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Believing in Magic

Enchanting actress Brittany Curran relishes her character Fen’s transformation on Season 4 of Syfy’s The Magicians.

Dark for Art’s Sake

Seasoned actor Dylan Scott Smith plays a twisted artist and serial killer in TNT’s limited-series suspense drama, I Am the Night, an intriguing take on Los Angeles’ most mysterious murder, The Black Dahlia.

Getting Busy With It

Multifaceted actor Jake Busey lends his prolific talent to multiple projects in film and television, including Netflix’s Stranger Things and the horror comedy Dead Ant.

Going Deep into Gray Matter

World-renowned science writer, Lone Frank, unearths the phenomenal true story of Dr. Robert G. Heath and his groundbreaking work in deep brain stimulation at Tulane Medical School in her fascinating book.

Home for the Holidays

New Orleans superstar sensation Harry Connick, Jr., returns home to celebrate the city’s tricentennial with a concert to benefit the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.

Titan of Talent

Tyrus, the media star and Mandeville resident, debuts his own show, FOX Nation UN-PC, on the new on-demand streaming OTT platform FOX Nation.

Rolling in the Roles

Amy Rutberg, the star of screen and stage, has a busy fall with recurring roles in NCIS: New Orleans on CBS and in the Marvel/Netflix hit series Daredevil.

Having A Moment With Someday

Dominican Republic-born actress and producer, Katherine Castro, impacts the film festival circuit with the romantic drama Someday.

Man on a Mission

Adam Ambruso stars in and produces the Sony Pictures award-winning film Butterfly Caught in the wake of the Me Too Movement.

An LSU Tiger at FOX

LSU graduate Sandra Smith co-anchors the top-rated cable news show, America’s Newsroom, on FOX News Channel.

Reveling with Prince’s Revolution

Lisa Coleman, the keyboard player, pianist and vocalist for The Revolution, joined together with her bandmates to perform a funky, feel-good show to celebrate Prince and his music in New Orleans.

Getting in the Spirit

Theresa Caputo, star of TLC’s Long Island Medium, heads to New Orleans for Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience at the Saenger Theatre.

A Smalls Change Is Coming

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.

All Things Fam & Glam

Dancing with the Stars champion Peta Murgatroyd performs in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre next month.

Hauntingly Beautiful

Amanda Walker, the local pianist/singer/songwriter, performs her new single “Haunt Me” on the CBS hit series NCIS: New Orleans.

Pretty Powerful

Eboni K. Williams, the Fox News media legal analyst, returns to New Orleans to visit her alma mater, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and to celebrate her new book.

Soul of a Superstar

Nancy Wilson, the iconic guitarist, singer and songwriter of Heart fame finds an exciting rock-and-soul groove with her new band, Roadcase Royale.

Charismatic Character

Pêpê Rapazote, the dashing Portuguese actor, creates a buzz with his riveting portrayal of Cali Cartel drug lord “Chepe” on Season 3 of Netflix’s enthralling series Narcos.

New Orleans Lady

Local actress Kerry Cahill stars in Season 8 of AMC’s blockbuster series The Walking Dead and in Mudbound, the centerpiece film for the 28th annual New Orleans Film Festival.

Diane Lundeen: Good in the Heart and Bad to the Bone

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.

Funny Girl

The talented Mexican-American actress, Carla Jimenez, brings comedic depth to her role as Alba on Season 2 of FOX’s The Mick.

Made The American Way

On Season 3 of Handcrafted America, effervescent host Jill Wagner shines the spotlight on New Orleans artisans.

Life Is Sweet

Actor Timon Kyle Durrett ushers in Season 2 of Queen Sugar, the popular Oprah Winfrey Network dramatic series filmed in New Orleans and its surrounds.

Buzz-Worthy Bravado

Phillip P. Keene, the Major Crimes actor, prepares for the sixth season of TNT’s hit crime drama.

Motion Equals Emotion

Dance sensation Derek Hough reigns as judge on the new NBC dance competition series World of Dance this month and brings fascinating show co-starring sister Julianne Hough, Move – Beyond – Live on Tour, to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre.

Smartest Guy In The Room

Chris Chalk, the talented, witty and versatile actor returns to Season 3 of Gotham as Lucius Fox.

