Author: Fritz Esker

Pretty in Paint

Most homeowners likely understand the aesthetic importance of keeping up their house’s exterior paint job. But maintaining exterior paint is important for other reasons, and is not a task that should be done only if the paint is obviously cracked…

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  TRY THIS Stone Temple Pilots & Bush Fans of 90s grunge rock can flock to Champions Square on October 5 for an outdoor concert featuring Stone Temple Pilots and Bush. Even though Champions Square is an outdoor venue, the…

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Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan We could all use some laughs amidst the stress and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans of the groundbreaking “Chappelle’s Show” are sure to be delighted by Dave Chappelle’s new comedy tour, also featuring popular…

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White Linen Night The Arts District of New Orleans is bringing one of the Crescent City’s iconic summer social events back with White Linen Night. It will be scaled down a bit this year, and some details were still being…

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TRY THIS Satchmo Summerfest A summer tradition returns with the Satchmo Summerfest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum from July 30-August 1. The music lineup and the food and beverage menus for the 2021 event were not released by press…

Home Renewal | Landscaping 101

When you own a home, your lawn and yard are your responsibility. If you don’t think to take care of these spaces, it won’t get done. Most people remember to do things like mow lawns because it’s an obvious task.…

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ESSENCE Festival of Culture 2021 Last year, ESSENCE Fest went entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, ESSENCE organizers have announced that they will be utilizing a hybrid format. While full details have not been released as of…

Why Use the BBB?

When you need work done on your home, there’s a lot on your mind. It’s a costly venture inside your house (an already expensive endeavor), so you likely feel a strong pressure to get it right. Hiring the wrong contractor…

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  “Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr” Shows are back on at BB’s Stage Door Canteen at the National World War II Museum. From May 21-30, check out “Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr.” Born in…

Healthy Louisiana: Eat Locally

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were looking for ways to break the monotony safely. Gardening is an activity that can be done while socially distancing and there are many physical and mental health benefits. “You get to go outside,…

Angie Bryson

When Bryson is not practicing the law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and law partner, Cary, as well as their six children. She remains active and plays tennis regularly.   When she was at LSU, Angie Bryson studied…

Trailblazers

Acadiana is a region steeped in history, culture and tradition and its people are known for their irrepressible and entrepreneurial spirit. It is with this idea in mind that we created the Acadiana Profile Trailblazers. Some of the honorees are people you’ve…

Randy Fuerst

When Fuerst is not practicing law, he enjoys golf, gardening and spending time with his three children (Rachel, Leah, and Jonathan).   When he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Randy Fuerst wasn’t sure what he wanted to do…

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From the Fat Man to Mahalia: Paintings by James Michalopoulos The New Orleans Jazz Museum will host an exhibition by acclaimed local artist James Michalopoulos from March 25 to October 10. It will span his entire career, from his recent…

Keith Saltzman

When he is not practicing law, Saltzman spends time with his wife, Erin, and their toddler daughter, Kendall (named after Saltzman’s deceased father). He is an avid fan of LSU sports, and enjoys playing tennis and golf in his spare…

Home Renewal | Play It Safe

Keeping your home safe is not limited to locking the doors and installing a home security system. There are a number of toxic substances like mold, asbestos, and lead that can pose health risks if they’re not mitigated. Fortunately, there…

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The 2021 Virtual Crescent City ClassicAs much as New Orleans runners hoped the 2021 Crescent City Classic would once again be an in-person event, the organizers decided the safest option would be to host a virtual event from April 1-5. …

Healthy Louisiana: Simple Swaps

If you’re looking to eat healthier, there are many simple switches you can make to help you achieve that goal. But before looking at swaps, Molly Kimball, a registered dietitian at Ochsner Fitness Center, says self-knowledge is key. If you’re…

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Mardi Gras Krewe of House Floats Sadly, in-person parading will not happen in New Orleans this Mardi Gras season. While nothing can recapture the joy and camaraderie of watching parades with friends and family, the Krewe of House Floats looks…

Top Doctors

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines for most of 2020. But people’s regular medical needs didn’t stop because of the COVID chaos. Our top doctors worked in a variety of fields, from dermatology to obstetrics and gynecology to urology. They all…

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Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunts Two Mardi Gras organizations have announced they will be having scavenger hunts instead of parades in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Funky Uptown Krewe, which traditionally follows the Phunny Phorty Phellows on Twelfth Night…

Keep Calm and Parent On

This past year has been full of anxiety and uncertainty for people across the globe. That is also true for children, who have endured months of staying at home, as well as separation from friends and fun activities. Even though…

Home Renewal | Home Checklist

Owning a house brings with it many responsibilities. Some parts of upkeep and maintenance are easy to remember. For example, if you forget to mow your lawn, you’ll notice it when the grass becomes overgrown. But there are many things…

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Celebration in the Oaks Driving Tour Celebration in the Oaks has become one of the Crescent City’s most cherished holiday traditions. Now in its 34th year, its walking tour will be unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, City Park…

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“Mending the Sky” at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) It’s exciting news for New Orleans arts lovers! On Oct. 9, NOMA opened “Mending the Sky,” its first major exhibition since the city shut down for months as a…

Doctor's Orders

When the news mentions the “novel coronavirus”, sometimes the “novel” part isn’t emphasized enough. It means COVID-19 is completely new, something the world has never seen before. In the fight against it, doctors and government officials alike have scrambled to…

Staying Alive

In a life-threatening emergency, seconds matter. When it’s a loved one or friend who’s unresponsive, it can be all too easy to freeze in shock and fear. However, with simple CPR training, you can save a life. Daniel Daire, nurse…

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2020 New Orleans Film Festival In a chaotic year where most New Orleans festivals have been scrapped, one festival hopes to safely continue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Orleans Film Festival still plans to move forward with its 2020…

Get Floored

The floor is one of the most important parts of your home. It takes up a lot of space and must withstand constant daily use. Like any other part of home construction or renovation, choosing and installing the right floor…

Early Bird

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men (only skin cancer has more cases). The latest estimates from the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) state that over 191,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer per year and…