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Weekly Guests

February 12th: Susan M. Taylor, The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director of NOMA

by KatieDeBruhl on Jan.14, 2014, under Weekly Guests

She arrived at NOMA in September 2010 from New Jersey, where she was director of the Princeton University Art Museum. She also is the former director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, where she oversaw the construction of an award-winning museum facility designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. She holds art history degrees from Vassar College and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

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February 5th: “A Love Letter to New Orleans”

by KatieDeBruhl on Jan.14, 2014, under Weekly Guests

Please post your thoughts on three of the short stories in “A Love Letter to New Orleans.”

“Latin Tinge”

“Superstar”

“I’ll Fly Away”

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January 22nd: Trixie Minx, Burlesque Performer

by KatieDeBruhl on Jan.14, 2014, under Weekly Guests

Trixie Minx is New Orleans’ own burlesque beauty & comedic cutie. Best known for her playful approach to the art of tease, Trixie has traveled the world showcasing her unique style of strip. In addition to being a performer she also produces three New Orleans based burlesque shows, and is a leader in the burlesque revival.

Trixie was born & raised in Miami, FL where she began her dance training. With a focus in ballet Trixie was a scholarship student with many notable organizations including American Ballet Theater & the Kennedy Center among others. Her brief career in ballet ended after an unfortunate ankle injury. Not able to dance for awhile she went to visit a friend in New Orleans and fell in love with the city which became her new home. While still active in the dance community it wasn’t until 2006 that Trixie actually took her first step on stage as a burlesque performer. Hurricane Katrina was a pivotal force in the evolution of Trixie’s career, it was at this point she decided she did not just want to enjoy New Orleans culture but be an active member in the living history of the city.

Having performed with live orchestras in a traditional theater settings as a ballerina she quickly adapted to working with jazz musicians on less formal stages. Trading her toe shoes for tassels she quickly became one of the most recognized performers in town. With a desire to perform as part of a larger production Trixie created the now illustrious Fleur de Tease Burlesque Revue, which still runs today. In 2010 she was given the opportunity to work with Irvin Mayfield where she developed the Burlesque Ballroom. Burlesque Ballroom was not merely a show but a huge historic achievement in that it was first time burlesque with live music was brought back to Bourbon Street full time since the 1960s.

A creative powerhouse, Trixie continues to develop new projects and artistic collaborations. For additional information please visitwww.trixieminx.com

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December 4: Susan M. Taylor

by KatieDeBruhl on Aug.16, 2013, under Weekly Guests

Susan M. Taylor, The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, The New Orleans Museum of Art

She arrived at NOMA in September 2010 from New Jersey, where she was director of the Princeton University Art Museum. She also is the former director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, where she oversaw the construction of an award-winning museum facility designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. She holds art history degrees from Vassar College and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

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November 27: Bob Brown, Business Council of New Orleans

by KatieDeBruhl on Aug.16, 2013, under Weekly Guests

Bob Brown is the Managing Director, Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region.   Brown coordinates and manages relationships with elected officials and governmental bodies and civic groups, develops and executes the initiatives of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, and compiles, analyzes and presents research aimed at supporting the organization’s goals and priorities.  Prior to joining the Business Council in October, 2007, Brown served as Vice Chancellor, Governmental, Community and Diversity Affairs at the University of New Orleans, Louisiana’s public urban university.   In 1996 Brown was designated by Chancellor Gregory O’Brien to lead the university’s first ever comprehensive capital campaign, raising more than $150 million in resources for endowed chairs and professorships, facilities, scholarships and other programs. He also currently holds higher education posts on the Board of Trustees for Loyola University-New Orleans and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors.  He serves on numerous community and civic boards, including the Council for A Better Louisiana, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education and is a trustee for the Greater New Orleans YMCA.  He has been honored with a Role Model Award from the Young Leadership Council, and was selected as a Community Hero/Olympic Torch Bearer for the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2007 he was honored with the Times-Picayune Loving Cup for community service, an individual award extended annually to an outstanding New Orleans citizen since 1901.  For more than 22 years he was a high school and college basketball referee and officiated in the NAIA (small college) National Championship tournament in 1994, ’95 and ’96. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna cum Laude) in History from Park College (Parkville, MO) in 1975 and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) in 1979.  Brown is a native of Franklinton, Louisiana and resides in New Orleans.

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November 20: Bob Brown Video

by KatieDeBruhl on Aug.16, 2013, under Weekly Guests

http://media.uno.edu/Public/MEDIA/HUMS%202090%20Mayfield%20Spring%202013/2013.01.30.HUMS.2090.wmv

Please blog on Bob Brown interview.

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November 13: Tim Williamson

by KatieDeBruhl on Aug.16, 2013, under Weekly Guests

Tim Williamson is the co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village, a private, independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 with a mission to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans.

An entrepreneur by trade and by training, Mr. Williamson has successfully started and operated five entrepreneurial ventures in four different cities and has been a steadfast advocate for making New Orleans a vibrant entrepreneurial community. Mr. Williamson is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and strategies to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

A graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders, New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, and CABL’s Louisiana Leadership program, Mr. Williamson was honored among CityBusiness“ Power Generation”, Gambit “40 under 40” and 2009 YLC Role Model. Mr. Williamson also earned the Junior Achievement Rising Star Award and received “Heroes of the Storm” award in 2008. He serves on the boards of City Year New Orleans and the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Mr. Williamson received a B.S.M. in Finance from Tulane University in 1987.

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November 6: Morris Bart

by KatieDeBruhl on Aug.16, 2013, under Weekly Guests

As a pioneer in the field of legal advertising, Morris Bart has been the subject of numerous newspaper and television features stories.  Additionally, Morris Bart has written and published several articles on the marketing of legal services, and has spoken nationally before various trade groups including the American Marketing Association, Tulane University Marketing Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Trial Lawyers Marketing Association. He has also been a guest lecturer at Tulane University, the University of New Orleans and Loyola Law School.

In 2007, 2008, and 2010, Morris Bart was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of General Personal Injury for Plaintiffs by Law and Politics magazine, a publication written by attorneys for attorneys.  This recognition resulted from thousands of ballots sent to all active attorneys in Louisiana regarding Morris Bart’s professional achievements and peer recognition, as well as other deciding factors.

Morris Bart was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 1978. While at Loyola he was president of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, a member of the Blue Key National Honor Society, and received the American Jurist award for academic excellence. Morris Bart was inducted into the Louisiana Bar in 1978 and is currently a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Florida Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

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