This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Air Canada daily, non-stop service between Toronto and New Orleans

Air Canada offers the only non-stop, daily service between Toronto and New Orleans. Flight AC7971 will depart Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport at 10:00 and arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 12:10.
Read more via newswire.ca

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

The Inn On Bourbon Presents The 1989 movie “Interview With A Vampire”

The Inn On Bourbon Presents The 1989 movie “Interview With A Vampire”
November 1, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

The Inn On Bourbon
541 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter hotel is proud to announce free monthly showings of New Orleans-themed movies. Join us for the 1994 movie "Interview With a Vampire" starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Christian Slater. Presented by the not-for-profit New Orleans Lyceum.

Download description via innonbourbon.com PDF

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Mat & Naddie's Cafe restaurant review | Humid Beings

If you’re not from here, you probably haven’t heard of us. If you are, you already know that Mat & Naddie’s offers its own brand of fine dining combined with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that has attracted a local following since opening nine years ago. Fine, yet accessible, local cuisine is the watchword here...

Read more via humidbeings.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Airport Check-in: New Orleans abandons plans to go private | USAToday.com

New Orleans Louis Armstrong International airport has decided it will remain publicly owned. The New Orleans Aviation Board voted last week to end efforts to raise money by selling a long-term lease to a private operator...
Courtesy of Louis Armstrong New Orleans Amstrong International Airport

Read more via usatoday.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will be shot in New Orleans | On Location Vacations

Director Christopher Nolan announced Batman 3 will officially be called The Dark Knight Rises. Nola has also chosen to move Gotham from Chicago to New Orleans...


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

New Orleans vows to crack down on illegal vendors | FOX8 WVUE-TV

The city of New Orleans is cracking down on vendors illegally selling their wares outside the Superdome for Saints games...

Read more via fox8live.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

AM Future Sons and Daughters (Filter US Records) | offBeat.com

Future Sons & DaughtersThe singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist AM was raised in Mandeville and graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans. AM himself is usually careful to mention his Crescent City soul influences, but Future Sons and Daughters, his third full-length release, bears a much deeper imprint from the other LA...
Read more via offbeat.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Jazz National Park, New Orleans | Huffington Post @messy1

In 1993, Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), the guy who would eventually wind up in jail for having all that cash in his freezer, introduced H.R. 3408, a classic piece of pork designating something in New Orleans to be a National Park celebrating the history of Jazz...

Read more via huffingtonpost.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Kermit Ruffins leads infectiously cheerful parade through New Orleans with 'Happy Talk' Music Review | The Canadian Press

Happy TalkKermit Ruffins, "Happy Talk" (Basin Street Records) - Go ahead, just try and listen to New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins' latest release without moving — no foot tapping, finger snapping or head nodding. A plate of red beans and rice says you can't do it. Listeners looking to be transported directly to Bourbon Street without paying any baggage fees need look no further than the album's first song...

Read more via ca.news.yahoo.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

New Orleans Investment Conference, now in its 36th year, begins on Wednesday | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Investment Conference is now in its 36th year, and Blanchard is likely smiling down in admiration on the 700-odd "gold bugs" assembled, those self-directed investors who attend the annual shindig he mounted then in protest against U.S. monetary policy. The four-day conference opens Wednesday at the Hilton Riverside hotel...

Read more via nola.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Read More »

Wine and spirits auction benefits New Orleans Opera Association | NOLA.com

Help spread music to New Orleans’ youth when you score a rare bottle on October 29 at the New Orleans Opera Association’s wine and spirits auction. The auction, now in its 22nd year, typically raises between $20,000 and $30,000 to support the association’s music education programs...

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

New Orleans Is Humming Again | CBS News

Music thrives in New Orleans. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
Bob Schieffer reports on How a City Facing Horrendous Problems Attacked Them Head-On. The city shared the recession with the rest of us, but for New Orleans that was just the half of it. Katrina left 80 percent of the city underwater, and six months ago that was bookended by the worst oil spill ever, which sent its economy for another loop...

Read more via cbsnews.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

Research teams find oil on bottom of Gulf | USAtoday.com

Scientists who were aboard two research vessels studying the Gulf of Mexico oil spill's impact on sea life have found substantial amounts of oil on the seafloor, contradicting statements by federal officials that the oil had largely disappeared.

Read more via usatoday.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.


