Soiree’s January 2011 Issue on Newsstands Now

By Amanda Hoelzeman
Updated: January 5, 2011, 6:26am

Image by Jason MastersCatherine Hughes appears on the January 2011 cover of Soirée on behalf of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Saints & Sinners Ball.

Little Rock Soiree magazine officially kicks off a new year with the January issue, on newsstands and online at

On the cover is Catherine Hughes, an attorney and longtime supporter of Arkansas Repertory Theatre. She got into character for us to support this year’s Guys & Dolls-themed Saints and Sinners Ball to benefit The Rep. The ball will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Statehouse Convention Center. Tickets are $300 per person; to order call (501) 378-0445 or visit

Carole Smith, senior vice president and director of business development with Delta Trust & Bank, is dedicated to Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence. According to WCF’s statistics, a woman will return to an abusive situation eight times before she leaves for good, and Arkansas ranks fourth in the nation for women murdered by their abusers. “WCF works to remove obstacles and provide alternatives,” Smith said. “There is much work to do, but we are moving in the right direction.” The organization’s signature fundraising event is the Woman of the Year Gala, which will be held Jan. 15. Tickets are $250 per person. To order e-mail Toni Wofford.

Our executive privilege subject is Judy Shelley, a CPA and chief financial officer at Flake & Kelley Commercial. Shelley and her husband, Michael, are co-chairs of the Heart Ball to benefit the central Arkansas chapter of the American Heart Association. This year’s theme is Young at Heart,and tickets to the Feb. 19 event may be purchased by calling Tammy Quick at (501) 379-1185. to view the full article.