For the Thrill of It

Bryan Ferry, the Roxy Music icon, appears in New Orleans for the first time in years to perform at the Saenger Theatre. 

The Dish

Leslie Iwerks, the Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated director and producer, showcases how pioneering restauranteur Ella Brennan transformed dining in New Orleans and America in her feature-length documentary, Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table.

Riveting in Riverdale

Actress Marisol Nichols dazzles in her return to primetime television in The CW’s hot new series Riverdale.

Louisiana’s Sweetheart

Amanda Shaw, the renowned fiddler and singer, grows personally and as an artist with a new EP of original music.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis

A new book by actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley reminds us to let the light in.

On Fire

The handsome and talented actor Jon Donahue sizzles in the upcoming blockbuster film Inferno. 

Breaking Free

Lisa Arnold, the inspirational filmmaker of Caged No More, leads a passionate crusade to raise awareness about human trafficking happening right here at home.

Josh Kelly Gives a Realistic Spin on Reality Shows Through the UnReal

John Kelly — the talented, handsome actor and former Army Ranger — smolders in Lifetime’s addictive award-winning scripted drama UnREAL.

Rising Above

Toni Tennille, the vivacious vocalist of Grammy Award-winning musical duo Captain and Tennille opens up about her music and her life.

Right Place, Right Time, Right Guy

Sugith Varughese, the Canadian writer, director and actor, stars in the critically acclaimed American drama The Girlfriend Experience on Starz.

Animal Magnetism

Jane Velez-Mitchell — the award-winning television journalist, The New York Times bestselling author and animal activist encourages others at NOLA Veggie Fest to embrace a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle.  

Letting in the Light

Actress Kimberly Willams-Paisley pens a poignant, loving tribute to her mother, and furthers an important conversation on dementia and its agonizing effect on families.

Full Speed Ahead

Demetrius Grosse shines in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Game of Silence and Westworld; champions the rebuilding of New Orleans and serves as a celebrity co-chair for the Louisiana SPCA’s Howling Success Gala.

NCIS: New Orleans Lady

The vivacious Tony-nominated actress on NCIS: New Orleans and Civil War drama miniseries Mercy Street enjoys work and life in New Orleans. 

Hoda Kotb: Where She Belongs

Hoda Kotb spotlights interesting and persevering people in a new book, and she returns to New Orleans for two book signings this month.

Beauty and Brains on Bravo

Necar Zadegan sizzles in season 2 of Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and supports rescue dogs through her alliance with the Louisiana SPCA.

Ashley Williams: Hitting her Hollywood stride

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.

Local Vocal Wonder

Meghan Linsey, the New Orleans-born artist and singing sensation on The Voice, shines on her new EP Believer and will perform in Louisiana in October.

Aaron Williamson: Destined to Transform Bodies, Minds and Lives in New Orleans

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.

Robin Roberts: After the Storm

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, the beloved anchor of Good Morning America honors New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with a new television special.

Idina Menzel: All the World’s a Stage

The fascinating Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar, acclaimed actress and captivating chanteuse brings her remarkable worldwide tour to the Saenger Theatre on July 30.

Teri Wyble: Small-town girl in a big-time film

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.

Cruz Control

Raymond Cruz sinks to dark depths to play sinister kidnapper Ariel Castro in the new Lifetime Original Movie Cleveland Abduction on May 2 and returns as good guy detective Julio Sanchez in the popular police procedural series Major Crimes on TNT in June.

Azie Tesfai: A Bright, Shining Jewel of an Actress

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.

Mariana Paola Vicente: A Rising Star in Hollywood South

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.

Chad L. Coleman: This Walking Dead star is walking on sunshine

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.

Lizanne Falsetto: No Holds Barred

The CEO and founder of the popular thinkThin® protein brand continues to revolutionize the health industry, lend support to female entrepreneurs and expand her amazing wellness empire in the New Year.

Zoe McLellan: New Orleans Lady

The creative, intelligent and adorable Star of NCIS: New Orleans basks in a No. 1 hit-show glow, relishes life in New Orleans and strives to be an inspiration to others.

Rose McGowan: The Dawning of Hollywood’s Next Great Director

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.

Cary Elwes: As You Wish

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.

