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The WYES-TV/Channel 12 studios during the first “Showboat Auction” in 1967. photo courtesy of WYES-TV. While April 1 may be best known as April Fool’s Day, for WYES-TV/Channel 12, this April 1 will commemorate the station’s 50th anniversary of its first public broadcast.WYES-TV began in 1953 when a group led by Marion Abramson (who later […]

Strength in Numbers

Q: I heard several people in the gym talking about circuit training. What exactly is this method of training and do I need to belong to a gym that is specifically set up to circuit train? A: Circuit training has become increasingly popular in recent years. The circuit training method utilizes a group of strength […]


Kacey and Baron There were stars in the sky—and stars in the eyes of Katherine Lesley Marshall and Baron Danzey Matthews when they met at Millsaps College. Kacey, as she is known, was at his fraternity party—that in itself is not the most romantic of places, however that night there was a meteor shower, which […]

Girls Night Out

What if shopping benefited something besides your wardrobe—such as children’s education programs? On the evening of Nov. 29, spending money on clothing and accessories at the Shops at Canal Place did just that, thanks to the Junior League of New Orleans’ “Cosmos on Canal” event, which drew more than 600 potential shoppers and raised $29,000 […]

Banding Together

It’s not surprising that people like to go to the House of Blues to see their favorite musicians perform. On Dec. 21, however, more than 300 showed up not only to enjoy music, but to raise funds for a good cause: the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. Price was a talented NOCCA alumnus […]

Joy to the World

The Girls and Boys Town of Louisiana offered local at-risk youth a chance to celebrate a dream Christmas. On Dec. 10, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association joined Girls and Boys Town for the “Christmas in Washington Square” celebration. Many of the children, survivors of abuse and neglect, were able to participate in traditional Christmas activities, […]

Bidding for a Future

If there is one event at which you can not only buy Christmas gifts for the family, but also bring home a piece of art, it’s the NO/AIDS Task Force’s “Art Against AIDS.” Held Dec. 9 at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, the silent and live auctions featured art and other items from local and nationally […]

A Tradition Endures

What would the holiday season be without the Preservation Resource Center’s annual “Holiday Home Tour”? This year’s event—co-chaired by Suzanne Perlis and Kristi Trail—was held Dec. 9 and 10 and featured the Garden District homes of Mr. and Mrs. Beau Beals, Dr. Patrick Drennan and Dr. Michael Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Manning, Mr. and […]

Dedicated to Finding a Cure

The Ladies Leukemia League’s “Fête de Noël” once again proved to be a big draw, as more than 1,300 patrons attended this luncheon at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Dec. 6.  There were a number of activities to keep guests busy: cocktails at 10:30 a.m. and door prizes donated by Dillard’s, such as shopping […]

Lighting the Flame

For more than 90 years, the Anti-Defamation League has been a leading civil rights and human relations organization. On Dec. 3, the ADL honored those who exemplify the group’s mission with the 2006 A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award. The honorees were Rabbi David Goldstein and Joseph Maselli. Richard A. Lipsey received the Humanitarian award, […]

Time for a Renaissance

Rarely does a hotel become the inspired backdrop for a party theme, but in this case, the colorful and festive Renaissance Arts Hotel did just that for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society/La. Chapter gala, held at the hotel on Dec. 1. With more than 700 guests in attendance, the “Renaissance Festival” fund-raiser was filled with […]

To Protect and Serve

Back in 1995, concerned citizens banded together to found the New Orleans Police  Foundation in order to raise funds for a number of New Orleans Police Department programs. In 2003, the group expanded its role to help the city’s criminal justice system, and  in 2006 the name changed to the New Orleans Police and Justice […]

Setting a Mood

When it came time to leave her storm-damaged apartment—the ceiling in the dining room had fallen in—there was something else that Pam Lyons was going to leave behind: a bright color palette. Hues of hot pink, chartreuse, orange and other intense colors dominated her decorating scheme. For her new condominium, Pam “wanted to do neutral […]

Spring into Action

AppetizerChilled avocado soup with charred scallions (cebollitos) and crispy tortillas EntrÉeCrawfish chile relleno with chipotle sour cream DessertWarm passionfriut curd crepes with rum and cane syrup roasted pineapple Bayona Crawfish Chile Relleno with Chipotle Sour Cream 4 poblaño peppers, roasted and peeled2 tblsp. olive oil1 small yellow onion, finely chopped1 bunch scallion, chopped1 tblsp. garlic, […]

Restoration Drama

On its own, this French urn is an object of beauty. Add flowers, such as liatrus and lisianthus and it’s a masterpiece for a centerpiece. Note that the flowers are not in the center of the table, but to one side, so you can see across. After a year off, “Art in Bloom” is back […]


Piper and Andrew For Agnes Piper Lylé Lanier the perfect wedding dress showed up courtesy of her mother, Nell Lanier, and sister, Hallie White. Piper, as she is known to family and friends, had already chosen a wedding dress, but her sister Hallie thought there was a better dress out there and took her mother […]

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