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Termill, New York Vogue hosts a party for guests in as part of its Vogue Takes New York festivities. (From l.) Lou Paskalis, director-media, consumer promotions and sponsorship, Turning Leaf Vineyards; Sharon Knapp, senior VP on DaimlerChrysler business, PHD; recording artist Rosey; Tom Florio, VP-publisher, Vogue.

Richmond, Va. Cliff Sorah (r.), The Martin Agency's creative director, introduces country-music legend Charlie Daniels, who was visiting the agency. Mr. Daniels is one of the celebrities who appears in the agency's United Parcel Service's "We want to race the truck" campaign during the Nascar season.

Los Angeles Rolling Stone hosts a party to celebrate its club issue. (From l.) Tony Pujala, marketing manager, Bacardi USA; Rob Gregory, publisher, Rolling Stone; Gina Pinos, marketing manager, Rolling Stone; Tami Cunningham, entertainment manager, Rolling Stone; Paul Francis, senior marketing manager, Bacardi USA.

New Orleans According to Essence Entertainment, 223,000 people attended the Coca-Cola Presents the Essence Music Festival. Participants included: (Standing, from l.) Louis Cunningham, director of national events and sponsorships, Nokia; Vince Burke, senior VP-worldwide diversity services, Burger King Corp.; Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior VP-corporate affairs and chairperson, Coca-Cola Foundation; Barbara Britton, VP-associate publisher, sales, Essence magazine; C. Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans; U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Edward Lewis, chairman-publisher, Essence; Ed Stewart, senior director of public relations, Southwest Airlines; Candace McKeever, VP-general manager, Essence Entertainment; Colonel Rodney M. Davis, director of marketing and public affairs, U.S. Army ROTC. (Sitting, from l.) Jamal Coleman, sponsorship sales director, Essence; Wanda Wright, director of marketing, Luster's Pink Brand; recording artist Michelle Williams; Gloria Johnson, VP-diversity, Cingular Wireless; Susan L. Taylor, senior VP-editorial director, Essense; Johnny Furr, VP-corporate affairs, Anheuser-Busch Cos.

Atlanta Delta Skymiles Credit Card by American Express presents the first Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. (From l.) Kevin Massey, manager of Delta Sky Miles Credit Card acquisition, Delta Air Lines; Rick Reinhard, president, Central Atlanta Progress; Karen Bremer, owner of City Grill and Dailey's restaurants; Brent Kuhn, president, direct response ad agency Bennett Kuhn Varner; Pam Todd, market development manager, American Express Corp.

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