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New Orleans-Style Homes | HGTV

Become immersed in the quaint Southern architecture found only in Louisiana. From modest shotgun houses to grand townhouses, New Orleans' sense of color and artistry transform its buildings into visual treats...

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10 memorable New Orleans music videos from 2011 ‎| NOLA.com

Mr. Ghetto’s “Wal-Mart.” Say what you will about how this admittedly hilarious video made New Orleans look when it went viral in 2011. It’s… well, hilarious. And though the language and content are technically clean, it’s not really SFW...
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Hospitality industry ends year strong with New Year's Eve tourism ‎| WWL

Friday night, the fleur de lis that will drop on New Year's Eve was already shining atop Jax Brewery and the New Year's baby, complete with a Saints helmet, was lit. And with thousands of tourists in town to celebrate New Year's Eve, businesses are getting a year-end boost...


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2011 brings major spike in new restaurants across New Orleans | WWL

According to food critic Tom Fitzmorris, the number of restaurants in the city exploded this year -- jumping from 1,128 last December to more than 1,236 now. The numbers may seem surprising on paper, but Gambit food writer Ian McNulty said the addition of 100 new restaurants in one year is a continuation of a post-Katrina trend...

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Seafood promotion targets Sugar Bowl and BCS fans‎ | WVUE-TV

The January 3rd football face-off is thrusting the city back into the national spotlight and also giving the area a big opportunity to promote its seafood as safe following the BP oil spill. An estimated 300,000 fans will travel to the city to witness the Sugar Bowl and the BCS championship game at the Superdome and the seafood industry hopes to capitalize on that...


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Ray Liuzza, force for New Orleans tourism, dies at age 83 |‎ NOLA.com

Ray A. Liuzza, a longtime tourism industry leader, hotel developer and former chief executive of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, died Dec. 24 at Ochsner Medical Center of mantle cell lymphoma. He was 83. Mr. Liuzza also was a former advertising executive. He was the only person to serve as both the unpaid president of the board that oversees the Convention Center and its paid chief executive. He developed the International Hotel, now the DoubleTree by Hilton, on Canal Street and the Holiday Inn Select, now the Hotel New Orleans Convention Center, on Convention Center Boulevard...

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In Katrina's Wake, New Orleans Enjoys Startup Boom | NPR News

New Orleans has long been known as one of America's hardest luck cities, struggling over the years with poverty, crime and corruption and tragic disaster. But the city's darkest days have sparked a surprising new entrepreneurial spirit...

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Christmas a tourism success for New Orleans ‎| WWL

Tourism officials say Santa was very good to the city this year.
"The hoteliers that I've spoken to all point to revenue being up in December over the same period last year"
-CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.
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For Mardi Gras 2012, help us crown New Orleans 'King of King Cakes' ‎ | NOLA.com

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Gambino’s
Ask a gathering of friends who makes the best king cake in New Orleans. Then — step back. Chances are there will be verbal fireworks, as the answers will be as passionate as they are varied. The competition’s goal: To find the bakery in New Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard or the River Parishes that makes the most delectable confection in a city that is rich with great king cakes...

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Brees sets passing mark as Saints clinch division | USA Today

A night in which Drew Brees laid claim to the greatest passing season in NFL history also helped his New Orleans Saints put their stamp on another division title. Brees supplanted Hall of Famer Dan Marino as the league's single-season passing leader Monday night, throwing for 307 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints' 45-16 rout of the Atlanta Falcons at the Superdome.



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New Orleans police adjust boundaries of 8 patrol districts | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Police Department is shifting the long-standing boundaries of its eight patrol districts beginning next month. The move, which has been hinted at by NOPD higher-ups for more than a year, means some citizens will find themselves in different patrol districts and reporting to different stations.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012 lineup of performing artists

Jazz Fest 2012 Music Lineup Announced. The Eagles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Bon Iver, Paulina Rubio, Jill Scott, Bonnie Raitt, Bunny Wailer, Florence & The Machine and dozens more to join hundreds of Louisiana greats at the 2012 Jazz Fest from April 27 through May 6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans...

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New Orleans Struggles to Stem Homicides | New York Times

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A multiple shooting in the French Quarter last month brought to national attention a homicide problem that New Orleans had been dealing with for some time...

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Louisiana Regulators Warn of Dangers if Neti Pots Used Improperly‎ | ClaimsJournal.com

State health regulators warned residents Tuesday about the dangers of using neti pots improperly.  A neti pot, which looks like a genie’s lamp, is commonly used to irrigate sinuses. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued its warning following a second death this year caused by Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba...

