Sinatra Sings, Sorta

Sinatra's 100th birthday anniversary sets theme for Houston Arts Alliance dinner

Sinatra's 100th birthday anniversary sets theme for this benefit

Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, George Lancaster, Sandra Porter, Lauren Rottet, Cameron Springer
George Lancaster, Sandra Porter, Lauren Rottet, Cameron Springer. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Regina Garcia, Marc Melcher, Philamena Baird, Trini Mendenhall
Regina Garcia, Marc Melcher, Philamena Baird, Trini Mendenhall. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16,  Judy Nyquist, Scott Wise, Geraldina Wise
Judy Nyquist, Scott Wise, Geraldina Wise. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin
Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Jonathon Glus, Arthur Baird, John Guess Jr.
Jonathon Glus, Arthur Baird, John Guess Jr. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Philamena Baird, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Stephen Klineberg
Philamena Baird, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Stephen Klineberg. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia
Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Dr. Fred Aguilar, Regina Garcia
Dr. Fred Aguilar, Regina Garcia. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner, 5/16, Jonathon Glus, Alton LaDay
Jonathon Glus, Alton LaDay. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Dr. Fatima Jawjim Amin Mawji
Dr. Fatima Jawjim Amin Mawji. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Tim Cisneros, Carla Cisneros
Tim Cisneros, Karla Cisneros. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Peter Schmar, Lauren Anderson, Melanie Lawson, Michael Cordua, Lucia Cordua
Peter Schmar, Lauren Anderson, Melanie Lawson, Michael Cordua, Lucia Cordua. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Marc Melcher, Carin Brody Davidson
Marc Melcher, Carin Brody Davidson. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, George Lancaster, Sandra Porter, Lauren Rottet, Cameron Springer
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Regina Garcia, Marc Melcher, Philamena Baird, Trini Mendenhall
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16,  Judy Nyquist, Scott Wise, Geraldina Wise
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Jonathon Glus, Arthur Baird, John Guess Jr.
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Philamena Baird, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Stephen Klineberg
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Dr. Fred Aguilar, Regina Garcia
Houston Arts Alliance dinner, 5/16, Jonathon Glus, Alton LaDay
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Dr. Fatima Jawjim Amin Mawji
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Tim Cisneros, Carla Cisneros
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Peter Schmar, Lauren Anderson, Melanie Lawson, Michael Cordua, Lucia Cordua
Houston Arts Alliance dinner 5/16, Marc Melcher, Carin Brody Davidson

What: Houston Arts Alliance "An Intimate Evening With Sinatra's Iconic Music."

Where: Hotel ZaZa.

The scoop: Regina Garcia and Philamena Baird chaired and Trini Mendenhall served as honorary chair of the evening that honored HAA board chair Marc Melcher.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth, national singing talent Cary Hoffman entertained with Sinatra stories and songs in a first-ever Houston performance.

More than 250 guests, including Mayor Sylvester Turner and HAA CEO Jonathon Glus, joined the soirée that raised $215,000 in support of programs that assist nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to increase their administrative expertise, including the resident arts incubator program and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston.

Who: Leslie and Brad Butcher, State Rep. Sylvia Garcia, City Controller Chris Brown, Alton LaDay, Karen Hartnett and George Gayle III, Tatiana and Craig Massey, Betty and Stephen Newton, Leigh Smith, and Karen and Roland Garcia.

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