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Facetime: Carolyn Everson, Soledad O’Brien and Steve Martin Step Out for Spring

Media parties are heating up as spring turns into summer. The Effies and Tony Awards brought out big stars, while agency anniversaries and tributes celebrated success.

Longtime New York Observer Editor Peter Kaplan Dead

Peter Kaplan, who edited The New York Observer for 15 years before becoming the editorial director of Fairchild Fashion Media, died Friday at the age of 59. The cause was the effects of lymphoma, WWD reported.

Editor, President Out at the ‘Observer’

Talk about a high turnover rate: With Elizabeth Spiers resigning as editor in chief of The New York Observer, the pink broadsheet is on track to appoint its fifth editor since Jared Kushner bought the paper in 2006.

Jared Kushner, Dan Abrams in Talks

Dan Abrams, the founder of Mediaite and the Abrams Media Network, and Jared Kushner, the owner of the New York Observer, have been in talks that have included the discussion of a partnership between Mediaite and the Observer, according to sources familiar with both companies.

New York Observer’s Lorentzen Leaving for London

New York Observer Culture Editor Christian Lorentzen will join the London Review of Books, Adweek has learned.