Author Archives: Elisabeth Morgan

Hey Ya! Hangout 2014

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On Thursday morning, people were already settling into their condos along the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, to kick off 2014's annual Hangout Music Fest. The popular beach festival, which began in 2010, has featured headliners like Paul ... Read More »

Record Store Day 2014

Euclid's Upstairs

“Record store day is the day for people who say they like music to put their money where their mouth is,” said Ryan, a Chicago tourist who was sorting through stacks of vinyl at Louisiana Music Factory during last ... Read More »

Artists from away: graNOLA

graNOLA artists (from left): Maddie Futrell, Emily Swietilk and Rocky Rudov

Sometimes producing art takes a little help from friends. For recent Tulane grads Maddie Futrell, Lauren Rouatt, Rocky Rudov and Emily Swietilk, this is the idea behind Grassroots New Orleans, or graNOLA -- a female artists collective that makes affordable, sustainable art from found objects with a lot of New Orleans inspiration. Read More »

Artists from away: Katie Schmidt

Katie (third from far right) with a group of embroidery artisans in a village outside Bhopal, India.

Katie Schmidt is the designer behind Passion Lilie, an ethical and affordable clothing line that imports all textiles from India. Her fabrics are all hand-painted with vegetable dyes by artists who are paid fair living wages. The philosophy behind Passion Lilie is centered around creating quality clothing that promos sustainable living overseas. Read More »

Artists from away: Douglas Smith

douglas smith

When film crews lining the streets of New Orleans become as common as seeing a group of tourists, it’s only natural that someone from the industry would fall in love with this city and decide to become more than a visitor. Douglas Smith, originally from Vancouver, did just that. Read More »

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