Follow @nola411 on Twitter 

Read More »

How to be a New Orleans Saints fan | Washington Times Communities

Chances are, whenever you think about Louisiana these days, you probably remember the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl in February, 2010. For Saints fans, the New Orleans Saints embody the living, breathing spirit of all that is Louisiana. Like our state, they’ve weathered the good, the bad, and the really bad times. And, just like Louisiana’s citizens, no matter how bad things got, they never, ever gave up—even when fans wore paper bags over their heads.
Read more via washingtontimes.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Survey shows NOPD employees like jobs | WXVT-TV Delta News

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says most of the city's police like their jobs, but want more training and better equipment...

Read more via wxvt.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Mitch Landrieu: New Orleans Can Help U.S. "Find Herself Again" | Political Hotsheet - CBS News

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was interviewed by "Face the Nation" moderator Bob Schieffer Thursday during a summit called "Reboot America," sponsored by the web site The Daily Beast. Amid the partisan vitriol that has increasingly become the norm in American politics, particularly during an election cycle, Landrieu thinks his city's struggle to rebuild itself in the five years since Hurricane Katrina can provide the country a blueprint to "find herself again."



Read more via cbsnews.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Boo at the Zoo | Audubon Nature Institute - New Orleans

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo! This annual Audubon Zoo extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, the Mombassa Ghost Train, a haunted house, games with prizes and entertainment. All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission...

Read more via auduboninstitute.org

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

New Orleans man sentenced to life by Miss. jury | SunHerald.com

A Mississippi jury has sentenced a New Orleans man to life in prison without parole for his role in a crime spree that began in New Orleans and ended in rural Jackson County. Jurors found 31-year-old Eddie Pugh guilty Thursday on charges of capital murder, arson and aggravated assault...

Read more via sunherald.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

Wizard announces New Orleans Comic Con | Digital Spy

Wizard Entertainment has announced that its 2011 comic convention tour will kick off at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre in January, the move sees the city host the event for the first time...

Read more via digitalspy.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Saenger Theatre is about to get a new lease on life | NOLA.com

Michael DeMocker, The Times-Picayune
The Saenger Theatre Renewal Project is part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's recovery plan for the next three years...

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Dr. John: The Old Soul Of New Orleans | NPR #nola

TribalSinger, songwriter and pianist Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack has been at the heart of New Orleans funk and R&B since the 1950s, so when he paid a visit to the KPLU/Jazz24 studio for a solo performance, we were sure we'd get a good dose of the Crescent City...


Read more and listen to Dr. John on NPR via npr.org

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Sanitation contractors challenge validity of IG Citizen Inspection | FOX 8 Live, WVUE TV

Attorneys for New Orleans-based sanitation contractors Richard's Disposal, Inc., and Metro Disposal, Inc., have appealed to the New Orleans Ethics Review Board to seek cancelation of Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux's recently announced volunteer citizens' inspection of local residences and small businesses as duplicitous and wasteful.

Read more via fox8live.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

Fate of public schools in Orleans Parish discussed at public forum | The Louisiana Weekly

BESE board members heard from a standing room only crowd of educators, parents, students and members of the community regarding the current transition plan for New Orleans public schools. Fire marshalls were actually forced to turn some 200 people away from the hearing, which was required by state law to be held so the board could receive input from the community before its final vote on the decision, set to take place in New Orleans on December 9.

Read more via louisianaweekly.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

'Soul of America' photos of New Orleans to appear at Oswego State Downtown | SUNY Oswego - News and Events

Crescent City sight—“Krazy Korner, N.O.,” a solarized gelatin sliver print, is among the 16 images in Yolanda Tooley’s “New Orleans, The Soul of America” exhibition, opening Oct. 29 at Oswego State Downtown.


Yolanda Tooley’s photographic exhibit “New Orleans, Soul of America” will bring the spirit of the Crescent City to Oswego State Downtown, (New York) corner of West First and Bridge streets, Oct. 29 to Nov. 27.

The show will start with a reception, free and open to the public, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.

Read more via oswego.edu

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Audit of New Orleans toll bridges unveils problems | landlinemag.com

The fifth-busiest bridge system in the country, the Crescent City Connection over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, doesn’t operate by the book and has its share of wasteful practices, a state audit has revealed.

The Crescent City Connection Division of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development operates a system that includes two tolled bridges on U.S. Route 90, six ferries and 29 commissioned officers. All are funded primarily with toll revenue.

Read more via landlinemag.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

Southern Rep Joins New Orleans Fringe Fest, 11/19-21 | BroadwayWorld.com

The 2010 New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 17-21, will be an extraordinary five days of theater, performance art and spectacle. Forty groups from around the country and New Orleans will be presenting over 100 shows in venues across the city. The shows include the exotic, the dramatic and the insane: drama, dance, one-person shows, cabaret, comedy, puppetry, clowning, improvisational, aerialist and many other creative works...


