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Satchmo SummerFest 2009 | WWOZ 90.7 FM

Satchmo SummerFestHot jazz, hot topics and hot weather — it must be Satchmo SummerFest! The ninth annual festival, put on by French Quarter Festivals Inc., runs from July 30 through August 2 in celebration of native New Orleanian and possibly the world's most famous musician, Louis Armstrong. 

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New Orleans Water meter cover theft plagues Bywater | WWL

Recently, vandals stole a half-dozen historic meter-box covers from a two-block stretch of Desire Street.

One homeowner posted surveillance video of the theft on YouTube...

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Grateful Web : Jon Cleary On New Orleans Music

by Janie Franz
originally published Saturday, 14 July 2007

... when Jon Cleary came to America in the 1970s, he made a beeline for New Orleans, the home of the musicians he was learning so much about. Cleary quickly found out, however, that America wasn't supportive of these roots musicians. Earlier, Mick Jagger had discovered that blues and R&B players were only being played on Black radio stations and weren't available to a wider audience, and certainly could not play with White musicians...

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Jon Cleary On New Orleans Music: Part One   Part Two

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New Orleans: St. Charles Avenue road work starts, restricting lanes | NOLA.com

Repair work begins today on St. Charles Avenue from South Carrollton Avenue to Nashville Avenue as part of the South Louisiana Submerged Roads Program. The project includes construction of wheelchair-accessible ramps at intersections.
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A new New Orleans is rising above the waters | WORLD Magazine | Innovation again

... New levees and pumps better than old ones, thousands of homes raised, new homes replacing terrible public housing, a reformed property tax system, more police per capita, a Guardian Angels chapter, an increase in the number of neighborhood associations from a handful to 140, new festivals like Bayou Boogaloo and the Po'Boy Fest...
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New Orleans DeSaix Bridge closed until further notice | wwltv.com

The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works says the DeSaix Boulevard Bridge over Bayou St. John is closed until further notice.  Officials with the Department of Transportation say they discovered a horizontal crack on one of the concrete bridge supports.
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In New Orleans, Four Entrepreneurial Havens for Start-Ups | NYTimes.com

A small group of entrepreneurs has been using the word optimism to describe their efforts to attract small businesses to New Orleans. For now, their enthusiasm may be greater than their results. But they say the city’s low rents and business tax incentives along with its music and culture have proved to be powerful lures, despite the still-halting efforts to get past the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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New Orleans Burlesque Festival gets the spotlight in September - NOLA.com



Bustout Burlesque's dancers will featured at New Orleans Burlesque Festival in September.
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Curtain to open again on a New Orleans theater that made history | WWL - AM870

The Carver Theater, a former community centerpiece, will return to New Orleans in time for next year's Jazz Fest.
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Terence Blanchard Group: Live in New Orleans | All About Jazz

When NPR Music and WBGO checked in on Terence Blanchard in February, he had just accepted a Grammy Award (for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo) and performed in the ceremony that night. Not long afterward, he introduced the new lineup of his quintet live at the Village Vanguard. We were there to record one of those sets, which is available for free download here.
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New Orleans officials launch postcard campaign | theadvertiser.com

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau — which is already urging locals to "Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown" — is now asking residents to invite family and friends to visit the Crescent City and explore the city...
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SIGGRAPH 2009 Adds New Focus on Music & Audio | #siggraph #neworleans

http://www.siggraph.org/s2009The SIGGRAPH 2009 Music & Audio programming will include a Keynote presentation by the pioneer of sound and two-time Academy Award® winning Sound Designer, Randy Thom, as well as a series of panels discussions, featuring musicians and composers from around the globe. In addition to music performances, courses on topics such as “Creating New Interfaces for Musical Expression”, and “Interactive Sound Rendering” will also take place
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Louisiana children's quality of life ranks 49th in national study | NOLA.com

Despite some incremental improvements over the past few years, Louisiana children continue to be worse off than their counterparts in every state but Mississippi, according to various statistical measures analyzed in the 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual study released Tuesday.
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Mountainside Mardi Gras Adds New Artists for Red Rocks | JamBase | Colorado | New Orleans

New Orleans coming to the Mountains!

New Era Brass Band has been added and will second-line through the amphitheatre all day

Also added to the lineup is DJ Kinetik, a New Orleans native turned Colorado resident, spinning old school NOLA funk from the top of Red Rocks! all day to insure that there is never a music-less moment once the festival kicks off.

The added New Era Brass Band and DJ Kinetik will be joining world renowned musical legend Dr. John, who is headlining the event. Also performing are Big Easy favorites Dumpstaphunk, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Papa Grows Funk, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes.

