Tangoing Through the Night

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation celebrated 23 years of the “Azucar Ball.”

Co-chair Martine Chaisson Linares, honoree Dr. Nicolas Bazan and co-chairs Amy Dye and Kelly Theard

Photographed by Melissa Calico

“Noche de Tango” was the phrase on everyone’s lips the night of November 16, 2013 at the Sugar Mill. Chaired by Martine Chaisson Linares, Amy Dye and Kelly Theard, the gala catered to the exotic tastes of Buenos Aries, Argentina, complete with live tango performances. Presented by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, all proceeds of the evening were allocated to scholarships for outstanding high school Latino students. Last year, the proceeds of the “Azucar Ball” provided 44 students from public, private and parochial schools in Orleans and Jefferson parishes with thousands of dollars in scholarship funds.

La Boca Restaurant catered the patron party that evening, while the gala served edibles provided by New Orleans staples such as Andrea’s, Antoine’s, Café Adelaide, Cochon, Coquette, Lüke and many more.

The 23rd annual fundaiser of the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, this year the “Azucar Ball” featured the presentation of the Galvez Cup. The cup is awarded to a person or group who through unselfish effort and devotion has been of the greatest assistance to the foundation in its work. This year’s recipient was renowned neuroscientist Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Louisiana State University School of Medicine.


What: “Azucar Ball,” benefiting the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
When: November 16, 2013
Where: The Sugar Mill

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