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‘All music comes from New Orleans’: Justin Garner is one of the state’s brightest R&B stars

By Blayre Pichon / June 5, 2020

Justin Garner, a Louisiana native, is one of R&B’s brightest rising stars.

Inside The Shop: Privy Label

By Blayre Pichon / September 23, 2019

From design to delivery, Privy Label has grown their fashion brand right here in the heart of New Orleans to clients all over the world — all made in the USA.

Inside The Shop: Son of a Saint

By Blayre Pichon / September 16, 2019

Son of a Saint is an organization like no other. Their work to inspire, mentor and build the lives of fatherless boys in New Orleans is one of the most necessary endeavors to create a positive impact for future generations.

VIDEO: Hip-Hop Legend Mia X on family, how cooking is a creative, healing outlet

By Blayre Pichon / September 6, 2019

Her memoir “Things My Grandma Told Me, Things My Grandma Showed Me,” is a heartfelt, real and often times gritty ode to her Mamaw, who had a huge hand in raising Mia.

Inside The Shop: Farouki Farouki

By Blayre Pichon / August 26, 2019

Meet a local architectural duo who are building their lives and careers to create places in New Orleans with the inspiration of a coworking space like no other.

New Orleanians: This artist makes adorable, creepy and unique doll heads as art

By Blayre Pichon / April 25, 2019

Whether you think doll heads are adorable, or creepy, in West End, potter Jen Blanchard of Crescent Clay Collective creates some of the most unique works of art.

Some of our favorite moments from Essence Fest 2018

By Blayre Pichon / July 9, 2018

Essence Fest has ended, but we already have fond memories of that Essence Fest from all the way back in well, 24 hours ago. This year was one of the largest in the 24-year history of Essence Festival, attracting more than 510,000 attendees. Every single night of the Essence Fest nightly concerts was sold out, […]

Very Local’s Mid-City Bar Crawl

By Blayre Pichon / June 28, 2018

There’s nothing like a “Cool Brees”.

Dat Talk: New Orleans Accents (Video)

By Blayre Pichon / June 26, 2018

“It’s the accent, it gives it away…you can pick up on it and tell that they are born and raised in New Orleans.”

Central City: in Photos

By Blayre Pichon / June 25, 2018

Explore New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood through a photo essay.