Dine America: Night Out for Gulf Seafood, December 1, 2010 | dineamerica2010.com

On December 1st, 290 chefs and restaurateurs will participate in "Dine America/Dine Louisiana" serving Gulf Seafood quality to diners, friends and family. This communal activity will demonstrate that our professional food experts whose livelihood depends upon quality of their ingredients and cuisine recommend Gulf Seafood.

This “America's Night Out for Gulf Seafood” is a chef/restaurant statement supporting the Gulf Coast fishing families and their Gulf Seafood catch. TIZM online auction site will include restaurant donated cookbooks and dinners for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Foundation culinary programming...
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Louisiana launches new ads to promote tourism in oil-affected parishes | wwltv.com

Louisiana's parishes hardest hit by the BP oil spill are banding together to ask visitors to come back to the coast. They are launching a media blitz, promoting tourism and local seafood from St. Tammany to the Sabine.

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Christmas New Orleans Style - A Month long celebration of the season and the senses | neworleansonline.com

For thirty-one days, feasts and finery await you in every corner of town. A chorus of voices lifts your spirit to new heights inside the St. Louis Cathedral. Southern belles and Papa Noël greet you beneath iron-laced balconies and in cozy courtyards and antique streetcars guide you to a paradise of lights among the live oaks of City Park…
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Mother-in-Law Lounge final garage sale 12/4 + 12/5 | NOLA.com

Ms Betty Fox will host a final garage sale at the world-famous Ernie K-Doe Mother-in-Law Lounge on December 4th and 5th. She'll be keeping the many photos and posters that adorn the lounge's walls, but suits and dresses belonging to Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe will be for sale. Fox says she'll also be selling the Lounge's upright piano, amplifiers, barstools and some other bar equipment.

The sale starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 4 at the Mother-In-Law Lounge at 1500 N. Claiborne Ave.

Opened by Ernie K-Doe in 1994, the Lounge is a shrine to the immortal legend of K-Doe. The walls are adorned with photographs and artwork of K-Doe throughout his life. Many pictures of K-Doe's family and friends can be seen as well...

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Feds sue Transocean claiming company’s hiding safety reports | Energy Watch - FuelFix

The Department of Justice has filed a civil suit against Transocean, saying the drilling giant refuses to turn over documents requested as part of the investigation into the Deepwater Horizon accident. The suit was filed in district court in New Orleans. It says Transocean is refusing to provide two sets of documents related to safety audits on its rigs and safety training for particular workers...

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Six wanted in murder of Pat O'Brien's bartender | WWL


New Orleans Police released information late Saturday on six suspects they are seeking in connection with the Friday murder of a French Quarter bartender on Canal St...

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Tales of the Cocktail travels to Canada | NOLA.com

Every summer, Tales of the Cocktail draws 15,000 enthusiastic drinkers to New Orleans. This March, the team behind the festival will take its mix of seminars, tastings and parties to Vancouver with “Tales on Tour.”

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New Orleans Saints' Will Smith Arrested for Domestic Battery | TheCelebrityCafe.com

Police report that New Orleans Saints' Will Smith and his wife were having an argument outside a nightclub that turned physical...

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Jazzfest 2011 Performer Announcement in two weeks? | Swagland

Jazzfest 2011 Performer Announcement in two weeks?
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Classify this as an "informed rumor", word is that Jazzfest may announce the performers for 2011 during the week of December 13. The same week the performers were announced for the last two years...
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New Orleans’ musicians keep busy post-Katrina |

More than five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ music scene remains vibrant and lively, despite the fact that some musicians forced from their homes haven’t returned and the doors to many places where they used to entertain remain closed...

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Celebration in the Oaks Run/Walk | New Orleans City Park 12/11/2010

The second Saturday of December gives East Jefferson General Hospital the chance to host an event that is especially popular with families. After running or walking a beautiful 2-mile course through City Park, participants get to see the Celebration in the Oaks Light Display before the gates are open to the general public. The day is filled with cocoa, visits with Santa and much more. Many of those running and walking this event do so with strollers or children right by their side. This year's event is Saturday, December 11, 2010 @ 3:30 PM.

This is one of the most festive holiday events in the country. Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out and check out the beautiful two mile course in City Park. The Park is decorated for the holiday season with over 500,000 lights. Afterward, participants can enjoy themselves at the post-race party and also head into the the Walking Tour of the beautifully decorated Botanical Garden, Storyland and Carousel Gardens...

