Evening features free post-game concert by Bachata Heightz

March 18, 2010

The New Orleans Hornets will host Noche Latina at the Hive presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group on Saturday, March 27 as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers. The Hornets inaugural Noche Latina at the Hive will be a celebration of Latin culture that will showcase Latin-themed performances throughout the evening as well as a free post-game concert at center court by the Latin group Bachata Heightz.

Noche Latina is a great way to incorporate Latin elements into our home game that appeal to a variety of our fans, said Hornets President Hugh Weber. Through our partnership with Pan-American Life Insurance Group, we are providing our world-class entertainment with Latin flair.

Zatarains Buzz Fest pre-game block party starts at 5:30 p.m. and features live music by New Orleans Latin band Vivaz, $1 beer and interactive games for the entire family. The Honeybees dance team will perform a Latin routine, the players will be introduced in Spanish and halftime entertainment will be provided by Raices. Bachata Heightz will perform a free post-game concert at the New Orleans Arena immediately following the game.

This collaboration reflects Pan-American Lifes dedication to building The Bridge of the Americas and our commitment to the city of New Orleans, said Chairman, President and CEO of Pan-American Life Jos S. Suquet. The Pan-American Life Noche Latina integrates the citys Hispanic communities and one of the citys iconic sports teams.

In addition to the Latin entertainment, the Hornets and Pan-American Life Insurance Group will award a $5,000 scholarship grant to the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation to support the future of qualifying Hispanic students.

Tickets for the Noche Latina on Saturday, March 27 are available at, by calling 1-800-4NBATIX, at the New Orleans Arena box office or at all TicketMaster outlets. Tip-off for the game is 7 p.m. All Hornets home games are broadcast in Spanish on La Fabulosa 830 AM.

Pan-American Life Insurance Group is a leading provider of insurance and financial services serving nearly half a million customers throughout the Americas. New Orleans-based Pan-American Life Insurance Company, the Group's flagship member, has been delivering trusted financial services since 1911, employing more than 700 worldwide, providing top-rated life and health insurance, worksite benefits and financial services in 47 states, the District of Columbia (DC) and Puerto Rico. The Groups member companies offer individual and group life and health insurance throughout Latin America. The Group has branches and affiliates in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Cayman Islands and Panama. For more information, visit the Pan-American Life Web site at

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