New Orleans Coffee Festival - Featuring Specialty Coffee Tasting Flights 10/3/2009 | #nola

New Orleans Coffee Festival - devoted to the celebration of people coming together to enjoy drinking and learning about coffee. Featuring Specialty Coffee Tasting Flights. Saturday, October 3, 2009 Noon to 5PM. Freret Market - Freret Street at Napoleon. 2 Stages of Free live music, 100 vendors. Plenty of Parking in 2 fenced lots on magnolia Street. more info neworleanscoffeefestival.com

New Orleans Coffee Festival - devoted to the celebration of people coming together to enjoy drinking and learning about coffee. Featuring Specialty Coffee Tasting Flights. Saturday, October 3, 2009 Noon to 5PM. Freret Market - Freret Street at Napoleon. 2 Stages of Free live music, 100 vendors. Plenty of Parking in 2 fenced lots on magnolia Street. more info neworleanscoffeefestival.com

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New Orleans Vampire Film Festival 10/23-10/26/2009 #nola @vampirefest

Vampire Film Festival

October 23 - 26, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana

Vampire Fest returns to the New Orleans—Scheduled during the Halloween weekend at the time of annual Anne Rice Vampire Ball in New Orleans and a week after the Voodoo Music Festival.

People throughout the country flock to New Orleans to celebrate All Hallows Eve and even after its most famous resident, Anne Rice, left New Orleans, the vampire soirees continued.

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President Obama Will Visit Gulf Coast In October | WDSU New Orleans #nola

The visit will mark the first time Obama has visited the area since taking office earlier this year.

In February of 2008, candidate Obama addessed an overflow crowd at Tulane University. Some have questioned why he has not returned in the first eight months of his administration.
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New Orleans leads nation in income growth | WWL - AM870 | FM105.3

A new study indicates that per capita income in New Orleans has grown at a faster pace than in any other U.S. metropolitan area.

Figures for all of 2008 put the average income in the city now at $44,136.

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Deadline approaching to register for the New Orleans Jazz half marathon | Running - Impact - Times-Picayune - NOLA.com #nola

The deadline for registering for the New Orleans Jazz half marathon is Oct. 15. This is the inaugural "Jazz Half" and it will start and finish at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center downtown and run through the Garden District and Uptown. It begins at 7 a.m. on Oct. 31.
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New Orleans is home to greenest community | MNN - Mother Nature Network #nola

At last week’s meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, U.S. Green Building Council CEO Rick Fedrizzi declared that the Make It Right New Orleans project is “the largest and greenest community of single-family homes in the world.” The project, launched by Brad Pitt, has 13 LEED Platinum certified single-family homes and plans to build 150 more LEED Platinum properties.
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Bordainick makes New Orleans hope float | LoHud.com | The Journal News #nola

Brian Bordainick, who became Carver High School's athletic director at the age of 22, is trying to help rebuild New Orleans' 9th Ward through the school's

Brian Bordainick, who became Carver High School's athletic director at the age of 22, is trying to help rebuild New Orleans' 9th Ward through the school's "Field of Dreams" football-stadium project. (Submitted photo)

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Lawyers: Chinese drywall makers may ignore suits | The Associated Press #nola

Lawyers for homeowners and homebuilders who used drywall suspected of causing corrosion and possible health risks say they expect Chinese manufacturers to ignore hundreds of lawsuits filed against them.
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Opera's Back on Bourbon Street New Orleans 90 Years Later | ABC News #nola

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Bourbon Street where Dixieland jazz competes with karaoke bars, rock 'n' roll cover bands and strip club jukeboxes is also one of the first places in America where opera was heard.
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Saints Defense Comes Up Big In Win Over Bills - Sports News Story - WDSU New Orleans #nola

With all the attention on Drew Brees and his prolific start, turns out the Saints defense is pretty effective, too.

Will Smith had an interception and a sack to help New Orleans shut down the Buffalo Bills for a 27-7 win Sunday.
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New Orleans Hits Tourism Slump - New Orleans News Story - WDSU New Orleans #nola

August and September are the slowest months of the year in terms of visitors, and businesses are banking on events coming to town in the next few weeks.
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Tulane adds program to foster social entrepreneur mindset | New Orleans CityBusiness

Curriculum pushes civic engagement

Tulane University has rolled out a new program focused on social entrepreneurship, or the notion that creative types can put their entrepreneurial ideas to work addressing seemingly intractable social ills.

