Noche de Estrellas
GALA Hispanic Theatre hosted its annual Noche de Estrellas event on Mar. 12 to honor artistic and civic leaders. Awardees were Betti Brown, founding executive director of the Helen Hayes Awards; Candace Kattar, Founder of Identity, Inc., and Septime Webre, Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet, who expressed his appreciation for “ensuring that there is a Latin voice at the table.” Guests enjoyed a sangria reception, live and silent auctions and performances by flamenco star Edwin Aparicio and GALA’s Paso Nuevo youth among others. Proceeds support Paso Nuevo, GALA’s arts and academic enrichment program for at-risk Latino teens.