"You'd have to be crazy not to want to have New Orleans as a host city for your event." — NBA Commissioner David Stern, announcing last week that New Orleans would host the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, shortly after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson added the New Orleans Hornets to his sports portfolio.
"To be a woman, you have to look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog." — Pioneering New Orleans chef/entrepreneur Leah Chase, as quoted in the May issue of Southern Living. Chase, 89, is being honored at the New Orleans Museum of Art with a new exhibit, Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, which opens April 24.