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Ogden Museum - O What A Night! - Gala! Art! Food! Music! 10-17-2009 | #nola

JOIN the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's for "O What a Night" Gala, considered the benefit party to attend in New Orleans. Its combination of fine cuisine, music, and silent and live auctions featuring renowned Southern artists (many of whom attend the gala), has made this party sell out every year.

FOOD and DRINK! Cuisine courtesy of award-winning Chefs Robert Carter of Peninsula Grill (South Carolina) and Warren Stevens of Calcasieu/Butcher (New Orleans) plus a specialty cocktail "O What a Cocktail" by Cure (New Orleans).

MUSIC! Hellen Gillet, UNO Jazz Masters Students, Full Gospel Chior, Irvin Mayfield and a number of very special guests.

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Louisiana's Other Side attempts to branding two cities as one | shreveporttimes.com | The Times

If you go to France, you are going to go to Paris. ... If you come to Louisiana and you've never been here before, you are going to New Orleans. To be recognized within Louisiana is no easy task.

A Shreveport tourism sign that reads “Welcome to Louisiana’s Other Side” is located on Texas Street downtown.

A Shreveport tourism sign that reads “Welcome to Louisiana’s Other Side” is located on Texas Street downtown.

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World War II Museum to unveil additions | News for Dallas, Texas #nola

The grand opening of the National World War II Museum's World War II Victory Theatre, Stage Door Canteen and American Sector – a 70,000-square-foot, $60 million project – is the most significant addition to the city's cultural scene since its battering by Hurricane Katrina.
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Need a plan? Events happening in New Orleans and beyond on Sunday, Sept. 27 | New Orleans Entertainment News NOLA.com #nola

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Four years after fleeing Hurricane Katrina, principal back on top at Irving school | News for Dallas, Texas

Hurricane Katrina destroyed Tanya Jones family's home. She relocated to Dallas with no possessions except a few items of clothing.

Just four years later, the New Orleans native has risen through the ranks to become a principal again – in the Irving school district.

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Legal Woes for New Orleans In Vitro Clinic | CBS Evening News

Ochsner admits some embryos frozen for later use were mislabeled - or are missing - in its in vitro fertilization center.
In New Orleans, Ochsner Hospital's admitted mishandling of frozen embryos could be costly to more than its reputation. Lawyers are circling, for as many as 100 affected patients, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann.
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New Orleans crime blog debuts today | New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News | NOLA.com #nola

New Orleans is a major metropolitan city that masquerades as a small town of colorful neighborhoods and characters. There are tons of stories each day that don’t always find their way into the paper.

Hopefully this will give you a fresh perspective on one of the most talked-about issues in the city.

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BoÎte - Hot and Cool in the Big Easy | NYTimes.com #nola

When the Sazerac Bar reopened its doors in July for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, it reset the clock.

The bar and the hotel it’s part of (the Roosevelt, once the Fairmont) had undergone extensive restoration. The curvilinear bar of African walnut was polished, the four Art Deco murals by Paul Ninas had been touched up, a tile floor had been added and an old television removed.

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Louisiana jobs decline in August | Business | 2theadvocate.com

State loses 2,500 positions; down 32,100 from year ago

Two engines of the economy — manufacturing and the trade-transportation-utilities sectors — accounted for most of the annual job losses in Louisiana, showing the broad impact of the national recession that began in late 2007.

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New Orleans Wedding Resources | TheKnot.com

Everything you need to plan a wedding in the New Orleans.

Planning & Prep ► Wedding Fashion ► The Ceremony ► Reception.
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Celebrate Cajun culture and the environment Saturday | HoumaToday.com | The Courier | Houma, LA

Enjoy Cajun music, food and crafts and check out a nutria fashion show this Saturday at the free annual festival La Fête d’Ecologie.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 26
Jean Lafitte Park Acadian Wetlands Center
314 Saint Mary Street
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Rosie Ledet, Zydeco performer will not be charged | Acadia & Allen Parishes | KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

It is nearly three months since 7 News reported on the body of a newborn baby found in Allen Parish. Authorities believe the  baby was delivered by zydeco performer Rosie Ledet. While the baby's body was found in Allen Parish, it was believed to have been born in Acadia Parish. 
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New Orleans Street Food, French Quarter, Food Carts: Chefs + Restaurants | gourmet.com #nola #foodies

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There’s not much actual street food in New Orleans. It’s not a city overrun with carts, stands, and tweeting trucks. Maybe it’s just too hot to eat in the street. Or it could be the slow pace of life—why eat on the go when you can kick back and linger over a meal? My personal bet is that it’s due to the difficulty of eating an overstuffed po’boy with a cocktail in your hand—even if legally you can drink in the street. Nevertheless, these eight picks reflect the best quick snacks you can eat standing up or on the go in the Crescent City.

