LOREN KOREVEC entertained guests at Elaine’s for over fifteen years.
“It was around 1999 and Kurt Streit, the great Mozart tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, was throwing a lavish 40th birthday party for himself. The guests included about a hundred of the greatest voices on the planet. It wasn’t going very well. I was politely playing the cocktail hour. The agent had brought in a balloon twisting guy, a magician, a caricaturist, and... are you ready–... a lap dancer! A freakin’ lap dancer! This wasn’t exactly a Shriner’s convention. People had flown in from Europe for this event. Lap dance woman was getting drunk and moody because nobody wanted to play. The whole party was beginning to go South. I could hear people in British accents, etc. musing about the unfortunate situation. How could it get worse... It could.