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a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

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The announcement was made during a celebration at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum with over 1,000 children, parents and grandparents in attendance, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Barbara Waiters, who served as the mistress of ceremonies at the family-friendly event.
The Festival kicked off with an opening ceremony where the Jury president Robert De Niro was praised by the Mistress of Ceremonies, Mélanie Laurent.
Actress Bobbi Baker-James, who currently stars as the sassy barber "Kiki" of TNT's "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" is confirmed to attend and lend her support to this worthwhile event as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Television personality Sian Lloyd will be mistress of ceremonies at the event -- the most prestigious in the region's business calendar -- which will be attended by more than 300 business people and their guests.
Don't think: Kevin Kline, Wynton Marsalis, Placido Domingo and mistress of ceremonies Sarah Jessica Parker will add glamour to lure in ballet-hating yahoos.
And by the end of the evening a po-faced mistress of ceremonies read out the list of dead and dying tube and rail lines to groans from the diners.
Karen Ziemba, known as the insuppressible character in Contact who liberates all women from cranky, abusive husbands, was a radiant mistress of ceremonies at the Theatre Development Fund-sponsored event held at New York's Hudson Theatre in May.
At last Ms Lindiwe Mabuza, the mistress of ceremonies and South Africa's ambassador to Germany, asked President Mbeki to proceed.
Renowned wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton returns to the PONCHO stage, joined by Mistress of Ceremonies Patti Payne.
Serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies, Lisa Mansell, the Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology, welcomed the audience and encouraged them to find out more about My Hope Chest.
Mistress of Ceremonies, Cynthia Good, CEO of Pink named the top ten honorees: Accenture, AT&T, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, GE Energy, Georgia Power, The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting System, Troutman Sanders and UPS.
Rosanna Scotto, Channel 5 news anchor, served as the mistress of ceremonies for the more than 1,200 attendees.
While the singing competition just wouldn't be the same without the sparkling wit of the Irish presenter, the ECHO Fashion Show would lack more than a little lustre without its mistress of ceremonies, Debi Jones.
The penultimate act is ``Gentle Orgy - Breathing Chants,'' in which the 50 or so cast members come on stage and pair up or triple up, then mime sexual actions while being urged to breathe rhythmically by the mistress of ceremonies.
Yvette Glover, the mistress of ceremonies (and mother of Savion, who was unable to attend), provided further delight by engaging in a genial conversation with Harold Nicholas, an honored observer of the festivities.