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9 museums in New Orleans offer free admission | Victoria Advocate #nola

Nine museums in New Orleans, including the National World War II Museum, will offer free admission on Saturday as part of the Smithsonian magazine's fifth annual Museum Day celebration.
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Brad Pitt Talks Rebuilding New Orleans | The Celebrity Cafe #nola

At the Fifth Annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting on Thursday in New York City, Brad Pitt gave an update on his organization that is currently building houses in hurricane-damaged New Orleans.

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New Orleans Jazz Musicians Perform at G-20 to Highlight Climate Change in Pittsburgh | All About Jazz #nola

The music and culture of New Orleans took center stage at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh today ahead of the G-20 summit. In a gala event organized by the U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN) and hosted by Teresa Heinz and Senator John Kerry, ten of New Orleans' finest jazz musicians will perform for a crowd of dignitaries from around the world to celebrate a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change.

Among those performing are Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit, Michael Doucet, Donald Harrison, Jr., Trombone Shorty, Dr. Michael White, Philip Frazier, Ann Savoy, Terence Higgins, and Wilson Savoy.

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New Orleans conference addresses coastal insurance Out of the Storm Conference 2009 - Making Reform Work

In cooperation with the Louisiana and South Carolina Departments of Insurance, the Competitive Enterprise Institute with the Independent Institute has gathered a distinguished group of speakers and attendees to address the multitude of issues we face in making reform work. Over two days of panels, seminars, and workshops, the conference will focus on the successes and challenges that hurricane-prone states have faced in ambitious property insurance reform efforts.

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Harry Connick Jr makes New York N'awlins on the Hudson | NY Post

The Hiro Ballroom in Chelsea is a dark wooden hall, high ceilings lit by Japanese paper globes dangling from the rafters. Yet with Harry Connick Jr. on the wide low stage, it could have been a Tuesday night at Tipitina's in New Orleans.
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New Orleans Irish pub celebrates Guinness' 250th anniversary | #nola #beer

guinness beerIreland's most famous export is exactly 250 years old on Thursday (September 24) - and drinkers in New Orleans' most authentic Irish bar will be joining in the celebrations.

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New Orleans - The Marigny and the Bywater: For the young and hip of any age! Real Estate

The Marigny has a longer run of renaissance, and some folks in the Marigny look down upon the Johnny come lately Bywater.  That’s just real estate snobbery as far as I am concerned because both have a great deal in common and share the same appeal.
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Indians will abandon ancestral home in La. swamps | LSU Reveille - Daily Reveille

After 170 years fishing and crabbing in the swamps of south Louisiana, the Isle de de Jean Charles Band of Boloxi-Chitimacha-Choctow has decided to move away from its ancestral island home and start a new life as a community behind levees.
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Mississippi River delta reconstruction for sale? SunHerald.com

Louisiana, scene of one of the biggest environmental reconstruction projects in U.S. history, could become a major player in emerging cap-and-trade markets by selling "carbon credits" tied to the restoration of its Mississippi River delta.

At least that's the hope of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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Vote now: Help MoMo help New Orleans via 'Cutest Dog Competition' | New Orleans Pets and Animals | NOLA.com #nola

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Vote for Momo in the "Cutest Dog Competition" and other dogs in New Orleans could benefit.
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Tru Vodka raises money for Lake Pontchartrain lighthouse | New Orleans Drinks | NOLA.com #nola

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Tru Vodka in partnership with Rouses and Green Goddess set to host benefit for Lake Pontchartrain lighthouse.Sailors might prefer rum, but in New Orleans a vodka is looking out for seafarers' safety.
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State Rep wants to end tolls on Crescent City Connection | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Local News | News and Weather for New Orleans | wwltv.com

Every day in New Orleans drivers shell out cash before heading across the Crescent City Connection bridge toward the East Bank. While the dollars keep flowing in, some state leaders say the math doesn't add up.
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Book a meeting in New Orleans and make a difference | Marriott business travel #NOLA

Book a meeting at a participating Marriott® Hotel in New Orleans and you'll be steps closer to winning a hybrid car. But you're not the only one winning something, your attendees will be treated to 145,000 square feet of meeting space, superior Marriott service and tons of famous New Orleans attractions.

