Saenger Theatre 1111 Canal St. • New Orleans 800-218-7469 • saengernola.com The majestic Saenger Theatre is a home on the road for Broadway musical companies and a host of big-name entertainers. Here are some highlights. (See the full lineup on the website.) Upcoming: “The Book of Mormon” (March 8-13). The Broadway blockbuster and nine Tony […]
Now that we've survived Carnival and are in the throws of dealing with the loss of whatever we decided to give up for Lent (and probably weighing the merits of a Friday steak versus the very low market price of early season crawfish), what's next? Well, what's next is a whole bunch of fantastic fundraisers, […]
“Sentimental Journeys 2016: Coming Home to Longue Vue” is our cover story this month and what a homecoming it will be! Longue Vue is a national treasure and for the first time in many years, the fundraiser will be held at 7 Bamboo Road on Friday, April 8. Thanks so much to our cover participants: […]
Come support “Sentimental Journeys 2016: Coming Home to Longue Vue” on Friday, April 8, which benefits the Longue Vue House and Gardens. Founded by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, the historic estate features a world-class house museum, eight acres of beautiful gardens and even an interactive Discovery Garden for children. Their mission is to preserve […]
Best of both worlds? Southern Repertory Theatre has long espoused a dual role in the local community, providing both high-quality theater experience and providing opportunities that help draw youngsters into the world of drama. Its new “collaboration” with the Robert E. Nims Theatre at University of New Orleans appears to enhance both pieces of Southern […]
How do you top the most ambitious season of musicals you ever mounted? As Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi see it, you raise the bar again. “We wanted to present a season of spectacular offerings to appeal to our extremely loyal and appreciative audiences, who have supported and cheered us on over the past years,” […]
He was just 18 when he first experienced the “thrilling and terrifying” rush of performing with a live orchestra. It was while singing in the chorus of “The Merry Widow” that Michael McKelvey first felt the lure of opera, and it changed his life. Now, McKelvey hopes to help other young people discover the exhilaration […]
The United Way of Southeast Louisiana presented the 2015 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award to entrepreneur and philanthropist David Fennelly, Chair of Associated Terminals and Turn Services. Fennelly has pledged a donation of $1 million to give back to the region he proudly calls home.
Earlier in 2015, Fennelly led the launch of United Way’s Club Connect, an early grade reading program that provides books, online reading resources and promotes parent engagement for young students. The program recently launched at Hynes Charter Elementary School, which sent its cheerleading squad and chorus to attend the award celebration as special guests who offered a performance as thanks.
The “Alexis de Tocqueville Award Celebration” took place at the Hyatt Regency, where guests enjoyed a seated dinner and program led by Master of Ceremonies Todd Slack, Chair of the Board of Trustees. Irish music and dancers created a festive atmosphere. The evening also included a video tribute to Fennelly to celebrate the community he empowers.
The Tocqueville Cabinet includes Alexis Hocevar (Chair), Florence Schornstein (Chair), Elwood Cahill, Dan Casey, C. Allen Favrot, Rick Haase (Chair of Campaign Cabinet), Catherine McRae, John Roberts, Frank Stewart, Michael Williamson (President and CEO), Barbara Windhorst and Carol Wise. Florence Schornstein presented the award to Fennelly.
Board Member Richard Howe and Founder Allen Favrot
Carlos Sanchez, Honoree David Fennelly, Kay Fennelly and United Way SELA President and CEO Michael Williamson
Event at a Glance
What: “Alexis de Tocqueville Award Celebration,” benefiting United Way of Southeast Louisiana When: Thursday, November 19 Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans