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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...

Day of the Dead concert coming to Gasa Gasa

Day of the Dead concert coming to Gasa Gasa

Anderson Leal

October 25, 2017


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Nightlife

Nov. 2 marks the Day of the Dead. This year, a group of Loyola music industry and music performance students will be performing at Gasa Gasa. Perrin Kileen, event coordinator and music industry freshman, will be performing. He mentions that they will be implementing the traditions of Day of the Dead,...

Disability awareness month embraces diversity in university setting

Disability awareness month embraces diversity in university setting

Mairead Cahill

October 19, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

Growing up in school, everything took Matt Pashby just a little bit longer than his classmates. Copying down work, writing papers and researching topics would not be as easy for him as it appeared to be to his fellow peers. “I had teachers pass me off as lazy or that I wasn’t trying hard enough in s...

Mac ‘N Cheese Festival aims to find a place among New Orleans festivals

Mac ‘N Cheese Festival aims to find a place among New Orleans festivals

Andres Fuentes

October 19, 2017


Filed under Food, Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Getting their initial inspiration from another young festival — the National Fried Chicken Festival — organizers Kent Broussard and Julie Egren have decided to highlight another food not normally associated with New Orleans: macaroni and cheese. Together, they founded the Mac 'N Cheese Festival,...

Upcoming Events 10/20-10/27

Davis Walden

October 19, 2017


Filed under Life & Times

10/24 Mickey Hayes and Brain Child at Gasa GasaDescription: Halloween special concert featuring Mickey Hayes and Brain Child, Tibetan Peace Pie and Wes Ragland.Location: Gasa Gasa at 8 p.m.Price: $510/24 Salsa Night Description: Students will be able to learn the basics of salsa dancing at this event. Hispanic Mu...

“Arab Idol” New Orleans concert promotes peace in the Middle East

“Arab Idol” New Orleans concert promotes peace in the Middle East

Caleb Beck

October 13, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

“Arab Idol” stars Ameer Dandan and Ahmed Fahmi took to Loyola’s Roussel Hall stage Sunday as the final stop on their international charity fundraising tour. Joined by Palestinian folk dance group Turab Beladi, the duo played to over 500 attendees, almost packing out the theater hall. Proceeds...

Anime brought to reality: Naruto run in New Orleans

Anime brought to reality: Naruto run in New Orleans

Kaylie Saidin

October 4, 2017


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Anyone who grew up watching anime knows what a staple Naruto is. The coming-of-age story of a pre-teen ninja seeking recognition attracted a broad audience. With flashy hand symbols, colorfully animated martial arts and costumes and a genre-defining unique style of running, the show speaks to many college...

“The Christians” at Loyola

“The Christians” at Loyola

Bernadette Locke

September 29, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Theater

Playwright Lucas Hnath's award-winning production "The Christians" will debut as Loyola's first show of the season on Sept. 29. "The Christians" focuses on Pastor Paul, who started his megachurch with his wife a decade before, but after 10 years Paul is going to make a sermon that will impact his co...

New York Voices come to Loyola

New York Voices come to Loyola

Kaylie Saidin

September 29, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Music

This Saturday, Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal group New York Voices will perform as part of the "Loyola Presents" series. "Loyola Presents" is a performing arts series that features both student and faculty events as well as artists including Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Sir James Galway, and more. ...

A psychic fair is in your future

A psychic fair is in your future

Payton Whittaker

September 28, 2017


Filed under Life & Times

Seeking to boost the mind, body and spirit with a celebration, Mid-City hosts its New Orleans Psychic Fair on Oct. 6 and Dec. 30. With vendors ranging from mediums to witchcraft suppliers, the fair represents a coming-together of people working in the metaphysical fields. Debra (Luna) Gonzalez,...

Ghost in the Oaks sells out

Melody Bigelow

September 28, 2017


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times

Ghosts in the Oaks, a fundraising event hosted by Friends of City Park, has sold out faster than usual this year. This “non-scary” Halloween benefit will have a range of activities, primarily geared toward children. Some of those include arts and crafts, musical entertainment, airbrush face painting...

Loyola cello students rehearse with Tanya Anisimova on weekend retreat

Loyola cello students rehearse with Tanya Anisimova on weekend retreat

Anna Knapp

September 26, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Music

Among the birds and wildlife in Loranger, Louisiana, visitors heard music played by the Loyola cello section. Over last weekend, the student cellists retreated to the Solomon Episcopal Center for the first cello boot camp. The retreat focused on improving and working together with Tanya Anisimova, who...

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