Pete Fountain announces his retirement skips #JazzFest | WWL-TV


One of the American Songbook’s greatest clarinetists and a musical icon, Pete Fountain, has retired from performing. His son-in-law and longtime manager, Benny Harrell, said Thursday night that Fountain, who is 83 years old, is in good health but just feels it's time to retire.

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A trio of Easter parades marks 2014 holiday in New Orleans' French Quarter | NOLA.com


The French Quarter will be hopping Easter Sunday (April 20) as three parades roll in celebration of the springtime holiday. Each of the parades is unique, but all will feature their share of fashionable finery, including the obligatory Easter hats. Parade route maps for Easter Sunday.

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New Orleans socialite and activist Mickey Easterling dies | Advocate

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Mickey Easterling, a New Orleans socialite known as much for her grand lifestyle and outlandish hats as for her civic, cultural and political activism, died Monday at her Lakefront home...

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PhotoNOMA 2014, photographer exhibit at The New Orleans Museum of Art #NOMA


The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers' portfolio sharing night at the museum. From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through. Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.

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How to say goodbye to New Orleans | NolaVie

Saying goodbye to New Orleans seems nearly impossible. The lingering finality of it has me filled with hopeless dread. I don't want to leave New Orleans. How will I start calling po'boys "hoagies" or "subs" or whatever dreadful thing they call them elsewhere? How will I follow speed limits without the very real fear that my entire car will be swallowed by a pothole if I go too fast? How will I avoid winter weight because I'm still carrying around that extra ten pounds from last crawfish season?...

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Spring Garden Show invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy lectures and other activities | New Orleans City Park

The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational lectures, and family-friendly activities. The festival includes plant and garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, the Children’s Discovery Zone, Art Market and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage...

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Hulk Hogan's return adds muscle to WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans | thetowntalk.com

Hulk Hogan will be hosting Sunday's WrestleMania 30 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. However, Hogan might have a few hard fists left in the red-and-yellow tank.

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In the Lower Ninth Ward, a Fight Over Height | The Atlantic Monthly

New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, one of the poorest and most neglected parts of town, suffered most from Hurricane Katrina. And unlike other neighborhoods, it hasn't seen a post-Katrina renewal bump over the last decade.
Holy Cross is also part of the historic New Orleans high ground known as “the sliver by the river,” the next stop down the Mississippi from the now swank Bywater and Faubourg-Marigny neighborhoods. It's recently gotten the attention of a local developer, Perez Architects, APC. Perez wants to construct a condo and retail development on the 12.5 acres of the old Holy Cross College grounds, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for in-town riverfront living. The developer is asking for a zoning variance to allow the construction of nearly 300 apartments in several multi-unit buildings, including two that would be 7 stories tall—higher than the 4 stories permitted under current zoning, although reduced from the initial 13-story proposal. The plan also calls for more than 500 parking spaces...

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