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Jamie Dinan, CEO and founder of York Capital Management LP, and his wife, Elizabeth Miller, a trustee of the School of American Ballet, wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

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Jamie Dinan, CEO and founder of York Capital Management LP, and his wife, Elizabeth Miller, a trustee of the School of American Ballet, wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels. Close

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Jeffrey A. Weber, president of York Capital Management LP, and Stacey Weber. Close

Jeffrey A. Weber, president of York Capital Management LP, and Stacey Weber.

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John Vogelstein, chairman of New York City Ballet and chairman of New Providence Asset Management, with Janie Taylor, a New York City Ballet dancer. Close

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Joseph DiMenna, managing director of Zweig-DiMenna Associates LLC, and Diana DiMenna. The DiMenna's daughter Tess is a student at the School of American Ballet. Close

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Elie Nadelman's sculptures presided over the festivities. Close

Elie Nadelman's sculptures presided over the festivities.

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A table at the School of American Ballet Winter Ball, held on the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. The menu included rack and loin of lamb and pomegranate ice cream. Tables were priced at $15,000 to $50,000 to raise money for scholarships and other school costs. Close

A table at the School of American Ballet Winter Ball, held on the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. The menu... Read More

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William Yang, a co-chairman of the juniors "Encores" party for the School of American Ballet and an attorney, with Laura Nagy, who works at Sotheby's. "Talking to the students at the school is great because they really love what they do," Yang said. Close

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George Hornig, senior managing director and COO of PineBridge Investments LLC, with Joan Hornig, a jewelry designer who donates her profits to charity. She has just released a "Wave of Hope" necklace to raise money for relief efforts in Japan. Close

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Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich presenting "Radiolab" live at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The image of Abraham Lincoln (a photograph that has been flipped) accompanied a segment on hair parts. Close

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Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, co-hosts of the WNYC show "Radiolab," with Zoe Keating, a cellist who performs on the show. Close

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, co-hosts of the WNYC show "Radiolab," with Zoe Keating, a cellist who performs on the show.

“The boys go for free,” said Elizabeth Miller, a trustee of the School of American Ballet, at the school’s winter ball last night.

“It’s like junior-high dances,” added Miller’s husband, Jamie Dinan, founder and chief executive of York Capital Management LP.

The couple was referring to the school’s policy for male students in the children’s division.

There was no free ride for the men attending the gala, such as John Vogelstein, chairman of New York City Ballet and of New Providence Asset Management, and hedge-fund manager Joseph DiMenna of Zweig-DiMenna Associates LLC, who was with his wife, Diana. Their daughter Tess is a student at the School of American Ballet.

Earlier, school supporters were invited to shop at the Fifth Avenue store of Van Cleef & Arpels, the gala’s sponsor, which would donate 10 percent of sales.

“I bought my wife the Cosmos earrings for Hanukkah,” Dinan said. “They remind me of Audrey Hepburn.”

Miller, wearing a set of jewels loaned by Van Cleef & Arpels and a plum Oscar de la Renta gown, said she loved the earrings. She then explained why she and her husband are involved in nonprofits.

“It’s important for us, for our children,” Miller said. “It’s a way to set an example.”

She noted that her teenage son, who hasn’t studied ballet, delivers groceries to an elderly woman through the Carter Burden Center for the Aging.

Other guests included Chelsea Clinton and Marissa Mayer, vice president for search products at Google Inc. (GOOG) Waiters passed strips of bacon.

‘Radiolab’

After a live performance of their show “Radiolab,” Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich unwound at the restaurant Otto in Greenwich Village.

With wine and tapas at hand, Krulwich quickly dived into a conversation with a physicist, a biologist and one of the show’s funders. Abumrad, still a bit dazed from his turn on the stage at the nearby Skirball Center for the Performing Arts of New York University, reflected on the larger enterprise of bringing his show to the stage.

“The entire reason for our being is to make a different sound and we did that,” said Abumrad. “Now we feel we have to try something new. To do this live, we have to invent again, and that’s exciting.”

Cello Music

The stage version of the show sounds a lot like the radio (or podcast) version, offering a folksy blend of science, humor and cello music. Now there are also visuals and an audience to laugh at the jokes.

One big difference from the radio version: Members of the audience paid to listen and watch -- $45 a ticket. And afterward, dozens bought T-shirts.

“We are trying to come up with ways to support the show ourselves,” Krulwich said after posing for a photograph with Abumrad and the show’s cellist, Zoe Keating. “Radiolab” has a second show in New York tonight, and then goes on the road, with two shows in Los Angeles and one in Seattle.

(Amanda Gordon is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

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