RJ Mitte: Living the Good Life

The talented and handsome Breaking Bad actor from Lafayette stays busy in Hollywood, serves as a role model for many and proudly reigns as a celebrity co-chair for the Louisiana SPCA’s Howling Success Patron Party and Gala this fall.

Rebecca Powers: Using Music to Wash Away Pain

New Orleans native Rebecca Powers’ amazing survival story on the Mississippi Gulf Coast inspires a new song as the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears.

Amelia Rose Blaire: Bloody Fabulous

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.

Thomas Morstead: A Remarkable Saint

The champion punter for the New Orleans Saints — and new father — is saintly both on and off the field.

Singing Sensations

Il Divo, the multinational classical crossover quartet, makes its inaugural performance in New Orleans.

Chaka Khan: Funks Up the Fest

The dynamic musician prepares to serenade the masses at the 2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival while bringing her philanthropic spirit to New Orleans.

Rebecca Da Costa: Lovely Leading Lady

The gorgeous and gregarious actress lends a mysterious flair as the female lead alongside heavy hitters John Cusack and Robert De Niro in “The Bag Man,” a modern day film noir shot in New Orleans.

Balancing Act

The “Full House” alumna shares her experiences of handling her busy life in her new book, “Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose.”

Jump to Action

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.

Leo The Great

The incomparable Oscar-winner, Melissa Leo, does justice for post-Katrina New Orleans in her role as civil-rights attorney, Toni Bernette, in HBO’s “Treme” as the final season of the Peabody Award-winning drama series enters the home stretch.

Laura Cayouette: New Orleans’ Leading Lady

The brilliant actress and writer finds happiness at home in New Orleans, along with abundant work in Hollywood South. Actress Laura Cayouette is living the high life after making a bold move to New Orleans’ Garden District from Los Angeles.

The 610 Stompers: Deacons of Dance

New Orleans’ Premier All-Male Dance Crew Steps Up for The Louisiana SPCA’s 125th Anniversary by Making a Grand Appearance at the 35th Annual Howling Success Patron Party & Gala at the Hyatt Regency’s Empire Ballroom on Saturday, November 2

Eric Heatherly: Got Your Goat

The elite Southern musician emerges with fascinating new project The Goats of Kudzu and enthusiastically supports the Louisiana SPCA as a Celebrity Chair for the 35th Annual Howling Success Patron Party & Gala on November 2, 2013

Pretty Gritty

Grits & Glamour’s Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan Sparkle and Shine Together on “Dos Divas”

Graham Patrick Martin

The Young Television and Film Actor Continues to Rise in Hollywood

Irvin Mayfield

Irvin Mayfield Takes a Sentimental Journey for Longue Vue House & Gardens


Leaving Nothin’ Behind




He may be relatively new to the business, but Chris Coy has already cut a striking swath into the Hollywood cloth, and his impressive chops are growing and becoming incredibly honed with each fabulous career move he makes.

CELEBRITY | Pam Tillis

Country music’s celebrated singer/songwriter strikes a compassionate chord for Louisiana’s animals

Blown Away by Carrie Underwood

At the top of her game, Carrie talks music, animal advocacy and going vegan

Global Charming: Jefferey Saad

Cooking Channel’s United Tastes of America star continues his exciting global culinary adventures with a tasty new cookbook

Tamron Hall

MSNBC anchor talks about NewsNation and NOLA favorites

Olivia Manning

The First Family of Football’s Leading Lady Has Her Heart in the Right Place

Meet Bella Swan’s Dad

Billy Burke counts New Orleans as one of his favorite cities

Nadia G

Cookin’ for Trouble

The Original Weather Girl

Martha Wash’s Grammy-nominated music stands the test of time

Sam Hennings

Memphis Beats in the Heart of New Orleans

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Finds Her Place in New Orleans


The food world’s definitive rock star gets fired up for his stop in the Big Easy.

