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The National World War II Museum New Orleans Cutting Edge Victory Theater, Stage Door Canteen and The American Sector set to open in November

11 August 2009

The National World War II Museum’s gleaming new complex, comprised of The Victory Theater, Stage Door Canteen and The American Sector restaurant, is readying for its debut. When the doors fling open on November 6, 2009, the Museum’s $60 million newest addition to its $300 million expansion will become the most significant attraction to the […]

Celebration in the Oaks; a New Orleans Tradition in City Park

28 November 2008

T-Rex is back. And so are the popular raptors. The Dinobration exhibit, a crowd favorite since 2003, is returning for the 2008 Celebration in the Oaks™, New Orleans City Park’s annual magical holiday festival. Also new are a dancing light show and a snow machine that will keep Mr. Bingle chilled with hourly snow showers. […]

New Orleans Po-Boy Festival Sunday November 23, 2008

22 November 2008

The New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival returns this weekend to the surprised delight of the organizers, who weren’t sure if anyone would show up last year. Yes, it has been a year since the first running, which jammed six blocks of the old Carrollton commercial stretch of Oak Street. The name is tongue and cheek […]

Tourism not affected post Gustav and Ike!

28 September 2008

Some travelers have questioned whether Gustav and Ike had any major impact on New Orleans. We were fortunate in the immediate areas of the city to have lost only power for a few days. But all of our venues, restaurants, and tourist areas are back up and running. Come see what’s new like the Audubon […]

The Eighth Annual Satchmo SummerFest Is back at the Old US Mint! July 31-August 3, 2008

3 August 2008

Locals and visitors alike are celebrating the life of Louis Armstrong with a fun-filled weekend of activities and music.  We went to the edge of the French Quarter yesterday and found four stages all located within the Old US Mint. There were the Traditional Jazz Stage, Contemporary Jazz Stage, and a Brass Band Stage; Plus a Children’s Stage […]

Visit bugs you can call your friends in New Orleans

31 July 2008

What? You hate bugs? Yes, some of us do. But now there is a new awesome museum dedicated to bugs of all varieties. We had the chance recently to visit the new Insectarium presented by the Audubon Institute in New Orleans. What a treat. And by the time we finished our tour, my wife, who […]

Femme-that’s French for “woman”

6 April 2007

The New Orleans Museum of Art is showing one of its most interesting and most anticipated exhibits “Femme, Femme, Femme”, the evolution of women in French society. The impressive list of artists include Picasso, Daumier and Renoir just to name a few. More than one hundred pieces have been donated by French museums to support […]

National World War II Museum poised for major expansion

15 January 2007

The WWII Museum in New Orleans has announced plans for a $300 million expansion project which will be begin with bids sometime in March or April of this year. The creation of historian Stephen Ambrose, the Warehouse district attraction opened in June of 2000 and has been designated by Congress as the official World War […]

So Much to Do for the Holidays in New Orleans

18 December 2006

Friends of ours called the other day and the conversation led to what was there to do in the city at Holiday time. They wanted to come visit, but they wanted “things” to do.  “Isn’t it rather a quiet time there now?” Well, with a little research, I surprised myself about how much the city […]

New Orleans at Holiday Time-Something for Everyone

26 November 2006

Come to New Orleans at holiday time for all the sights, sounds & great fun. Many people do not realize that New Orleans has so much to offer during the holidays beginning right after Thanksgiving. One of the nicest venues for the whole family is the Celebration in the Oaks in City Park. The attraction opened this […]

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