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The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux | offBeat.com

Photo by Elsa Hahne.
“When I was a kid, I did never go outside. Always stayed inside, and my grandmother used to cook. I helped her cut up the seasoning. Then when my grandmother died, I liked to stay home and watch my mom cook. I just wasn’t interested in being outside. I don’t go nowhere now, you know...

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New Orleans aiming for 'New York-style fashion atmosphere' | al.com

The fashion culture is on the rise in the Crescent City, with big plans to host New Orleans International Fashion Week at Bourbon Park in 2011.

In preparation for that event, a New Orleans Fashion Week Preview will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi on Dec. 9th...

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New Orleans sets recycling parameters for sanitation bidders | NOLA.com

Boxes of recycled materials are picked up in Algiers by a private curbside
recycling company in 2008. Officials are seeking bids to restart municipal
service to Algiers and other parts of town in January.
Contractors vying to replace Richard's Disposal as one of New Orleans' three major sanitation vendors must include the cost of processing recyclable materials - not just picking them up - when submitting bids to provide service starting Jan. 1, records show...

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A cooks' tour: St. Louis chefs eat up New Orleans | stltoday.com

St. Louis chefs Josh Galliano (Monarch), Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café), Mike Emerson (Pappy's Smokehouse) and Gerard Craft (Niche, Taste, Brasserie) returned early Monday from a weekend jaunt to New Orleans, where they did a little hunting, a little sightseeing -- and a lot of eating.

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Irma Thomas: She Sings The Songs | NPR.org

Legendary singer Irma Thomas recently paid a visit to KPLU in Seattle.
When New Orleans R&B singer Irma Thomas arrived for her studio session with KPLU, we knew she was ready for any song request we might throw at her. We knew this, because she brought her Book with her.

The Book is something Thomas takes to every performance, and it contains the lyrics to all the songs she's recorded in her 50-year career. She uses it when her fans call out requests for songs she might have forgotten, or songs she recorded years ago but never included in her ongoing live repertoire.

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East Bank Orleans Still At Risk For More Water Woes | neworleans.com

There are still questions about what actually led to the boil order on the East Bank. The power went out at the Sewerage and Water Board at 10:58 Friday night, by 3:25am Saturday the media was alerted, but subscribers to NOLA Ready, the city's alert system, were notified nearly 5 hours later at 8:08am...

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Podcast: Hear Kermit Ruffins, Abigail Washburn and much more | USAtoday.com - Pop Candy: Unwrapping pop culture's hip and hidden treasures

It's time for another podcast with bunches of music I've been listening to lately. This one is on the down-home side, which seemed appropriate, since many of us will be heading that way this weekend for Thanksgiving. (Note: Many of them contain the banjo!)

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Deep Fried Turkey - Safety - How to Safely Fry a Turkey this Thanksgiving

Tips to having a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

If you decide to fry a turkey, follow these tips to prevent fires and injuries:
  • Place the turkey fryer on a level surface, in an open area away from homes, fences, sheds, and other structures.
  • Never place the fryer on a wooden deck or porch or in a garage or carport.
  • Leave at least 2 feet between the fryer and the propane tank.
  • Keep the fryer in full view at all times.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer.
  • Check the oil temperature often. If you see smoke coming from the oil, turn off the gas right away.
  • Completely thaw and dry the turkey before frying. Adding a partially frozen or wet turkey to the pot makes the oil splatter a lot, causing a fire or explosion hazard.
  • Cover bare skin before adding or removing food from the fryer.
  • Raise and lower food slowly to avoid splattering or spilling oil.
  • Use the right amount of oil. To find out how much oil to use, read the fryer's instructions, or:
    • Place the turkey in the pot.
    • Fill with water until the turkey is covered by an inch of water.
    • Remove the turkey and pat dry.
    • Mark the water level in the pot.
    • Dump the water, dry the pot, and fill oil to the level marked.
  • If the fryer catches fire, call 911 right away. Do not try to put it out with water.
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Turkey Fryer Fire Facts

  • Cooking fires peak on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Between 1998 and 2005, the Consumer Product Safety Commission had 112 reports of fires or burns related to turkey fryers.
  • Most fires from turkey fryers occur while the oil is being heated, before the turkey is added.
  • Contact with hot oil can cause serious burns.
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After BP oil spill, thousands of ideas poured in for cleanup | USAtoday.com

As oil spewed from the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico last summer, so did ideas on how to stop it and clean it up.

