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Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Preformer

I had a full evening in the French Quarter's last weekend and I will blog about my experience in a separate blog. In searching for a photo I was surprised to find that I have 60K+ photos since 2011 of all things New Orleans as well as my many vacations, not saying I'm gonna go … Continue reading Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Preformer

Anthony Bourdain hits up Lafayette Popeyes — 3 times in a row: report

    By Todd A. Price tprice@nola.com, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity traveler and bon vivant, came to Cajun country last February to film an episode of his CNN series "Parts Unknown." Where did the former chef eat? Popeyes. Three times. Bourdain, however, didn't head to your average Popeyes, reports People magazine. He went to … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain hits up Lafayette Popeyes — 3 times in a row: report

NOLA Chic’s Essence Festival Tips

Its that time of year once again in New Orleans, no its not Carnival Time, better known as Mardi Gras, but it's festival time! New Orleans has 130 festivals per year, with an average of 1 festivals every 3 days per the New Orleans Tourism Official guide website. Out of all the festivals one of … Continue reading NOLA Chic’s Essence Festival Tips

35th Annual French Quarter Festival April 12th-15th

Don’t miss the 35th annual French Quarter Festival, a favorite among New Orleans locals and visitors, happening April 12 - April 15. French Quarter Fest is a FREE, annual music festival held in the French Quarter with endless amounts of Louisiana food, fun, and music! The fest will feature more than 60 food and beverage … Continue reading 35th Annual French Quarter Festival April 12th-15th

New Orleans City Council to revisit issue of short term rentals AKA Air BnBs

At Cantrell's urging, City Council to revisit issue of short-term rentals. The City Council will soon consider a proposal that would put a "soft cap" on the number of short-term rentals in certain commercial corridors in New Orleans — the first attempt to rein in the controversial rentals since they were legalized more than a … Continue reading New Orleans City Council to revisit issue of short term rentals AKA Air BnBs

ARTIST Mykia Jovan Essence Festival Superlounge

Mykia Jovan is a vocalist and songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana and she just so happens to be my cousin! We are elated, proud and ohh so happy for Mykia! Her unique voice has drawn natural comparisons to the great Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu, while her original compositions and live performances have established her … Continue reading ARTIST Mykia Jovan Essence Festival Superlounge

A brief history of NOLA

From its earliest days as a meeting ground and trading site for various Native American tribes to its modern rebirth in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the history of NOLA has been a colorful saga. Each wave of inhabitants has added something unique and indelible to the eclectic mix that makes up the Crescent City. … Continue reading A brief history of NOLA

Must-do New Orleans list: Sno-balls, beignets, Treme and 12 more delights

  While the Crescent City is never entirely predictable -- and a good dose of whimsy is always the best preparation for a trip to New Orleans -- the following must-do list could serve as a guide for visitors. While I could write an encyclopedia on the city's food and music options alone, these 15 … Continue reading Must-do New Orleans list: Sno-balls, beignets, Treme and 12 more delights

Mardi Gras 2018

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2018 Schedules, Routes, Pictures and Activities https://youtu.be/QB2bBVo7zBY https://youtu.be/axNmY5nnmjA https://youtu.be/ccu2_MRMF5Y Saturday, January 6, 2018 Phunny Phorty Phellows 7:00 p.m. Uptown Streetcar Ride Joan of Arc 7:00 p.m. French Quarter Walking Parade Société Du Champs Elysée 7:30 p.m. French Quarter Streetcar Ride Saturday, January 27, 2018 Bilge 12:00 p.m. Slidell Poseidon 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading Mardi Gras 2018

Welcome to Miami: Day 1

Hello everyone, I  have been in South Beach Miami for the past 5 days to have a bring it to the ocean sort of spiritual cleansing retreat in honor of my cousin Brandon, who was murdered on October 22, 2017. His, mother, my Big Cousin Dana Roberts along with her sister and my cousin Robin … Continue reading Welcome to Miami: Day 1

My thoughts on Melba’s Boycott

What brought the crisis to Melba’s, however, was a comment from the manager on duty at the time. Mike Wolfe told WWL-TV that he didn’t want to show the Saints game if players protested in that way. The restaurant’s Facebook page lit up with angry comments, accusations of hypocrisy from a white-owned business based in a largely … Continue reading My thoughts on Melba’s Boycott

The Lost Sights and Sounds of Storyville, New Orleans’s Red Light District

NEW ORLEANS — Storyville in New Orleans may be the most famous American red light district, but little of it survives. After prostitution in Storyville was prohibited in 1917, its seductively furnished brothels and raucous saloons gradually disappeared, with most demolished by the midcentury. Yet Storyville’s legacy endures a century later, whether in its role … Continue reading The Lost Sights and Sounds of Storyville, New Orleans’s Red Light District