Past-Presidents of the New Orleans Garden Society, Linda Skidmore Foreman, Denise Mehurin, Lee Pitre, Carole Parker McGinity and Cynthia Glancy posed with current president, Alice Reese, at the group’s annual luncheon and tea at the Metairie Country Club in January.


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David Torkanowsky, Ed White, Jon Cleary, Raymond Weber, George Porter Jr., Sr. Jane Remson, O.Carm., Reggie Toussaint, Ivan Neville and Sandra Cordray gathered together for a star-studded performance at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in January. The sold-out show benefitted the New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness Foundation while celebrating Allen Toussaint.


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John Pope, Linda Morgan and Ed White attended the “Legacy of Caring” concert in January to raise money for the New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness organization.


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Janet Sula Evans, Aimée Hayes, Mike Grote, Andaiye Alimayu, Jonathan Leit and Kristin Sanders rang the tower bell to mark the official opening of Southern Rep Theatre’s permanent home in the former St. Rose de Lima Church during their “Inaugural Ball” in January.


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Aimée Hayes, Southern Rep’s producing artistic director (center) gave her opening remarks at the theater’s Inaugural Ball in January. On the left, Janet “Sula” Evans and Andaiye Alimayu of Zion Trinity prepare to bless Southern Rep’s new home inside the old St. Rose de Lima Church. To the right, Alembic Community Development’s Jonathan Leit and Mike Grote waited to speak, along with Kristin Sanders of the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.


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Claire Ballay, Charles Ballay and Katie Brasted are pictured at Woodland Conservancy’s “Save our Sponge Concert 2019” at the New Orleans Jazz Market. Held in January on World Wetlands Day, the event seeks to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit land trust’s work to preserve and restore forested wetlands.


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Tom McDermott, Robin Pannagl and Benny Rousselle attended the Woodlands Conservancy’s “Save our Sponge Concert” to benefit the 840 acres of forested wetlands the nonprofit manages. The event featured live performances by McDermott and fellow pianist Joe Krown and Leah Rucker’s Quartet, local food and drinks and a silent auction.


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Dr. Tarun Jolly and Heidi Schmalbach enjoyed a preview of the 2018 LUNA Fete installation at a patron party hosted by Jolly and his wife, Rupa.


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Valerie Besthoff, Dr. Rupa Jolly and Molly Homler attended the 2018 LUNA Fete Preview Patron Party at the Jollys’ home in December 2018.


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Wendell Brunious, Troy Andrews and Jon Batiste celebrated the first ever “Improvisations Gala” at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in December 2018. (Photo by Eric Waters)


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Tony Dagradi, Greg Lambousy, Stanton Moore and James Singleton attended the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s “Improvisations Gala.” Over 500 guests were treated to performances by legendary local musicians, unique lighting by the artists of LUNA Fete, food, drinks and a silent auction. (Photo by Eric Waters)


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Dawn Beach, Dr. Michael Weaver and Emilie Rhys are pictured at the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s “Improvisations Gala,” held to help fund an expansion to include educational initiatives as well as interior and exterior improvements.