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2017/03/30 20:00 -0400

Meredith Long is Director of Performance Arts at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and is Co-Director of St. Martin’s Theater Camp.

 

Meredith Long is Director of Performance Arts at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and is Co-Director of St. Martin’s Theater Camp. With summer approaching, parents and students are beginning to think about summer camps. St. Martin’s creative Theater Camp introduces children to all aspects of the theater, from performing on stage to learning about the critical behind-the-scenes work that makes productions possible. As Meredith points out, Theater Camp immerses students in stimulating new experiences: “We focus on the process…and having fun, just playing.” The camp is open to students going into second through tenth grades, and will run from June 5 to June 23, 2017, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, visit www.stmsaints.com.

    

 



2017/03/16 20:00 -0400

Pamela Arceneaux is Senior Librarian and Rare Books Curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

 

Pamela Arceneaux is Senior Librarian and Rare Books Curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC). The author recently published a fascinating book, Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans. Most New Orleanians are familiar with the city’s famous Storyville “red light” district; however, few know about the blue books. In this interview, Pamela offers some historical background on Storyville and explains what the blue books were. Pamela’s research will be part of a comprehensive exhibition, Storyville: Madams and Music. The exhibit will be on display at THNOC April 5–December 2, 2017 at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street. For additional information visit THNOC at hnoc.org.

    

 



2017/02/22 19:00 -0500

Kenneth A. St. Charles, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Saint Augustine High School.

 

Kenneth A. St. Charles, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Saint Augustine High School. New Orleanians, Carnival aficionados, and music fans know about St. Aug’s famous band—the “Marching 100”—that is renowned for its musical excellence and precise teamwork. This year, 2017, marks St. Aug’s 50th anniversary of the partnership between St. Aug and the Rex organization. In 1967, the Krewe of Rex, whose members are synonymous with the upper crust of New Orleans’ society, invited the band to march in the Rex parade. The Marching 100 was the first African-American group to participate in the iconic parade on Mardi Gras day. A half century later, 20 of the original band members from that 1967 parade will once again be in Rex. This time, however, they will be riders on the Rex Calliope Float. St. Aug’s 50th anniversary with Rex is especially important because it demonstrates how coming together in unity makes everyone better as individuals and enriches our society as a whole. In this podcast, Kenneth St. Charles describes the founding of St. Augustine High School and explains how he sees the school moving forward.

    

 



2017/04/06 20:00 -0400

Yvonne LaFleur is truly one of New Orleans’ fashion icons.

 

Yvonne LaFleur is truly one of New Orleans’ fashion icons. Her well-known Yvonne LaFleur boutique has been clothing fashionable women for more than four decades. While Yvonne’s boutique sells everything from jeans to wedding dresses, her stylish hats are unique millinery signatures that embody LaFleurs’ enduring romanticism and creativity. She has designed hats for occasions of every type, including ten hats for the 2011 British royal wedding. In this podcast, Yvonne describes the important elements she focuses on when customizing a hat for a lady. She notes that a beautiful hat must “Flatter the face.” She also shares her thoughts on how fashion has changed to reflect society’s changing attitudes toward women, as well as how women see themselves.

    

 


2017/03/20 20:00 -0400

Dr. Agustin C. Garcia is Section Chief for the Hematology/Oncology Department at the University Medical Center Cancer Center in New Orleans.

 

Dr. Agustin C. Garcia is Section Chief for the Hematology/Oncology Department at the University Medical Center (UMC) Cancer Center in New Orleans. In this podcast interview, Dr. Garcia discusses an innovative device, the DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System. This snug-fitting cooling cap reduces hair loss significantly for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Dr. Garcia explains why the cooling caps are effective and describes how they work. The UMC Cancer Center is the only hospital within 300 miles of New Orleans that has this cooling cap technology.
Because the cooling cap is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance does not pay for the treatment. However, the public can contact the Spirit of Charity Foundation at (504) 702-3113 to donate to help provide the DIgniCap® treatment for patients in need at UMC. To contribute to this morale-boosting treatment for UMC breast cancer patients, specify that the donation is restricted to fund the DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System. Visit www.umcno.org/dignicap to learn more about giving.

    

 


2017/05/22 19:09 -0400

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