Building a Better Foundation

Two-time Super Bowl champion and LSU alumni Jarvis Green holds a food and wine gala to benefit single moms

An Authentic Love Letter to New Orleans

David Simon, Treme’s writer and executive producer, brings the city’s traditions, trials, hopes and triumphs to HBO

Mouthpiece for the Middle Class

Influential political pundent Ed Schulz gains a prime-time position on MSNBC

Dynamic Duo

Ponchatoula’s own Meghan Linsey tops the charts as one half of country music’s Steel Magnolia

The Host With the Most

Jerry Springer may be king of the tabloid talk show, but there’s more to the man than the show that bears his name

Candy Girl

Dylan Lauren, of Dylan’s Candy Bar, releases a new book that is an ode to sweet treats

Crushing on Kotb

Hoda loves New Orleans just as much as New Orleans loves her

Faith, Hope, Charity

After their son was born with a congenital defect, Laura and Jorge Posada decided to dedicate their lives to helping others

Interview With a Vampire

Ian Somerhalder may play the bad guy on TV, but in real life the actor is a model humanitarian

Man of the People

Shepard Smith looks out for the little guy (and the truth) on his hit Fox News shows

Hometown Heroes

Better Than Ezra for a better New Orleans: An Interview with Ezra’s Bassist Tom Drummond

One of a Kind

Eric Heatherly has found success by just being himself and playing what he loves

One Day at a Time

Valerie Bertinelli and her favorite team, the Saints, prove that good things come to those who try and try again

Fit and Fab!

Pro soccer player and model Lance Parker lets us in on his diet and exercise secrets

Life of Bryan

Mad Men star and Broadway actor Bryan Batt is a solid supporter of Le Petit Theatre and his beloved hometown of New Orleans

A Season of Miracles

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s groundbreaking medical reporting continues with a new book and documentary

Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson

The star of 5 Ingredient Fix found her passion early in life

On the Side of the Angels

Anne Rice has moved beyond vampires, but she returns to New Orleans with her Songs of the Seraphim series

Stepping Up to the Plate

Laura Posada has learned to handle—with grace and determination—all that life’s thrown at her

Get Ripped!

The co-host of Live With Regis and Kelly gives us the inside scoop on how she’s gotten so fit so fast

Pick Your Poison

Fans of Bret Michaels get their fill with a new autobiography, summer tour and hit reality show

The Cat’s Meow

Iron Chef champion Cat Cora cooks up a winner with her new cookbook

Love Is on the Air!

Patti Stanger’s hit reality show helps millionaires meet their one-in-a-million

Hanging With Hilfiger

The all-American designer unveils the new Macy’s and gives us insight into his overwhelming success

Play It Again, Gavin

The affable singer-songwriter can’t get enough of performing in New Orleans

TLC’s Tastemaker

What Not to Wear’s Clinton Kelly writes a how-to book for those seeking style and class

Number One With a Bullet

After a hard-luck childhood, country singer Jimmy Wayne finds major success

The Handyman Can!

HGTV host Carter Oosterhouse proves that home is where the hunk is

Smoking Gunn

Project Runway‘s style guru offers timeless fashion advice to the masses

It’s a Good Thing

Martha Stewart stirs up the town

A Step Above

Shoe designer Brian Atwood brings his talents to Bally and reinvigorates the iconic brand

Kudos to Kotb!

Our favorite anchorwoman talks about how breast cancer changed her—for the better

Rocking With Rick

An ’80s icon is back, with a new album and role on General Hospital

Trisha Dishes

The country music star chats about her latest success: a new cookbook

Viva Vidal!

Legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon makes New Orleans look good

Between the Covers

Jackie Collins lets us in on the secrets of her sultry new novel

Musical Frankness

Dweezil Zappa’s latest project pays tribute to the music of his father, note for note

Cooking the Classics

Legendary seafood dishes are spotlighted in Kit Wohl’s fabulous new recipe book

A Rare Gem

Jewel embraces her country music side and hopes fans will do the same

No Stopping the Hungry

Warning! Planet New Orleans is a danger zone every day of the year

True Grits

Southern chef Paula Deen turned a hard-knocks life into a cooking empire

Bret Michaels

Making Music on His Own Terms

Where to dine in Lakeview

Lakeview Harbor 911 Harrison Ave. Bring your Hungry Man–sized appetite with you to Lakeview Harbor, known for its terrific pub-style food, including juicy, mammoth hamburgers dressed how you like and enormous baked potatoes with all the fixings. It’s next to impossible to leave hungry. Dixie Chicken and Ribs 6264 Argonne Blvd. This neighborhood restaurant does […]

Something to Crow About

As a cancer survivor and new mom, this Grammy winner has plenty to share with her fans.