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First Toxic FEMA Trailer Lawsuit Now Underway | NewsInferno.com - News that Matters

The first trial involving the allegedly toxic trailers the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) distributed to Gulf Coast hurricane victims in 2005 got underway last week in New Orleans. According to the Associated Press, trailer maker Gulf Stream Coach Inc. and government contractor Fluor Enterprises Inc. are defendants in the case.
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Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta to host Final Fours - Men's College Basketball | ESPN

The men's Final Four in 2011 will be played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, the NCAA said Monday.

The 2012 Final Four will be played at the Superdome in New Orleans and in the following year -- the 75th anniversary of the event -- it will be played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

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A Mighty Muffuletta - Fort Defiance and Late Night at Momofuku Ssäm Bar | New York Magazine Underground Gourmet Review #foodies

If the notion of New York bar food keeps changing, it’s because New York bars do, too. Take, for instance, Fort Defiance, the newly opened (and multihyphenated) café–bar–soda fountain–home away from home in Red Hook, currently firing on all cylinders except maybe their gas-line connection, a stumbling block that occasioned their temporary closing last week...

... the very best thing on the menu is the great New Orleans sandwich, the muffuletta—and there’s a story behind it. As first reported by our own Grub Street editor Daniel Maurer, Frizell, his taste refined by eight years spent living and eating in the Big Easy, was so obsessed with getting the iconic sandwich right, he had a few FedExed to Red Hook from the city’s legendary Central Grocery...

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2theadvocate.com | News | Federal City project in N.O. taking shape | Baton Rouge, LA

Planners and developers expect the 417,000 square-foot New Orleans’ Federal City to be occupied by the Sept. 15, 2011, federally mandated move-in date for the command’s 1,900 Marines and civilian personnel.
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Christmas in September ? | New Orleans #nola

Christmas in September ?! Join us !

                        
 
Christmas New Orleans Style - December 2009
French Quarter Festival: April 9-11, 2010
Satchmo SummerFest:  August 5-8, 2010
 
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1984. Our mission is to promote the French Quarter and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of our unique city, contribute to the economic restoration and well being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.

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Times Picayune review: Cooking Up a Storm

The previous John Besh clipping had us dig up a review of The Times-Picayune cookbook Cooking Up a Storm

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After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans thousands of people lost their keepsakes and family treasures forever. As residents started to rebuild their lives The Times-Picayune of New Orleans became a post-hurricane swapping place for old recipes that were washed away in the storm. The newspaper has compiled 250 of these delicious authentic recipes along with the stories about how they came to be and who created them...
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My New Orleans: The Cookbook by John Besh | Cookbook Review #foodies #nola

...in My New Orleans, Chef John Besh tells the enduring story of preserving the region’s rituals and livelihood through raising food well, cooking it with joy, and being mindful of the fragility that swirl around the city many Americans love most...

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Katrina wiped out memories of Ivan | montgomeryadvertiser.com | Montgomery Advertiser

People who lived through Hurricane Ivan can't forget the haunting images left by one of the strongest storms ever recorded: condo towers collapsed in roiling surf, splintered homes or flat slabs, fragments of highways lost in a sea of sand. They wish others remembered, too.

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A minor miracle in New Orleans stained-glass restoration | New Orleans Home and Garden | NOLA.com #nola

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The stained glass depicting St. Margaret Mary was blown out of the wall and onto the floor during Hurricane Katrina. 'It was smashed to bits, ' says Cindy Courage, who helped restore it.
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New Orleans drafts lease termination agreement for Six Flags | CoasterBuzz

A New Orleans board drafted a lease termination agreement for Six Flags that will be presented to the bankruptcy court in Delaware on Oct. 8 for approval.
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Congo Square Gospel Fest New Orleans | OBCM-no.org

The 2009 Gospel Fest sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministries will take place Sunday, September 20, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Congo Square (Louis Armstrong Park).  The Gospel Fest will feature over fifteen choirs, vendors selling beverages, food, goodies and specialty items of all sorts.  Parish organizations can become vendors as a fundraiser for their organization or ministry.

