Kristen Schenck: A Picture in Paint

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.

Heidi Malnar

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 […]

Dr. Gary Menszer: In Rhythm

“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.

Shirley Herstein: Piano Woman

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 […]

William N. Norton

William N. Norton, of counsel at Baker Donelson’s New Orleans office, concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and finance.

Dennis Pearse

Dennis Pearse was born and raised in New Orleans. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Tulane University, later receiving his master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La.

Dan Real

As Regional President – South of Caesars Entertainment, Dan Real oversees Caesars’ properties in Northwest Louisiana, New Orleans and Biloxi, Miss.

Frame by Frame

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 […]

Secret Sauce

Meet the muse behind an iconic New Orleans recipe.  You’re probably familiar with Crawfish Monica. Arguably the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s most famous dish, its creamy, spicy flavor has heralded spring in New Orleans for decades.

Colorful Calling

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 […]