This year marks many anniversaries for Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses: Hermann-Grima House celebrates 180 years; Gallier House celebrates 15 years as part of The Woman’s Exchange (which took over the operation of the Gallier House from Tulane University in 1996); The Woman’s Exchange celebrates 130 years; and both houses will be celebrating 40 years of museum […]
Rosemary Gugert met Kenneth Chew Kennedy at Josephine and Hunter Collins’ New Year’s Eve party. He immediately asked her out and she took him to an after-Sugar Bowl party at Betty Kennard Neal’s. On their fifth date, the same night as Rosemary won her first and only election, Ken asked her to marry him. They […]
Three years ago, Elaine de la Houssaye Hardie met James Spencer Montgomery at a Fourth of July weekend in Point Clear, Ala., at the home of mutual friends Joanie and Patrick Browne. When the two returned to New Orleans, James asked Elaine to dinner and they soon started dating. Sometime later, James told Elaine that […]
It is hard to believe, but Amazing Grapes Wine Auction is celebrating its 26th year on May 13 and you don’t want to miss it! Thanks to co-chairs Mary Funderburk and Courtney Murphy; Hermann-Grima/Gallier Houses Executive Director Mamie S. Gasperecz; Barry Wiss, CWE Vice President of Trade Relations, Trinchero Family Estates; and Keith de la […]
Regan Starnes Nelson is a junior at Metairie Park Country Day School who has invested a great deal of time with organizations in order to make an impact on her school and New Orleans. Nelson is a member of a school group called Global Citizens, which has raised money for many different local and global […]
Whether it’s to tend to a bruised knee or a broken heart, or provide a comforting voice after a bad day, our mothers are always there for us. They lend a helping hand, a listening ear and a warm hug to whatever life may bring. To repay these special ladies for all they’ve done, treat […]
French Quarter Festival and the Jazz & Heritage Festival aside, some of the most danceable music is at the Stage Door Canteen in the National World War II Museum. Presently, On the Air is taking its turn in the theater, and the cast often dances with the audience. The show is the perfect run up […]
Approximately 400 guests attended the 17th annual “Ball in the City” sponsored by Liberty Bank and Trust to raise money for and celebrate the local division of the United Negro College Fund. Comedian Rahn Ramey served as the master of ceremonies for the night, and musicians Laura Michelle, Danon Smith and B.R.W. took the stage. The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards topped off the evening with classic pop songs like “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” As guests enjoyed the sounds of the evening, they also took part in a silent auction for prizes ranging from artwork by John T. Scott and Margaret Burroughs, autographed footballs and airline tickets, to name a few.
Many of New Orleans’ famous faces attended the fabulous event, including Mayor Mitch and first lady Cheryl Landrieu; Ball in the City founders Mr. and Mrs. Alden and Rhesa McDonald; State Representative Austin Badon and wife Therese Badon, UNCF Regional Development Director; Xavier University President Dr. Norman Francis; and Dillard University President Dr. Marvalene Hughes with her husband, David. Students from the two universities also spoke about the impact UNCF has made on their education and life.
More than $200,000 was raised prior to this year’s event, and at the end of the night, Winn-Dixie Foundation, AT&T and BP presented additional donations bringing the total amount raised close to $300,000.