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Tulane University in New Orleans announces $1 Billion Campaign | thehullabaloo.com #nola

The direction and concrete plans of this campaign remain undecided because of the economic recession. Past fundraising has provided financial support for scholarships, research, scholarly travel, internships, athletics, libraries and community research...
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The Iguanas - Spark Still Burns -- Katrina, Music-Biz Ills Haven't Slowed Veteran New Orleans Band | California Chronicle #nola

The Iguanas, which headlines the main stage of the Cooper-Young Festival on Saturday evening, has stuck it out since forming in 1989, and built a dedicated following and reputation for their seamless syntheses of regional Louisiana, American and Latin roots music.

The group released a critically acclaimed Katrina-themed album If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times in 2008 and have been playing regular dates in support of the disc .

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Aftereffects of Katrina Still Hobbling Mental Health Services in New Orleans | Psychiatr News

Too few psychiatrists and mental health professionals and too little sustainable funding continue to present barriers to care for children four years after Hurricane Katrina washed over New Orleans, even as Louisiana health officials close down the city's only remaining public inpatient psychiatric hospital in a budget-cutting move.

Collectively, the events reflect the still-unsettled state of New Orleans' mental health services.

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LSU Tigers paid Tulane Green Wave $700,00 to end home and home football series early | ESPN

the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that LSU has paid Tulane $700,000 to void the final six years of their home-and-home series...
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20 y.o. New Orleans Film Festival is older, wiser | NOLA.com #nola #film

New Orleans has never had a reputation as an art-film town, which is one of the reasons the New Orleans Film Festival was started: to give local audiences in pre-Netflix days a chance to see films that otherwise might not play here...

.... The seven-day festival starts Oct. 9, with the opening-night film "Me and Orson Welles," starring Zac Efron and Claire Danes in a drama about a teen who is cast in Orson Welles' 1937 Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar." Director Richard Linklater ("The School of Rock," "Dazed and Confused") will attend and participate in a discussion...

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New Orleans area Home Depot lays off employees | NOLA.com

Home Depot laid off an unspecified number of employees at some New Orleans area stores this week, saying it needs fewer workers as post-hurricane rebuilding efforts taper.

Which metro area stores were affected or how many individuals lost their jobs were not specified.

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New Orleans Homeowner Receives $10,000 Grant from FHLB Dallas and Whitney National Bank For Post-Katrina Home Repairs | FHLB of Dallas

FHLB Dallas awarded a $150,000 grant, which was issued through Whitney National Bank, to the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans (NHS). NHS New Orleans distributes the funds in the form of grants to help eligible elderly homeowners with repairs and rehabilitation of their homes.
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'Project Runway' Designer in New Orleans to Educate About Living with HIV and Combat Stigma Associated with the Disease through Living Positive | Bio-Medicine.org

Jack Mackenroth, from the hit reality television series "Project Runway," is visiting New Orleans for the 20th annual NO/AIDS Walk and is bringing Living Positive By Design, his national HIV and AIDS education initiative, to the city. On Sunday, September 20th, Jack will participate in the Walk which helps to support the NO/AIDS Task Force as well as several other AIDS Service Organizations in Louisiana each year.
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"Bring 'Em to the Dome" New Orleans Saints Anthem | youtube.com video

Bring em to the Dome" by Shamarr Allen & Dee-1

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"Instruments Have Come" to a brassy blowout at Tipitina's | NOLA.com #nola

Members of the St. Augustine Marching 100 perform at the 2008 Instruments Have Come event at Tipitina's.

In 2002, the non-profit, Tipitina's Foundation, affiliated with the famed nightclub launched Instruments A Comin', a program to equip area marching bands with trumpets, trombones, sousaphones, clarinets, drums and other tools of the trade.

Since 2002, Instruments A Comin' has distributed nearly $2 million worth of gear to more than 50 area schools. Tonight Tipitina's hosts its "Instruments Have Come!" presentation ceremony and concert to allocate and celebrate the 2009 allotment of gear.

