24 classic New Orleans recipes from this season of 'In Judy's Kitchen' | NOLA.com

Do you have time to relax in your recliner and binge-watch classic New Orleans recipe videos? It will take a couple of hours.  You might want to have a little bite before you start, because you're sure to get hungry when you see all the delicious things being cooked for you.


Follow the link for all the classic Louisiana dishes made in the In Judy's Kitchen video series, from 2013-2014.

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'NCIS' expands reach to New Orleans | USA Today


Two of TV's memorable leading men, NCIS star Mark Harmon and Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), are joining forces to push a third series in the CBS law-enforcement franchise, NCIS: New Orleans (Sept. 23, 9 p.m. ET/PT), into the spotlight. New Orleans will have the benefit of following NCIS, TV's most-watched show scripted series last season, and also the experience of people like Harmon and Gary Glasberg, an executive producer of both series.



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Decentralization impacts youths needing mental health services | Advocate

In recent years, New Orleans has become a case study in how children and families are affected by rapid decentralization of public education and mental-health systems.

In theory, the city’s families should have more options than ever when it comes to schools and mental-health providers. But decentralization has wrought some unintended consequences, particularly for children with the most severe needs — needs that aren’t always met by private operators.

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Tales of the Cocktail #totc July 16-20, 2014


Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the international spirits community for five days of what’s now, what’s new and what’s next in bartending. Held annually in New Orleans, Tales of the Cocktail® has something for bartenders and spirits professionals with opportunities to mix and mingle with the brightest minds in mixology during an always-spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions, tasting rooms and new product launches. Join us in New Orleans July 16-20 for the 12th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® where for five days the cocktail reigns supreme. All Hail the Cocktail!

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6 great soul food restaurants in New Orleans | The Times-Picayune



New Orleans cuisine famously developed through contributions from a crazy quilt of ethnic groups. None played a role more crucial than the African-Americans who dominated New Orleans kitchens through much of the city's history.

Which is to say what might be called "African-American cuisine" is basically everywhere you look in New Orleans, although soul food, the cooking most commonly associated with African-American kitchens, has long flourished here, particularly at black owned and operated restaurants.

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Essence Festival ‘Huge Economic Engine’ for New Orleans | Time

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Friday the Essence Music Festival “may be the most important event the people of this city are involved in.”

Over the past 20 years, big names from BeyoncĂ© to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have drawn massive crowds to the “party with a purpose,” which has become the largest African American music festival in the U.S. The three-day event generated around $241 million in 2013

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brothers make satirical video about BP oil spill | Houma Courier

]Parrain Vin has often been dubbed “the Bayou Weird Al Yankovic.” Kreamer said he has created comical videos with his brother, Kenny Kreamer, 25, for more than 15 years, but it wasn't until they began posting their videos to YouTube that they received notice from the community.




In May, the brothers filmed “BP Got Away,” an adaptation of Nirvana's “Something in the Way,” on the east side of Houma and posted it on YouTube.

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Mystery LOVE signs overtake New Orleans' streets | CBS News

As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman goes to New Orleans and discovers the mystery men trying to share the love. Steve Hartman reports.



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