My fabulous night at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans

The evening was a hit once again! Words cannot describe how it felt to be a part of such a magical event. I’m honored and thankful to Jon for selecting me to be a part of such an epic event!
Jon Broder, the Director, the Master makes everything flow like a stream of calming waters in the midst of crazy. This year he slayed again rocking a velvet, sequined burgundy tuxedo suit! He won ”The Nola Chic” Best Dressed Man Award again this year!

My co-workers who put in a total of 15 years of working the Big Easy Entertainment Awards were phenomenal, manned the crystal awards and assisted with making the event a success once again.

If only I could land a fulltime position in the entertainment industry or even something part-time, it would be my ultimate life roll! I wld feel as tho I am honoring Shana’s wishes for me to “Go Dee Go!”! I only want more, because my family loves to read my stories after I have attended events and seeing New Orleans through my eyes. No one believes that once I’m home, it’s over; I hang up the glam for another day and it’s back to leggings, no makeup, kinky hair covered with a headscarf and my bed. Oh, I forgot my laptop.

I love blogging; writing more than anything! I pick what I want to write, just as I choose which events I’ll work. It’s fabulous! But seriously, being on the radio, going on set and working events has helped me with my grief process, and it’s like when it’s over I fall back into depression. I get dying and I have been able to grieve normally, but murder I can’t wrap around my brain.. The death of my loved ones just about kill my soul.

The things you see me doing is my escape, my retreat from this cruel world. It does something to see others experience greatness. And to know I had a part in making them smile even while I’m faking mines brings me happiness and comfort. The mundane 9-5 even while working at home doesnt do it for me anymore, I need to be a part of all the happy happenings in New Orleans!! Like, I am The Nola Chic 😎😂😄😘

Over the years I hv been in the presence of some of the biggest wealthiest superstars and I hv yet to have a bad experience. The best part is being around the celebrities, y’all know they are just like Us, right.. We are all there to do a job, we all matter, there no matter the title.

I’m very grateful for the opportunities I have been blessed to be a part of, and I had a fabulous time working at The Big Easy Entertainment Awards!

Thank you @gambitneworleans @theneworleansadvocate @theadvocatemag @visitneworleans #bigeasyentertainmentawards #caballerocasting and the people of #neworleans #nola for allowing me to be part of all of the incredible events and thank you for following my blog!!!

The Big Easy Entertainment Awards was a fabulous event, but I’ll let you judge for yourself!

Big Easy Entertainment Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans! #makeup compliments of @blackopalbeauty #blackopal color #mischief



This is New Orleans’ premier event honoring the musical and theatrical talent of a city world renowned for its outstanding performing arts. A combination of the “Grammys” and the “Tonys” in style, 45+ awards are presented to local talent by national and regional celebrities for accomplishments in both music and theater. Harry Shearer, John Goodman, Vance and Ellen DeGeneres have served as Master of Ceremonies and presenters have included: Taylor Hackford, Harry Anderson, Eric Roberts, Lily Tartikoff, Jonathan Frakes, Adrienne Barbeau, Paul Shaffer, Rhonda Shear, Arthel Neville, Rita Coolidge, Jay Thomas, Justin Wilson, Jimmy Buffet, Quint Davis, and Isaac Tigrett.The first Big Easy Entertainment Awards was held in the Blue Room of the Fairmont Hotel in 1988, produced by Margo DuBos, Publisher of Gambit Weekly. The event was small in scope, with attendance limited to 400. The need for an awards show to pay tribute to the city’s performing talent was obvious from the overwhelming positive response from the entertainment community. After one more year in the Blue Room (1989), the show moved to larger venues.
The demand for more tickets and more awards resulted in the show moving to New Orleans’ Municipal Auditorium in 1991. When that venue was leased as a temporary casino site in 1994, the event returned to the Fairmont Hotel but this time to the Imperial Ballroom. In 1995 the event expanded to the opulent Orpheum Theatre, where up to 1800 people attended the awards ceremonies followed by a Celebration Bash supper dance for a thousand people in the Fairmont’s Imperial Ballroom. In 1998, the event moved to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, and the 13th event in 2000 moved to one of the largest ballrooms in the city at The Hilton Hotel, where the SRO show continued until 2005 when the event returned to the Municipal Auditorium.Event sponsors include: Gambit Weekly, Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, Coleman E.Adler & Sons jewelers, John Jay, Mardi Gras Productions, and Abita Beer. Community radio stations WWNO 89.9 fm and WWOZ 90.7 fm also supports the event.The show’s high quality production standards have earned acclaim and loyalty from the entertainment community. George Porter, Jr (2005), The Pfister sisters (2004), Kidd Jordan (2002), Frankie Ford (2001),Wanda Rouzan (2000), Deacon John (1999), The Neville Brothers (1998), Cosimo Matassa (1997), Pete Fountain (1996), Harold Batiste (1995), Quint Davis (1994), Irma Thomas (1992) and Quincy Jones (1991) have served as Honorary Chairpersons.Gambit Publisher Margo DuBos continues as Executive Producer, Gloria Powers is Executive Director.
A separate awards event for classical music, opera and dance was begun in 1994. The Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon February 2, 2007 at the Hotel Monteleone is sponsored by Gambit Weekly, WWNO fm, Hall Piano Company, Uptown Costume & Dancewear, and Coleman E. Adler & Sons jewelers.The awards events are produced annually to benefit the Foundation for Entertainment Development

Credit of the Gambit New Orleans

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