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Freret Street kicks off festival season

Freret Street kicks off festival season

Caleb Beck

April 12, 2018


Filed under Food, Leisure, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase

Locals feared heavy rain would wash out the Freret Street Festival, but were pleasantly surprised when the event went on without a hitch. On Saturday, April 7, Freret Street was closed down from Valmont Street to Napoleon Avenue to make way for the bustle of 200 vendors, 17 music acts, over three...

Professor teaches adult dance classes

Cody Downey

April 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times

Tucked away to the side of the Communications and Music Complex, preparatory arts professor Alyssa Stover teaches a ballet class for adults. Stover, a Texas native, has been a professor at Loyola since the fall semester of 2015. She began as a ballet teacher for Loyola’s Preparatory Arts Program wo...

Ear protection rings true for Loyola musicians

Ear protection rings true for Loyola musicians

Anna Knapp

April 6, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Researchers have known for years that loud music can damage your hearing, and a Loyola student is taking her health into her own hands. Music senior Allison Hasson has been playing the flute for years, but hearing the sweet sounds are getting more difficult. She is sensitive to sound and can barely hea...

Local literary festival returns for 32nd year

Local literary festival returns for 32nd year

Catie Sanders

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

The iconic cry of “Stella!” echoed through Jackson Square on Sunday, March 25 in a fitting homage to Tennessee Williams on the final day of the 2018 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.All were welcome to express their admiration for the “A Streetcar Named Desire” playwrigh...

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns for its 31st year

Anum Siddiqui

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times

This weekend, from March 21 to March 25, New Orleans is honoring American playwright Tennessee Williams at the 31st Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Located in the French Quarter, the festival is an opportunity for students and writers to learn from over 130 writers, musicians and...

Despite setbacks, Buku festival triumphs

Despite setbacks, Buku festival triumphs

Caleb Beck

March 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Nightlife, Showcase

On March 9, Buku opened its gates for the weekend to 17,500 attendees - 3,000 more than in previous years. This spike in festivalgoers was met by a complete redesign of the grounds that moved the main stage to a larger location, added a new stage and VIP viewing areas, and generally kept crowds from...

Local brewery supports community, crawfish and coastal restoration

Local brewery supports community, crawfish and coastal restoration

Kaylie Saidin

March 15, 2018


Filed under Food, Life & Times, Showcase

Weekly crawfish boils at a local brewery are promoting both the New Orleans community and Southeastern Louisiana coastal restoration. On Thursday, March 8, Urban South Brewery threw a crawfish boil sponsored by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana complete with live music. The event was one...

Botanical workshop turns International Women’s Day green

Botanical workshop turns International Women’s Day green

Brian Wollitz and Seán Brennan

March 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

Women of all ages gathered at West Elm on Magazine Street Thursday to celebrate International Women’s Day with a special pop-up botanical workshop. Over two dozen women came together to blend dirt, rocks, sand and various plants into personalized mini-terrariums while socializing with other...

Buku Music & Art Project waves its freak flag high for 2018

Buku Music & Art Project waves its freak flag high for 2018

Caleb Beck

March 8, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Nightlife, Showcase

With a lineup featuring big name artists and boasting authenticity, Buku Music & Art Project is preparing for what might be the biggest year yet for the eclectic riverside festival. Taking place March 9 to March 10 at Mardi Gras World, the headliners for this year include Bassnectar, SZA, Migos,...

Ad Team works on their annual campaign

Ad Team works on their annual campaign

Emma Gilheany

March 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

Students interested in marketing and advertising have an opportunity to engage in real-world creative planning and management with the Loyola Ad Team. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the Ad Team competes every spring in the National Student Advertising Competition. “Ad Team...

Loyola students showcase art for the Scully scholarship and Grote art award

Loyola students showcase art for the Scully scholarship and Grote art award

Kaylie Saidin

March 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

Loyola provides many opportunities for students interested in art to grow and showcase their work. The Scully scholarship and Grote award art show opened up for the public to view last week. On Feb. 22, Loyola art students Patrick Burtchaell, Mercedes Alvarez and Zoё Blair-Schlagenhauf showcased...

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