BP received about 123,000 ideas, 80,000 of which had to do with plugging the leak and 43,000 on ways to clean up the oil. The ideas came in crayon from 9-year-old boys, in shaky handwriting from 90-year-old men and from scientists, inventors and engineers — even actor Kevin Costner...

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Thirty Years Ago, a Louisiana Lake Turned Into a Swirling Pit of Destruction | gizmodo.com @Gizmodo

In 1980, Texaco drilled down to look for oil beneath Lake Peigneur. A little too far down. The mistake drained the entire lake like a bathtub, creating an enormous whirlpool that consumed barges, drills, and 65 acres of land. Oops...

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Computer Crash Halts NO Real Estate Transactions | WDSU New Orleans

City leaders met with members of the real estate industry in an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss a computer crash at the Civil District Court in October that halted transactions in the city...

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The Importance of Po' Boys | CBS News video

The people of New Orleans take their food seriously and no food is taken more seriously than the Po-Boy sandwich. Sunday Morning's Bill Geist went to New Orleans to taste and find out for himself why the Po-Boy sandwich, that has survived challenges like hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, is so important to the people of New Orleans.


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Top-Rated Barbecue in New Orleans | Zagat.com

Zagat rates three barbecue restaurants in New Orleans.  See who Zagat reviewed, and if you think someone has been left off their list...

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Lawyers Drop Their Opposition to Chinese Drywall Settlement | LawyersandSettlements.com, America's Premier Online Legal News Source

Lawyers who initially opposed a settlement with Lowe's regarding Chinese drywall have dropped their opposition now that the terms of the agreement have been changed. Consumers who experienced Chinese drywall problems filed a lawsuit against Lowe's, alleging the home-improvement chain sold drywall with high levels of sulfur, strontium or other compounds that caused problems in their homes. A settlement was initially reached with Lowe's, but critics argued that the settlement gave too much money to attorneys and not enough to the people with the allegedly defective Chinese drywall in their homes...

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Water outage leads to boil-water advisory | WWL

Residents from across a wide swath of New Orleans had to deal with low, or no, low water pressure overnight Friday night into early Saturday morning. The outage has led to a boil-water advisory for the entire East Bank of the city of New Orleans as a precaution, according to Sewage & Water Board spokesman Robert Jackson.

All of the city of New Orleans, except Algiers, is under a boil water
advisory after a drop in water pressure late Friday night...

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Levee authority votes not to raise property tax rate for New Orleans residents | NOLA.com

Regional levee commissioners have voted not to increase the millage rate that will be collected next year by the New Orleans Levee District. Instead, the board followed the recommendation of its finance committee and agreed unanimously to maintain the 2010 rate...

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Zagat says New Orleans most affordable dining in US | AJC.com

According to the latest Zagat Survey, the average cost of a meal in New Orleans has dropped for the first time in a decade, from $28.52 in the last survey to $28.36 this year...

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New Orleans mayor talks economics in New York | WSJ.com

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu heads for New York Tuesday as part of a business and philanthropic development mission.

Landrieu says the trip is about bringing jobs and resources back to New Orleans...

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Exploring the New New Orleans | Travel + Leisure

Photo: Cedric Angeles
One sunny autumn afternoon as I was driving through the city, I turned a corner somewhere in Uptown and was confronted with a marching band consisting of what appeared to be eighth graders. They wore gold jackets and Prussian hats with white feathers and were on the march, cheeks puffed out, mallets swinging. Something about the hats with their plumes made the old Ottoman Empire briefly materialize on Dufosset Street. The low, bright sun exploded off tubas, trumpets, trombones; their jackets seemed to glow. It was an astonishing sight. The sound, cacophony. Like a dream, unreal, and like in a dream, they were a mysterious impediment.
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Green Limbs: Spotlight on RTNO | Rebuilding New Orleans Together

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, amid the vast and utterly incomprehensible destruction, Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO) began deconstructing homes. While it would’ve been easier in many cases to demolish entire communities and do away with the remnants of the devastating levee breaks, deconstructing offered an alternative that preserved resources and culture...

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Nutria fashion hits New York runway | The Independent Weekly

Some trends go viral, racing around the internet in hours, and then fall off the map just as quickly. Others take a while to build, and those are the ones that are here to stay. Good thing nutria fashion is a slow-go. Cree McCree, a New Orleans environmentalist and designer has designed a line of nutria clothing dubbed Righteous Fur. Her aim was to create a fashion trend using the bane of the wetlands, nutria. Create a demand and the market will take over, helping to keep the marsh grass chomping swamp rats under control...