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Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina | Bloomberg.com

The destruction of lush wetlands accelerated four years ago last month, when Hurricane Katrina struck. The third-deadliest storm in U.S. history claimed more than 1,800 lives, displaced 1 million residents and damaged more than half of New Orleans’ housing stock. Katrina also wiped out 80 square miles of marsh within hours, four times the amount lost by the entire state in a year.
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First step of privatizing New Orleans MSY airport OK'd | Forbes.com

The FAA said it accepted a preliminary application to lease Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), Louisiana's largest commercial airport, to a private operator.

The FAA's action clears the way for the New Orleans Aviation Board to set up a bidding process to select a private airport manager.
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Louisiana State Appeals Court overturns firing of cop in beating case Ruling paves way for return to NOPD | New Orleans, Louisiana Local News | NOLA.com

A state appeals court has overruled the New Orleans Police Department's decision to terminate an officer involved in a high-profile, videotaped altercation weeks after Hurricane Katrina in which he and another officer allegedly beat a 64-year-old retired teacher on Bourbon Street.
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Richie Havens to Perform In Benefit for Heritage School | jazzandheritage.org #nola #jazzfest

Folk Legend Richie Havens In Oct. 16 Concert to Benefit the Heritage School of Music

The Woodstock veteran and folk music legend Richie Havens will perform Friday, Oct. 16, in a benefit concert for the Heritage School of Music at the Howlin' Wolf.

Richie Havens, the folk music legend and veteran of the original Woodstock festival, will perform in a special concert to benefit the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's signature education program, the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music .

The concert will take place Friday, Oct. 16, at the Howlin' Wolf (907 S. Peters Street) starting at 9 p.m.. Tickets are $20.

Also performing will be the duo of singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez and jazz trumpeter/Heritage School alumnus Shamarr Allen. The students and faculty of the Heritage School will perform, too.

The concert kicks off a full weekend of Jazz & Heritage Foundation activities. The fourth annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival - a free event - takes place Oct. 17 and 18 at Lafayette Square Park. Performers include Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas, Sonny Landreth, T-Model Ford and many others. For details, see the official event web site at crescentcitybluesfest.com.

On Monday, Oct. 19, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present the latest in its Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series in conjunction with the Blues & BBQ Festival. Charles Keil, an ethnomusicologist who is author of the landmark 1966 book "Urban Blues," will present on the derivation and meanings of the term "blues" throughout the ages. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street).

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell . The Foundation uses the proceeds from that world-famous festival, and other resources, for year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. Find out more about the Foundation at jazzandheritage.org. Want to help? You can support our efforts by becoming a volunteer or joining Fans of the Fest

For more information, visit us at jazzandheritage.org,

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Make the history books accurate about Katrina | Postbulletin.com: Rochester, MN

Three months after Hurricane Katrina, the Biloxi Sun Herald described in a front-page editorial "Mississippi's Invisible Coast." It spoke of the fact that the further removed in time we were from Katrina, the less attention outside news reports paid to the plight of our region and its people, and the more it seemed history was being rewritten in a way that would render South Mississippi no more than a postscript to the greatest natural disaster to befall the nation.
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New school focuses on needs of kids with learning disabilities | wwltv.com

At Beacon Prep the curriculum will be geared towards each child. The individualized attention will allow them to learn at their own level...
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Kansas City firm designs New Orleans libraries | News Tribune

Gould Evans Associates landed a joint-venture contract this summer for the $26.4 million design-build project.

The libraries are expected to open next spring, only 10 months after groundbreaking.

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New Orleans Film Festival lineup to feature bold-faced names | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Film Society today (Sept. 16) will announce the lineup for October's 20th-anniversary New Orleans Film Festival, a varied program that will boast films featuring such bold-face names as director Francis Ford Coppola, actors Zac Efron and Emily Blunt, U2 guitarist The Edge and -- Orson Welles?

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New Orleans interim inspector general named | wwltv.com

An interim inspector general has been named for the absence of Inspector General Edouard Quatrevaux, who was appointed earlier this point as inspector general, according to a spokesperson with the office.
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TSA Union to Celebrate New Orleans TSA Workers with Wednesday Event | Reuters

With more than 11,000 Transportation Security Administration members in 34 Locals nationwide, the American Federation of Government Employees will mark its role as the only real union for TSA workers with a celebration of Transportation Security Officers in New Orleans on Sept. 16. The union recently chartered Local 1047 in New Orleans.
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Dominion Tower, New Orleans Centre sold to Saints' owner Benson | wwltv.com

Tom Benson, who owns the New Orleans Saints, now owns several of the buildings that surround the Superdome, a gigantic emblem of New Orleans, and has plans to turn part of his latest purchase into a sports entertainment district and office space...

