Featured on this month’s cover are the directors – Baty Landis, executive director; Rondell Crier, creative director; and Kay Kerrigan and Amanda Rivera, co-chairwomen – of a unique organization that promotes artistic expression and positive development among budding New Orleans artists. Its jubilant acronym – YA/YA – stands for “Young Aspirations/Young Artists,” and was founded […]
Three years ago, Laurel Giacone was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. This potentially life-threatening connective tissue disorder affects the lungs, heart, skeletal system and eyes. Instead of letting this disease define her life, this incoming Mount Carmel freshman is taking action through volunteer service. She has many achievements in raising awareness for Marfan syndrome including raising […]
“I’m just looking for a happy ending. All I’m looking for is you.” Those Pat Green lyrics from his hit song “Wave on Wave” ring true for Elizabeth Reynaud Thibaut and Eric Lanning Laborde M.D., who met on a blind date at none other than a Pat Green concert at the House of Blues in […]
In addition to Mardi Gras, perhaps the most highly anticipated season for fabulous parties is Debutante Season. Announcements go out in August, which means society’s best have mere months to plan one of the best bashes around (and debut into society, of course). These once-in-a-lifetime events require equally impressive gifts. Time to get busy with […]
Spring went out with a bang, a whistle, applause and tears. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra closed its regular season with a bang. Well, not literally but when you perform both Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and 9 in one performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, it’s pretty spectacular. Adding to the performance […]
Our cover features Executive Director Baty Landis; Creative Director and former YA/YA, Rondell Crier; and co-chairs Kay Kerrigan and Amanda Rivera representing the new fundraiser, “Just Say YA/YA!” Tuesday, July 21, begins the fun at the patron party, to be held at the YA/YA studio at 338 Baronne St., on the third floor. From 6 […]
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The amount of protein you should consume depends on age, size and activity level. The standard method used by nutritionists to estimate our minimum daily protein requirement is to multiply the body weight in kilograms by .8, or weight in pounds by .37. This is the number of grams of protein that should be the daily minimum. According to this method, a person weighing 150 pounds should eat 55 grams of protein per day, a 200-pound person should get 74 grams and a 250-pound person, 92 grams.
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