Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Update: Kathy Leonard Now Speaks for Mayor

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Update: Kathy Leonard Now Speaks for Mayor

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GATEWAY GLEANINGS: Kathy Leonard has been named to a permanent PR post in St. Louis Mayor Boz's office. Previously a PR flack for Lambert Field, Leonard has racked up an extensive resume in broadcast, including stints on KMOX radio and KSD-TV. . . .

Nancy and Tom Manno will be special guests at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel's Valentine's Day bash Feb. 14 in the Ritz suite, occupied one time or t'other by Elizabeth Taylor and Prez Bill. Tom, formerly with Hyatt Hotels, is the newly named GM of the Ritz. Meanwhile, the hotel's Amy Bocklage has this Valentine's package for the public: a caviar reception, a treasured Krug champagne pouring with a four-course menu prepared by exec chef John Rees, serenading by the Eddie Fritz Quartet and dancing to a bubble-making machine. A deluxe room awaits each of the guests. . . .

James Nacy, director of the Gateway Men's Chorus, let the cat out of the bag at Monday night's rehearsal. He said to expect Harvey Fierstein, author of "Torch Song Trilogy" and one of Robin Williams' co-stars in "Mrs. Doubtfire," at the March 25-26 concerts, presented by the musical aggregation. Fierstein will sing and narrate both shows as well as host a crocktale hour on March 26 to benefit the group. For more info, call 771-4962, Mondays-Fridays. . . .

The hockey season may have been a bust for the Blues, but former hometown thesp William Mann got his shots on goal as a helicopter pilot in martial arts maven Jean-Claude Van Damme's hockey flick, "Sudden Death." Mann gleaned rave reviews for his "aggressively klutzy, surprisingly cerebral schtick" as Groucho Marx in the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center production of "Minnie's Boys." Keeping it ecumenical, Mann even subbed as a singing Santa Claus in a musical to help out a fellow actor. All the while, he balanced a full schedule with the Pittsburgh Light Opera. . . .

You read in yesterday's Post-Dispatch that former county councilwoman Geri Rothman-Serot is finished with politics. So what's up? She has accepted an exec sales position with Lincoln National Life Insurance. She'll work as a financial adviser and life and health insurer with her brother-in-law, leading salesman Steve Serot. …

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