New Orleans, La. – Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from Walt Disney Studios opens for an exclusive run at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit includes works from The Princess and the Frog, an animated comedy set in New Orleans.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Youth Empowerment Project Nov. 19, 2009
For many young New Orleanians, growing up means maneuvering an environment of pervasive poverty, violence, illiteracy, drugs and bleak personal economic prospects. These are the kids commonly dubbed "at risk," and often they find very little help or guidance at home.
But the local nonprofit Youth Empowerment Project helps fill that void of support, and demonstrates that risks needn't become devastating realities.
11/21/2009 – Close your eyes and imagine your family's Thanksgiving table. I put good money on it that it includes Louisiana sweet potatoes. Dark orange and full of beta-carotene, we call them yams (from the West African word "djambi" meaning "to eat"). However, they're not really yams. Yams are long, tree-like tubers from Latin America with waxy bark-like skins. Needless to say, I doubt we'll stop calling them yams anytime soon. This time of year, they're great, they're everywhere and we're seeing more white sweet potatoes than ever before.