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Jazz legends from Gregory Davis to Dr. Michael White were honored at the 2010 Ladies in Red Gala, held on June 11.

The annual event, sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center’s African American Heritage Program, honors musicians for their contributions to New Orleans’ culture and legacy. Aside from Davis and White, Lars Edegran, George French, Albinas Prizgintas and Clive Wilson were also honored at the event, which took place at Generations Hall.

At 7 p.m., gala attendees gathered for the patron party, which featured music by Some Like it Hot. At 8:30 p.m., the awards presentation began. In addition to the presentation, guests also enjoyed an open bar,
a silent auction, top cuisine and more entertainment from the Batiste Brothers Band with Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony.

Event sponsors included Luzianne Authentic Southern Foods and Beverages, Whitney Bank and many others. This year’s event co-chairs were Karen and Henry Coaxum. Honorary event co-chairs were Julie and Stewart Juneau.

Event proceeds provided for the continuation of the Preservation Resource Center’s efforts to identify and preserve jazz landmarks in New Orleans and the revitalization of historic neighborhoods.