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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 »

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 »

A New Orleans Vieux-To-Do: 3 fests, 1 weekend

A New Orleans Vieux-To-Do: 3 fests, 1 weekend

May 19, 2008  |  Upcoming Events

** For information on this year's festival, please visit our Vieux-To-Do page. ** Make plans now to be in New Orleans June 13-June15 to experience three different great festivals all happening nearby each other on the same weekend! &… 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 »

New Orleans Hornets are Buzzin'

New Orleans Hornets are Buzzin'

May 3, 2008  |  Upcoming Events

New Orleans, deep in its football traditions, has officially become a basketball town! The New Orleans Hornets, lead by 2008 NBA Coach of the Year, Byron Scott and NBA 2008 VIP contender Chris Paul, put the sting to the Dallas Mavericks in the fir… Read More »