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NBA Draft Mom Kool Daniels Goes Viral in White Side-Slit Dress & Caged Heels With Son Dyson Daniels in ‘Foil’ Suit

Click here to read the full article. Australian professional basketball player Dyson Daniels recently celebrated being the 8th overall pick during the 2022 NBA Draft, committing to join the New Orleans Pelicans for the upcoming NBA season. The 19-year-old player may have expected to be the center of attention during draft proceedings, but his proud mother’s top-notch style stole a portion of the spotlight during the career-defining night on Thursday. To support her son during the Brooklyn-based NBA Draft event, Kool-Daniels wore a show-stopping sleek white dress with a mid-calf hem. The eye-catching dress included a statement side-slit that featured peplum-like...
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The NOLADrinks Show – June 24, 2022

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss the return to live music in New Orleans and, specifically, to its iconic music district – Frenchmen Street. We welcome Patrick Williams of Midnight Revival, a new music venue and bar located in the Frenchmen Hotel, Duane Bartels of The Duane Bartels Band, and Andrew Portwood of Fox Pocket, a talent management and booking agency. We discuss what it means to have music back, what the “new normal” looks like, and what we might expect looking ahead to the summer and beyond. It’s an interesting conversation on a culturally and economically important part of our city and region!
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The Slidell Independent

Slidell public art appears at roundabout on Robert

SLIDELL – Slidell’s newest piece of public art is now on display at the roundabout at Robert Boulevard and Brownswitch Road. “Slidell’s Community Camellia Tree” is an eight-foot-tall iron and glass sculpture depicting a camellia tree in full bloom. It’s an artistic collaboration between welder Jamie Gomez, owner of JG Land and Marine, and artist Solange Ledwith of Swamp Girl Glass. Gomez constructed and welded the base, trunk and branches and Ledwith created the beautiful glass camellias that adorn the tree.

Well-oiled 'Hamilton' at the Saenger finds fresh nuance amid rapid-fire lyrics

Back in spring of 2020, the hysteria over “Hamilton” remained at a fever pitch, even as Broadway went dark due to the raging pandemic. By then, the hip hop musical about America’s lesser-known founding father had been on stage for almost five years, redefining musical theater with its diverse cast and contemporary score, and sparking a fervent fandom unlike anything on Broadway in decades. Even during the shutdown, “Hamilton” remained relevant, as Disney released a much-anticipated live stage recording featuring the show’s original cast, led by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role.

The Reading Life: James Lee Burke

Susan Larson talks with James Lee Burke, about his new novel, ‘Every Cloak Rolled in Blood.’. Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:. The Jefferson Parish Library will host its third Food Writers' Symposium beginning at noon Saturday, June 25, at the River Ridge Library, 8825 Jefferson Highway, in River Ridge. The purpose of the free symposium is to encourage people to create cookbooks so that recipes will not be lost, and instead, will be collected and passed on to other generations. Here is the schedule:

St. John Parish hosts July art workshops

RESERVE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Parks & Recreation Department is hosting July art workshops for children ages 8 to 12. Classes will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and end at noon. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. The following sessions will be held:. West Bank – Saturday,...

Don Marshall Receives WYES-TV’s Celeste Seymour Judell Arts Award

New Orleans, LA —Don Marshall, Executive Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, was honored with the Celeste Seymour Judell Arts Award on the Thursday, June 23, 2022 edition of STEPPIN’ OUT, WYES-TV’s long-running arts and entertainment discussion program hosted by Peggy Scott Laborde. Marshall...