Society Confidential: Couple turns into jet-setters thanks to son and Billie Eilish

Chuck Bennett
Special to The Detroit News
Gary, Enid and Brandon Goodman on the stage at "Saturday Night Live."

While many folks spend their weekends doing Saturday chores and maybe catching a movie at night, Enid and Gary Goodman are jetting off to New York to attend "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" and "Saturday Night Live." At least that’s what happened last week when the Goodman’s son, Brandon Goodman, invited them to join him as his client, Billie Eilish, was a special guest on both shows. Brandon, who is a music industry manager in L.A., co-manages Eilish, who is one of today’s hottest music forces. The 18-year-old singer songwriter’s hit  "Bad Guy" has been  No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Hits for 19 weeks.

“We had such a wonderful time,” says Enid. “We went backstage at both shows, Jimmy Fallon on Friday, and S&L on Saturday, and we were ushered to our seats during showtime.” According to Enid, there was food backstage and lots of people. “I got a chance to say hello to Alec Baldwin backstage at S&L,” she adds. “It was all so exciting for Gary and me, and we have our son, Brandon to thank.”

Gerard Marti, owner of Robert Kidd Gallery, with photo artwork of David Bowie.

Brian Duffey, David Bowie work featured at gallery

Gerard Marti from Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, known for featuring artwork from famous people, is happy to present the exhibition “Bowie by Duffy,” containing the collaborative work of photographer Brian Duffy and David Bowie. Bowie and Marti were friends since the mid-1990s and collaborated on art projects in the past. Duffy had an eight-year working relationship with Bowie and shot five key sessions during this period, providing the creative concept as well as the photographic image for three album covers. Duffy's input had a significant influence on the creation of Bowie's chameleon-like public image. “I had to fly to London to obtain this artwork,” says Marti. “We’re the only gallery in the U.S. to have it.” Keeping with the rock star theme, Marti will feature an exhibition of photographs taken by Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mack in December at the gallery. “Mick Fleetwood will come in for a personal appearance for the event,” Marti adds.

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