[Courtesy of Baby Doll Ladies, Website]

Join the Baby Doll Ladies at Their 8th Annual Gala

07:00 February 01, 2024
By: Eliana Sarfati-Magill

"Passing the Torch"

The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies is hosting its 8th annual induction gala benefit on February 11 starting at 12 p.m. in the St Charles Ballroom at Loyola University. The event is being hosted by The New Orleans Society of Dance and will serve to raise money for the organization's youth and young adult programing.

The Baby Doll Ladies are committed to preserving the long-standing tradition of jazz dance and women's folk art in Louisiana. The late Miriam Batiste Reed was the original baby doll and spent over five decades committed to the Mardi Gras dancing parade traditions and masking practices. The gala will mark the transferring of the role onto the current leader Mellisia White.

Guests are invited to attend the gala to witness this ceremony, along with an afternoon of celebration for this New Orleans tradition. The event will include a buffet, open bar, and performances by the signature Baby Doll Ladies, as well as music by Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, the Treme Brass Band, and more. Tickets are currently on sale.

Finally, be sure not to miss the Baby Doll Ladies performing in their full glory as the join The Mardi Gras Day dance-parade along St. Charles Avenue with the BDL Free Agents Brass Band. Their route can be viewed on the Baby Doll Ladies' YouTube page.

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