Spinal Tap’s legendary bassist, Derek Smalls, celebrates the release of his first solo album, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) and joins forces with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for his Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music tour at the Saenger Theatre.
Finding your passion is a funny thing. Some people are born with it. Others find it later in life. Some struggle to find it at all. And then there are those whose passion is created out of struggle and adversity.
In a perfect world envisioned by local artist and entrepreneur Diane Lundeen, owner of full-service boutique pet store Petcetera NOLA on Magazine Street, there would be no homeless, abused or neglected animals in the New Orleans area and beyond.
At a time when dyslexia wasn’t widely understood, Sally Guidry’s sister struggled tremendously with school. Guidry accompanied her family to countless tutoring and behavioral psychology appointments and found herself intrigued by the process.
John Kelly — the talented, handsome actor and former Army Ranger — smolders in Lifetime’s addictive award-winning scripted drama UnREAL.
The easel was covered in dust. For almost a decade, Kristen Catalano Schenck’s professional painter’s easel — a gift from her parents — sat stashed in the closet of her childhood bedroom, while she pursued other avenues in retail and as a professional trainer after graduation at the University of New Orleans.
With a disabled grandmother as his only guardian, Titus Perkins was forced to become the leader of his household at a very young age. “I was cooking since I was 6 or 7, standing in a chair to reach the stove, while [my grandmother] was in her wheelchair,” Perkins says.
Born in Orange County, California, Nicholas Busciglio was blessed with a childhood of privilege. Dazzled by the allure of Hollywood, Busciglio first sought to enter the world of filmmaking and attended the prestigious private Christian college Chapman University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in film production.
Since appearing in a General Motors magazine as a toddler, Michael George Lizanich II has been an avid admirer of the automobile. “I’ve always been a car guy,” he says. “I’m only 21 years old, and I’m currently on car No. 20!”
Catching the Rhythm – Growing up as an Army brat constantly on the move, Heidi Malnar discovered stability, passion and a love for movement when her parents first enrolled her in dance at the tender age of 3. Almost instantly she felt drawn to the rhythm and would seek out dance classes regardless of where […]
Le Petit Theatre has been a New Orleans institution for a century as of this month, but, with a fresh group of staff members, including associate producer and education director Clayton Shelvin, the theater is providing local talent with opportunities they can’t always find elsewhere.
If any New Orleans local or visitor has wondered what craft cocktails are all about, they can head over to DrinkLab and its next-door neighbor Victory, both of which are owned by bartender, entrepreneur and craft cocktail connoisseur Daniel Victory.
Four years ago, Jessica Zanca had what she calls “an eye-opening experience” that started her on a path to physical and emotional transformation that would eventually put her on stage during bodybuilding competitions.
New Orleanians are fortunate to have a variety of leisure activities to fill weekends and holidays, and when one grows tired of food festivals, live music and ever-flowing cocktails, the tranquility of a slower-paced lifestyle is only a short drive away.
One of Hollywood’s most charming, funny and versatile actresses wows audiences with her role on The Jim Gaffigan Show, loves life as a mom and champions dog rescue as celebrity co-chair for the Louisiana SPCA’s Howling Success Patron Party & Gala.
“What’s the point of living if you can’t have fun?” That’s a question that will probably ring true with many New Orleanians, but for Dr. Gary Menszer, vice chairman of the cardiology division at East Jefferson General Hospital, it’s not only the title of a song he wrote, it’s also a sort of mantra.
It’s not often that people are able to turn their passion into a career, but Dr. Robert Hancock, board-certified veterinary surgeon and director of South Paws Veterinary Specialists, is one of those fortunate few.
The United States Marine Corps veteran and fitness trainer to the stars finds his destiny in New Orleans to motivate, inspire and encourage others in Hollywood South and beyond, and to support the Louisiana SPCA.
Shirley Herstein’s Steinway & Sons piano has been with her for more than six decades. From her childhood home in Philadelphia, it has traveled with her across the country as she followed her husband, Harvey, during a stint with the Navy, before settling in New Orleans, where it has survived — just barely — multiple […]
There are apps available today to make us healthier, smarter, more organized, more informed and more connected. Whatever you need, you guessed it, there’s an app for that. And thanks to Koby Sackey and Dennis Bourn, now there is even an app to make us feel safer!
The beautiful and kindhearted local actress lands a supporting role in the upcoming blockbuster hit Terminator Genisys, and she lends a supporting hand as celebrity co-chair for the Louisiana SPCA’s 37th Annual Howling Success Patron Party & Gala.
The gorgeous and charitable actress and entrepreneur sparkles on the popular new comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin and charms with her altruistic jewelry line, Fortuned Culture.
The stunning model-turned-actress is set to become much more high profile this year, thanks to her roles in six different films all shot in Louisiana — mainly in New Orleans — including Get Hard and Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
The charming, witty and gregarious star of AMC’s enthralling post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Walking Dead, shares insight on America’s top television series.
The accomplished actor channels her creative fire into Dawn, her bold and impressive directorial debut; gushes about her treasured memories of New Orleans; and uses her powerful voice to crusade for the voiceless animals of the Louisiana SPCA.
Mary Claire Landry helps victims of domestic violence reclaim their lives. Romantic and family relationships are ideally about love, but, in some dark cases, emotional abuse and physical violence can take root. And because victims’ lives are so intertwined psychologically and financially with their abusers, escape from these relationships is often difficult.
The British actor pens his fascinating memoir, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s most beloved films ever; gushes about New Orleans; and supports Mercy Corps, in addition to the Louisiana SPCA’s Howling Success Patron Party & Gala.
The cheerful and conscientious actress dishes on starring in the final season of HBO’s vampire hit True Blood as a series regular, and — equally impressive — she champions animal welfare as an honorary co-chair of the Louisiana SPCA’s Howling Success.
An optimistic entrepreneur sees the world through New Orleans-colored glasses. Stirling Barrett, founder of KREWE du optic, grew up in New Orleans and began his career in the art world early. “While I was in high school, I fell in love with art,” Barrett says. “It wasn’t my first introduction to the darkroom, but it […]
Terrance Osborne’s star is rising over Jazz Fest again this year. Artist Terrance Osborne painted 50 coconuts in preparation for his ride in this year’s Zulu parade. He knew the Mardi Gras Day parade crowd would be rowdy — but he wasn’t prepared for just how eager some parade-goers would be to get their hands on […]
Doyenne Holly Robinson Peete shares her passions on life. It takes one look at Holly Robinson Peete to understand why New Orleans Living turned to the accomplished actress and author, dedicated philanthropist, supportive wife and full-time mom for some positive New Year’s inspiration.
When he got the call from St. Charles Vision, inviting him to move to New Orleans almost six years ago, Chicago-area native Matthew Rosenthal was very excited.
Ninety-eight thousand square feet is a lot of space. Luckily, Kenny Rabalais has a use for every inch.
When young New Orleanian Chloe George was in high school at St. Martin’s Episcopal, her family took a trip to Africa. In Mombasa, Kenya, George and her sister Cassidy were moved by the community’s lack of educational resources. “I did some research and decided I wanted to build an elementary school,” said George.
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Director of Diversity Programs and Business Development at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana