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Arts & Entertainment

Great Books to Read This Summer

The summer is a perfect time to read a great book, but with so many popular options, it can be hard to choose. If you want to read books that can capture your attention throughout the entire summer, you should consider The Hunger Games trilogy or the Divergent trilogy. These books are easy to read … Continue reading »

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Four Summer Blockbusters For The Whole Family

Summer 2014 is shaping up to be the season of sequels and remakes, welcoming additions to many popular franchises, as well as some fresh takes on classic films. Take a look at some of the most anticipated films your family has to look forward to: 1. May 16 – Godzilla Joining the ranks of Godzilla … Continue reading »

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It’s Time to Think Small When it Comes to Art

Art can sometimes seem like a hard-to-grasp concept. From fancy galleries to centuries-old collections, there doesn’t seem to be a clear definition of what falls within the boundaries of art. In 2013 a new kind of art took the world by storm. From the runway to the suburbs, this trend is poised to be bigger … Continue reading »

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Tragedy Strikes At Cirque du Soleil

In late June throngs of viewers flocked to the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas to witness the awe-inspiring high-flying acrobatic stunts of the popular daredevil troupe Cirque du Soleil. Instead, they witnessed a tragedy. Sarah Guillot-Guyard, 31-year-old troupe member, accidentally lost her balance high above the stage and fell to her death. This isn’t the … Continue reading »

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Artists Reinventing Themselves

First there was Madonna, a genre-bending recording artist who in one breath easily morphed from a blond sexpot who tantalized fans in songs “Like a Virgin” into a black-haired debonair woman who exuded class. It seems artists of today are taking note of her seemingly easy transformation. Miley Cyrus, the innocent girl-next-door who started out in … Continue reading »

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Jay-Z’s Reaches Platinum Before It’s Even Released

Although it’s not even released yet, Jay-Z’s new album is certified platinum, adding another notch to what’s set to become one of the most controversial albums of 2013. The CD, titled “Magna Carta Holy Grail”, and set for release July 4, reached the platinum mark after the rap superstar inked a deal with Samsung which … Continue reading »

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Female-led Comedies Taking Over Hollywood

Is there a female-led film comedy renaissance occurring in Hollywood? In 2011, audiences were wooed by the blockbuster hit comedy “Bridesmaids.” The movie pitted a maid of honor against a bridesmaid in a competition to win the adoring love of the bride to be, an out-of-work pastry chef. Not only was the flick nominated for … Continue reading »

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Wedding Photographer Blunders

It’s a day every woman has dreamed about since she was a little girl. For many couples, the most important part of their wedding is preserving the memories for a lifetime and beyond. Choosing the photographer to capture your big day in photos is often as important as choosing the flavor of wedding cake. Whoever … Continue reading »

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Breaking Down Budgets for a Bride

As the nation continues to recover from recent economic stress, some areas of spending are on the rise. Many Americans are enjoying more secure and stable jobs with better income and long-term financial stability. In turn, experts say wedding expenses and spending headed back up. 2008 saw record levels for bridal budgets with many couples … Continue reading »

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Mardi Gras Parade Etiquette

This year, Mardi Gras season is going to look a little different. With the Super Bowl in town, parade dates have been changed to welcome football fans down to the Big Easy for the big game! There are probably going to be quite a few guests in the city for annual Mardi Gras antics as … Continue reading »

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