Author: Dawn Ruth Wilson

Leah Chase Celebrates her 90th Birthday

One of New Orleans’ most beloved icons, chef Leah Chase, celebrated her 90th birthday this past January at the Hyatt Regency amongst her family, friends and community leaders.   Chase’s birthday celebration also marked the inauguration of The Edgar…

‘Home for the Holidays’ Remembers Daniel Price

Celebrating great food, great music and an even greater cause, New Orleans’ House of Blues held a rockin’ holiday concert event in December benefitting The Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. In memory of Daniel Price, a beloved…

Local Women ‘Go Red’ for the American Heart Association

Guests were “seeing red” at the Hyatt Regency, which hosted the “Go Red for Women Luncheon” this February as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement, a national campaign to educate the public about the…

Taste of the NFL’s Super Bowl XLVII event

A great party with a great cause, February’s “Party with a Purpose” on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII gave us a “Taste of the NFL” and spread awareness of this nonprofit’s mission to fight hunger. Wayne Kostroski, recipient…

Louisiana Appleseed’s 2013 ‘Good Apple Gala’

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree – or in this case the seed – at Louisiana Appleseed’s 2013 “Good Apple Gala,” which was hosted in the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen in January. The gala…

The 26th Annual “Art Against AIDS” Gala

When an opportunity comes along to support a worthwhile cause and have an unforgettable evening while doing so, many would agree that this is just too good to pass up. It seems the guests at “Art Against AIDS” at…

The Annual Fore!Kids “Golf Ball Gala”

Sports lovers and kids lovers united at the Fore!Kids Foundation’s annual “Golf Ball Gala,” which “tee’d off” at 7 p.m., Friday, November 30. The foundation is one of the premier organizations in the New Orleans area whose efforts help…

Come One, Come All: The CADA Carnivale Patron Party

An invitation-only patron party, which was graciously hosted by Honorary Chairs Paul and Donna Flower and sponsored by The New Orleans Saints, was for close CADA (Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans) supporters and “Carnivale” sponsors…

New Orleans Museum of Art’s 47th “Odyssey Ball”

Giant milk cartons and weeds growing out of the floor are not the usual sights at the New Orleans Museum of Art, but at this year’s “Odyssey Ball,” NOMA’s annual black-tie fundraiser, they were showcased as part of the museum’s…