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Go Saints!  Go Green Wave!  Go Tigers!

Go Saints! Go Green Wave! Go Tigers!

September 6, 2008  |  Upcoming Events

Football fever is in the air and New Orleans is rolling out the red carpet to all the fans of the visiting teams. New Orleans loves football and we also love to show off our wonderful town. Hotel rooms and restaurant reservations can be reserved o… Read More »

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

August 13, 2008  |  New Orleans

by ERROL LABORDE Were it not for Tad Jones, jazz history would be off by 13 months. Jones was the local jazz researcher who made the discovery that Louis Armstrong was wrong about the date he gave for his birth. Armstrong had claimed he was b… Read More »

Hot Discounts on Hotels/Cool Entertainment at Harrah's

Hot Discounts on Hotels/Cool Entertainment at Harrah's

August 4, 2008  |  Upcoming Events

Looking for a great vacation in August,our hotels are all offering special summer discounts that are sure to fit everyone's budget. To view a wide variety of great hotels, just click on http://www.experienceneworleans.com/availability/While … Read More »

Good Time Had by All at

Good Time Had by All at

July 23, 2008  |  New Orleans

By Marica Mackenroth One of the greatest things about living in New Orleans is the abundance of celebration and events. Residents see each and every event as a chance to celebrate their heritage and come together as people. This ye… Read More »

Satchmo Summerfest: Music, food and fun

Satchmo Summerfest: Music, food and fun

July 8, 2008  |  Upcoming Events

Plan to be in New Orleans for Satchmo Summerfest...the premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, music and legacy of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. This free community event is produced by the same gr… Read More »

July 4, 1776: The history

July 4, 1776: The history

July 4, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Errol Laborde * July 4th was on a Thursday in 1776 so it would have been a busy day for fishermen who were preparing to bring their catches to the markets in Catholic New Orleans for the next day's meatless Friday. *Louisiana'… Read More »

Celebrate July 4th on the Riverfront

Celebrate July 4th on the Riverfront

June 19, 2008  |  Upcoming Events

Looking for a great place to spend the July 4th holiday...well look no further and plan to come to the New Orleans Riverfront for the annual "Go 4th on the River" celebration. After a full day of entertainment and events at all the … Read More »

ERROL LABORDE'S COMMENTARY: Snowball Men

ERROL LABORDE'S COMMENTARY: Snowball Men

June 13, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Errol Laborde When George Ortolano would leave for work each day he could rightfully say that he was off to see the wizard. He could even go one step further and say that he was off to make the wizard. Ortolano, who died at 86 in 2002, was… Read More »

Louisiana should officially adopt the Sazerac

Louisiana should officially adopt the Sazerac

June 13, 2008  |  New Orleans

by ERROL LABORDE Granted, this is not the most pressing issue facing the legislature, but still alive (though barely) is the proposal to name the Sazerac as the state's official cocktail. Early in the session the idea ran into flak from m… Read More »

Top 5 Vantage Points

Top 5 Vantage Points

June 13, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Errol Laborde Since we're celebrating local quirkiness with our cover story, I hereby designate picturesque vantage points as being a form of quirkiness. Not counting the view from the top of local skyscrapers with their panorama of th… Read More »