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Federal judge threatens Gusman with a time-out | New Orleans Advocate


Newly re-elected Sheriff Marlin Gusman has, at times, seemed to brush aside the seemingly endless onslaught of federal lawsuits he’s faced over the abysmal conditions at Orleans Parish Prison. But now a federal magistrate judge has threatened him with a unique penalty if Gusman continues to miss deadlines for providing court-ordered discovery to inmates seeking compensation for hardships they faced inside the violent lockup: the time-out chair.

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Photographer Frank Relle Brings New Orleans to Moscow | Newsweek

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The U.S. Embassy in Moscow to sponsor an exhibit called New Orleans in Photographs, which opens May 16 at the ultra-sleek Multi-Media Museum – Moscow House of Photography. Curated by New Orleans photographer Frank Relle, the show combines 100 large framed images by recognized photographers with another 1,000, smaller images culled from the photo-sharing social media app Instagram. Through New Orleans in Photographs, Russians get a chance to peek into the lives of everyday New Orleanians and people from southeast Louisiana, and to glimpse a more updated and complex view of a region known primarily by stereotypical images: Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Flavor Flav addresses the New Orleans Jazz Fest audience | nola.com



Public Enemy's politically charged performance ended at the prescribed time on the New Orleans Jazz Fest Congo Square stage Friday (April 25), but as the rest of the group filed off stage, flamboyant frontman Flavor Flav stayed behind to offer a postscript soliloquy that included comments on vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, tensions in Ukraine and the onging recovery of New Orleans, which he dubbed the Bounceback City. The still photos used in the video are by Dmitriy Prytikin.

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Mardi Gras Indian tribe co-op selling suits at New Orleans Jazz Fest | nola.com

For the first time a cooperative of several Mardi Gras Indian tribes are selling their suits, and pieces of the suits at the jazz fest. Their booth on the Fair Grounds at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is between the Fais Do-Do Stage and the Galaxy Stage (formerly the Gentilly Stage).
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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 AXS TV broadcast schedule

Jazz fest will be broadcasting the fest via AXS TV starting Thursday, May 1st – Sunday, May 4th with a nightly rebroadcast.



Thursday, May 1st:
Santana
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
Jason Isbell
Galactic
String Cheese Incident

Friday, May 2nd:
Vampire Weekend
Alabama Shakes
Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys
Anders Osborne
Irma Thomas
Marcia Ball

Saturday, May 3rd:
Phish
Theresa Anderson
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Honey Island Swamp Band
Better Than Ezra
Bonerama

Sunday, May 4th:
Arcade Fire
John Fogerty
The Revivalists
The Radiators
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk w/ special guest Art Neville

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The BP oil spill four years later | NBC News

Scientists are still trying to figure out the effects of the BP oil spill four years later. Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley discusses with Ronan Farrow.

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Raw oysters spike U.S. rise in bacterial infections


Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, increasingly can carry something even more unsettling to the stomach: A bacteria linked to vomiting, diarrhea and pain.

There were 242 infections last year with vibrio, a saltwater-based bacteria that can pool in shellfish, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said in a report Thursday. That's a 75 percent jump from 2006-2008 and the highest level seen since tracking began in 1996, the CDC said...

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New Orleans area restaurants battle burgeoning beef prices | WWL



Local restaurants are finding it tough to put prime beef on their plates without it eating into their profits. The price of beef is at its highest level since 1987.

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#JazzFest schedule revised to give Bruce Springsteen an extra hour | NOLA.com


Jazz Fest's producers have revised the schedule so Springsteen can play two hours and 45 minutes. He and the E Street Band are now slated to start at 4:15 p.m., nearly an hour earlier than previously scheduled, and end at 7 p.m. If they run over by a few minutes, they may tie jam band Phish - scheduled for three hours on the first Saturday, April 26 -- for the longest show at the 2014 Jazz Fest.

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Pete Fountain announces his retirement skips #JazzFest | WWL-TV


One of the American Songbook’s greatest clarinetists and a musical icon, Pete Fountain, has retired from performing. His son-in-law and longtime manager, Benny Harrell, said Thursday night that Fountain, who is 83 years old, is in good health but just feels it's time to retire.

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A trio of Easter parades marks 2014 holiday in New Orleans' French Quarter | NOLA.com


The French Quarter will be hopping Easter Sunday (April 20) as three parades roll in celebration of the springtime holiday. Each of the parades is unique, but all will feature their share of fashionable finery, including the obligatory Easter hats. Parade route maps for Easter Sunday.

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New Orleans socialite and activist Mickey Easterling dies | Advocate

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Mickey Easterling, a New Orleans socialite known as much for her grand lifestyle and outlandish hats as for her civic, cultural and political activism, died Monday at her Lakefront home...

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PhotoNOMA 2014, photographer exhibit at The New Orleans Museum of Art #NOMA


The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers' portfolio sharing night at the museum. From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through. Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.

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How to say goodbye to New Orleans | NolaVie

Saying goodbye to New Orleans seems nearly impossible. The lingering finality of it has me filled with hopeless dread. I don't want to leave New Orleans. How will I start calling po'boys "hoagies" or "subs" or whatever dreadful thing they call them elsewhere? How will I follow speed limits without the very real fear that my entire car will be swallowed by a pothole if I go too fast? How will I avoid winter weight because I'm still carrying around that extra ten pounds from last crawfish season?...

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Spring Garden Show invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy lectures and other activities | New Orleans City Park

The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational lectures, and family-friendly activities. The festival includes plant and garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, the Children’s Discovery Zone, Art Market and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage...

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Hulk Hogan's return adds muscle to WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans | thetowntalk.com

Hulk Hogan will be hosting Sunday's WrestleMania 30 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. However, Hogan might have a few hard fists left in the red-and-yellow tank.

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In the Lower Ninth Ward, a Fight Over Height | The Atlantic Monthly

New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, one of the poorest and most neglected parts of town, suffered most from Hurricane Katrina. And unlike other neighborhoods, it hasn't seen a post-Katrina renewal bump over the last decade.
Holy Cross is also part of the historic New Orleans high ground known as “the sliver by the river,” the next stop down the Mississippi from the now swank Bywater and Faubourg-Marigny neighborhoods. It's recently gotten the attention of a local developer, Perez Architects, APC. Perez wants to construct a condo and retail development on the 12.5 acres of the old Holy Cross College grounds, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for in-town riverfront living. The developer is asking for a zoning variance to allow the construction of nearly 300 apartments in several multi-unit buildings, including two that would be 7 stories tall—higher than the 4 stories permitted under current zoning, although reduced from the initial 13-story proposal. The plan also calls for more than 500 parking spaces...

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