Author: Jordan DeFrank

Read & Spin

CD –– With Cassandra Wilson’s latest jazz album, Silver Pony, she had a tough act to follow: herself. Wilson won a Grammy award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for 2008’s Loverly, along with other accolades, so her newest project had…

New Orleans Healthbeat

• According to the results of a 10-year study conducted by French scientists, moderate, regular drinkers exhibited a much lower risk for heart disease than binge drinkers, though the binge drinkers drank less alcohol overall. The study followed several thousand…

NOLA by the Numbers

110 millionNumber of roses sold and delivered for Valentine’s Day15Percentage of women who send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day77.43Average dollar amount the average consumer spends on Valentine’s Day gifts1 billionNumber of Valentine’s Day cards exchanged last year650 millionNumber of Valentines…

Drive Me Crazy

Last week may have been one of the craziest of my life. Specifically, one day last week was one of the craziest of my life. I was running late for work (a fact to which I would later point and…

Anniversary at Andrea’s

Andrea’s Northern Italian Restaurant is celebrating a birthday this month. “We’ll have a nice, wonderful 26th anniversary celebration on the 21st of January,” says Chef Andrea Apuzzo. “We’d like to invite everyone to have a toast with me with a…

NOLA by the Numbers

1907The first time the classic New Year’s “ball” dropped in Times Square700Weight (in pounds) of the first New Year’s ball11,875Weight (in pounds) of the Waterford Crystal New Year’s ball used today2,668Number of Crystals created by Waterford in the New Year’s…

pamper

With all the inevitable stress that goes into planning a wedding, brides can sometimes lose sight of what a joyful time it should be. The weight of decisions and the pressure of fulfilling a lifetime of expectations can seem insurmountable;…

prep

If there’s only one day in a woman’s life when she wants to look her very best, there really is no question: It’s her wedding day. While style, hair and makeup decisions will be crucial on the big day, every…

polish

After months of planning and preparing, the big day arrives. The final touches for your perfect wedding look are some of the most important: hair and makeup. You will want to look flawless, but you’ll also want to look like…

What You Can’t Live Without

These products and services are must-haves for the New Year. From gadgets and clothes to spring-cleaning and party planning, your life will be made easier and more fun with a little help from these local businesses.

Justice for All

The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation hosts a fundraising luncheon.

Read & Spin

The old adage “Do as I say, not as I do” doesn’t apply in the case of these educators. The Professors of Pleasure: Tulane University Faculty Band, Volume Two, presented by John Doheny, a collaboration of Tulane University Jazz Performance…

Mask-erade!

The 24th annual All Saints Soirée is a masked affair.

New Orleans Healthbeat

A recently released study by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that healthy gay men who took the anti-AIDS pill Truvada were 44 percent less likely to get infected with the virus that causes AIDS than the same number…

Health

Recently Discovered Gene May Help Fight CancerSHREVEPORT ––  LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport recently identified a mammalian gene that is required for the growth and spread of some human cancers. This discovery could lead to a greater understanding of…