Bev's Note


Young Aspirations/Young Artists (YAYA) is 30 years old and what a celebration they’re planning for Friday, November 16! Thanks so much to our cover models Peggy Laborde, Kathryn Brennan McLeod, Hattie Moll and Timeka Junius (and not pictured Susan Brennan)! We are especially honored to have the founder of this amazing organization, Jana Napoli, whose caring, creativity and belief in young people made YAYA an organization that’s as vital today as it was 30 years ago! Timeka Junius started as a YAYA artist and is now the Senior Director of Programs. What an accomplishment!

“Just Say YAYA’s 30th Anniversary Gala” will feature a cocktail party at the YAYA Art Center honoring the generations of artists who have passed through the doors with fabulous food, drinks, live music, a silent auction and an exhibition of work by YAYA artists past and present! Be sure to get tickets to the Patron Party, 6 to 7 p.m., and the gala, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 529-3306 or email for tickets.

Be sure to check out What’s Hot for Art themed around the concept of smoke. Whether it’s wafting, billowing, simmering or smoldering, these pieces could hang on your wall or be put on a pedestal.

Everyone cares about our family’s health, so you don’t want you to miss our feature that spotlights 10 vendors who will give us the latest tips and trends to keep us safe and healthy.

I want to give you an update on Southern Rep Theatre and their new home housed in a multi-stage theatre complex at the former St. Rose de Lima Church. Their exciting 32nd season will include bold world and regional premieres, as well as the best of Broadway, off- Broadway and classic plays. Artistic Director Aimee Hayes is proud of the series as well as Southern Rep’s unique position as a sector leader, creative force and an important resource for contemporary American theatre. Southern Rep is also proud of their new “Care for Creatives” programming initiative, which offers low-cost mental health self-care and wellness events for artists with the N.O. Musician’s Clinic’s “You Got This” program. Wellness workshops are available for registration now. The full 2018-2019 Care for Creatives schedule is available online at Call 523-9857 for general inquires about Southern Rep Theatre programs and information on its new venue!

Thanks to everyone who’s attending “Wine Dine & Design” and Bastion, and to all of the vendors and supporters, like James Michalopoulos who donated a magnificent painting!

It is starting to look like cooler weather is near, so go out and enjoy City Park, Audubon Park and biking with the blue bikes!

Bev's Note

Beverly Reese Church


Bev's Note

“Key to the Cure 2018” is October 10, benefiting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center.

Co-Chairs Olivia Manning, Patricia Brinson and Louellen Berger (pictured) promise a night filled with fun and, along with Steven Putt and Carolyn Elder of Saks Fifth Avenue, to raise a record amount to find a cure for cancer! We have all been touched by this disease, and this is your chance to shop, listen and dance to great music, eat fabulous food from over 30 restaurants and see a terrific fashion show put on by Saks! Saks will donate 10 percent of all sales from October 10 from 6-9:30 p.m., and on October 11 and 12. Their motto is “As you shop more … We give more!”

Tickets start at $75; Patrons start at $250 and go up to $20,000 and up. Make checks out to LCRC and mail to LCRC/KTTC, 1700 Tulane Ave., 10th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112; or call 888-7608. You can buy tickets at the door, but you want to get them now!


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