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The Contemporary Arts Center received a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The award will support programming at the CAC in fall 2017 and spring 2018. Upcoming performances and exhibits include Mondo Bizarro's The Way at Midnight (running Sept. 14-23 ) and an exhibit of paintings, drawings and film from Sarah Morris (March 22-June 17).

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Al Scramuzza,whose memorable commercials for his Seafood City on Broad Street became popular in the 1970s and '80s, received the inaugural Seafood Champion Award at the 2017 Tourism Summit in New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

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Christopher Weddle, a former Kenner assistant city attorney, agreed to a pay a $2,500 state ethics fine after he admitted to offering domestic violence counseling services to people in Kenner's pretrial diversion program while he was an assistant city attorney prosecuting domestic violence cases. Weddle made about $9,000 while operating as Diversion Resources next to Kenner City Hall in 2014, according to a WWL-TV story by investigative reporter Mike Perlstein.

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