Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Big Queen Kim’s life was dedicated to the Black Masking Indian culture (once known as Mardi Gras Indians) since the age of five with the Mandingo Warriors and Spirit of Fi Yi Yi. Her Uncle and Big Chief Harris’s voice radiated over the crowd as he and Big Queen Kim’s spirit lead us back to Solider’s Field as he shouted, “She was My Queen!” during the vigil on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a beautiful evening as hundreds of people packed the streets of Treme to honor our beloved Queen’s life. “She loved the culture,” says Big Chief Victor. Continue reading Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

SOUTHERN REP THEATRE PARTNERS WITH THE BREATH PROJECT: A CALL FOR ENTRIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAimée HayesProducing Artistic Director504-453-6581pr@southernrep.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHERN REP THEATRE PARTNERS WITH THE BREATH PROJECT: A CALL FOR ENTRIES NEW ORLEANS (July 17, 2020) –Southern Rep is participating with THE BREATH PROJECT, led by Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Gamal Abdel Chasten (founding member of the ensemble theater company UNIVERSES, co-creator of Southern Rep’s YONOLA in-school program), in partnership with theater companies across the country. … Continue reading SOUTHERN REP THEATRE PARTNERS WITH THE BREATH PROJECT: A CALL FOR ENTRIES

Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Last year the Essence Festival hosted several events to celebrate all things Blackness and Womanhood in New Orleans, and Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! It was a magnificent year for my brand and my life. I was home long enough to close … Continue reading Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Mardi Gras, Indian culture historian Wendy Good, dies at 61 after a bout with brain cancer/ Eyewitness News

With her passing comes the loss of a woman known for keeping the spirit of New Orleans alive with her countless stories and photos of Carnival Indians.  Author: Paul Dudley / Eyewitness News Published: 6:58 PM CDT May 27, 2020 https://wwltv.com/embeds/video/289-f56b29c0-c8a6-45f2-9ebd-f483a753ed70/iframe?jwsource=cl NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans lawyer and photographer known for capturing Mardi Gras Indian culture through her many photos and stories died Sunday following a … Continue reading Mardi Gras, Indian culture historian Wendy Good, dies at 61 after a bout with brain cancer/ Eyewitness News

New Orleans Youth signup to receive a Free StudioBE “Home is Where the Art is” Coloring Book & Activity Guide and “Stay at Home” Art Kit

Media Alert   For Release: Friday, April 17,2020 Peace Family, BMike of  StudioBE is giving New Orleans Youth the opptunity to release some of stressing nad worrying that has been brought on by the Coronavirusby equipping  them with the supplies to use their imagination to create life as they see it and desire it to be. to the images he created in a coloringbook and … Continue reading New Orleans Youth signup to receive a Free StudioBE “Home is Where the Art is” Coloring Book & Activity Guide and “Stay at Home” Art Kit

A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Most of you have to wait until Mardi Gras Day, Super Sunday, Saint Joseph’s Day and Night, Secondline parades, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians. But year-round, I am surrounded by native New Orleanians who ensure our treasured culture and tradition survive. With the recent cancellation of Super Sunday and the … Continue reading A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

A conversation with “Da Gawd Mother of NOLA” Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions

I had the opportunity to catch up with entrepreneur, community advocate, wife, and mother Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions; most of you may know her as Kim, Tee Kim, or Da Gawd Mother of NOLA, because of her commitment and love for the community. Kim operates her business with empathy, advocacy, loyalty, and excellent service that has earned her the title “Da Gawd Mother of … Continue reading A conversation with “Da Gawd Mother of NOLA” Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions

Planes NOLA Capsule Launch At Streetcar Barn | NYTE LYFE LEXX

After receiving a boarding pass to Planes’s NOLA Capsule Launch, we experienced something delightful. The Plane’s Crew creates an amazing collaboration of New Orleans flavor with their designs. The “Where Im From” has been presented in Uptown New Orleans at the Carrollton Streetcar Barn. New Orleans own Lawrence Parker “Law” Roc Nation’s A&R with Artist Management shares different attributes of the New Orleans culture. One … Continue reading Planes NOLA Capsule Launch At Streetcar Barn | NYTE LYFE LEXX

Owner Gregoire Tillery Shares His New Location in New Orleans East For We Dat Chicken & Shrimp | NYTE LYFE LEXX

Entrepreneur Gregoire Tillery began a business venture with just a food truck in 2013 to now having several locations. The New Orleans Own “We Dat Chicken and Shrimp” is known for their delicious wings and specialty items from their menu. Their flavor bursting seasoning has customers happy after every visit! Learning about his new partnerships are also inspiring. He shares how his We Dat’s seasoning … Continue reading Owner Gregoire Tillery Shares His New Location in New Orleans East For We Dat Chicken & Shrimp | NYTE LYFE LEXX

ENTREPRENEUR AND MEDIA MOGUL MONA SCOTT-YOUNG PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CITY SHE LOVES AND TRIBUTES FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AS THE TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS 2020 SHE-KING-ELECT

*MEDIA ALERT* It’s Mardi Gras time in our city and everyone wants to experience what we have to offer. Entrepreneur and media mogul Mona Scott-Young, who LOVES New Orleans is She-King-Elect of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers!!!! Scott-Young’s likeness is bringing in other nationally known personalities to to take part in one of biggest traditions. TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS HOST. “THE ROYAL HOMECOMING” GALA ON FEB. 7 … Continue reading ENTREPRENEUR AND MEDIA MOGUL MONA SCOTT-YOUNG PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CITY SHE LOVES AND TRIBUTES FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AS THE TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS 2020 SHE-KING-ELECT