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Cook Me Somethin' Mister Introduces a New Brand of New Orleans Food Products in Gulf Coast Region | prnewswire.com

Created from a New Orleans family recipe, Cook Me Somethin' Mister's dry Jambalaya mix is packed with flavor and Cajun spices. The Jambalaya mix is the first in a line of southern food products by Cook Me Somethin' Mister, a brand that captures the essence of New Orleans food and culture.

Cook Me Somethin' Mister's ingredients contain: rice, New Orleans Cajun seasonings and dried vegetables including dried onions and bell peppers. One serving contains 60% of the total daily requirement of Vitamin C. It does not contain any MSG, cholesterol or Trans fat. The mix is available in two sizes. The 20oz "Party Size" feeds 8 - 10 entree size portions and the 8oz "Lil' Party Size" serves 4 entree size portions...
 
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24-Hour Eats in New Orleans: Clover Grill | NewOrleans.com

Whether you’re just getting off of a late shift or you’re taking a break from a French Quarter bender, food can be found at all hours of the night. If you want an oyster po-boy at midnight or a pile of pancakes as the sun rises, here’s where you’ll find food 24-hours a day in New Orleans...
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New Orleans Restaurants With a Past | WYES.org

“New Orleans Restaurants with a Past” premieres at 7pm CST, Wednesday 11/17 on WYES-Channel 12. Among the lost restaurants that will be remembered are Toney’s Spaghetti and Pizza House, Houlihan’s, Bruning’s, Sid-Mar’s, The Hummingbird Grill, and Barrow’s Shady Inn...
NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANTS WITH A PAST
premieres on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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New Orleans Saints license plate agreement being completed | NOLA.com

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This design for the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl
license tag was approved after the first was rejected.
Members of the Who Dat Nation will have to wait another two weeks to get the license plates commemorating the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl victory from last February. State officials said the first batch of tags was ready to go a few weeks ago, but the NFL wanted an agreement signed with the state to guarantee that the Super Bowl logo used on the plate wouldn't be changed...

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Heart of Louisiana: La's meteor strike | WVUE FOX 8 Live

The meteor that made the crater was no small piece of cosmic rock. in fact, when it slammed into the earth, it was at least a hundred feet in diameter. That's similar in size to the meteor that made a crater in Arizona. Heinrich believes the Louisiana crater is slightly larger than this. But erosion and weathering in Louisiana's soft soil have erased what was once a massive hole.


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Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society : Words & Music promoting writers, engaging readers

Words & Music, a Literary Feast in New Orleans opens November 17 and runs through November 21, 2010 and features National Book Award winner Tim O'Brian, author of The Things They Carried and other fine literature relating primarily to the Vietnam War...

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Bar owner plans to fight eviction for new hospital | WWLTV.com

The Outer Banks bar located at the corner of Palmyra and South Tonti Streets-- right in the footprint where the new $800 million VA hospital is set to be built. A number of homes and buildings located in that area have either been moved, demolished or are about to be demolished. The bar's owner, though, said he won't go down without a fight...

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Former St. Ann Hotel reopens after $8 million renovation and name change | NOLA.com

Hotel Le Marais is the refurbished, renovated Hotel St. Ann on
Conti Street in the French Quarter...

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Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew honored in Rock Hall American Music Masters series | Cleveland.com

SET LIST

REBIRTH BRASS BAND
"Mardi Gras in New Orleans"

JAMES ANDREWS
"What a Wonderful World"

JON CLEARY
"Swanee River Hop"

THE DIXIE CUPS
"I'm Walkin'" (with Herb Hardesty)
"Chapel of Love"
"Iko Iko"

THERESA ANDERSSON
"It Keeps Rainin'"
"I Want to Walk You Home"

ROBERT PARKER
"I Hear You Knocking"
"Barefootin'"

IRMA THOMAS
"Blueberry Hill"
"Time Is on My Side"

LLOYD PRICE
"Ain't That a Shame"
"Lawdy Miss Clawdy"

REBIRTH BRASS BAND
"Shrimp and Gumbo"

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS
"Be My Guest"
"Let the Four Winds Blow"
"54-46 That's My Number"

DAVE BARTHOLOMEW
"Blues in B Flat" (with Amadee Castenell)
"The Monkey (Speaks His Mind)" (with Castenell)
"Tenderly" (with Castenell and Hardesty)

DR. JOHN
"Who Drank My Beer While I Was in the Rear"
"The Fat Man" (with Ernest McLean)
"Blue Monday" (with McLean)
"One Night" (with McLean)
"I Can't Go On (Rosalie)" (with McLean)
"Walking to New Orleans" (with McLean, Thomas and Price)

FULL ENSEMBLE
"When the Saints Go Marching In"
If only for three magical hours, Bourbon Street had nothing on Cleveland's Euclid Avenue, as two trailblazing Rock and Roll Hall of Famers from New Orleans were feted with a spectacular all-star concert Saturday night in front of more than 1,800 fans at PlayhouseSquare's Palace Theatre...