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

New Orleanians to learn "What Not to Wear" | My New Orleans

While New Orleans is the far-and-away leader of food, music and good times, we're hardly known for our fashion-forward sensibilities. Everyone has that friend or relative who needs a makeover, whether she's stuck in the 1980s, dressing too old or young for her age, simply oblivious or any number of fashion felonies. Here is your chance to nominate her for the "What Not to Wear" overhaul and a chance to be featured on the TLC hit...

Read more via myneworleans.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Community Food Security Coalition convention meets in New Orleans | NOLA.com

The Community Food Security Coalition decided to host the convention in New Orleans because the city's unique culinary traditions give convention attendees a lot to learn. Bringing the convention to an area affected by a hurricane and an oil spill not only helps teach others how to cope in similar crises but also aids economic development...

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Archdiocese of New Orleans begins push for priests | NOLA.com

After 14 months in office, Archbishop Gregory Aymond has begun to roll out his agenda for the Archdiocese of New Orleans on several fronts, one of which will be a sustained push to recruit new priests for a regional church that is steadily losing ground...

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

The BP oil well's plugged. Now what? Cleaning up the Gulf | The Clarion-Ledger

Now that the oil has stopped flowing from the Deepwater Horizon well blowout, what can we expect in terms of environmental impact, economic recovery and government responses to the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history? ...

Read more via clarionledger.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

Final score: New Orleans Saints 31, Tampa Bay Bucs 6

Saints beat Tampa Bay. Watch highlights via nfl.com

Read more via nfl.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

Have city services improved under Landrieu? | wwltv.com

Sanitation services, street conditions, and blight can affect the quality of life for residents of any city, and for years, they have been major concerns for New Orleanians, but have city services improved since Mayor Mitch Landrieu took office?



Read more via wwltv.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Read More »

Peter Toma, longtime Roosevelt Hotel accordionist, dies at 91 | NOLA.com

Peter Toma, an accordionist who led the band that played in the Roosevelt Hotel’s Fountain Lounge for 19 years, died Sept. 18 at his New Orleans home. He was 91...

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Corps to shore up trouble spot from Katrina | boston.com

The corps says it will reinforce levees and floodwalls along the canal to meet beefed-up standards the corps is using in the wake of Katrina...

Read more via boston.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants to raise taxes and fees | WWL

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants to raise taxes and fees. Landrieu says the city has no other choice but to increase revenues...

Read more via wwl.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Thanks to Saints, trick-or-treating may come early in New Orleans | ProFootballTalk.com

Kids in New Orleans may get their Halloween candy a day early, as a group of area moms are urging residents to adopt early trick-or-treating to avoid conflicting with the Saints' October 31 night game...


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Audubon: Birds look OK after spill, threats remain | msnbc.com

National Audubon Society experts say bird populations along Louisiana's oil-tainted shores are doing surprisingly well nearly six months after the BP PLC oil spill, but caution that oil continues to ooze out of the ground in many places and multiple threats ...

Read more via msnbc.msn.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Donna's Bar in New Orleans to reopen — With A New Name | offBeat.com

Donna’s On Rampart—the old Donna’s Bar & Grill, which closed in August—has been leased by optometrist Dr. Eugene Oppman, who also owns the Carver Theater on Orleans Avenue. Oppman started his optometry career in the Carver Theater in 1987...

Read more via offbeat.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Baton Rouge near top of pay growth list | 2theadvocate.com - Business

Baton Rouge is ranked second in the country for its per capita income growth rate in the past 25 years, according to a new report by Portfolio.com. New Orleans ranks fifth...

Read more via 2theadvocate.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

The Voodoo Experience | The Xavier Herald > A&E

VOODOO is a three-day music festival that's held the last weekend in October. This year's festival is on Friday, Oct. 29, Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31. The VOODOO experience can be enjoyed by those of all ages. Kids under ten get in free, and have access to VooBoo, an area that provides kid-friendly events and activities...

Read more via xavierherald.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Creepy chic decor for your New Orleans Halloween party | NOLA.com


NOLA.com file photo - Halloween in New Orleans.

If you prefer a contemporary decor style, you aren't interested in rustic jack-o-lanterns or homespun stuffed witches when Halloween comes around. But fear not: This season you'll find lots of ghoulish yet glamorous pieces to fete the occasion...

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Krewe of M.O.M.'s Halloween Ball: Forever Neverland

Going to be in New Orleans for Halloween. The Krewe of Mystic Orphans and Misfits (MOMs) is selling tickets to the public for their annual Halloween costume ball. COSTUMES ARE REQUIRED. Get Creative!

