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Entertainment & Living

Featured selection of work from 2022 Internship with NOLA.com.

Today they're just pets, but in a few days, they'll be show dogs competing at the Lagniappe Classic

Joe likes his routines. On sunny days, he takes long walks around the neighborhood and sits to relax on his front porch. On not so pretty days, he stays inside to binge-watch soap operas or listen to classical music. He’s always joined by his brother, Gusto, and friend Ruby. Joe is also a champion show dog. He just doesn’t know it. Terry Mayers said he began showing Italian greyhounds a little over 30 years ago. Since then, he's raised multigenerational champions, with Joe being the most recent, after his father an

At Gloria's Grocery, a New Orleans corner store is the center of neighborhood life

No one comes to Gloria’s Grocery with a shopping list, and there’s no menu for the sandwiches and lunch plates that proprietor Gloria Hilliard fixes for her customers just behind the long, low counter. Most people passing through know what they want — cold beer, a pack of cigarettes, a hot sausage sandwich or the Monday red beans. Hilliard and her family know the people well, too. “Bye, momma, love you,” said one woman headed out the door. “Love you more,” Gloria said in response, in a practi

'Queen Sugar' director Ava DuVernay receives keys to the city, thanks local crew for welcoming cast

The seventh and final season of the award-winning television drama "Queen Sugar" is done filming in New Orleans, but creator and producer Ava DuVernay won't be leaving anytime soon. She now has the keys. In a bittersweet moment on the last day of shooting, the show's cast and crew cheered as DuVernay received a key to the city from Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who declared July 20, 2022, as Queen Sugar Day. "This is in celebration of the hit television series that not only honors the city of New Orl

It starts with instruments and theory, but Roots of Music program aims to change New Orleans kids' lives

One. Two. Three. Four. One. Two. Ready. Breathe. For a brief moment, it’s silent as a roomful of grade-schoolers take a breath and wait for a signal. With a wave of his hand, their director, Lawrence Rawlins, queues them in and they sound their instruments in unison, playing the notes to Starpoint's “Object of My Desire.” The band, known as the Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, is rehearsing for its upcoming performance at the annual Satchmo Summerfest, a two day-festival dedicated to the legendary New Orleans jazz m

Life and Times & Worldview

Featured selection of campus life and worldview coverage at Loyola University.

Ncognita releases debut EP

Since deciding to pursue music in high school, rapper Paige “NCognita” Stevenson has amassed over 25,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, starred in her own Youtube docuseries, and signed a deal with Raedio in partnership with Atlantic Records. On Friday April 15, 2022, the 21-year-old Los Angeles native released her debut EP, The Playbook. Stevenson, a junior at Loyola studying urban and electronic music production, said that she has been waiting for this moment since the twelfth grade. “I feel