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Local Professionals Answer Your Wedding Music Questions

Think of your wedding music as the soundtrack to your most romantic occasion. You’ll want to personalize it to your taste, of course, but also provide some crowd-pleasing hits for your guests after the ceremony is over and everyone is…

Tiffani Reding & Michael Amedeo Jr.

Bride: Tiffani Marie Reding Groom: Michael Mark Amedeo Jr. Date: March 23, 2013 Ceremony: The Riverview Room balcony Reception: The Riverview Room Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm Blush from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids Dresses: Venus from The Bridal Boutique…

Dreams and Dresses

When the sonographer first told me I was having a second daughter, I had a brief moment of … not disappointment, exactly, because I was so happy about everything else the baby had – a four-chambered heart! a brain! the…

Leah Chase Celebrates her 90th Birthday

One of New Orleans’ most beloved icons, chef Leah Chase, celebrated her 90th birthday this past January at the Hyatt Regency amongst her family, friends and community leaders.   Chase’s birthday celebration also marked the inauguration of The Edgar…

‘Home for the Holidays’ Remembers Daniel Price

Celebrating great food, great music and an even greater cause, New Orleans’ House of Blues held a rockin’ holiday concert event in December benefitting The Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. In memory of Daniel Price, a beloved…

An Artist’s Awakening

“Behind him the hills are open, the sun blazes down upon fields so large as to give an unenclosed character to the landscape, the lanes are white, the hedges low and plashed, the atmosphere colourless.” In this simple line published…

Cycles of Life Along the Creole Nature Trail

Road trip! From the farthest corner of Louisiana, it’s only four hours to a destination that attracts nature-lovers from the farthest corners of America. The Creole Nature Trail – among the first of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 150…

Local Women ‘Go Red’ for the American Heart Association

Guests were “seeing red” at the Hyatt Regency, which hosted the “Go Red for Women Luncheon” this February as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement, a national campaign to educate the public about the…

A Guide to Freshwater Fishing in Louisiana

In Louisiana, nobody needs to travel very far in any direction to hit water loaded with fish. In fact, water occasionally comes to the people – whether they want it to or not! In just about any fresh system in…

A Staycation guide for Louisianians

Louisiana residents just happen to live in a state targeted by folks in the other 49 as a top vacation destination. A desire to experience the great food, culture and outdoor activities Louisiana offers leads people from Maine to Minnesota…

Taste of the NFL’s Super Bowl XLVII event

A great party with a great cause, February’s “Party with a Purpose” on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII gave us a “Taste of the NFL” and spread awareness of this nonprofit’s mission to fight hunger. Wayne Kostroski, recipient…

Regional Reports from across the state

Northern Worth Recalling The Battles of Madison Parish Perched high in the northeast corner of the Bayou State, Madison Parish sports a fascinating past. Located there are the Fitzhugh Mounds and the Raffman Site, ancient networks of American Indian sites.…

Louisiana Appleseed’s 2013 ‘Good Apple Gala’

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree – or in this case the seed – at Louisiana Appleseed’s 2013 “Good Apple Gala,” which was hosted in the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen in January. The gala…

Riviere – Beier

Elizabeth Frances Riviere and Kory Porter Beier met through a mutual friend during the 2007 Jazz Fest. Two days after the fest Kory asked Elizabeth on their first date, and they went to Jacques-Imo’s. After dinner, the two went dancing…

Across the Ages: Having Kids Five Years Apart

Most of the time, I barely even think about the large age gap between my two daughters – it just is what it is. Earlier this week, though, I found myself in the office hooked up to a breast pump…

The 26th Annual “Art Against AIDS” Gala

When an opportunity comes along to support a worthwhile cause and have an unforgettable evening while doing so, many would agree that this is just too good to pass up. It seems the guests at “Art Against AIDS” at…