Warning: You may be refused entry if you have a very lame costume.

Krewe of M.O.M.'s Halloween Ball: Forever Neverland
featuring Papa Grows Funk with special guests, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes & Josh Garrett and the Bottom Line

Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 9:00 PM CDT
Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA
18 years and over

Read more and order tickets via eventmoo.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Read More »

Morgus movie comes back from the dead, thanks to local theater | NOLA.com

1015 morgus sid noel.JPG 
New Orleans TV horror host Dr. Morgus will be making something of a comeback this Halloween as his 1962 movie 'The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus' plays at the Chalmette Movies...

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Drilling moratorium lifted | wwltv.com

The Obama administration says it is lifting the six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill.

Read more via wwltv.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

Derek Huston Joins Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe | offBeat.com

Since parting ways from the Iguanas, saxophonist Derek Huston has kept busy as a free agent. This month, Huston will play as a member of the band when Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello play each other’s songs in San Francisco. Huston became connected with the show through former Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen guitarist Bill Kirchen and pianist Austin De Lone, both of whom will be part of the show...

Read more via offbeat.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Entergy New Orleans pledges $1 million to support New Orleans Recreation Department, New Orleans Council on Aging | NOLA.com

Entergy New Orleans has pledged to give the city $1 million to support the New Orleans Recreation Department and the New Orleans Council on Aging. The bulk of the money -- $650,000 -- is geared towards NORD...

Read more via nola.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

New Orleans police halt arrests using dogs | UPI

New Orleans police have suspended using dogs while making arrests, a spokeswoman said. In 2009, two police dogs died after being left unattended. One died of heat stroke after being left in a police car and another dog died after falling 17 stories down an elevator shaft at Charity Hospital...

Read more via upi.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Green Burial Options Include Recycled Newspaper Coffins & Sea-Salt Urns | GreenPacks

The trade-show at the National Funeral Directors Association convention in New Orleans being held this week features green burial options such as recycled newspaper coffins, sea-salt urns, and the like. Passages International, a company from Albuquerque introduced biodegradable container in which the body or cremated remains are placed and it will break down quickly without doing harm to the earth around it.

Read more via greenpacks.org

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Feds to study whether oil endangered bluefin tuna | MiamiHerald.com

The National Marine Fisheries Service will study whether the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has depleted the population of Atlantic bluefin tuna to the point that the food fish should be placed on the endangered species list. The fisheries service will make a recommendation by May 24, 2011 - a year after The Center for Biological Diversity filed its petition.

Read more via miamiherald.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Voodoo on The Bayou w Lips and The Trips 10/30/2010


The annual Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association fund raiser, with cuisine provided by local restaurants, open bar, live music.

Tickets are for sale for $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:30 p.m., and the party begins at 8:30 p.m. and goes until midnight

Pitot House, 1440 Moss Street on Bayou St. John
Benefit for the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association
Your ticket covers live musical entertainment, an open bar and fare from some of New Orleans most beloved restaurants.



Read more via voodooonthebayou.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

New board given task of repairing Public Belt's image | WWL TV



The City Council approved each of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's nine nominees to a new board that will oversee the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, but the process didn't go as some would hope...

Read more via wwltv.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

5 Great Places to Eat Outside | neworleans.com - New Orleans Food

This weekend’s eating forecast: sunny with a chance of scattered euphoria. Get your head checked if you don’t eat at least three meals outside. Here are five places to lounge, nibble and swill al fresco in New Orleans.

Read more via neworleans.com


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

New Orleans May Open A Sobering Center | neworleans.com

Criminal justice leaders are looking for ways to ease jail overcrowding, and a recovery/intervention center thinks it can help. If the city adopts this sobering center idea, Odyssey House would like to offer space for police to drop people off...

Read more via neworleans.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

New pediatric clinic opening today in Plaquemines | WWL

A clinic focusing on the needs of children will open today in Plaquemines Parish, an area that was already lacking in such medical care before the BP disaster stretched the area's resources even further...
Read more via wwl.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Bayou Underground | WSJ.com: Book Review

A Road Trip in Search of Ghosts -- One man's tribute to the seductive rhythms, exotic sounds and wild legends of Louisiana's swampland.


In "Bayou Underground," a head-long dive into the music and culture of New Orleans and its environs, Dave Thompson rightly stops to comment on "I Walk on Gilded Splinters." He calls it "the definitive sound of bayou country." The music is as "intense as it is hypnotic . . . all jerking ropes and clouds of smoke, charnal chants and crazy-eye staring."

