Interactive map: New Orleans school building siting changes over time | NOLA.com

The state Recovery School District has issued several plans over the past few years to match its New Orleans public school buildings -- all renovated or redone after Hurricane Katrina -- with charter school programs. They are long-term destinations: The charters might have to spend several years in temporary space while construction proceeds. Many buildings have been reassigned as the years pass.

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Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter | Sun Herald



New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the Satchmo Summerfest music festival celebrates the legacy of another New Orleans trumpeter, Louis Armstrong. Festival organizers plan photo tributes to Ferbos at stages and seminar areas.

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New video from Rebirth Brass Band - Rebirth Groove

Rebirth Brass Band's new video shot live at The Howlin Wolf New Orleans.

The Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band performs "Rebirth Groove," a tune from the new album. It was recorded live at Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Rebirth, who won its first Grammy Award in 2012, released the new album, "Move Your Body" in April.


Emeril Lagasse Shilling Bam! BBQ-Flavored Tortilla Chips | @Eater



Chef Emeril Lagasse now has his sights set on becoming a tortilla chip mogul. As first reported by Snack and Bakery, Lagasse has partnered with CoPak solutions to create a line of gluten-free Emeril Tortilla Chips. According to a rep, the Emeril-branded chips have "just been softly launched in Louisiana" at 40 locations of the Rouses Supermarket chain, and are available three flavors: Bam! BBQ (which plays off Lagasse's familiar catchphrase), Essence (featuring the "bold spice of New Orleans"), and, uh, Sweet Potato.

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New Orleans' Euclid Records is more than just a record store | St Louis Today

Weber doesn’t mean to take anything away from other New Orleans stores; he says the city is full of great ones. “They tend to be very niche in a lot of ways,” Weber says. “Domino (Sound Record Shack) is great and small and well-curated, the place you send diehard music fans to. Louisiana Music Factory does a great job mostly focusing on regional and local stuff.”  Weber also sees his Euclid Records as a cultural center, common of record stores nowadays.


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Mowing The Vacant Lot Next Door Could Result In Ownership | WGNO

If you’ve been cleaning up the vacant lot next door to your home, you could eventually wind up owning it. The “Mow To Own” program would reward adjacent homeowners and address city-wide blight.



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West Elm, big name retailer, opens on Magazine Street | WDSU


The latest national chain to open on Magazine Street, Uptown is causing concern for some in the business community. West Elm opened Thursday morning at the corner of Magazine and Eighth Street. The upscale contemporary furniture store is a subsidy of national retailer Williams-Sonoma.

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I scream, you scream for New Orleans ice cream | NOLA.com

If you're craving authentic New Orleans fare, you're likely imagining the spicy, smoky and savory flavors of jambalaya, red beans and rice or crawfish etouffee. That's not to say we locals don't revere the sweeter indulgences, too. But in the August heat, even the most fabulous flaming Bananas Foster or Baked Alaska can't hold a candle (or more aptly, a flambé torch) to a good old-fashioned ice-cream cone.

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