Ray Schell, of Prairieville, invites my readers "to predict what things will be like in 20 years."
Staying out late is one way to do Jazz Fest, as shows and parties stretch the celebration into the wee hours. BreakFest, by contrast, proposes an early start, and a different way to ease into a big day.
A small group, usually around a half-dozen people, gathers at Mid City Zen in New Orleans at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. There's a round of introductions and the exchange of gender pronouns. Participants greet each other with warm eyes and congeni…
At Mosquito Supper Club, chef Melissa Martin turns a cozy old Uptown house into a showcase for family-style meals drawn from her own family's bayou Cajun tradition. For six nights this week and next, those meals will also have live music for what'…
In 1970, the SS President was the last sidewheel steamboat in America, and it had called New Orleans home for three decades. It held a huge dance floor where 3,000 passengers could dance and enjoy concert cruises on the Mississippi River. But, on …
In the spring of 1970, a modest gathering took place in what is now Armstrong Park and the adjacent Municipal Auditorium. It boasted four outdoor stages, a few hundred attendees and tickets priced at $3.
Not every cute house has to be listed in the upper price ranges. This is an adorable house freshly painted in an established neighborhood and it’s priced most affordably.
In 1971, Jazz Fest founders George Wein, Quint Davis, and Allison Miner sat down at a bar in Uptown New Orleans, waiting to see a Mardi Gras Indian practice. A song came on the jukebox.
If Easter didn’t come around each year to brightly bookmark the arrival of spring, I might miss the season altogether. True spring, that balmy time between bitter cold and blazing heat, doesn’t last long in this part of the world.
My son entered the West Feliciana public school system in seventh grade with all of the gusto and trepidation one might expect of a 12-year-old coming from years in the Pointe Coupee parochial system. He transitioned well, and in ninth grade found…
Gianna, 700 Magazine St., (504) 399-0816, the next restaurant from chef Donald Link's company, opened last weekend, serving lunch and dinner daily.
Wesley Schmidt, the gentlemanly proprietor of Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro and tradition-minded grand marshal of the Storyville Stompers brass band, died April 12 of lung cancer at his home in Mid-City. He was 67.
An Algiers Point coffee roasting firm that has developed a following among some top New Orleans restaurants is planning to open its second café, this time in the Central Business District.
Kathleen Wolf may have heard from her parents as a child that money doesn't grow on trees, but their words did not convince her. Instead, she has devoted her career to showing that it does.
When the Joy Theater opened in 1947, it joined a virtual galaxy of downtown entertainment places that included the Loew’s State Palace, the Saenger, the Orpheum and the Civic theaters.
It's Easter week, and I’m looking forward to celebrating all weekend with our family. We’ll start with a simple breakfast at our house made from a basket full of extraordinary ingredients from our local farmers market.
“Learn with Betty: Essential Recipes and Techniques to Become a Confident Cook” by General Mills, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 288 pages, hardcover, $25
Deep into festival season in Louisiana, IdeasCity's one-day New Orleans festival Saturday (April 20) promises to offer more than music, food, art and culture.
“In order to break the rules, you must first know the rules,” the saying goes. Classically trained French composer Gérard Grisey (1946-98) exemplifies this maxim.
At the Louisiana ProStart Invitational competition, 22 teams of high school culinary students were tasked with a challenge that could overwhelm even the most seasoned chef: Cook a three-course dinner in one hour using two burners and limited space…
The options for music in New Orleans the week of April 18-24, 2019 include two Louisiana rappers with recent legal woes performing on the same night at venues two blocks apart.
An expansion for the popular Creole soul restaurant Li’l Dizzy’s at the Rendon Inn proved short lived. But the buffet lunch, weekend brunch and bar food menu at the neighborhood watering hole all continue, now with more of a Cajun touch, plus a Tu…
The New Orleans Museum of Art will donate proceeds from museum attendance Saturday and Sunday to the rebuilding of both the churches burnt down in St. Landry and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, officials announced Tuesday.
Tipitina’s will apparently not host the annual Instruments A Comin’ fundraiser on the Monday between New Orleans Jazz Fest weekends, as it has for the past 17 years.
Gianna, the next restaurant from chef Donald Link's company, is now slated to open Saturday, April 20. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily and has begun taking reservations online.
Bonerama’s 2001 debut album, “Live at the Old Point,” included the trombone-powered funk-rock band’s take on the Led Zeppelin chestnut “Moby Dick.” For Zeppelin, “Moby Dick” served as a showcase for drummer John Bonham. But as Bonerama demonstrate…
New Orleans City Park’s newest springtime event includes a bunny ears costume contest, an egg hunt in Storyland, and amusement park rides. But if you’re interested in going, you’d better find a babysitter, because this party is for adults only.
In this current climate of fractured national identity, it’s good to be reminded of the things we as Americans are supposed to have in common.
You can love crawfish, you can be obsessed with them and you can post your social media pictures of all their red shell glory until your phone dies.
In the U.S., 24 million children are being raised without fathers in the home. It's a trend blamed for many social ills, including increased poverty, incarceration and curtailed education. Eighty-five percent of all youths in prison come from fath…
The line went down the steps, cut left along the tree-lined sidewalk and stretched halfway to where Gov. Nicholls and North Villere streets meet in historic Treme.