Read more via online.wsj.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Panel: White House Blocked Oil Spill Figures | Associated Press video



visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

 

Read More »

2011 New Orleans Music Photography Calendar


Check out the the 2011 New Orleans Music Photography Calendar


Look for these artists in the 2011 calendar: George Porter Jr ¦ Anders Osborne ¦ Stanton Moore ¦ Jon Cleary ¦ Rebirth Brass Band ¦ Big Sam Williams ¦ Ivan Neville ¦ Art Neville.


This calendar has highlights the NOLA music festivals as well as traditional holidays.

Read more via jeffreydupuis.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Famed Mardi Gras float builders settle family spat | Associated Press

The father and son behind a New Orleans institution that builds Mardi Gras floats has settled a family dispute.

Read more via google.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Kids Share Tipitina's Stage with Music Stars | tipitinasfoundation.org

Tipitina's Sunday Music Workshops have some exciting sessions planned for the coming weeks:
- October 10 : Alvin Youngblood Hart & Johnny Vidacovich
- October 24 : Kirk Joseph & Roger Lewis of Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Sunday Music Workshops are free, for all ages, and happen 1PM to 3PM at Tipitina's Uptown Music Club, 501 Napoleon at Tchoupitoulas. Kids, bring your instruments and come ready to play and learn!


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Merger offers Baton Rouge opportunity to court airlines | 2theadvocate.com

The proposed merger of Southwest Airlines and AirTran should have little impact in Baton Rouge because neither serves Metro Airport, but the deal offers the opportunity to perhaps persuade Southwest to enter the market, an airport official said...

Read more via 2theadvocate.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Ramblin' Man: Full-time RV Life | SeattlePi Reader Blogs

Jim Jaillet: Author, RV wanderer shares some favorite photos from a recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States
Today's 32 photos were taken February 11-21, 2010 in and around New Orleans, Louisiana during Mardi Gras...

Read more via seattlepi.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Armstrong Park restoration gets under way again | NOLA.com

John McCusker, The Times-Picayune
Although a series of high-profile construction blunders left Armstrong Park unusable for most of the summer, work will soon resume under a new general contractor. The project has become politicized because Mayor Ray Nagin trumpeted the project as something super-spectacular, promising "you're going to be blown away," and fast-tracked the work so that he could unveil the Roots of Music Cultural Sculpture Garden in his final days in office.

Read more via nola.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

Social Innovation, Civic Infrastructure, and Rebuilding New Orleans from the Inside Out | The Rockefeller Foundation

To certain constituencies—among them the Rockefeller Foundation—Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans are much more than convenient reference points for calamity, and they represent something far more profound: the integrated, evolving, and critically important challenges we will confront in the 21st century, from the incipient dangers of climate change, to the dramatic urbanization underway in America and around the world, to the need for our institutions to deal more deftly with increasingly complex problems...


visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Head of New Orleans EMS resigns | WXVT

The director of New Orleans' emergency medical services has resigned following reports of moonlighting at a Texas medical device company whose leading product is used in the city's ambulances...

Read more via wxvt.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

New Orleans to have a Beer Tasting in City Park


Saturday, October 9, 2010 in City Park at The Big Lake 2-6 pm — A beer tasting like no other. Come sample 200 different beers while sitting under an oak tree in City Park and enjoying live music by Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Did we forget to mention the pub crawl? That’s right, local bars will be sponsoring tables and when you visit the bars and get your beer passport filled you'll get a free shirt. There will also be a food and soda booth. You can even check out the LSU game at our tailgating zone! You know what the best part of sampling all this beer is? You will be helping out the LA/SPCA by having an awesome time.

Read more via neworleansontap.org

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

Oil still being removed in Plaquemines Parish | KLFY TV 10 - Acadiana

In the past week, Plaquemines Parish officials say about 13,000 gallons of an oily water mix have been recovered in Bay Jimmy, a spot that has been hit hard by the oil spill. In the week before that, officials said about 31,905 gallons had been collected...

Read more via klfy.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.

Follow @nola411 on Twitter 
Read More »

Homeowners with Chinese Drywall Problems Entitled to Tax Relief: IRS | AboutLawsuits.com

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance to homeowners who have had problems with Chinese drywall on how they can claim a tax deduction to help cover the costs of repairs to their home.


Read more via aboutlawsuits.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »

Biotech on the Bayou | The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences

Efforts to develop Louisiana’s biotech industry are giving New Orleans scientists— and the local economy—a much needed boost.
Read more via the-scientist.com

visit nola411.com for New Orleans and Gulf Coast news clippings.
Read More »