Amy Kirk-Duvoisin, founder of the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc, was recognized as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government July 21. Kirk-Duvoisin received the award during a ceremony at the residence of Gregor Trumel, Consul General of France in Louisiana
Rod Stewart covered $30,000 in travel costs for a group of children with disabilities headed from Baton Rouge to Washington, D.C. to protest GOP cuts to Medicaid. Stewart arranged to cover the remaining costs for the Trach Mommas of Louisiana group after it raised only $7,000 for its chartered bus and travel expenses.
Michael Tisserand won a 2017 Eisner Award for Krazy: George Herriman: A Life in Black and White. The New Orleans writer and former Gambit editor received the award in the Best Comics-Related Book category.