The Insider

The Insider: 9.7.16

Hometowner Adrienne Hirschfeld did more than attend the Paul McCartney concert: she went backstage to the VIP lounge and met lead guitarist Brian Ray (pictured above). Daughter Rebecca Hirschfeld of L.A. is pals with the musician.


UMSL professor and Saint Louis Zoo scientist Dr. Patty Parker is the 2016 recipient of a prestigious research award, the William Brewster Memorial Award. Given by the American Ornithologists’ Union, it recognizes Parker’s accomplishments in both the social behavior of birds, as well as her more recent work on the evolution and transmission of pathogens, including avian malaria, among Galapagos Island birds.


Kudos to longtime volunteer Marlene Hammerman on being honored by the National Council of Jewish Women at its upcoming Celebrating Women Event. Hammerman has been named the Hannah G. Solomon honoree for her years of dedication to social and economic justice.

Stay tuned to see what the inaugural class of Saint Louis Fashion Incubator comes up with during its two-year residency program in the Lou. Starting January 2017, the six designers will create here in town, with the support and mentorship of local and national experts, establishing St. Louis as a future fashion capital. The group of promising fashion design stars includes a former basketball player, a handbag designer, and a protege from Lanvin, John Galliano and Zac Posen.