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                                                                                                 he annual Southern Decadence Grand Marshals Drag Show kicked
                                                                                                 off the weekend on Friday at the Home of Southern Decadence,
                                                                                                 Tubby's Golden Lantern. Celebrity guest emcee's Southern Deca-
                                                                                       dence Susan Lucci's Rip and Marsha Naquin-Delain brought Southern Deca-
                                                                                       dence Grand Marshals Tiffany Alexander and Misael Rubio to the stage as
                                                                                       Mayor's rep Larry Bagneris welcomed all to the city and presented the grand
                                                                                       marshals with "official" Mayoral proclamations. The action packed show featured
                                                                                       SDGM Tiffany Alexander, Lantern Show Director Rikki Redd, Miss Tubby's


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              outhern Decadence Grand Marshals XXXVII Tiffany Alexander and
                                                                                       Golden Lantern Mercedes Ellis Loreal, Vanessa Carmichael, Monique Michaels,
              Misael Rubio extend the "official" toast celebrating the 40th Anniver-
                                                                                       Tru Demille, Kiki Carmichael Luchianna, Imani Cassidine Black, and Ms. Alise.
              sary of Southern Decadence at the Home of Southern Decadence,
Tubby's Golden Lantern, kicking off the 37th Official Southern Decadence
Parade. Parading through the streets of the French Quarter, the walking bar
crawl stopped in front of every gay bar in the Quarter. The colorful spectacle
celebrated the theme of Viva New Orleans: What Happens in New Orleans
Stays in New Orleans with the colors of fuchsia pink, silver and black. The song
this year was Fireworks by Katy Perry.
     It's estimated that some 80,000 participants over the Labor Day Weekend
had an economic impact of over $96 million for the City of New Orleans. The 2011
Southern Decadence Sponsors included Absolut, Ambush Mag, Bacardi, Bud
Light, GrahamStudioOne.COM. Harrah’s New Orleans, Quartermaster: The
Nellie Deli, Sir Speedy Printing and SouthernDecadence.COM.




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                                                                                                 O/AIDS Task Force CEO Noel Twilbeck accepts a check in the
                                                                                                 amount of $6,277 as the "official" charity from Southern Decadence
                                                                                                 Grand Marshals XXXVII Tiffany Alexander and Misael Rubio. The
                                                                                       funds were presented prior to the kickoff of the Southern Decadence Parade,
                                                                                       and were raised at a number of GLBT clubs throughout the city leading up to
                                                                                       Decadence Weekend.




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                                                                                                 he 18th Official Southern Decadence Bead Toss following the 37th
                                                                                                 Southern Decadence Parade was hosted by Southern Decadence
                                                                                                 Susan Lucci's Rip and Marsha Naquin-Delain at Ambush Headquar-
                                                                                       ters on Bourbon Street. Led by Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XXXVII
                                                                                       Misael Rubio and Tiffany Alexander, and members of their entourage, the group
                                                                                       tossed thousands of beads to the huge crowd below.

