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SBD/January 31, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Bayou Bash: Super Bowl Festivities Underway In New Orleans
Published January 31, 2013
ON TAP FOR TONIGHT: The annual NFL owners’ party hosted by Saints’ Owner TOM BENSON and his wife, GAYLE is tonight with a “seated dinner for 300” (N.Y. POST, 1/29)….Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard kicks off tonight at 6:30pm CT with the arrival of the Super Bowl XLVII Roman Numerals. The new event features a lineup of local music artists, food and beverage offerings and will remain open through Sunday (Verizon)….NFL Network’s MICHAEL IRVIN will host the first Society Bowl at the Eiffel Society tonight (THE DAILY)….Pro Football HOFer MARSHALL FAULK will team with Africa For The Future and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts students for a benefit and jazz concert with all proceeds going to the three groups (THE DAILY). The event will be held at The Columns Hotel with Pro Football HOFer ERIC DICKERSON, as well as fellow HOFer Irvin and SNOOP DOGG, expected to attend (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 1/30)....ESPN’s RON JAWORSKI is hosting his annual Super Bowl Cigar Party with proceeds to “benefit Louisiana victims of Hurricane Isaac.” The party also raises funds for the Jaws Youth Playbook, which “aims to improve the lives of youth in Philadelphia.” Johnnie Walker Scotch is among the party sponsors. This will be the “fourth year in a row” Jaworski has hosted the event (CIGARAFICIONADO.com, 1/25). The event is co-sponsored by the AFL New Orleans VooDoo. ESPN’s JON GRUDEN, MIKE TIRICO, MIKE DITKA and SUZY KOLBER are expected to attend (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 1/30).