing, left to right): Jerri DeVard, Verizon, senior VP-brand management and marketing; Mitzi Short, Pepsi, VP-multicultural marketing and strategic initiatives; Mrs. Barbara Graves; Earl G. Graves Sr., chairman publisher, 'Black Enterprise'; Valerie Morris, CNN Financial News; G. Arlivia Gamble, State Farm, VP-agency, sales resources; Lenore Washington-Graham, VP-strategic resourcing, Scripps Network; Ann Marie Dias Lebrun, corporate council, BMW of North America;(seated, left to right) Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, president, Bennett College for Women; Ernesta B. Procope, president-CEO, EG Bowman Co.; Joyce Roche, president-CEO, Girls Inc.

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PHOENIX (AdAge.com) -- Above, left: At the Women of Power Summit, Earl S. Graves Sr.; Mrs. Barbara Graves; Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; Sharon McAuley, VP-operations, human resources recruiting, State Farm; and Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. Above, right: Model and entrepreneur Iman participated in a session at the Women of Power Summit entitled "Turning Passion Into Profits." The session was hosted by Verizon. Sonia Alleyn, careers/lifestyle editor, 'Black Enterprise'; Iman, founder of Iman Cosmetics; and Jenny Alonzo, senior VP-production, promotion, planning and multicultural strategies, Lifetime Entertainment Services.

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MIAMI (AdAge.com) -- 'Food & Wine' presented the fifth annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival featuring notable chefs, delicious food and fine wine. The weekend-long event kicked off Feb. 24. Above, left: Bryan Maynard, brand director, KitchenAid; Emeril Lagasse, chef, Food Network; and Dana Cowin, VP-editor in chief, 'Food & Wine.' Above, right: Dana Cowin; Ed Kelly, president-CEO, American Express Publishing; Jose Andres, chef, Zaytinya; Julie McGowan, senior VP-publisher, 'Food & Wine'; and Kevin McCarthy, VP-marketing, Brooks Brothers.

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