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Billy Joel presents bouquet to Alexa Ray

by webdev

December 28, 2010

Rock and roll singer Billy Joel congratulated his daughter, performer Alexa Ray Joel, over her new residency at a New York hotel, sending her a big bouquet of flowers on Monday, her opening night.

Alexa is due to perform a set of shows at the Plaza Hotel's Oak Room, where her mother Christie Brinkley came to watch her opening set this week. Billy was unable to make it due to his recent double hip replacement surgery, but promised to attend a show once he has recovered, opting to send flower gifts in place of himself, reports.

A floral bouquet is a traditional congratulations gift or good luck present for performers of all kinds and are best delivered after the show, according to

According to the website, flower gifts actually became popular around the time that theater was making a comeback during the Renaissance period. recommends camellias, carnations, clover or bells of Ireland for good luck, though a rose bouquet is a classic gift for performers.

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