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Council rejects new New Orleans City Hall | WWL - AM870

The New Orleans city council met in emergency session on Tuesday to debate whether to back Mayor Nagin's plan to buy the downtown Chevron building.
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Twitter Tourism: New Orleans, Baltimore, San Francisco Lead | eweek.com

A report from DCI found the top five cities using Twitter to draw visitors to their convention and tourism centers are Baltimore, New Orleans, San Francisco, Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale.
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Gulf of Mexico oil spill sheen grows off coast of Louisiana | NOLA.com

The sheen from a 58,800-gallon weekend oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now covering an area of 80 square miles, up from yesterday's figure of 28 square miles, a Coast Guard spokesman said this morning. Clean-up workers have recovered 1,000 gallons from the spill.
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Louisiana education board lowers academic standards | AP | NOLA.com

Louisiana's top education board has approved admission rules for ninth-graders who want to pursue the new "career" high school curriculum that has lower academic standards than the state's standard coursework.
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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson opens in Covington, Louisiana

... conveniently located on the north side of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain close to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the hotel is just 30 miles from New Orleans. The hotel is also close to UCM Museum, Fontainebleau State Park, historic downtown Covington and the Magnolia Belle Riverboat...
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WWL's Lucy Bustamante competes to be Regis Philbin's co-host for a day | NOLA.com

Lucy Bustamante, evening news anchor at WWL-Channel 4, is a finalist for the "From Local to 'Live' Co-host for a Day" promotion on the syndicated daytime show "Live! with Regis and Kelly...
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Satchmo SummerFest celebrates Armstrong’s life and music | The Louisiana Weekly

For his entire life, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong celebrated his birthday on the Fourth of July. When fireworks fill the sky, many still look up and remember the legendary New Orleans trumpeter who not only brought jazz to the world but an immense amount of goodwill...
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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival accepting 2010 band submissions

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is looking for bands to perform at next spring's festival.

Jazz Fest will accept press kit submissions from bands through Oct. 1.

The festival, which seeks to preserve, promote, perpetuate and encourage the culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, presents more than 500 performances during the seven day event. Approximately 90 percent of the bands chosen to perform are Louisiana-based attractions. Competition for the remaining slots is highly competitive.

Those wishing to perform should submit a press kit which includes a recording, biography, photo, press clippings, contact information and a current e-mail address. All bands that are chosen for the 2010 Jazz Fest will be contacted after the October 1st deadline. Once all bands are selected and booked, the festival will send email notification to all groups that were not selected for 2010.

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Middendorf’s remains a New Orleans-area classic

New Orleanians are still faithfully making the 45-minute drive north, on Interstate 55, to one of the area’s most resilient and beloved culinary landmarks: Middendorf’s Restaurant in Manchac, LA (www.middendorfsrestaurant.com). Located on a swath of land straddling Lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, the 75-year-old restaurant is celebrated for its thin fried catfish, along with other dishes, such as stuffed whole flounder, barbecued shrimp and frog legs...
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New Orleans Zephyrs snap 13-game losing streak | DailyComet.com

The New Orleans Zephyrs’ offense came to life as they broke a club-record 13-game losing streak with a 9-4 win over the Memphis Redbirds on Sunday night at Zephyr Field...
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Car falls 4 stories in Downtown New Orleans | wwltv.com

A vehicle dropped several stories from the seventh floor of the Whitney Parking Garage on Camp Street and landed on top of a building Monday night...

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New Orleans and Six Flags amusement park have court hearing scheduled for today | WWL - AM870

The city of New Orleans and owners of the Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans East today head back to court , to continue their legal struggle.

The city wants money and Six Flags is in bankruptcy.
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Sean Yeh wins New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists | NOLA.com


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Pianist Sean Yeh won first place and a $5,000 prize in the New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists on Sunday
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ARA Rental show returns to New Orleans in 2012 | KHL Group

The American Rental Association's The Rental Show will return to New Orleans, with the 2012 show running from Sunday 5 to Wednesday 8 February at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center. This new location replaces previously scheduled dates in Atlanta.

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New Orleans ban on art in Jackson Square gets OK | NOLA.com

A federal judge recently upheld New Orleans' law banning the sale of art prints on the sidewalks around Jackson Square to protect the colony of artists that sell their original paintings and drawings there...
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With plenty of summer left, New Orleans area drivers need to beware roads buckling under heat | NOLA.com


Extreme heat caused the concrete to buckle on Cleveland Avenue in Metairie on June 18.
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New Saints ready for 2009 season | DailyComet.com | #saints #nfl

The New Orleans Saints will open training camp on Saturday, and in my opinion, here are the things to watch for as camp and preseason games get closer.
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Barbecue, New Orleans-style | 2theadvocate.com

It started with two LSU roommates talking about how they’d like to go into business together some day after they graduated.

Their VooDoo BBQ & Grill, which opened in New Orleans in 2002 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge with $10 million in annual sales, has seven restaurants in south Louisiana, with more franchises opening soon and even more in the works.

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COOLinary New Orleans - Celebrating Dining in America's Most Delicious City! #neworleans #dining

This year's celebration takes place in August & September and features special prix fix 3-course menus from restaurants all over New Orleans.

Prices are $20 for lunch and $34 for dinner! More New Orleans fine dining for less, yeah you rite!

And keeping checking back as more restaurants are signing up everyday!


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