a Warren Easton Charter High School alumnus, was honored by the school Sept. 5 at a fundraiser featuring performances by fellow Easton alumni Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Nicholas Payton. This month Warren Easton is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and the school will dedicate its new Centennial Brick Plaza Sept. 16.
was selected to perform at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 43rd annual award dinner gala Sept. 21 in Washington D.C. One of New Orleans' most acclaimed jazz vocalists, Jordan has performed at the Kennedy Center in the nation's capital, as well as at New York's Lincoln Center. At the Black Caucus gala, she will perform with her brother, trumpeter Marlon Jordan.
Aucoin Hart Jewelers
is raffling a woman's diamond Rolex watch to benefit New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton's Play It Forward Foundation. Payton will be present when the winners of the watch and other prizes are announced Sept. 21 at Aucoin Hart (1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-834-9999)). For more information and tickets, visit www.aucoinhart.com.
pleaded guilty to tax fraud Sept. 4 in the courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Sarah S. Vance. Patel, who owned motels on Airline Drive in Metairie, accepted responsibility for not reporting more than $1.3 million in taxable income. Patel, who will be sentenced in December, faces a maximum of three years in jail, one year on parole and a $250,000 fine.