Hollywood Jeweler Celebrates Kennedy Centennial With Cocktail Party

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From left: Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Deborah Rutter, Martin Katz, Kelly Fisher Katz and David Foster

Guests at the private affair included David Foster, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Mike Lombardo.

On Monday night, celebrity-loved jewelry designer Martin Katz and his wife Kelly hosted a cocktail party at their Beverly Hills home to honor the centennial of former President John F. Kennedy. Serving as board members of The Kennedy Center, Katz and his wife welcomed tastemakers and VIPs as they listened to remarks made from Deborah Rutter, the president of the Kennedy Center. Rutter discussed the details of Kennedy’s approaching centennial, the center’s recent expansion and future plans for the new year.

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and David Foster treated guests — including Mike Lombardo, Elaine Wynn, Carla Sands, Rick and Esther Rosenfield and Mr. and Mrs. Marc Stern — with impromptu musical performances. Foster played the piano and discussed his longtime dream of being a Kennedy Center honoree. 

He jokingly said, “If Burt Bacharach hasn’t been honored yet, I’m not counting on it to happen for me!” Foster then called upon Edmonds to join him in performing the Boys II Men hit "End of the Road” while guests sang along. 

The Kennedy Center was created to serve as a “living memorial” to the former president and the ideals he placed great importance on: freedom, courage, justice, gratitude and service. 

Katz is a well-known jeweler whose signature contemporary designs and admirable craftsmanship have bedazzled Hollywood stars for events such as the Academy Awards.