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New Orleans Seafood Festival | neworleans.com #nola

The 3rd annual New Orleans Seafood Festival announces its 2009 schedule of events. Top local acts such as Amanda Shaw and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk will perform throughout the weekend. The festival also features cooking demonstrations by some of the city’s most prominent chefs, including John Besh and Susan Spicer.

Entertainment Schedule:
Friday, September 25, 2009
5:30pm-6:45pm Wiseguys
7:15pm-9:00pm Rockin' Dopsie Jr

Saturday, September 26, 2009
11:30am-12:45pm Country Fried
1:00pm-2:15pm Revivalists
2:30pm-3:45pm Boogie Men
4:00pm-5:15pm Los Po-Boy-Citos
5:30pm-6:45pm Christian Serpas
7:00pm-8:15pm Vivaz
8:30pm-9:45pm Soul Rebels

Sunday, September 27, 2009
11:30am-12:45pm Amanda Shaw
1:00pm-2:15pm Wolfman Washington
2:30pm-3:45pm Big Sam
4:00pm-5:15pm Dumpstaphunk

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Ochsner Health System of New Orleans Goes Live with DocuSys` Anesthesia and Drug Management Technology | Reuters

Ochsner Health System of New Orleans went live on the DocuSys Anesthesia Information Management and Anesthesia Drug Management system in 41 anesthetizing locations at Ochsner Medical Center and the Ochsner-Merrill Hines Surgery Center. Ochsner is one of the largest non-university based physician training centers in the nation that has received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 13 consecutive years, and has been ranked a "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report.
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New Orleans Locals Speak Out Against Proposed New Public Art | ARTINFO.com the world’s leading cultural media group

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City plans for a renovated Armstrong Park include adding a number of bronze statues like this one of Louis Armstrong.
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New Orleans' Naked Pizza aiming for 200 shops by years end | NOLA.com #nola @NAKEDpizza



Randy Crochet and Jeff Leach are the owners of "Naked Pizza."

Sunday's New York Times Magazine contained a story that seemed to confirm what Jeff Leach has been threatening for three years: Naked Pizza is going to be huge.

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New Orleans Saints 2009 Season Football schedule #nola #saints #nfl

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Dancing the Blues Away - Why the people of Mamou, Louisiana, wake up ready to boogie | Garden and Gun

It's 9:00 on a sultry Saturday morning, and Fred’s Lounge in tiny Mamou, Louisiana, is as crowded and smoky as a big-city bar at midnight. You’d never know that outside this low-slung brick and cinder-block barroom things are all quiet and peaceful (after all, a fair amount of Mamou’s population of just four thousand are inside, and the rest of them are sleeping)...
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Mid-CIty New Orleans beach volleyball along the Lafitte Corridor - Petition

Mid-City Volleyball Group is a collection of volleyball players dedicated to the ideal of creating a beach volleyball venue in the Mid-City area of New Orleans. We are an eclectic group of people with professional backgrounds ranging from business to engineering, but we are united in our passion to play and promote outdoor volleyball. Mid-City Volleyball Group proposes that the city of New Orleans include an outdoor volleyball recreational area along the Lafitte Corridor Greenway preferably at the corridor’s midpoint near Bayou St. John.
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Pearl of a recovery - Lifestyles - News & Observer - Restaurant review - New Orleans


Oysters are a natural for the grill. Find the freshest oysters you can and dress them with fresh cheese. - MCT FILE PHOTO

I'll admit it; I'm an oyster freak. I wait all summer for the flavor of oysters to get richer, and the flesh plumper.

Don't get me wrong, I eat oysters year-round, but fall and winter oysters are a real treat. Loving oysters must be a genetic thing. My dad adored oysters, and I always remember him eating them raw. My sister and my daughter both can't seem to get enough. I have learned not to get between the two of them and a platter of cold, slurping-size oysters.

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New Orleans shootings 2 Killed, 9 Injured | WDSU New Orleans

Two people were killed and nine others were shot in New Orleans overnight Saturday.

The crimes happened in seven locations, all within hours of each other.
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