Author: Fritz Esker

Healthy Louisiana: Anxiety 101

At different times and to different degrees, all people experience anxiety in their lives. But how can you manage it? How can you keep your mind from racing nonstop, especially in times like now, amid the COVID-19 fallout? Awareness and…

Local Virtual Events

National World War II Museum Digital deliveries including oral histories, videos, articles, photography, Facebook live events, and more. NationalWorldWar2Museum.org   New Orleans Museum of Art Virtual tour of the museum, NOMA.org   M.S. Rau Antiques Virtual tour of the special collection The…

Events

Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic New Orleans’ preeminent fitness event is back. The Crescent City Classic will take place on April 11. It will start at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and finish at City Park, where participants can enjoy RaceFest.…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

Through 5 Disney’s Moana, Jr. Rivertown’s stage adaptation of the recent Disney blockbuster is performed by kids, for kids. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com 4-May 3 Songs That Won the War The Victory Belles…

My Toughest Case: Michael Lemoine

Michael Lemoine grew up in the small town of Plaucheville, Louisiana (his high school graduating class totaled 13). When he went to LSU with the hopes of becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college, he was…

My Toughest Case: Rachel Godley

Whether it’s divorce, custody, adoption, or something else, family law matters are always intensely personal cases. Lafayette attorney Rachel Godley steers her clients through these challenging, emotional times with compassion and tenacity. When Godley graduated from LSU in 2002, she…

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…

March Events

Harlem Globetrotters Everyone’s favorite high-flying basketball team comes to Lakefront Arena on March 8 to delight and dazzle fans with breathtaking hoops and hilarious physical comedy. Information, arena.uno.edu. LPO: The Music of John Williams The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra takes its…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

6-8 Jersey Boys This musical traces the journey of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com 6-8 Schoolhouse Rock…

Healthy Louisiana: Drinking in Moderation

Louisiana is a social state. Part of that social scene includes drinking — during Mardi Gras, at football tailgate parties, at neighborhood bars and often parents partake (a little) at children’s birthday parties. But what are the best ways to…

February Events

Vaude d’Gras – Baroquen Circus: A Mardi Gras Spectacular For the 6th year, Vaude d’Gras celebrates Carnival with a Baccanalian display by a troupe of acrobatic, theatrical and dazzling artists set to a live score based on Mozart and Beethovan…

Performing Arts: February

2 Something Rotten! Set in 1595, this hilarious comedy tells the story of two brothers’ efforts to write the world’s very first musical. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com 9 Viagara Falls On Charley’s 77th birthday he’s…

Top Doctors: Dr. Jason Cormier

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Jason Cormier is often placed into high-stakes situations. But the pressure and the challenge of his work is part of what drives him to be the best he can be. While the Lafayette-based Dr. Cormier has…

Top Doctors: Dr. Katherine Pearce

Dr. Katherine Pearce, an internist at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, has always had a fondness for science and problem solving. That problem-solving skill has served her well in almost 30 years of practicing medicine. The variety…

Performing Arts: January

9 & 10 Bill Burr Incendiary comic Bill Burr is on tour again after his latest Netflix special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger.  Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com 9 & 11 LPO: Beethoven’s “Eroica”…

January

College Football Playoff National Championship Get ready for kickoff, sports fans. The 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship will be coming to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 13. It’s sure to be a exhilerating atmosphere and an exciting game. Information,…

Louisianians of the Year

Each year, we comb the state in search of Louisianians doing great things at home and, potentially, around the country or even the world. We look for individuals who stand out in their professions, give back and represent what’s best…

Healthy Louisiana: Fighting Arthritis

Over 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis, and approximately 923,000 of them live in Louisiana (arthritis.org). For some people, the condition may be unavoidable, but there are ways you can make living with arthritis easier. Some of the…

Home Renewal: Roof Rules

In a city like New Orleans, the weather can be brutal. It often rains — and as anyone who has spent a summer here knows — it often rains hard. A house’s first line of defense in protecting its residents…

Performing Arts: December

Through December 15 Scrooge in Rouge This cross-dressing musical take on A Christmas Carol was created by and stars Varla Jean Merman, Ricky Graham, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com…

Marquee: December

Mandatory Merriment Southern Rep hosts this irreverent holiday comedy musical from Dec. 4-29. Due to unforeseen circumstances, six strangers end up stranded at a French Quarter tavern and are forced to find new ways to celebrate Christmas. Information, SouthernRep.com. Mystery…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

Through November 10 Higgins: The Man, the Boat, the War The life of legendary New Orleanian Andrew Higgins is told through live-action newsreel recreation, musical revue and dramatic history.  BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org Through November…

November

The Bloody Mary Festival The Howlin’ Wolf will host The Bloody Mary Festival on November 2 and 3. Aficionados of the classic alcoholic beverage will be able to sample a wide variety of Bloody Marys, as well as local food…

Under Pressure

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can result in potentially fatal problems like heart attacks and strokes. According to the Centers for Disease Control (cdc.gov), Louisiana ranked fifth in the country for deaths by heart disease and third for…

Healthy Louisiana: Preventative Cures

In an era where so much information is at our fingertips, it can sometimes be hard to know how to direct our mental energy. What should Louisianians be most concerned about according to statistics? The numbers point to heart disease,…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

  Through 6 August: Osage County A highly dysfunctional family airs their grievances with each other as they gather for their patriarch’s funeral.  Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com Through 13 The Rocky Horror Show This stage adaptation…

October

  Crescent City Chamber Music Festival The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival’s fourth season will take place from October 3-13. There will be exciting, interactive musical performances at 30 venues across the city, as well as six free performances in…

Best of the Fall Fests

  With the weather turning cooler (please?, pretty please?) it’s time to get outside, throw on some jeans and enjoy food, fun and festivities at the ever-growing list of festivals in and around the city. From September through December, there…

Home Renewal | Green Living

As more and more attention is paid to climate change, homeowners around the country are looking for ways to be more eco-friendly in their homes. The good news is that there are lots of simple things homeowners can do to…

Healthy Louisiana: There's an app for that

One of the good things about smartphone technology is it can put a wealth of information at your fingertips. Here are some of the best apps available for health and nutrition info. Most of them are free, too, so there’s…