FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESEPT. 1, 2011 Contact: Errol LabordeTel. (504) 830-7235Email: firstname.lastname@example.org New Orleans People to Watch New Orleans Magazine announces it 2011 People to Watch. For nearly 40 years we have profiled people of New Orleans who are on the rise, or tried-and-true New Orleanians who are embarking on new projects. This year’s honorees will […]
CD Budding singer-songwriter Kerry Hayes recently relocated to New Orleans, bringing with her the music from her original album Somebody Else. Her throaty alto tackles ballads and blues with consistent aplomb; while her subject matter shows some measure of restraint (love, loss, family), her range and style rival the likes of Gillian Welch and Allison […]
Camp Street is seen here at Lafayette Square about 1890. St. Patrick’s Church, built in 1842, still stands in the distance. The large building near the center at the corner of Lafayette Street is St. Patrick’s Hall, which was built in the late 1860s. In 1896 it became the first home of the New Orleans […]
Well, it has come to this, a column based on information gleaned from blogging. Here I come, new world. At least the subject is worthy. I recently commented in a blog about a series on The History Channel entitled “How the States Got Their Shape.” On one episode the topic was linguistics and how word […]
TRADITION HOLDS AT GALATOIRE’S Galatoire’s, 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021, galatoires.com. Some things are better left unchanged. Tradition holds a strong suit at Galatoire’s, where the menu has been substantially unchanged for more than 100 years. Now in their fourth generation of family ownership and operation, this restaurant makes a point of providing classic meals “done simply and […]
Young girls used to get things for their hope chests; now they get boob jobs for their flat chests,” my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, says to me. “You can tell a bosom was bought,” she says, “when you see a girl who got huge – I’ll call them ‘endowments’ – on a scrawny little frame because she’s missing […]
There is a corner in New Orleans that has contributed more to the American language than maybe any other corner in the country, but few people know about it. That corner is N. Carrollton Avenue and Banks Street. (The block, which is located across Carrollton from Jesuit High School, is now mostly residential.) There was […]
Most people encounter Mardi Gras Indians on the streets during parades. But next month, dignitaries and leaders of the arts world will see a very prominent Mardi Gras Indian on the dais accepting one of the nation’s elite artistic honors. The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) has named Theodore “Bo” Dollis, big chief of […]
New Orleanians love finding oysters on their plates, but soon they may have a new reason to be happy about finding them just offshore. As part of a slate of coastal restoration projects now being proposed, the state wants to build some 21 miles of new, bioengineered oyster reefs in Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard […]
Tulane surgeon Dr. Bernard Jaffe will expand programs to Bangladesh and Malaysia, and then to Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. “The specialty of emergency medicine doesn’t exist in the underdeveloped world,” said Jaffe in a Tulane press release. “There is a critical need for training physicians and nurses in injury-care and life-support skills.” Jaffe, who […]
As mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg is in a position to understand the challenges his peers face in cities across the country. As a billionaire, he’s also in a position to help them with an influx of cash. Through his own private charity, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the New York mayor is sending $4.2 million […]
New Orleans Magazine announces it 2011 People to Watch. For nearly 40 years we have profiled people of New Orleans who are on the rise, or tried-and-true New Orleanians who are embarking on new projects. This year's honorees will be recognized at a reception on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. For detailed information on each person pick up a copy of the September issue of New Orleans Magazine.
This year's People to Watch are:
The NOLA Project 610 Stompers Gregor Fox, Chief Financial Officer, Backyard Shed Films, LLC Sean Gerowin, Writer and Director, Backyard Shed Films, LLC Amy Champion, Athletic Director, University of New Orleans Demetria Christo, Co-Owner, EcoUrban, LLC Travis Cleaver, Co-Owner, EcoUrban, LLC Traci Claussen, Founder, Designer and Chief Gatherer of the Green, REpurposingNOLA Charlotte McGehee, Co-Owner, Debbie Does Doberge Charles Callan Mary IV, Co-Owner, Debbie Does Doberge Stephen Collier, Artist Kellie Grengs, Co-Founder, The New Freret; Costume Designer, Loyola University Theatre Arts and Dance Department Bernard Griffith, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball, Dillard University Malachi Hull, Director, Department of Safety and Permits, Taxicab and For Hire Vehicle Bureau Ben Jaffe, Creative Director and Tuba Player, Preservation Hall Happy Johnson, President, TeamHappy.org Sally Kenney, Executive Director, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University; Newcomb College Endowed Chair; and Professor of Political Science Rear Admiral Roy Nash, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Eighth District James Nolan, Writer Nic Perkin, Co-Founder and President, The Receivables Exchange David Rebeck Co-Owner and “Ballista,” Piety St. Sno-balls Eugenia Uhl, Co-Owner and “Ballista,” Piety St. Sno-balls Rebecca Rebouche, Artist and Owner, Rebecca Rebouche Studio Mark Romig, CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Anselm von Seherr-Thoss, VFX Technical Director, Incendii LLC Visual Effects Bill Siegel, Executive News Director, WWL-TV Mark Slessinger, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball, University of New Orleans Jermaine L. Smith, Development Associate, United Negro College Fund Ira Solomon, Dean, A.B. Freeman School of Business and Debra and Rick Rees Professor of Business, Tulane University Michelle Thomas, Deputy Mayor for Operations, City of New Orleans Wayne Turnbull, Chairman, Turnbull Bakeries Patrick van Hoorebeck, Creator and General Manager, Patrick’s Bar Vin Camille Whitworth, Co-Owner, Sno-ball Baby New Orleans and Anchor, WDSU Alicia Zenobia, Designer, Alicia Zenobia and Autonomous Clothing
New Orleans Magazine was founded in 1966 and is New Orleans’ largest and oldest magazine and is currently published by Renaissance Publishing. More information can be found on line at MyNewOrleans.com.
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For more information about the reception please contact Kristi Ferrante at (504) 830-7264 or email her at Kristi@MyNewOrleans.com.