... if you qualify. Last week, The Louisiana Family Recovery Corps announced they are offering one-time financial assistance for rental deposits and payments, utility deposits and the purchase of furniture or other appliances through the Household Establishment Fund program. The HEF program is available to families whose annual household income falls
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S. Robertson - Los Angeles retailer, Kitson has made a fortune and national status the past 2 years selling their signature celebrity feud tees. Currently online you can purchase a
Deutsches Haus isn't the only place hosting a local version of Oktoberfest. Plenty of restaurants get in on the act too, some with only the faintest tie-in to German culture.
For example, on a special "Oktoberfestive" menu at Gordon Biersch, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based chain, is a dish that's hard to envision as Bavarian: Alaskan halibut served with Gulf shrimp and jasmine rice.
You write one profile on a local childrens band making it big and suddenly youre thrust into the heady world of kids music reviewer for Gambit Weekly. I can see a future of PR agents calling and wanting to take me out for Happy Meals and legions of 7-year-olds blogging how I just dont get it after I give Britney Spears kid only two gummy bears out of five for his latest album, Visitation Days.
I will say this: If all the kid-friendly musical offerings that come across my deskIm figuring Ill get at least a couple a yearare as good as Asylum Street Spankers Mommy Says No! I wont mind being the Alison Fensterstock to the juice-box crowd.
If y'all enjoy the gala parties for the Big Easy Music Awards, the Big Easy Theatre Awards, and the Classical Arts luncheon, support the Foundation that produces them. The Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education is a 501c3 non-profit that acknowledges and promotes the work of performing artists in the Greater New Orleans area. The Foundation also
by Sam Winston
A MOMENT FROM MUNICH
When he hit the ground I thought for sure he was out cold. If not at least seriously bleeding. The music and the crowd of thousands were so loud that hardly anyone noticed. If he hadn't fallen at my feet and spilled half a liter of beer on me, I probably wouldn't have noticed either.
I was in the middle of explaining to friends how I thought the stereotype of German culture (beer, sausage, women in dirndl and a lot of cheering) strangely resembled the stereotype of American masculinity (Beer! Football! Cheerleaders! Meat!). That is why, I was saying, so many Americans love the idea of the Oktoberfest. Whether my German companions didn't get my parallel or my German was incomprehensible above the din of oompah music I'm wasn't sure. Nevertheless, they looked a bit perplexed.
Someone asked me today if there is any law or rule requiring political candidates to have signed affidavits from people or organizations from which they claim endorsements. The short answer is no, but the real answer is there oughta be.
In some instances, newspapers (such as The Times-Picayune and, going forward, Gambit Weekly) will require candidates to produce affidavits before the publishers will accept advertisements from candidates claiming endorsements from high-profile individuals and organizations. Thats not a law, but its a good policy and it came about because of situations akin to what Louisiana legislative candidate Una Anderson experienced last week.
Skip All Saints and to hell with Halloween: The scariest thing about the last week of October in New Orleans is the amount of essential live music being scheduled.
It's a bit daunting, really. Voodoo Fest kicks things off Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, and includes not only whole days spent cooking in the midday City Park sun to catch wildly divergent acts such as M.I.A., Spoon and Common (or, if you prefer, decade-wandering ones like
Make a bold statement and help an important cause this week by purchasing the "Viva La Cure" t-shirt designed by Juicy Couture at Saks. All proceeds from the sales of this shirt goes to the Women's Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Locally, Saks Fifth Avenue kicks off their Annual Key to the Cure event this week: from October 18-21, Saks will donate 2% of their sales to the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC).
A gala benefiting the LCRC is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 988-6592 if you are interested in purchasing tickets to the event ($50).
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Same Ole, Same Ole, Why don't any of these places use tzatzike sauce?