Gold & Green

KT Tunstall uses her chart-topping success to promot the environment

Eat, Drink, Be Merry

More than a restaurant, Upperline is an institution and so is JoAnn Clevenger, the woman who runs it

A Picture of Cajun Country

In the heartwarming film ‘Little Chenier,’ actor Johnathon Schaech gets it right

New Year, New You

Instead of swearing off sweets or adopting a diet plan, resolve to become a better person

Holiday Sampler

Tasty tidings of comfort and joy

Away in a Manger

Far from the commercialism of Christmas lies the true meaning of the holiday

Lucky Star

Multitalented performer Nicki Richards tours the world, but the city that has her heart is New Orleans

Sweet Dreams

A new cookbook highlights the best of New Orleans’ classic desserts

Closet Case

The clue to my fashion future was hidden on my hangers

In the Pink

Raising breast cancer awareness one bite at a time

Morgus the Magnificent

New Orleans’ one and only mad scientist grants us an exclusive interview

Mr. October

He wandered into my life— and changed it for the better

A model writer

Paulina Porizkova proves once again that she’s more than just a pretty face


It’s a fact that many people claim that their favorite type of pie is the fabulously addictive, savory pizza pie. With so many options in the New Orleans area for this delectably craveworthy food, diners can dig into an amazing array of pizzas with toppings that range from caviar to cinnamon! New Orleans Living suggests […]

City Park in New Orleans

In a city still suffering from wounds inflicted by Katrina over two years ago, it’s nice to know there are spots around town we can count on to enjoy a respite from the daily hassles and stress.

Way-Cool Foods

Beat the Heat With What You Eat

Rande Gerber

Electrifying Biloxi’s Hard Rock Casino

Ode to the French Quarter

A lifetime of memories made in the Vieux Carré

Feel-good food

The new Cal-a-Vie cookbook lets you bring the spa home

He’s Got the Look

Actor-model Rusty Joiner shares his fitness tips with New Orleans

Happy Father’s Day

I’m not a gambling woman, but somehow I wound up winning the biggest lotteries of all: I hit the jackpot in the parent department, because when God delivered my brother, Treg, and me to my mom and dad, he certainly blessed us with an incredibly great fortune.

The Right Stuff

Singer, actress, beauty queen and mother of four, Vanessa Williams has it all

The Mother of All Holidays

Mother’s Day is here again, and if you think about it, it’s bizarre that only one day out the year is specifically dedicated to Mom.

Cindy’s in the House

America’s favorite supermodel pays a visit to New Orleans and introduces her new Rooms to Go furniture line

Rod West

The new face of Entergy New Orleans relishes the opportunity to be an integral part of the rebuilding and renaissance of New Orleans

Penny’s From Heaven

Meant to be worn every day, Penny Preville’s jewelry is timeless

Spring Fever

Life may be short but New Orleanians have learned how to make the most of it

Chocolate in the City

In every one of its conceivably magnificent forms, from creamy bonbons to silky fondues, malted milks to the reliable solid candy bar, chocolate has the ability to elevate minds, hearts and spirits. Like no other delicacy in history, chocolate has been universally known to send shivers down spines while planting smiles on faces, supposedly due […]


Louisiana native Bennett Davlin has turned his upcoming novel into a star-studded Hollywood thriller

Mardi Gras Memories

As a native New Orleanian who’s spent many a Mardi Gras season celebrating here in New Orleans, it’s hard to devise a starting point for collecting and condensing the multitude of Mardi Gras memories I’ve made in this lifetime. My mind whirls with excitement right now, just trying to take them all in—from creative costumes […]

Time to indulge!

It’s the holidays, so go ahead and enjoy the best that the best restaurants have to offer

Alive and well

Charity work is thriving in New Orleans

Let’s Get Cooking Again, New Orleans!

One of my favorite things to do in the whole world is to curl up on my sofa and get comfortable with a mug of hot tea and a plethora of cookbooks and food magazines. Ranging from classic New Orleans-style cooking to Moroccan cuisine, serious chocolate lover’s bibles to Vegetarian Times, these books and periodicals […]

A Saint Comes Marching In

Reggie Bush joins the New Orleans franchise and boosts the morale of the entire city

Hope From Hoda

The former WWL-TV anchor has the ultimate faith in New Orleans