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5 Urban Farms Reshaping the Food World in New Orleans | @FoodlessBook Tracie McMillan - Food - The Atlantic

When a city is as food-obsessed as New Orleans, it's natural that urban farming would go high-profile, too. And just as the city has more in its culinary repertoire than red beans and rice, its efforts to grow food boast a richer history than is apparent at first glance...

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Ruby Bridges celebrates 50th anniversary of desegregation of the New Orleans Public School System at LCM | NOLA.com

Bridges stands in front of William Frantz Elementary School in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Bridges was the first African-American to attend a public school in New Orleans.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the New Orleans Public School System on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Children's Museum.

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Daily service on Amtrak Sunset Limited, Los Angeles to New Orleans | mysanantonio.com

Amtrak is planning changes to the routes of the Eagle and the Sunset Limited, which runs from Los Angeles to New Orleans, to make them more efficient. John Davenport/Express-News
Amtrak has a new plan to improve its worst-performing route. By making the Sunset Limited a daily service, Amtrak said it would also change the schedule of the Texas Eagle to give passengers daily service both from Los Angeles to Chicago and from San Antonio to New Orleans...

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Five years on, New Orleans Jewish community rises from the ruins | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Activists contributed $28 million to restoring Jewish institutions in New Orleans and are trying to bring back Jews who fled after Hurricane Katrina...

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New Orleans' battle on blight seems to be working | USATODAY.com

By Sean Gardner for USA TODAY
Abandoned lots and flood-wrecked homes remain a visible problem on New Orleans streets.
Broadmoor, like other neighborhoods across New Orleans, continues to wrestle with abandoned homes, decrepit structures and overgrown lots even as it draws back residents and reopens schools. Katrina left more than 65,000 blighted structures or empty lots across the city — more than any other city in the USA — creating a major hurdle to recovery. That problem is steadily shrinking...

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The Wooster Group Sets NYC Dates for Vieux Carre | theatermania.com

The Wooster Group will present the New York premiere of its latest multimedia stage work, Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré at the Baryshnikov Arts Center from February 2-27...

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NOPD Chief wants to begin hiring | WWL

New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas wants to begin hiring, even though he's asking for a budget that pays for 25 fewer officers than they have right now. Chief Serpas says that recruiting is needed to offset losses through attrition...

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The Crisis Inside New Orleans' Jails | CounterPunch

With 3,500 beds in a city of about 350,000 residents, Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) is already the largest per capita county jail of any major US city.
New Orleans’ criminal justice system is at a crossroads... A struggle is being waged and the results will likely define the city’s justice system for a generation: the city’s jail, damaged in Katrina, needs to be replaced. City leaders must now decide how big the new institution will be...

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Video: Creepy, Still-Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans Amusement Park | Opposing Views

Six Flags New Orleans amusement park, which closed its doors just before Hurricane Katrina hit, has never reopened. It's in New Orleans East, close to the Ninth Ward, which was one of the hardest-hit areas in town, and the only ride not flooded was Batman: The Ride, which was later rescued from the park and moved to Six Flags Fiesta in Texas...



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State of Louisiana Brings Critical Oil Spill Claims Issues to GCCF | louisiana.gov

The state of Louisiana, with input from the 10 technical assistance providers who have been assisting impacted individuals and businesses in communities across South Louisiana to navigate the claims process for months, said that payment of emergency oil claims are being bogged down in red tape and lack transparency. The state and its partners called on independent Claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg to make critical changes immediately to speed the process...

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Nalco Announces Gulf Coast Recovery Grants, Dec. 10 Deadline for Grant Requests | Earth Times

Nalco, providing essential expertise for water, energy and air, announced today it has made three grants through the Nalco Foundation to support Gulf Coast recovery efforts in the aftermath of the recent oil spill. In May the Company announced it would donate $2 million to the Nalco Foundation that the Foundation would donate to organizations conducting relief and clean-up efforts.

The grants include funding to: Catholic Charities of New Orleans, Audubon Nature Institute, and Louisiana State University...

