BR social schedule rocks in Mardi Gras week

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  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Great Perforomers -- At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Perofrmers in Concert series are, from left, Johnny and Diane Tate, Lee and Brenda Berg, Jack and Paula de la Bretonne, Todd and Rena Ledet, and gala co-chairmen Joshua Hayes and Alice Kronenberger.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Great Perforomers -- At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Perofrmers in Concert series are committee members, from left, Executive Director Alan Hopper, Cheryl Dalrymple, Bobby and Marianne Freeman and Carole Marshall.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Great Perforomers -- The one and only Diana Ross wows the sold-out crowd at the 10th anniversary performance of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series Feb. 8 at the River Center Theatre.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Jump Start -- At the fifth annual Jump Start Your Heart Valentine Gala Feb. 9 at the Renaissance Hotel are committee members, seated from left, Donna Lee, Shelly Dubriel and Gloria Whiten; and, standing from left, Dr. Darryl Peterson, Dr. Lydia Sims, Lenell Young, Dr. Pam Daniel, Caryn Whiten, Antoinette Patterson, and Danielle and Dr. Steven Kelley.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- McQueen reunion -- At the McQueen family reunion Feb. 9 are, seated from left, Kathy McQueen, Karen Cody and Dawn Giroir; and, standing from left, Chris, Rusty and Mike McQueen; Don Wrightl and Dr. Kit McQueen.

  • Photo provided by ERNISE SINGLETON -- Delta Sigma Theta -- Receiving Commemorative Service Awards from Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta President Debra Lawson, third from left, at its Commitment to Service celebration Feb. 1 are, from left, Shirley Lolis, Patricia Haynes Smith, Harriett PItcher, Carolyn Gee and Edie Staples.

  • Photo provided by ERNISE SINGLETON -- Delta Sigma Theta -- Receiving Commemorative Service Awards from Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta President Debra Lawson, third from left, at its Commitment to Service celebration Feb. 1 are, from left, John Pierre, McHenry Jackson, Everett Parker, the Rev. Ivory Payne and Cleo Fields.

  • Photo provided by ERNISE SINGLETON -- Delta Sigma Theta -- Being honored by Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at its Founders' Day Luncheon Feb. 2 are, from left, Bernice Stewart Carter, Cheryl McKay Dixon and Brenda P. Moncriffe.

  • Photo provided by ERNISE SINGLETON -- Delta Sigma Theta -- Being honored by Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at its Founders' Day Luncheon Feb. 2 are, from left, 40-year honorees Claudia J. Fisher, Winnie Penson, Blanche Page Smith and Yvonnne Jean Simmons Whitley.

  • Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series are, from left, Leonard Augustus, Debbie Daniel and Thomas Telhiard.

  • Paula Pennington de la Bretonne and maestro Timothy Muffitt cut a cake celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert at the VIP Gala prior to Diana Ross' performance.

  • The Mardi Gras Indians perform in the lobby of the River Center Ballroom to welcome guests to the after party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • Diana Ross made her entrance wearing her signature red-sequined ensemble at the 10th anniversary performance of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series Feb. 8 at the River Center Theatre.

  • Cissy Caballero, Katheryne Mauldin and Germaine Smith at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • Dr. Rani Whitfield and mom Shirley Whitfield at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • John and Kathy D'Angelo at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • Matt and Sherri McKay with Linda and John Spain at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • Andrea and Wally McMakin at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • From left, Mark and Laurie Aronson with Todd Ledet at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • From left, Gary and Sandy Young, Jan Attinger, Enrique Hurtado and Bruce Attinger at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • Robin and Mark Hebertat the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • From left, Robyn Merrick, Leonard Wyatt and Jacqui Vines at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • Baton Rouge Symphony music director Timothy Muffitt and wife Elise with featured violinist Giora Schmidt at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert.

  • Mayor Kip Holden and wife Lois at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series are, from left, Crissy Landry with Camille and Richard Manship.

  • At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Perofrmers in Concert series are, from left, Paris Yegee, Linda MItchell and Kelly Thorgeson

  • At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series are, from left, Pam Chenevert, Debbie Heroman, Denise Cassano, Elena Palmer and Sharon Pennington.

  • At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series are, from left, Evelyn Henry, Mary Brown, Walter brock and Anna Jones.

  • At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series are Adam and Megan Knapp.

  • At the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert series are Arminta and Laddie Bolden.

  • Jolie and Brent LeBlanc at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.

  • Dr. Rani Whitfield and mom Shirley Whitfield at the VIP Gala for the 10th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Symphony's Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Great Perofrmers in Concert featuring Diana Ross.