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A wedding to remember

Former Extreme drummer and Godsmack manager Paul Geary married his gorgeous girlfriend Kerrie Arruda in a lavish, star-studded bash Saturday spiced by a late-night jam that concluded with Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque shouting ''One more! One more!" The rockin' reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel got started with an Extreme reunion -- Geary on the skins, Gary Cherone singing, and Pat Badger playing bass on a version of the band's Top 40 hit, ''Hole Hearted." (No, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was not there.) Cherone also performed ''Play That Funky Music (White Boy)" by Wild Cherry, and the Rolling Stones's ''Honky Tonk Women." Other guests who hit the stage included former members of the band Boston -- guitarist Barry Goudreau, bassist Fran Sheehan, and drummer John ''Sib" Hashian -- as well as singer Charlie Farren and guitarist Johnny A. Godsmack's Sully Erna, Tony Rombola, Robbie Merrill, and Shannon Larkin were there, but opted to enjoy the festivities from their seats. Also in the crowd were auto magnate Ernie Boch Jr., who was Geary's best man, Boston belter Brad Delp, who ducked out to gig with his band Beatlejuice at Johnny D's, Fuel's Carl Bell and Jeff Abercrombie, Bob Duteau of Tea Party Concerts, and radio exec Bruce Mittman. Godsmack leaves soon for LA, where they'll record their new album with legendary producer Andy Johns.

Warm welcome for Hathaway

Back at her alma mater Friday, Berklee alum Lalah Hathaway hosted a VIP reception and concert to kick off the BeanTown Jazz Festival. On hand for her homecoming were festival organizer Darryl Settles; Eddie Jenkins of the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission; and Sovereign Bank exec Ronald Walker, who got a hand when he announced that the bank will guarantee festival funding for three more years. Saxophonist Walter Beasley, who once offered Hathaway singing advice, surprised the crowd by joining the chanteuse for a number.

‘Swimming’ to Easthampton

''Swimming to Cambodia" is about to be performed for the first time since Spalding Gray's death, and in the unlikeliest place. The remarkable monologue that became a remarkable movie by Jonathan Demme is being staged in the western Massachusetts town of Easthampton, and Gray's widow, Kathleen Russo, will be there when it opens Saturday. (Actor Jason Rose-Langston stars in the one-man show at the Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton.) ''There's a lot of interest in Spalding's work right now," Russo told us, reached the other day in Sag Harbor. ''I think Spalding would be flattered that PACE wants to do this work." Just last week at the Toronto Film Festival, director Steven Soderbergh announced that he's making a documentary about Gray, who, sadly, committed suicide last year.


''Sex and the City" actor Willie Garson, ''Survivor" Boston Rob Mariano, and actor Patrick Renna took part in this weekend's ''CVS Newport Under the Stars." Hosted by ''Cheers" star John Ratzenberger, the event raised money for the Joslin Diabetes Center. Others there included Mickey Rooney, Cheech Marin, Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo, actor Joe Pantoliano, and Sox legend Luis Tiant. . .In town to speak at Harvard and Brandeis, Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus was in the Oak Bar at the Fairmont Copley Plaza over the weekend.

Having a ball

The sold-out StoryBook Ball, held under the lights at friendly Fenway Friday, raised serious coin for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. A block of 424 Green Monster seats for a game next season went for a whopping $200,000 to Tudor Investment's Jim Pallotta. And money manager Jerry Jordan and his wife, Darlene, dropped $11,000 for a copy of photographer Bill Brett's new book, ''Boston: All One Family." (Not just any copy, this one's signed by most everyone in the book.) Fenway was elaborately done-up by party planner Bryan Rafanelli, who arranged daisies on the bases and sunflowers on the mound. Guests included Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and wife, Corinne, Pats poobahs Bob and Myra Kraft, and team president Jonathan Kraft, Chad and Anne Gifford, Hill Holliday's Jack Connors, nightclub king Patrick Lyons, and Sox owner John Henry and his wife, Peggy.

Steve Morse and Ann Scales of the Globe staff contributed. Names can be reached at or at 617-929-8253.

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