Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Story Behind Cajun Mardi Gras Masks (Acadiana Living. Dec. 2014).

Georgie Manuel PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROMERO & ROMERO PHOTOGRAPHY Wherever Mardi Gras is celebrated, the mask is key. Behind the best masks, they can’t tell whether you are laughing or crying. They can’t tell how absolutely drunk you are. The mask … Continue reading

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Charter Schools Assn. seminar, ‘how to avoid employee lawsuits’ (LA Weekly. May 2014).

On May 8, the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools along with the Top Shelf charter assistance organization hosted a presentation for charter school leaders and board members on how to avoid employee lawsuits, especially when terminating a charter school … Continue reading

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On 75-year-old NOLA gospel group Zion Harmonizers (The Advocate. May 2014).

New Orleans gospel group the Zion Harmonizers was founded in 1939 by Benjamin Maxon, nine years before current group president Brazella Briscoe was born in Gretna. “Dad would play religious music when we were very little, and we heard this … Continue reading

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Article & photo gallery about MPW’s recent book party ( May 2014).

For fans of hip-hop, bounce, New Orleans, and musings about illustrious people, Vaughan’swas the place to be on May 4 for the Hip-Hop Book Release Party for “New Orleans: The Underground Guide V.3.” and “Famous People I Have Met: Collected Works 1999-2014” — both by Michael Patrick … Continue reading

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Lusher middle school principal stepping down (The Lens. May 2014).

Longtime middle school principal Brenda Bourne is stepping down, Lusher’s board learned at their monthly meeting, April 26. Bourne will finish out her year as principal then work for Lusher in an as yet unspecified capacity, Lusher’s chief executive officer … Continue reading

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