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Louisiana Food Company launches new labels | Packaging Digest

Louisiana Food Co., a purveyor of "Certified" Louisiana specialty food products, has revealed the new labels for each of its packaged dry products and coffee products. The new labels were designed to maximize the impact of the company's recently announced "paper can" packaging.
"A wall of color and 'movement' will greet shoppers, as they pass by our store displays"
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More good news for Louisiana retailers and for shoppers | WWL

Louisiana Retailers continue to be upbeat about the busy shopping season but we've have just 19 shopping days left until Christmas which falls on a Sunday. When would be the best time to get the deals? Retail analyst Jim Rutledge says he wouldn't wait around...

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Holiday in the Green Light District, New Orleans - Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Holiday in the Green Light District
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 5pm - 9pm

Annual holiday shopping event in the 2000-2100 blocks of Magazine St. in the Lower Garden District. The evenings events include live music, food and drink, special sales, and a live Green Santa. Information tables will also be present from local Eco-minded service organizations such as Gulf Restoration Network and Green Light New Orleans.

The Green Light District is a group of businesses located in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans with the purpose of promoting an eco-conscious lifestyle, educating our clientele and community about sustainable options and fostering the development of green businesses.


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Pampy's surrenders New Orleans airport concessions in court settlement | NOLA.com

Just as City Hall swindler Stan "Pampy" Barre was preparing to move into a halfway house in Gentilly, his former partners in the airport food and beverage concession accused him of violating a deal by continuing to run his family's business from federal prison in Pensacola, Fla...

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Community frustrated by NO East blighted commercial properties | WW

Blighted commercial properties continue to be an eyesore along the I-10 commercial corridor in New Orleans East. Community members, civic groups, and the city of New Orleans are making attempts to clean up the area and properties, but some say property owners are purposely turning a blind eye...


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BP Says Halliburton Destroyed Evidence in Gulf Spill Case | BusinessWeek

BP Plc accused a unit of Halliburton Co. of intentionally destroying evidence that could be used to prove the oilfield services firm shares blame for the blowout that caused the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Halliburton Energy Services Inc. destroyed test results that showed samples of the cement used to seal London-based BP’s Macondo well, which exploded off the Louisiana coast last year, were unstable, BP said in a filing today in federal court in New Orleans...

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New Orleans Celebration in the Oaks

Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans City Park remains one of the most beautiful holiday light exhibits in the country, attracting over 122,000 people in 2010. Park and experience on of the nation's most unique month-long festival of lights!

Open nightly December 2nd through Jan. 1, 2012
(Closed December 24 and 31)
Friday and Saturday 6pm-11pm
Sunday 6pm-10pm


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Holiday concerts at St. Louis Cathedral.

St. Louis Cathedral
Christmas Concerts 2011

As in years past, St. Louis Cathedral will play host to the wonderful concerts co-sponsored with French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

Christmas New Orleans Style!
Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour, with the exception of the St. Louis Cathedral Annual Christmas Concert, December 18, which begins at 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 1
Ellis Marsalis

Sunday, December 4
Tom McDermott & Connie Jones

Monday, December 5
Friendly Travelers

Tuesday, December 6
Ronnie Kole

Sunday, December 11
Rachel Van Voorhees

Monday December 12
Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise

Tuesday, December 13
The Faubourg Quartet

Wednesday, December 14
The Preservation Hall All-Stars
present a Creole Christmas

Sunday, December 18 (5 p.m.)
St. Louis Cathedral Basilica
Annual Christmas Concert

Monday, December 19
Don Vappie

Tuesday, December 20
Irvin Mayfield

Wednesday, December 21
St. Peter Claver
Gospel Choir

The St. Louis Cathedral is one of New Orleans' most notable landmarks. This venerable building, its triple steeples towering above its historic neighbors, the Cabildo and the Presbytere - looks down benignly on the green of the Square and General Andrew Jackson on his bronze horse and on the block-long Pontalba Buildings with their lacy ironwork galleries. Truly, this is the heart of old New Orleans.

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LSU Locks Up BCS Title Spot; Cowboys Make Case | NPR

LSU did its part to make sure both the Tigers and Alabama get into the BCS national title game. Then Oklahoma State gave the voters a reason to rethink the rematch. The top-ranked Tigers locked up a spot in the championship on Jan. 9 in New Orleans with a 42-10 victory against No. 12 Georgia in the Southeastern Conference title game in Atlanta on Saturday...

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175 years of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans | NOLA.com

Celebrating the The Times-Picayune newspaper's history from January 25, 1837 to January 25, 2012...
1958: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens
1946: Moisant Field opens on outskirts of New Orleans
1949: Neighborhood movie theaters flourished
1948: New Orleans gets its first TV station
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