In the past couple of weeks, one group of young ladies had a special moment in the spotlight while a group of young professionals began a life-changing journey.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Kickoff for LSU’s first game of the 2018 season is a mere 21 days away, and already the Tiger faithful are dreaming in purple and gold.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Aprons, pink wigs, art and all things Italian starred in last week's round of events. Fortunately, everything was inside because no one wanted to be outside for any reason!
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
There are many ways to serve your community. You can volunteer for your favorite nonprofit, serve on the board of a civic organization or collect items for those in need. Today, we turn the spotlight on some of our fellow citizens who stepped up t…
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
I don’t know about you but I’m getting tired of thunderstorms every afternoon turning south Louisiana into one giant steam room. It’s making it really hard to plan outdoor fun, and you know how we all like backyard get-togethers. Hopefully, this w…
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Baton Rouge is home to one of the world’s largest Rotary Clubs, and on June 27, I joined a small group of members at an off-site luncheon at Cangelosi Dance Project.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Several hundred parishioners, friends and family filled St. Joseph Cathedral on June 24 for a special Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Bishop Robert Muench. The Mass was followed by a lovely reception in t…
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Every summer, Theatre Baton Rouge stages a special performance of its summer musical to benefit Volunteers in Public Schools. The theater was packed for this year’s June 14 performance of "Mamma Mia," which quite literally had the audience dancing…
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Thirty-two years ago, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber began a leadership program to help train up-and-coming members of the community how to be better volunteers and have a positive impact on the many issues facing our community.
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Has it been hot enough for you? Our weather seems to have skipped June and gone straight to August-like temps. So, pour yourself a glass of iced sweet tea to enjoy while you read today's column.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
School’s out, and graduations are done. While there are always events on our social calendars, at this time of year they tend to be backyard barbecues and poolside cocktails with friends and family. So, enjoy the lazy days of summer before things …
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Several area nonprofits as well as private and governmental agencies were honored by Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge at its sixth annual Solaris Awards Gala on May 9 at the L’Auberge Event Center. The awards recognize teamwork as opposed to ind…
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Last week's party scene sent us back to the '80s with the Emerge Center, to sip cocktails at the Governor’s Mansion and poolside at L’Auberge, to hang out with the BigWigs, to meet a lovely group of debutantes and to celebrate the Silver Magnolias…
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Do you remember what downtown Baton Rouge looked like in 1998? There were acres of parking lots, boarded-up buildings and, at 4:30 p.m. when state workers left for the day, it became a virtual ghost town. There was no Shaw Center for the Arts, no …
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Looking for something fun to do Thursday night? Join The Advocate and L’Auberge Casino & Hotel for Cocktails at Sunset. At the poolside event, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can sample the six finalists in the annual contest. The cost i…
The long Memorial Day weekend is getting here just in time! It's been a very busy spring social scene so we need to pump the brakes and start the slower pace that is summer in south Louisiana. That doesn't mean there isn't anything to do around he…
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
For 28 years, the Rispone family and a group of friends have celebrated “What’s Good in Baton Rouge” with a spring luncheon to honor the area’s religious, civic and sports leaders. What started out as a father-son event has evolved into a much-ant…
Saturday, May 05, 2018
If you missed the 12th annual Dancing for Big Buddy, you missed a night of big fun for a great cause. It was one of several great events last week.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Champions of Service honors were bestowed on eight Louisianans, one service club and one corporation by Volunteer Louisiana and Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser at an April 18 gala at the Capitol Park Museum.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
The craziness that is the spring social scene here has us running from one end of the parish to the other. Thanks goodness Mother Nature has cooperated and given us lots of sunshine and cool weather.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Spring break is over and the race is on to get all the social events on the calendar before graduation and summer. One reason I know this for sure is because Dancing for Big Buddy is just around the corner — April 28 to be exact. I’ll be judging a…
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Songs from “The Wiz,” “West Side Story,” Godspell” and “Flight” performed by members of LSU’s Musical Theatre Club entertained the Baton Rouge Music Club and guests at the group’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 22.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
With the approach of spring comes award season, and we’re not just talking among the Hollywood and music industry folks. It’s also when we take a few moments to recognize our own.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
There were several fun events last week, including seeing several of my friends receive deserved awards, but the cherry on top was the amazing performance by Chicago, which has sold more than 100 million albums, at the 15th Pennington Great Perfor…
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge kicked off March by honoring individuals, companies and service groups for their service to the community at a breakfast at the Salvation Army Church & Community Center.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Louisiana Nurses Foundation recognized the achievements of nurses, hospitals and nursing programs across the state at its 17th annual Nightingale Awards Gala on March 3 at the Renaissance Hotel.
Every now and then, I'm reminded of just how many extremely talented people call Baton Rouge home. That was the case last week when I attended preview parties for Theatre Baton Rouge and the Louisiana International Film Festival.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The spring social season is in full swing. Lately, it’s been party, party, party. Thursday night there are four happenings: VIPS' celebration of its annual campaign, Habitat for Humanity’s Recycled Art show, the Fur Ball Patron Party and Bella’s Ball.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Local advertising had a big night, Great Futures and Greeks were celebrated and a style show put the spotlight on the latest fads in just some of last week's events.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Black History Month events and the annual Burger Bash top today’s social scene. And while things slowed down some at the beginning of Lent, they are heating up as March kicks into full gear. For a complete list of parties, check out Pam’s Party Ca…
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Saturday, Feb. 24, should have been proclaimed as LSU Museum Day. Two really fun events that day benefited three of LSU’s museums — the Museum of Art, Rural Life Museum and the Textile & Costume Museum.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
I hope you survived Mardi Gras. What a jam-packed season this year. With the beginning of Lent, things have slowed down a bit, allowing us all to catch our breath before the spring social season kicks into high gear.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Volunteers are an integral part of any community. They make nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals and a host of other enterprises run more smoothly. For the past 12 years, the Power of 9 — a joint project of Capital Area United Way, WAFB-TV and…
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
How do you celebrate national mentoring Day? By recognizing those in the community who step up, and that's just what the Big Buddy Program did Jan. 31 when it hosted its second annual Mentoring in Real Life awards ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Sunday, February 04, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Folks in the nation's capital are probably still talking about this party — make that parties.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
The irreverent Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball was once again the scene of extreme partying this year. And, at the opposite end of the spectrum, we celebrated the founding of two organizations that promote education for women. All were a welcome resp…