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Literacy Pass It On




I Love You Bigger than The Sky! promotes literacy

Whoop! Whoop! umm, one more time. Whoop! Whoop! Hey y’all exciting news!! You can now get your copies of my childrens book “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” locally:
Ann Marie’s Hallmark in Jennings at 419 Roberts Ave. is now carrying “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” as well as signed matted prints of Laura’s artwork…. They will also have copies of my “If I were a French Quarter Rat” as soon as it is available. I will be doing a book signing there also for their Holiday Open House on November 6th at 10:00.  Y’all come! and at least for this time- See you in Jennings! :-)

Promote literacy in your home.  Read to your child, your grandchild, any child.  Literacy is a priceless gift, don’t be stingy.  Pass it on!

Sharon Denise Talbot


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Posted by admin - July 23, 2014 at 7:08 am

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New Orleans French Quarter T-shirt Laws Are Skirted

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Thanks to TP writer (and FQ neighbor) Jon Kemp for highlighting VCPORA’s efforts to document the effects of t-shirt shops on our neighborhood!

As seen on Nola.com

French Quarter T-shirt laws are skirted

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Jon Kemp

When is the last time you counted the number of T-shirt and souvenir shops in the New Orleans Vieux Carre?

I gave up, but thank goodness Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates didn’t. VCPORA conducted a field survey with help from volunteer Evelyn Rodos and counted 66 such shops in the New Orleans French Quarter.

“A whopping 27 (of the 66 shops) were on Decatur Street,” said Meg Lousteau, VCPORA executive director.

Instead of looking beautiful, some parts of the historic Quarter look sleazy and tacky thanks to the stores.

Not helping are deplorable French Quarter sidewalks, with some holes the size of gumbo pots. Honestly, I never understood why people in wheelchairs used the street — until it was my turn. Goodness knows, I could have broken the other leg using our sad sidewalks.

The City Council on Dec. 16 unanimously passed an ordinance by District C Councilwoman Kristin Palmer to ban new T-shirt shops in the French Quarter. Ordinances to curtail T-shirt shops already existed on the books. No surprise there.

Making more laws is not the solution to the problem; enforcing them is.

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Posted by admin - July 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm

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Pete Allen & Riverside City Band – Bourbon Street Parade

This is a “Live” recording, 2nd. April 2006, from Riverside City Band’s “Spring Concert” at the Culture House “Magasinet” in Odense, Denmark — featuring Pete Allen in the tune — the old New Orleans classic Bourbon Street Parade.
Riverside City Band is a well established professional jazz band and the members are musicians with a lot of experience playing jazz. The band plays traditional Dixieland jazz.
Riverside City Band is situated in Odense, Denmark and was founded in 1978. The band leader is the saxophonist Erland Larsen, and together with the banjo player and vocalist Tom Nissen, they have been members of this band from the beginning. The other musicians are Thorlai Ishoy, trombone — Peter Christensen, trumpet – Povl Erik Philipsen, double bass/vocal and Per Andersson, drums. During the years the band has played with a lot of well-known soloist Danish as well as Foreigners, as the English clarinettist Pete Allen. Pete Allen is possibly one of Europe’s best jazz clarinettists in the traditional and swing style.

Duration : 0:7:15

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"Circle of Life"

Performed by Carmen Twillie.

Duration : 4 min 24 sec

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Posted by admin - July 23, 2014 at 2:57 am

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Wild Wayne TV presents Kermit Ruffins Live at Vaughan's in New Orleans

Famous trumpet player and Satchmo disciple Kermit Ruffins performs live at Vaughan's in the heart of New Orleans' Bywater. Brought to you by wildwaynetv.com

Duration : 11 min 1 sec

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Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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How much does a dancer make on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana?

Im trying to make quick money and this is the only way I know how. But just how much money a night would I be taking home?

depends on the tips and what’s in town.

if it’s really slow you could end up with zip, if it’s a big party crowd sky is the limit.

but be aware it’s a tough job and not for the faint of heart.

how are your feet? you’ll be on them a lot

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Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

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The Davy Crockett Explorer Canoe Ride at Disneyland

Canoe ride at Disneyland. Paddle’s Up! This is a quick look at the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes filmed in HD in 2008 at the Disneyland Resort. This is one of those unique attractions that is definitely more interactive than most as it takes teamwork, but could fast become a tradition for anybody once they experience how relaxing and fun it is. From the sign: Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes are free floating vessels. Children age six or younger must wear the floatation vests provided. Adult sizes are also available.

Duration : 0:2:20

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Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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Texarkana Announcements: Copeland’s Restaurant

City Manager Harold Boldt and Economic Development Advisor Kenny Haskin announce that Copeland’s New Orleans style Restaurant and Bar will be coming to Texarkana, Arkansas at Crossroads Business Park. 1-26-10

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Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

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New Food Product Hits & Misses | 3 Feb 2010

Phil Lempert, supermarket guru, rates new foods and assigns each a rating based on: taste, health, ingredients, appearance, sustainability, preparation, packaging and value.

Duration : 4 min 27 sec

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Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 at 5:38 am

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New Orleans French Quarter Hotel Monteleone – Guest Reviews

http://bookit.com/us/louisiana/neworleans/hotels/hotel-monteleone-french-quarter/ Exceptional 4-Diamond Award Winning Luxury Hotel in the Heart of the French Quarter – 1 Block from Bourbon St & Canal St. Within walking distance of most of the area’s major attractions, restaurants & shopping. “The French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone.” This award winning hotel has just completed a $65 million restoration including the addition of Spa Aria. You will not find a more luxurious French Quarter hotel with impeccable service!

A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America, the Hotel Monteleone has over 600 luxurious first class guest rooms & has just completed a $65 million restoration. It’s the perfect place to come back to & rejuvenate from a busy day or night exploring the consummate pleasures of New Orleans. And what a history these guest rooms have! The Hotel Monteleone has long been the home to some of the city’s, and the world’s, most famous and colorful characters. Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Truman Capote called it home as well as countless movie stars, dignitaries & royalty.

The Hotel Montelone is also on the official registry of haunted places! The historic hotel, founded in 1886 by Antonio Monteleone, a count from Sicily, & currently owned by the fourth generation of the same family, has often heard ghost stories from guests, especially those who stay on the 14th floor (actually the 13th floor).

The hotel offers a gift shop, 24 hour room service, two full service restaurants and the famous revolving Carosel Bar, which is a favorite for the locals and the perfect place for people watching on Royal St. Just beyond our doors lie a myriad of dining and touring pleasures ranging from Arnaud’s to Galatoire’s and Brennan’s, to the Aquarium of the America’s and the IMAX Theater. As a guest of the Hotel Monteleone, you’ll be assured of the finest in classic furnishings, friendly, discreet service and your own personal retreat in the historic French Quarter. The Hotel Monteleone is a Pet Friendly Hotel – Guests traveling with pets will have a mat, 2 bowls, a treat, and a brochure placed in the room prior to arrival. The brochure includes a pet map, pet hotel policies, pet application, and a pet in room keycard. The Hotel Monteleone is a NON-SMOKING property. This award winning hotel has just completed a $65 million restoration including the addition of Spa Aria.

Visit Spa Aria for every indulgence during your stay. For sunning, swimming, and fitness, look to the rooftop for New Orleans’ first skyside pool & fitness center. Ride an exercise bike as you watch the mighty Mississippi far below you. Work on your tanline or swim laps in our year-round heated pool.
Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks you encounter in the French Quarter. The hotel is the French Quarters largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. The AAA Four Diamond award-winner has also won the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for an Outstanding Guest Experience for the past three years.

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Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 at 1:34 am

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