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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 »

Aiden Gill for Men: A Barbershop Classic

Aiden Gill for Men: A Barbershop Classic

May 23, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Shawn Plep Every man should experience a real barber shop at least once in his life. I'm not talking about a hair stylist, and I'm not referring to a salon - or even a "men's salon" (whatever that is). I am talking ab… Read More »

New Orleans Web Design - Compucast

New Orleans Web Design - Compucast

May 19, 2008  |  New Orleans

For all your web design needs, remember the webhost of ExperienceNewOrleans.com is Compucast Interactive. Compucast is owned by local resident Judy Weitz, who has been providing solid service and innovative websites to New Orleans businesses, hotel… Read More »

Movies at the Prytania Theatre

Movies at the Prytania Theatre

May 14, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Shawn PlepLast Friday, my wife and I went to the Prytania Theatre to see Iron Man. It was an exceptional movie: if you haven't seen this film yet, you simply must. There's hardly anything more satisfying than seeing Iron Man greet a group … Read More »

ArenaBowl XXI in New Orleans July 29

ArenaBowl XXI in New Orleans July 29

July 9, 2007  |  New Orleans

ArenaBowl XXI is the first time this big event is hosted by New Orleans and it's already a sellout!. That's great news for the Arena Football League and even better news for the New Orleans tourism economy...especially for late July.ArenaBowl… Read More »

The 5 best R&B performers to come to NOLA

The 5 best R&B performers to come to NOLA

April 13, 2007  |  New Orleans

Nine Jazz Fest's ago Ernie K-Doe gushed to the crowd that he was, "the best thing that ever happened to New Orleans- in all its history." He wasn't totally wrong although other contenders might include fellow New Orleans rhythm a… Read More »

How Crawfish Got Famous

How Crawfish Got Famous

April 13, 2007  |  New Orleans

by ERROL LABORDE After the waters began to recede from the great flood of 1927, some refugees who had spent time at a Red Cross camp began to return to their homes in rural central Louisiana. What they saw was bleak. Water lines reached the … Read More »

Soccer stars to play in City Park

Soccer stars to play in City Park

March 20, 2007  |  New Orleans

The first professional sports event to be held on the new playing surface of Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park since it was renamed Reggie Bush Field takes place this Sunday. Legendary Central American soccer giants Olimpia will tackle the USA… Read More »