As a Tulane alumni, former New Orleans resident (and huge Saints fan), I was honored to be asked to photograph Beads on Broadway, the New York Mardi Gras gala for Tulane University. Held at beautiful Lighthouse @ Pier 61, the evening unfolded with great friends, music, and inspiration for the future of New Orleans. President Scott Cowen gave a moving speech about Tulane's incredible success in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation and former president of the New York Public Library and Brown University spoke next. Vartan is a legend in higher education and he spoke beautifully about New Orleans and Tulane. Music by Circus Mind and the Tony-Award winning original cast of Jersey Boys lit the night up and put us all in that New Orleans state of mind.
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