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Connie Jones legacy band on Nunemaker Auditorium stage on Sept. 19, 2023. An endowment in Jones honor funded renovations to Loyolas band hall and a hallway with mementos dedicated to Jones’ life.

Jazz concert honors Connie Jones

Aaron Covin September 22, 2023

Loyola hosted a traditional jazz tribute concert to honor musician, Connie Jones, and his wife Elaine Jones,  in a night of traditional  jazz performances  of his...

Stage lineup sign at Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sept. 16, 2023. This was the second-annual celebration.

French Market hosts second-annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Maleigh Crespo, Managing Editor for Print September 22, 2023

The 15th day of September marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is a celebration of independence for Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. New Orleans kicked off the commemorative...

Tuareg artist Bombino performs on acoustic guitar at The Broadside on Sept. 15, 2023. The band is on their Peace and Love tour, which is traveling through the U.S. and Europe.

Behind-the-scenes with Bombino: “The Sultan of Shred”

Patrick Hamilton, Editor in Chief September 22, 2023

Editor's Note: This interview was conducted in French and translated into English for the benefit of the reader. The Broadside music venue was the scene of a sensational concert by one of the greatest...

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“Bottoms” review: “Superbad” for queer femcels

Mia Oliva, Reviews Editor September 22, 2023

Following the success of her debut feature “Shiva Baby,” writer and director Emma Seligman blesses the masses once more with her sophomore queer comedy, “Bottoms.” Best friends PJ (Rachel Sennott)...

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“Unreal Unearth” review: A divine journey through life and love

June Fernandez, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Since 2013, Irish singer-songwriter Andrew “Hozier” John Hozier-Byrne has graced the music world with his complex, entrancing music. Known for adding elements of folk and blues to an already soulful...

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“The Little Mermaid” review: Black princesses deserve better

Maleigh Crespo, Managing Editor for Print September 15, 2023

This summer, my TikTok “For You” page was filled with little Black girls watching “The Little Mermaid” trailer in awe or dressing up in mermaid-inspired outfits to see the movie in theaters. It...

The Vigil Project performing songs from their album, Honest, on Sept. 8, 2023. Loyola was the last stop on the groups tour.

The Vigil Project’s “Honest” tour comes to Loyola

Maleigh Crespo, Managing Editor for Print September 15, 2023

On the tour for their album “Honest,” The Vigil Project, whose mission is to make music for the Catholic journey, stopped at Loyola for a performance in the resident quad. “Honest” was created...

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“GUTS” review: It’s a mesmerizing, paralyzing joy ride

Dajah Saul, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo knocks the pop punk genre on its head with the highly anticipated release of her sophomore album, “GUTS”. Previously known for her acting work on Disney’s “High School Musical:...

Opening performance of a Tennessee Williams origin story Spring Storm. Loyola alum Nicole Miller played Heavenly Critchfield.

“Spring Storm” opens in Lower Depths Theatre

Brice Gutter September 15, 2023

“Spring Storm,” a Tennesse Williams origin story, made its 2023 opening performance in Loyola’s Lower Depths Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8 to a sold-out audience. Directed by Salvatore Mannino, the...

Mural of Connie Jones outside of renovated band hall, made possible by Jones endowment. A concert honoring his memory will be held in Nunemaker Auditorium on Sept. 19, 2023.

Connie Jones traditional jazz concert next week

Natalia Silva, Life & Times Editor September 14, 2023

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct donor of the endowment. The Connie Jones Legacy Band, comprised of members who played alongside Connie Jones, a long-time supporter...

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“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” review: Spidey swings onto screens with flying colors

James Salinas September 8, 2023

Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”. The magnificent Miles Morales is back and more spun up in chaos than ever. Before the trivial “Barbenheimer”...

Krewe du Fools mermaids, mermen, and musicians march along the French Quarter riverfront on Sept. 2. The krewe raised funds for the Audubon Nature Institutes education department and newly opened aquarium.

Krewe du Fool celebrates first mermaid parade

Ava Acharya and Sophia Maxim September 8, 2023

This past weekend, Krewe du Fool rolled their inaugural mermaid parade. Parade goers donned aquatic-themed outfits and marched along the French Quarter riverfront. Beyond fun and celebration, the parade...

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