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New Orleans and the musical heritage
of the Gulf South, is best known for his
work, “Alice’s Restaurant,” a satirical     Michael Murphy which focuses on the
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                                            history of New Orleans and the rebuild-                                                               9am-5pm Mon.-Fri.
talking blues song of about 18 minutes
                                            ing after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.                                                                 9am-12noon Sat..
in length. During the aftermath of Hur-
ricane Katrina, Guthrie boarded a train     Beginning in September 15, 2011 Mu-
across the country with fellow musi-        sic Rising will also offer new merchan-
cian and friend Willie Nelson to raise      dise for the benefit of the organization.
awareness and monies for the victims             Music Rising was formed in late
of the hurricane disaster and the re-       2005 by U2’s the Edge, legendary pro-
building of the rich region.                ducer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar
      An Mp3 of “St. Jame’s Infirmary”      Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.
can be heard here on the site or inter-     Since its inception it has been recog-
ested supporters of Music Rising can        nized throughout the world and has
download the song at iTunes.                aided thousands of professional musi-
      The Music Rising Spotlight series     cians, students, choir members and
provides fans and supporters the op-        celebratory krewes in the area. The
portunity to experience musical compi-      organization is the recipient of numer-
lations and current releases by some        ous awards including the 2006 HALO
of the world’s greatest artists and         Award for Cause Marketing, the 2007
emerging singer/songwriters. All mu-        Billboard Humanitarian Award and the
sic featured will have a special mean-      2008 PRISM Award. It has been recog-
ing to the Gulf Coast, celebrate the        nized by the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund
culture and/or be an original submis-       and has worked closely with the Clinton
sion from one of the many musicians         Global Initiative. Music Rising’s enter-
who have supported Music Rising since       tainment industry supporters have in-
its beginning.                              cluded MusicCares, Guitar Center               releasing all new styles of men’s un-          wear and sexy wear.
      Arlo Guthrie is the third artist to   Music Foundation, MTV Networks, VH-            derwear starting with the Army Fly Jock             Made from 90 percent cotton and
grace the Music Rising Spotlight series     1, The Kennedy Marshall Company,               Brief on September 15. The new Army            10 percent spandex, the new Army Fly
page at www.musicrising.org and fol-        ABC Television, Hard Rock Interna-             Fly Jock Brief reinvents the traditional       Jock Brief is available in four colors:
lows the inaugural artist Emmylou Har-      tional, Julien’s Auctions, The NFL, ACT,       jockstrap not only by incorporating an         black with white trim, white with black
ris who kicked off the series with her      Real Networks and many others. Mu-             open-rear brief design, but also by add-       trim, black with red trim and black with
newly released “New Orleans” in June        sic Rising is administered by The              ing an unprecedented functional fly            yellow trim. It also features a traditional
and Jerad Finck’s “Runaway” in Au-          Gibson Foundation. For more informa-           and a spacious front pouch that con-           jockstrap waistband.
gust.                                       tion on Music Rising go to                     tours.                                              A publicity campaign has begun
      Announcements will be made each       www.musicrising.org.                                Men will love the pouch design as         featuring amazing photography by
month on the site and artist’s features                                                    it provides plenty of room without com-        Michael Stokes of the new Jack Adams
will include interviews, up-to-date tour    Jack Adams Reinvents                           promising on support. Meanwhile, the           Army Fly Jock Brief. Due to the over-
information, album releases and biog-                                                      Army Fly Jock Brief provides access            whelming success of the original Jack
raphies. Other offerings this will in-
                                            the Jockstrap                                  unlike any other jockstrap on the mar-         Adams Jock Brief, the campaign also


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                                                      AN NUYS, CA. - Hinging               ket. This new version of the jockstrap         includes brand new imagery of this
clude a commemorative issue of “Make
                                                      on the successful release            gives men multiple reasons to add              existing style. All the new imagery of
It Funky,” an award winning documen-
                                                      of its inaugural collection          several pair to their collection of under-
tary produced by New Orleans native                                                                                                                 [continued on 10]
                                            one year ago, Jack Adams will begin            wear as it is ideal for daily wear, athletic
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the Army Fly Jock Brief and the original Jack Adams
Jock Brief is available for download at
JackAdamsUSA.com along with imagery from the
past.
     The suggested retail price of the Jack Adams
Army Fly Jock Brief is $28.50. It is available online at
10percent.com as well as local community retailers
around the world.
     Following the September 15 release of the Army
Fly Jock Brief, Jack Adams will release the BodyFlex
Mesh Brief in December 2011. Featuring a soft four-
way stretch mesh material that feels like a second
skin, the BodyFlex Mesh Brief with its keyhole fly
pouch wicks away moisture and is perfect perfor-
mance underwear for the active man.
     Jack Adams designs, manufactures and distrib-
utes innovative and edgy underwear for the mascu-
line, sexually self-assured man who wears confi-
dence on his sleeve. Sold by retailers internationally
as well as online, Jack Adams products express a
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set is coupled with fashion-forward designs and fits
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FEMA Awards More Than $8.3M
for Two Home Elevation Projects
                                                            $6.3 million project for 22 home elevations and 90 percent or                  “Our mission through mitigation initia-
in NOLA                                                     $2,601,850 of the more than $2.8 million project for 11 home             tives is to create safer communities


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           he Federal Emergency Management                  elevations.                                                              throughout the region by helping to reduce
           Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than                   All of the structures are located in areas of the floodplain that   the loss of life and property through the
           $8.3 million to the state of Louisiana for the                                                                            identification and communication of flood
                                                            flood frequently. The homes will be raised to the FEMA-
                                                                                                                                     risk,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator
elevation of a total of 33 homes in the city of New         approved Advisory Base Flood Elevation.                                  Tony Russell. “The ultimate goal is to en-
Orleans.                                                         The properties were selected based on their severe repeti-          able more rapid recovery from flooding
     FEMA’s Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) program            tive loss status and homeowner interest. The project is expected         and other disasters, and lessen the finan-
will pay 90 percent or $5,726,531 of the more than          to be completed within three years.                                      cial impact from disasters.”




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