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New Orleans Musician Gina Forsyth – The Sweetest Sound: One of the Best Songs Ever Written? – Watch

New Orleans musician Gina Forsyth is a regular at the Neutral Ground Coffee House and can be seen backing such artists as Cajun musician Bruce Daigrepont, singer/songwriter Tom Paxton, and recently Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Just as t...
by Notes On New Orleans on Mar 24, 2016

11 Things About New Orleans Mardi Gras You Probably Have No Clue About

New Orleans Mardi Gras, we like to say, is a party the city likes to give for itself where everyone in the world is invited. The news media loves to play up the rowdiness and the seeming chaos that occurs on Bourbon Street on Mardi Gras weekend and...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 25, 2016

A New Orleans Mardi Gras Ball: How To Be Queen

What does it take to be queen of a New Orleans Mardi Gras ball? My grand-niece Gigi Bienvenu showed us all as the queen of the 2016 Acheans ball, one or the many such private affairs the folks of New Orleans have during the carnival season. Your hu...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 2, 2016

New Orleans Cocktails Movement In the Spotlight As 3 NOLA Bars and Bartender Named Semifinalists in 9th Annual Spirited Awards

New Orleans cocktail are wise and wonderful things. I mean where else do you find a whole movement, festival and awards dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of it. It’s been claimed that the cocktail itself started in New Orleans at an apot...
by Notes On New Orleans on Jun 10, 2015

Musical Heaven or Congested Hell: Why I No Longer Go to New Orleans Jazz Fest

This morning I read in the paper how there have been complaints about the size of the crowds of the New Orleans Jazz Fest. OK, I know it’s really called the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival hosted by Shell, but here in the city we just ca...
by Notes On New Orleans on May 5, 2015

The Wild Food and Abundant Altars of St. Joseph in New Orleans – Video

If you ever thought that New Orleans living was a world apart from the rest of humanity then all you have to do is see how we celebrate two Saints this time of year to prove you are right. We got your St. Patrick’s day where we have marching g...
by Notes On New Orleans on Mar 18, 2015

Dictator’s Dancin Darlins Bring North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un to New Orleans Mardi Gras 2015

What’s better than one North Korean dictator at New Orleans Mardi Gras? How about a whole dancing troupe of them! And here they are, the Dancin’ Darlins doing what they do best, tearing up the streets of carnival and giving their favorite...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 25, 2015

14 Great Things to Know About New Orleans Mardi Gras

Maybe you think you know everything about Mardi Gras. Or… maybe you don’t. Maybe you don’t know anything about it. But what exactly do you need to know about this magical holiday? Here ya go. I spell it out for you. 14 Great Things...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 16, 2015

How to Change a Christmas Wreath to a Mardi Gras Wreath – Video

So you got your Christmas wreath still up and Mardi Gras is coming. Heck, this is the perfect time to keep that Christmas wreath up on your door and make it a Mardi Gras wreath. It’s pretty easy peasy. With a few simple items and only a few min...
by Notes On New Orleans on Jan 16, 2015

New Orleans Mardi Gras Comes Too Soon This Year

Funny thing there is about the holidays. Around Halloween when I think of having to go out and buy a tree and pull all the decorations out and pretty up the house it just seems so far off, like I couldn’t imagine doing all that, so far away fro...
by Notes On New Orleans on Jan 14, 2015

Queen of Twerking Big Freedia Sets Guinness Record in New Orleans Central City Fest – Video

So you know Miley Cyrus ain’t got nothing on Big Freedia, the inventor and queen of the twerk. She recently went all the way from New Orleans to New York city to set a Guinness world record for the number of folks twerking at one time. OK, so t...
by Notes On New Orleans on Nov 20, 2014

What Would You Do If you Only Had 48 Hours In New Orleans?

New Orleans is blessed with a culture all it’s own. Anyone who’s visited here knows that. Here’s a video that originally appeared on the AOL travel website that lays it all our for you in 9 minutes what to do if you only had 48 hour...
by Notes On New Orleans on Jun 29, 2014

Wondering What to Eat at the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014? We Explain it All for Ya

New Orleans has some of the best food in the world. And one of the best places to get it is at the Jazz Festival. This video’s got some locals explaining it all for you and giving you a list of the ‘musts’. Wondering What to Eat at...
by Notes On New Orleans on Apr 29, 2014

The Coldest, Wettest Mardi Gras? Carnival 2014 Comes to Frigid End

Note: Although Mardi Gras was a month ago, people talk around here how cold it was. I wrote this a couple days after into Lent. I’m just posting this now… OK well, we had a great weekend before Mardi Gras, weather was pretty nice. Then wh...
by Notes On New Orleans on Apr 3, 2014

A Mardi Gras Revelation – Poem

Here’s a poem I wrote a few weeks ago after Mardi Gras had passed and the beginning of Lent took our fancy here in New Orleans. I tried to convey something of the magic and mystery of what the Carnival season here means to the people of the Cre...
by Notes On New Orleans on Mar 26, 2014

New Orleans Cops Bust Some Moves During Mardi Gras

I know what it’s like dancing on the streets of New Orleans. I did so for five miles over the 2014 Mardi Gras weekend in a night parade. Yeah, babe, I put me some moves down on dat Crescent City blacktop! New Orleans Cops Bust Some Moves During...
by Notes On New Orleans on Mar 5, 2014

Generosity: One of the Seven Cardinal Virtues of New Orleans

Although I was born and raised in New Orleans, I have lived in different places in my life: Mobile, Los Angeles, Seville Spain and Seattle and the Portland, Oregon area. I’ve always found generous people. I consider myself pretty generous and,...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 25, 2014

How to Survive New Orleans Mardi Gras

Actually the title to this is a little misleading because there is nothing about New Orleans Mardi Gras that’s needs survival. It’s like saying how to survive Christmas or Easter or your birthday. It implies that there is something negati...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 16, 2014

2014 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

  The Big Easy is once again set to come alive with the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras. The 2014 Mardi Gras parade schedule is set to begin on February 15 and run all way to March 4th. The …read more...

New Orleans Social Renaissance Puts International Eyes on the City – video

OK. Seems like we got a lot of new, fantastic stuff going on in New Orleans right now for 2013. We got something called Social Renaissance now being added to the events happening in the city. New Orleans Social Renaissance Puts International Eyes on...
by Notes On New Orleans on Mar 16, 2013


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