New Orleans Magazine - December 2014

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JAZZ: Celebrate the season with the new Christmas CD by ward-winning trumpeter and bandleader, Irvin Mayfield. A New Orleans Creole Christmas marks Mayfield’s first album of holiday music. Holiday classics, such as “O Tannenbaum – O Christmas Tree” and a…

Secrets From the Trunk

That pungent smell drifting from the back of the car was becoming overwhelming by July 2006, so I decided it was time to no longer deny it and look for the source. The year was an important one for automobile…

Privateers In Need of Help

Recently there was a fundraiser cocktail party to honor the University of New Orleans’ latest selection as Alumnus of the Year. The pick, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, had, as is customary, been selected by previous winners of the award.…

HEALTHBEAT

Ochsner Medical Center’s West Bank Campus released its 2015 Childbirth and Parenting Class Schedule, offering something for the needs of every parent. From prenatal “Birthing and Beyond” and belly dancing classes to learning support groups for first-time parents with newborns…

MIRACLE ON I-10

CHRISTMAS SEASON, 2010: Just past the Gramercy exit heading west along Interstate 10, the smoothness of my ride suddenly changed into horror as my car began shaking while emitting a loud vibrating noise. Worse yet, I was in the left…

TRY THIS

The Curtain Exchange Outlet Now in NOLA The Curtain Exchange of New Orleans, 3936 Magazine St., 897-2444 The original home of prêt-à-porter designer-made curtains, The Curtain Exchange on Magazine Street is now also the home of the company’s outlet store.…