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brothers make satirical video about BP oil spill | Houma Courier

]Parrain Vin has often been dubbed “the Bayou Weird Al Yankovic.” Kreamer said he has created comical videos with his brother, Kenny Kreamer, 25, for more than 15 years, but it wasn't until they began posting their videos to YouTube that they received notice from the community.




In May, the brothers filmed “BP Got Away,” an adaptation of Nirvana's “Something in the Way,” on the east side of Houma and posted it on YouTube.

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Mystery LOVE signs overtake New Orleans' streets | CBS News

As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman goes to New Orleans and discovers the mystery men trying to share the love. Steve Hartman reports.



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7 people shot on Bourbon Street | WDSU

6 people were listed in stable condition and one person, an unidentified woman, was listed in critical condition. The shooting happened about 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The victims were taken to the hospital.

No further information was immediately available.

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Architect lets history be his guide | The Advocate

When architect Robby Cangelosi faced a tricky problem related to a French Quarter building, he did what he often does: Research the building’s history.

Having nearly 40 years of experience as an architect specializing in the restoration and renovation of historic structures, Cangelosi has an arsenal of resources to draw upon when researching a home’s history.

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IFT Meeting & Food Expo 2014 June 21 - 24 New Orleans Morial Convention Center

More than 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals, representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector, will converge in New Orleans this weekend to learn about the most recent product, ingredient, and technology developments, and their potential business impact, as well as to identify trends that will shape the industry.

The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo brings together professionals involved in both the science and the business of food — experts in R&D, product development, and QA/QC, as well as executive management, marketing, procurement, sales, and more — from industry, academia, and government.

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Smoothie King Center gets makeover, no more sea foam green | Daily Comet

Construction crews at the Smoothie King Center have a lot to do between now and the start of the next basketball season. Phase two of the New Orleans Pelicans $50 million arena renovations is now underway. The new grand entrance is beginning to take shape.



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Jindal announces plan for Louisiana to back out of Common Core | CNN



Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he plans to pull his state out of the Common Core academic standards, announcing an executive order aimed at blocking the testing program in the state.

At a news conference, Jindal said he's sent a letter requesting his state's withdrawal from the program to the Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) - a conglomerate of states developing the standards for students in the subjects of English and math.
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Peter Fonda to star in New Orleans movie The Runner | Entertainment Weekly

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Peter Fonda is set to play Nicolas Cage‘s father in The Runner, a political drama about a New Orleans congressman whose career is in turmoil following a sex scandal and the 2010 BP oil spill. Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) has also boarded the project as Cage’s character’s wife, while The Wire‘s Wendell Piece will play his chief of staff. Indie producer Austin Stark (Infinitely Polar Bear) wrote and will direct the pic.

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Twerk? Yaka? Duffy? Buku? Big Freedia’s Guide to Bounce Music Slang | Time

Let Big Freedia the Queen Diva teach you how to release your wiggle


Big Freedia knows a thing or two about twerking — last fall she helped set the Guinness World Record for the most people twerking simultaneously. This month, she has even more reasons to get on the dancefloor and celebrate: Her new album, Just Be Free, comes out today, and the second season of her Fuse TV reality show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, kicked off last week.

As an ambassador for New Orleans bounce music, Big Freedia hasn’t been thrilled with how the recent attention surrounding twerking watered down and misrepresented a dance tradition with decades of history.
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Global music project brings message to New Orleans | The New Orleans Advocate


New Orleans is well-represented in the latest work from Playing for Change, a global recording project that seeks to bring people together through music.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Glen David Andrews and French Quarter street musician “Grandpa” Elliott Small are among 180 performers from 31 countries who participate in the CD/DVD set “Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World.”

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Dress codes a delicate balancing act for New Orleans restaurants NOLA.com

All gentlemen should wear a jacket at Commander's Palace, in the opinion of Ti Martin, who helps oversee her family's elegant Garden District restaurant. But they don't have to. Commander's used to require jackets, but after 9/11, when business was down, it relaxed the dress code.



 Summers are hot in New Orleans. People, particularly tourists, are more casual today. But New Orleanians still like to dress up, and many locals want to see other diners dressed up as well. Fine dining restaurants in New Orleans struggle to strike a balance between decorum and customers' desires. Read more via nola.com
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Ministry Against the Death Penalty, Sister Helen Prejean

The Ministry Against the Death Penalty (MADP) was founded by Sister Helen Prejean’s religious congregation, the Congregation of St. Joseph, to deepen public discourse about the death penalty in the United States. MADP is based in New Orleans with a Special Projects office at DePaul University in Chicago.

Ministry Against the Death Penalty believes in the dignity of all people and fosters creative, reflective and educational programs that awaken hearts and minds, inspire social change, and strengthen our democracy’s commitment to human rights.




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