Sting and Sheryl Crow will perform at two of the biggest holiday parties of the season hosted by Texas plaintiffs lawyers. Sting, the English singer-songwriter and frontman for The Police, will perform at The Lanier Law Firm’s annual holiday party on Dec. 5 in Houston, while Crow will take the stage at Lisa Blue-Baron’s party at her Dallas home on Dec. 11. “Sting brings great music, a great stage show and a great deal of popularity, which is what we always try to bring,” says W. Mark Lanier, owner of the Houston plaintiffs firm. Invites to the popular party, held at Mark and Becky Lanier’s house in the Cypress area northwest of Houston, are at the printer, he says. For the third year, The Lanier Law Firm will invite guests to make a contribution to Guatemala SANA, a charity that builds schools, equips classrooms and provides food for children of Guatemala. Lanier says he expects about 8,000 people at the annual family-oriented party, which featured New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi in 2009, and teen pop singer Miley Cyrus in 2008. Meanwhile, Blue-Baron, a partner in Dallas’ Baron & Blue and the widow of Fred Baron, sent invites this week to her bash, where Crow will perform in addition to the Dukes of September, a 1970s supergroup comprised of Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald, formerly of The Doobie Brothers. Blue-Baron could not be reached for immediate comment. Both parties offer great entertainment and good food, and a prime opportunity to mingle with Texas lawyers and judges.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Miriam Rozen and John Council