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Youth Yoga Coming to New Orleans

Youth Yoga Coming to New Orleans

Miles Rouen

December 1, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Lolo’s Youth Yoga + Fitness Studio will officially open its doors and become the first New Orleans yoga studio to cater solely to youth. The grand opening, held at 6107 Magazine St., allows for an opportunity for children and their parents to learn about the studio and meet its ...

Loyola’s annual Sneaux is in the making

Loyola’s annual Sneaux is in the making

Andres Fuentes

November 29, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

'Tis the season and to get into the Christmas spirit Loyola is once again hosting its annual event, Sneaux. Sneaux is an event where students, faculty and nearby neighbors huddle onto the horseshoe while a snow machine pumps fake snow onto the lawn, vendors sell hot chocolate and sought-after Sneaux...

Sugar-powdered goodness meets good will at Beignet Fest

Sugar-powdered goodness meets good will at Beignet Fest

Anderson Leal and Caleb Beck

November 29, 2017


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

There is more to beignets than fried dough and sugar. The second annual Beignet Fest, founded by Sherwood and Amy Collins, features spinoffs on the iconic sweet treat while benefiting the Tres Doux Foundation.The Beignet Fest returns to City Park this Saturday, Dec. 2, encouraging donations for autism pa...

Sassy win for Loyola voice instructor

Davis Walden

November 17, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Music

Quiana Lynell, department of popular and commercial music vocal instructor, was the overall winner in the SASSY awards. Lynell was among five of the contestants selected for the finals of the competition, including Tiffany, Christine Fawson, Fabio Giacalone, Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield. The finalist perform...

Watch: Holy Name of Jesus school celebrates annual ‘Gator Fest’

Watch: Holy Name of Jesus school celebrates annual ‘Gator Fest’

Nick Reimann

November 15, 2017


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwmCVRgd4dY With its red brick buildings, Holy Name of Jesus school looks like it could be a part of its larger neighbor next door. But there was no mistaking the school for having its own campus this weekend as it hosted its annual “Gator Fest.” Hundreds came...

Watch: Vietnamese student associations take Date Auction to new heights

Watch: Vietnamese student associations take Date Auction to new heights

Sidney Holmes

November 15, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase, Worldview

New records were broken this year as Vietnamese student associations from all over the Gulf Coast gathered for their annual Date Auction. With more than 600 people in attendance at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium on Nov. 11, the Union of Vietnamese Asian Associations Gulf Coast raised over $18,000, t...

Watch: Oak Street Po-Boy Festival draws thousands Uptown

Watch: Oak Street Po-Boy Festival draws thousands Uptown

Seán Brennan

November 13, 2017


Filed under Food, Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Late clouds didn’t stop the crowds to this year’s Oak Street Po-Boy Festival on Sunday, where the celebration for the prized sandwich brought everyone in for another bite. Nearly 40 vendors, four stages and a new wristband system for buying food and drinks highlighted this year’s festiv...

Indian Festival of Lights to shine in New Orleans

Indian Festival of Lights to shine in New Orleans

Emma Gilheany

November 10, 2017


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

A traditional Indian festival, Diwali, will be coming to New Orleans on Saturday (Nov. 11) with some modern twists. Prashant Kakad, one of the organizers for the event, has been trying to bring Indian culture to America ever since he moved here. He was born in Nasik, India, and moved to the United...

Loyola Jazz Ensemble plans to start on a high note

Andres Fuentes

November 1, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Music

The Loyola Jazz Ensemble is performing as part of Loyola Presents Series, part of an annual performing arts series put on by the College of Music and Fine Arts. The group is one of the oldest college jazz groups in New Orleans. “I am honored to be part of such a rich tradition,” said Gordon...

Kawaii Market brings cute to New Orleans

Kawaii Market brings cute to New Orleans

Payton Whittaker

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Leisure, Life & Times

Kawaii, the Japanese culture of cute, is coming to New Orleans. Specialty boutique Kawaii NOLA is hosting its first Kawaii Market, a Japanese fashion marketplace. "Kawaii" is the Japanese word for “cute and lovable,” and can refer to accessories, clothing and toys. The boutique Kawaii NOLA...

Pulitzer-winning playwright coming to Loyola

Pulitzer-winning playwright coming to Loyola

Emma Gilheany

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase, Theater

Tony Kushner, described by Loyola professor Laura Hope as "the greatest living playwright," is coming to Roussel Hall on Nov. 2. In an event that is free and open to the public, Kushner will be interviewed by a founding editor of America Theatre Magazine, Jim O'Quinn. Raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana,...

Caroline, or Change comes to New Orleans for first time

Caroline, or Change comes to New Orleans for first time

Davis Walden

October 27, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase, Theater

A musical discussing a toppled Confederate monument, racial inequality and a struggle to make social change happen sounds like something new, but for Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical “Caroline, or Change,” it was already happening in 2003. It took 14 years for the Tony award-winning...

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