Heart disease is the number one killer in Louisiana and in America. Heart disease does not discriminate against age, race or gender. Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, the killer isn’t easy to see. Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood. Go Red for Women is […]
“It is important to be involved in your community because the more you put into something, the more you get out of it,” says Catherine Frances Sisung, a senior and Student Body President at Cabrini High School. Last year Sisung went to St. Joseph’s Rebuild Center with her religion class to volunteer. At the center, […]
Although each year the New Orleans’ event calendar teems with endless ways to discover the art culture of the city, it can often be a daunting task to introduce a suitable piece into the domestic sphere. Let not your heart be troubled, for we have brought together pieces from the city’s most notable galleries perfect […]
The 35th annual “Howling Success” patron party and gala benefiting the Louisiana SPCA is sure to be a memorable event that will greatly impact the over 20,000 animals that come through its doors each year. The event will take place in the Hyatt Regency New Orleans’ Empire Ballroom on Saturday, November 2. The […]
In the late 1940s and the ’50s, traffic fatalities were rising at an alarming rate. The combination of lax licensure laws, low safety standards in car manufacturing and the onset of teenage culture and access to cars were dismal in terms of traffic safety. After attending a teenage safety conference in Baton Rouge, New Orleans […]
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After graduating from McGehee and Newcomb College, Jeanie Mirandona started working at Shell Oil Company. James “Jimmy” Howard Gibert Sr. was an architect, a partner in Ceiferth and Gibert, when he received a “Please Escort” to accompany Jeanie to a family wedding. He asked her out before the wedding and forgot about the date. Jeanie was […]
Katherine Eleanor Ainsworth and Chesley Hines III met on the first day of business school in September 2009 while earning their MBAs at HEC Paris. The two became fast friends during the first few days of the MBA program; Chesley decided to pursue Katherine and asked her to dinner. Their first date was at a […]
You are invited to join Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans on Friday, November 8, for the 10th Annual celebration of the City Stars Soirée. This fête will be located on the City Park campus of Delgado Community College and will honor the young entrepreneurs who act as role models in both business and community […]
On Friday, November 8, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans (JAGNO) will honor its 10th class of Rising Stars at the 2013 City Stars Soirée. The celebration, sponsored by Entergy, Peoples Health and St. Charles Avenue magazine, will take place at JA BizTown located on the City Park campus of Delgado Community College. We are […]
The rush of the fall and winter holiday season is already upon us – let the party planning begin! From Halloween through Mardi Gras, there’s at least one holiday a month between October and March. Prepare now for an onslaught of invites with the help of local retailers on what to wear and what to bring […]
Chef de Cuisine David Slater fills us up with Boudin Sausage with Beer Braised Onions, served with Southern Cooked Greens, Coarse Grain Mustard and Emeril’s Homemade Worcestershire Sauce. Boudin Sausage with Beer Braised Onions, served with Southern Cooked Greens, Coarse Grain Mustard and Emeril’s Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Boudin Sausage • 2 1/2 pounds pork […]
[gtx_gallery] New Orleans is known for so many things – seafood, Carnival, Jazz – but we tend to forget the history and relationship between coffee and this city. Coffee has been one of New Orleans’ oldest and most profitable imports since the mid-1800s due to our proximity to Central and South America. Because of this, the […]
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We are so proud to present the LA/SPCA’s “Howling Success” on our cover this month! The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was chartered in 1888 and has advocated for and protected the animal community by providing care for over 20,000 homeless animals. Our cover represents some of the important people who believe in this mission! Thanks to LA/SPCA Vice President and Capital Campaign co-chair Jackie Shreves, LA/SPCA Foundation chair and Capital Campaign co-chair Susan Hess, celebrity chair Angela Hill and General Manager of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, one of the event’s title sponsors, Michael Smith.
The event this year is on November 2 at the Hyatt Regency and will also celebrate the past 125 years of the LA/SPCA! Katherine LaNasa, Grant Snow and Angela Hill will lead the festivities that include Sasha Masakowski for the patron party, Jubilation! for the main event, a special presentation by the 610 Stompers, 30 plus fabulous restaurants, an open bar and unique auction items, all to benefit the animals. Thanks to co-chairs Christine Fontana and Suzanne Lanks, who want you to call 762-3300 or email Dean@la-spca.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
We have a very full issue this month, so get ready! What’s Hot is featuring Art, just in time for “Art for Arts’ Sake.” Cancer has affected so many of our friends and relatives, so we’re featuring an article on cancer awareness and letting you see what new local technologies are available in this never-ending search for a cure. We also have two special sections now that the holidays are upon us, Antiques and Holiday Entertaining, where we give you useful tips on what how to shop for antiques in a modern world, and what to wear and what to bring to a holiday gathering.
If you’re interested in the Panama Canal, my brother and sister-in-law (both art historians and professors at Tulane University) have written a new book written in both Spanish and English, The Panama Canal and its Architectural Legacy [1905-1920]. Tom Reese was Deputy Director of The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities in L.A. for 13 years and is now the Executive Director of Tulane’s Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Carol McMichael Reese is Christovich Associate Professor at Tulane’s School of Architecture, where she teaches architectural history and theory. They have been interested in Panama for over 13 years and wrote this book so both the citizens of United States and Panamanians would have a better understanding of what the complexities of building the canal and its communities were, and the people who were most important in its completion. They had to literally build a town with infrastructure from the ground up! Tom and Carol presented the detailed study entitled “ Entering The Canal Zone” as a lecture for the eighth Panama Art Biennial at Tulane.
Have a safe Halloween and a wonderful fall season of great fundraisers that make our city so strong and vital!
– Beverly Reese Church
It is time once again for Avenue’s Activists of the Year! This year we’d like to hear from you: Who do you think should be this year’s Activist of the Year? Email Bev and Morgan your nominee with his or her contact information and why you think he or she deserves this honor. Send your submission to Morgan@MyNewOrleans.com before Monday, October 21, and look for our Activists cover and feature in our December issue.
Top Picture: New Orleans Friends Of Music board member Michael Harold and “Applause!” co-chair Elizabeth Gross with Friends of Music President Margaret Shields. The season kicks off at Tulane’s Dixon Hall October 21 with the Harlem Quartet. For details and to purchase season tickets, visit FriendsOfMusic.org or call 895-0690. Friends of Music is one of the city’s most enduring all-volunteer music organizations, presenting the world’s finest chamber music for 59 seasons. “Applause!” is a new volunteer initiative of the group, and is seeking members to assist with all aspects of the concert season. Please visit their website for more information.