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Bobcats roaming Northshore neighborhoods | WWL-TV


A couple of months ago, one Northshore neighborhood noticed too many small pets missing. So they hired a wild animal wrangler who found the problem: bobcats...

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Barbara Ann Nicholson, 50, bartender, guidebook co-author | NOLA.com -- Obituaries today

Barbara Ann Nicholson
She was a career bartender, as well as a co-author of guidebooks that featured the bars, restaurants, and streetcars of New Orleans. She was also a surrogate mother to unknown numbers of felines; her most recent adoptions were of Kitty Kat and Pretty Lil' Girl. In lieu of flowers, her husband asks that donations to the ASPCA or Humane Society be offered in her name...

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Real estate experts weigh in on state of N.O. housing market | wwltv.com

The days of circling homes for sale in the local paper may be over for buyers who are choosing a more high-tech route. From searching online to downloading a smartphone app that puts listings at your fingertips and gives you a real-time view of neighborhoods, the way buyers search for homes is changing...

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AirTran flight New Orleans to Milwaukee emergency landing | 620 WTMJ

An AirTran plane. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
An AirTran Airways flight carrying 65 people from New Orleans to Milwaukee had to make an emergency landing in Tennessee when smoke and an odor was reported onboard.

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Voodoo, Essence festival producer Accused Of Rape | Pollstar

Steve Rehage of Rehage Entertainment, promoter for the Voodoo Experience and Essence Music festivals in New Orleans, was arrested Nov. 5 for allegedly raping a woman in June following a date...

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Lil Wayne Gets Love From New Orleans Rap Artists | MTV

Before he was conquering the mainstream music world, Lil Wayne was engrossed in the local New Orleans hip-hop scene, and making a name for himself as a member of the then bourgeoning Cash Money army. Today, Weezy is a hip-hop phenomenon, pushing units and influencing culture with his peerless swagger...

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New World Rhythms Festival | NOJHF

It's a World Music Weekend - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is presenting a weekend of world-music and jazz events Nov. 11-14 in what we’re calling the New World Rhythms Festival...

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New Children's Book to Benefit Rebuilding Post-Katrina New Orleans | mmdnewswire.com

Five years after the devastating flooding and damage that ravaged greater New Orleansand Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf coasts, much remains to be done to repair the damage and heal affected communities. The new children's book, Gumbo Yah-Yah the Blue Alligator and the Big Storm, presents a story of hope and overcoming adversity that will endear its main character, Gumbo, to readers young and old alike.

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Foundry to take on new life as bar, restaurant, event hall | DailyComet.com

A group of investors with local ties are hard at work on a $2 million renovation of a nearly two-century old landmark in Thibodaux. The building known as The Foundry is expected to reopen in March as a 15,000-square-foot multi-use space that will include a restaurant, bar and music venue, but could also accommodate large events like wedding receptions...

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Realtors in New Orleans NARdiGras 2010 video

NARdiGras 2010, November 5-8, in New Orleans



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Amanda Shaw - Good Southern Girl (Poorman Mayfield) | offBeat.com

Good Southern GirlAmanda Shaw’s third solo album proclaims, with its title, that it’s about the performer’s identity. That’s just as true of her debut, 2004’s I’m Not a Bubble Gum Pop Princess, but Good Southern Girl represents a more developed personal and musical statement. The new title is obviously intended to be something of a tongue-in-cheek description

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Food is this chef’s art | SunHerald.com

Kerry Burzelleri, 42, was born in New Orleans and grew up on the Mississippi Coast. He first studied to be a chef at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, but he credits Ray Kidd of Lil’ Ray’s restaurant in Waveland for being his first mentor...

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NATCHEZ Steamboat Collects ‘Bucks for Clucks’ During November for Second Harvest

November 1, 2010 - November 24, 2010, the NATCHEZ Steamboat is collecting “Bucks for Clucks,” monetary donations to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank to help families in need of food assistance during the holiday season. Cruise goers can purchase a paper turkey and autograph it with a minimum $1 donation. All of the turkeys will be featured on the NATCHEZ dock at the corner of Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River.

The New Orleans Steamboat Company, owners of the NATCHEZ, will present Second Harvest Food Bank with a check at the end of the fundraiser. People can make donations at the NATCHEZ lighthouse ticket office or kiosks located in the French Market, World Trade Center, Jackson Brewery and on Decatur Street near the Hard Rock Café entrance as well as at concierge desks in participating hotels.


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