Ty, Princesse Stephaney PHOTO BY STEVEN FORSTER “Prom Night: Some Enchanted Evening” benefit for Buzzy’s Boys and Girls, Saturday May 25, 2013.
“Before I Die”. Candy Chang. A public art project in the Marigny that encouraged local passers by to participate in sharing something they want to do before they die. Entries ranging from simple poignant hopes to the more sarcastic, yet still entertaining, “meet a unicorn” quickly filled each slot, creating a kind of bizarro patchwork quit that somehow represents new orleans pretty perfectly. Chang has since gone on to create more “before i die” walls in cities across the country and even overseas. She is a truly unique and original presence in the new orleans art scene and seems poised to … you can view more images of this installation at candychang.com and …
BOUNCE IS THE SOUNDTRACK FOR NOLA: truth.
‘Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce’ follows local prodigy Big Freedia on her mission to bring New Orleans Bounce music to the top of the charts. Catch the show’s premiere Wednesday, October 2 at 11/10c on Fuse.
Last Monday, I had the opportunity to check out the brand new Louisiana Spirits distillery in Lacassine, LA. They are using sugar and molasses from cane grown just outside of Lafayette and are offering both a “Silver” and “Spiced” rums. Bayou Rum will be making its official debut in July during Tales of the Cocktail.
Mitch Epstein, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1974