*Please note: some events portrayed here were held before COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and face covering requirements.

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Conery, Ellie and Anna Schmidt enjoyed a night of bowling at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Student of the Year Kickoff Party” held at the Rock ‘N’ Bowl in March 2020. Conery – a student at Louise S. McGehee School – was among the 16 candidates representing top schools in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas participating in a seven-week fundraising campaign.

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Student of the Year” committee member Jamie Cangelosi posed with Tracie Richards – a leukemia survivor and “Honored Hero” for the 2020 Student of the Year Campaign – Rylie Richards and Kate Triplett, Executive Director of the Mississippi-Louisiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the 2020 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Student of the Year Kickoff Party.”

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Suzette, Ashley, Matthew and Johnny Gerrets posed with Reese Dawson and Stephanie Coln at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Student of the Year Kickoff Party” in March 2020. Matthew Gerrets is the 2020 Student of the Year candidate from Holy Cross School and Reese Dawson is the candidate from St. Mary’s Dominican High School. The party was held in honor of all 16 Student of the Year Candidates participating in a seven-week fundraiser to benefit local blood cancer patients and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s new pediatric research initiative.

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Bradley Sumrall, Ma Po Kinnard, Martin Payton, David Kerstein and William Andrews celebrated the opening of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s exhibit “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads” in February 2020.

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Fern Watters, Jessie Haynes and Allison Kendrick posed at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s opening reception for the exhibit “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads” in February 2020.

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Todd Battiste, Caryn Rodgers-Battiste and Ron McClain shared a smile at the opening reception of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s recent exhibit, “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads.”

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Erica Dudas, Ana Hernandez, Rontherin Ratliff and Horton Humble attended the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s opening reception for the exhibit “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads.”

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New Orleans Film Society Executive Director Fallon Young poses with Susan Brennan, the New Orleans Film Society Gala 2019 Honoree, and Alexa Georges, the New Orleans Film Society Gala 2020 Honoree at an event in March 2020, held to announce the upcoming NOFS Gala. Georges is a lifelong New Orleanian, philanthropist and executive producer who provides foundational support and advice to key arts and culture organizations in New Orleans.

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Guests celebrated the upcoming 2020 New Orleans Film Society Gala at an announcement event in March. For the past 31 years, this elegant evening has been dedicated to lifting up the voices of vanguard Louisiana storytellers and celebrating the vitality of independent cinema in New Orleans.

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Guests celebrated the upcoming 2020 New Orleans Film Society Gala at an announcement event in March 2020, in anticipation of the 31st annual fundraising event. Established in 1989, the New Orleans Film Society produces the Oscar-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival every October, as well as year-long and game-changing professional opportunities to emerging, diverse filmmakers in Louisiana and the South.

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Past Queens of the Krewe of Hermes gathered for their annual luncheon at Antoine’s Restaurant’s Hermes Bar in February. (Standing) Emily Davis, Mary Frances Parker, Emily Cara Valentino, Anna Elise Reed, Lisa Alexandra Long, Lauren Alexandra Levy, Tessa Mariana Martinez, Jennifer Van Vrancken Dwyer and Vanessa Van Vrancken Dick; (Seated) Judie Gabler Tidwell, Susan Kessenich and Beverly Walther Devier with the Captain, and Susan Schoen Holmes, Patricia Fitzgerald Simpson and Mary Jean Gabler.

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Former Queens of The Krewe of Atlanteans gathered for their annual luncheon at the home of Anne Redd, the 1989 monarch, in February 2020: (Front Row) Anne Montgomery Grace, Grace Gambel and Virginia McConnell Walker, the 1950 monarch; (Second Row) Lizzie Redd, Lydia Williams Buckley, Lilo Simmons Ukrop, Adair Brown, Kate Gardiner Tucker, Anne Fox Gillin, Barkley Rafferty, Yvette Young Semmes and Gina Soniat Talton; (Third Row) Miriam Wogan Henry, Anne McIlhenny Gardiner, Logan Howcott. Fourth row, Eleanor Williams Hohnstein, Ginger Logan Smith, Tatine Maginnis Frater and Rachael Tullis Gambel; and (Fifth Row) Anne Flower Redd, Margaret Villere Wynn, Emilie Montgomery and Eileen Eshleman Stewart.