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Whitney's White Linen Night: A showcasing of artists of color | New ...
It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s summer; which means the time has yet again come for droves of art patrons and revelers alike to garb themselves in linens woven of white and gather in the streets to party like an artist. Julia Street to be precise. The annual art-meets-wine extravaganza known as Whitney White Linen Night is once again upon us.
Getting steeped in N.O. Black history
Plaques, historic markers and monuments, family albums and stories recounted between generations, or those read in books or watched in documentary. If there is one truth that can be gleaned from these things, it is this: History is important to people.
New Orleans remains a hub for up and coming entrepreneurs | New ...
New Orleans-based non-profit The Idea Village, a business development organization that caters to entrepreneurs, hosted its 9th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), bringing together young professionals, startups, investors and industry leaders from all over the nation from April 19-24.
N.O. marines celebrate 241 years of service | New Orleans ...
In the spirits of service and loyalty on which the United States Marine Corps was founded in 1775, celebrated New Orleans chef, restauranteur and corps veteran John Besh hosted his 10th annual Marine Corp birthday at Luke Restaurant on November 10.
Marines from all over the New Orleans region and some from even as far as Kansas, both retired and active, gathered in celebration of the occasion.
Water Usage: Beating the Heat on the Cheap — Energy Wise
From Super Soakers and swimming pools to Slip ‘N Slides and sprinklers on the front lawn, kids (and some adults) find some of the most fun yet (often) least expensive ways to survive the heat of summer. In New Orleans, one of those ways might even include multiple day or nighttime showers. This method, however, could come at a much higher cost.
Tech conference presents new opportunities for New Orleans ...
Collision. For many, the word might conjure images of twisted metal, shards of glass strewn about the street and a choir of sirens rushing to the rescue. But for New Orleans’ growing tech and startup communities, the word is more or less synonymous with opportunity.
Winter is coming. Are you prepared? — Energy Wise
Winter is coming. And while we, fortunately, don’t have to face the looming threat to all things living that is White Walkers, there is still one looming threat to our homes that we will have to face: The cost of heating our homes in the winter.
French ambassador says France will play a role in New Orleans' future
New Orleans, LA — During his first ever visit to New Orleans, the French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, professed his love for the city and its nearly 300 years of history, but says what most excites him is the city’s future.
Louisianians of the Year - Louisiana Life - January-February 2016 ...
"My grace is enough for you, for in weakness power reaches perfection." The scripture is pulled from 2 Corinthians 12:9, and while few may recognize the scripture itself, many will recognize the man for whom it has been a beacon: Bishop Fernand J. Cheri III.
NOBA ballet prodigy dances her way to Harlem | New Orleans ...
After 11 long years, the globally-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969 to bring classical ballet to the youths of Harlem, is returning to once again perform for audiences in New Orleans.
New Orleans Film Fest focuses lens on filmmakers of color | New ...
Last month, hundreds of filmmakers set their stages in New Orleans for the 26th Annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), an Oscar-qualifying regional festival that brings together actors, directors, screenwriters and other industry professionals to showcase and celebrate the business of filmmaking.
Slay Energy Vampires in Your Home — Energy Wise
Vampires are real! Though the notion may seem absurd, it is true nonetheless. And while these vampires may not walk, talk or have the enthralling gaze of Bela Lugosi, they still drain away at the lives of millions of Americans every day.
The Country's Oldest Restaurant Turns 175; Museum to Open ...
Barring certain sea turtles, most things don’t last 175 years. Antoine’s, the oldest restaurant in New Orleans (and oldest continuously-run restaurant in the nation), earns that title by turning 175 this year.
YLC Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Young Leadership Council has accomplished many good works over the past 29 years. Although the organization enjoys a commitment to volunteerism in its mission and a spirit of collaboration in its works, a clear and cohesive strategy to guide the direction of the organization and ensure its longevity had not been established.
Shop small and shop often: Why small businesses matter
For those shoppers too timid to brave the mania of Black Friday but eager to get in some holiday shopping before the digital convenience of Cyber Monday, American Express once again stepped up to help businesses nationwide offer consumers another opportunity for great savings.