Dancing (awkwardly) with New Orleans’ darling Chris Owens at Jazz Fest 2017

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
For a born midwesterner like myself, dancing in public doesn’t come easy. So it was with maximum trepidation that I took the stage at the the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to dance (awkwardly, I’ll admit) with New Orleans icon Chris Owens. At the heart of the Crescent City is the French Quarter, at the heart Read More

ABC News: BRPD officers won’t be charged in Alton Sterling shooting

2 years ago WBRZ 0
WASHINGTON – ABC News is reporting that the two Baton Rouge Police Department officers that were involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling will not be charged by the Department of Justice. The news was first reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday afternoon with the original report citing “four people familiar with the matter.” Additionally, Read More

Five people arrested during Jefferson Davis monument protests, NOPD says

2 years ago The Advocate 0
After a tense night of protests at the Jefferson Davis monument in Mid-City, five people were arrested, according to New Orleans police. Of the five arrested, three were booked with disturbing the peace, one was booked with crossing a police cordon and the other with possession of marijuana and public intoxication. The arrests came as Read More

Where to find Kentucky Derby watch parties on Saturday in New Orleans

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Want to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday (May 6) with other horse racing fans in New Orleans? We’ve rounded up a few bars around town that will host race-day gatherings. If you’re planning your derby-day schedule, find a guide for how it should go from KentuckyDerby.com. Post time is 5:34 p.m. at Churchill Downs Read More

Jazz Fest 2017: Food sales can wash away in the pouring rain

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Forecasters are predicting mostly good weather for the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with the possibility of rain on Thursday (May 4). No one is more affected by the possibility than the food vendors, who can see their income fall off precipitously in poor weather. As music-lovers remember, on Sunday Read More

Basin Street Records celebrates 20 years at big show Friday

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Basin Street Records began in 1997 with one mission: release a CD by the popular singer-trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. Twenty years later, the local label has a catalog of 51 albums by many of New Orleans’ most recognized musicians. On May 5 at the Little Gem Saloon, Basin Street Records artists Ruffins, Jason Marsalis, Dr. Michael Read More

Why you should care about delay in restaurant chain menu food labels

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
On Friday (May 5), restaurants with at least 20 locations were supposed to be required to post calories information on all menus, and provide other nutritional information upon request. The FDA filed a notice on April 27 that it was delaying implementation of the menu-labeling deadline and saying it was accepting new comments from industry groups, Read More

How to host a Kentucky Derby party: Authentic dishes, party tips

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
In early May, Kentuckians transplanted in New Orleans soil often find themselves if not at odds, then at cross purposes, with friends in their adopted home. While their pals are heading to the Fair Grounds Race Course for the New Orleans Jazz Fest, these ex-pats are prepping for action at a different track, one in Read More