New Orleans

Can anyone reccomend some hotels in New Orleans to stay in during the Voodoo Music Festival this year?

I’m going to stay in New Orleans for the first time during this year’s festival, and can’t wait. I’d like to be able to see a lot of the city, but be close enough to City Park for the show.

All the major hotels are located downtown, in the French Quarter and the business district. If you want to be close to City Park, you might want to consider staying at a Bed and Breakfast near there. Here are some websites for you to check out:,, and All of these places are close to City Park–no more than 5-6 minutes by car. If those are outside your budget, you could try the Holiday Inn Express downtown on Carondelet Street—

New Orleans French Quarter Hotel Royal Sonesta – Guest Reviews Located right in the middle of Bourbon Street, the ROYAL SONESTA offers guests an authentic French Quarter experience like no other! Rated “Four Diamonds” by AAA and among the “Best Places in the World to Stay” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Bourbon Street BLOWOUT Sale: 25% OFF 2nts, 30% OFF 3nts+ on most dates thru Sept 30 + an INSTANT REBATE up to $50, compliments of!

As one of the classiest hotels in the Quarter, the contrast between the hurly-burly of Bourbon Street and the Royal Sonesta’s marble and chandelier lobby couldn’t be greater. Outside, it’s raucous and boisterous… up all night. Inside, all is a quiet and gracious elegance that is unsurpassed in the Veiux Carre. The hotel’s Old World style combined with its modern day amenities and personal service continues to attract locals and visitors year after year who seek the ultimate New Orleans experience. The Royal Sonesta Hotel – in design, in ambiance and in spirit – is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the historic French Quarter neighborhood in which it resides.

The hotel offers French & Creole cuisine at Begues, an oyster bar at Desire, and a Bourbon Street front seat view at Le Booze bar for a quintessential New Orleans experience. Between the ground-floor garden and the second-floor pool is a small, quiet terrace. The hotel amenities include gabled windows, French doors, wrought iron lace balconies, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, meeting facility, tobacco and gift shop, jewelry shop, and in-room massage.
This New Orleans hotel features 500 guestrooms that face either the streets of the French Quarter or an inner courtyard, and many have French doors that open onto balconies or patios. All rooms at the Royal Sonesta are outfitted with antique-reproduction art and furnishings. Bathrooms have marble & wood counters and designer toiletries. Standard amenities include minibars, CD/cassette players, & wireless and wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Guests may request refrigerators & coffeemakers (subject to availability).

The Royal Sonesta Hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool in an enclosed courtyard with poolsize bar service. Also, a complimentary fitness center and on-site French Quarter valet parking (nominal fee) are also available.

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Why is New Orleans geting so much attention?

Not to be unsympathetic, but people all over the country lost their homes in natural disasters at different times during the year. So why is New Orleans so special?
So, people who lost homes in Florida should be ignored? Do you say "too bad" to them, give New Orleans everything?

I am sure you don’t mean to be unsympathetic, but that is exactly what you are. Yes! People do loose their homes year long due to natural disasters. But if you can’t figure out why New Orleans has received so much attention, then there is no point in explaining it. I would only hope that you find some compassion.


When other areas of the country are hit by natural disasters, the media does cover it. The reason for the amount of coverage in New Orleans is because an ENTIRE CITY was devastated. Thousands of people were evacuated to other cities. This is on a grand scale!

That is like saying, why did the media give so much attention to Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict? People vanalize every day. <–The entire black population was in an uproar over the verdict.

You come off as if you are upset with the people of New Orleans as well as the media.

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Who Dat? Do Dat! New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

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Low (°F)
Precip. %
May 05
Partly Cloudy 79°/59° 20 %
May 06
Sunny 84°/64° 0 %
May 07
Mostly Sunny 85°/67° 10 %
May 08
Partly Cloudy 85°/73° 10 %
May 09
Mostly Sunny 88°/74° 10 %
May 10
Mostly Sunny 89°/75° 10 %
May 11
Mostly Sunny 89°/73° 10 %
May 12
Mostly Cloudy 89°/73° 20 %
May 13
Partly Cloudy 90°/70° 20 %
May 14
AM Clouds / PM Sun 86°/69° 20 %


Good Morning NOLA!  Happy Thursday y’all. Sunshine and clouds are mixed today. Through 3pm today we are looking at mostly sunny with temperatures rising towards the upper 70s. Winds will be East at 10 to 15 mph. Our high is seventy-eight degrees. Our chance of rain in the Crescent City area is only twenty percent.  Like I always say, it never hurts to keep the umbrella handy just in case.   There is still lots going on in the city as usual.  Jazz Fest is here and the line-up looks awesome as usual. Don’t miss out. I hope you are making your hump day plans and it includes music.  The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  The week ahead looks pretty good. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead but all in all looks great. I will  be at the 1850’s House Store sigining books in a couple of weeks. I will let you know exact dates as I get them. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Rounds 2 Games Recap

Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas recap the day’s action from New Orleans, where Baylor eliminated Old Dominion and Kentucky dominated Wake Forest.

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Oil firms challenge US drilling ban

The six-month moratorium on new deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is facing a legal challenge, despite the fact that oil continues to gush from a ruptured undersea well.

More than a dozen companies involved in offshore drilling operations have launched a lawsuit that would reverse the Obama administration’s ban.

Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from New Orleans.

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The French Quarter

Around Your Town takes you for a strut through the French Quarter in New Orleans, with a little “LAGNIAPPE” at 3:48 of the vid!
Along the way you will see some of the landmarks that have made New Orleans famous, and a great band on Royal Street performing the 1931 classic song “Egyptian Ella” !

Title: The French Quarter
Film Shot on 1/4/09 & 1/5/09
Location: The French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana
Movie produced & edited on 24″ iMac using iMovie 06 HD
Gee Three Slick Volume 8 Stabilizer, Anti-Mattes, and Titles
Sound: iLife & Skywalker Sound Effects
Soundtrack: French Quarter Strut – Tucker Conspiracy
Egyptian Ella – Meschiya Lake
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans – Billie Holiday
Video filmed with Sony DCR-HC52 DVR Handycam
Lenses: Sony VCL-0630X 30mm 0.6x Wide Angle Lens
Sony VCL-2030X 30mm 2x Telephoto Lens

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Drew Brees On Ellen DeGeneres – Superbowl XLIV MVP and New Orleans Hero

Another Hollywood treat for the Superbowl MVP, Drew Brees… joy and pride of New Orleans

Recorded 3PM, February 11, 2010
Courtesy of WDSU Channel 6 – New Orleans

For WHO DAT FANATICS purposes only… not infringe!

A presentation of DO DAT Fanatics | TBG Films | Doyeye Home Entertainment

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French Quarter Fest • New Orleans 2009

the official video special with some of the highlights at the French Quarter Fest April 17-19, 2009 New Orleans featuring:
second line opening parade with Ronnie Kole, Pete Fountain, Tim Laughlin with Connie Jones & The FQF All Stars • Margie Perez • Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives • Fredy Omar Con Su Banda • Washboard Chaz, The Tin Man • The Pfister Sisters, Big Sam’s Funky Nation with Davell Crawford • Spirit Of New Orleans Choir • Marva Wright & the BMWs with Joe Krown • Casa Samba Extravaganza • Fatien • Charmaine Neville • John Boutté, Paul Sanchez & Friends • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

video, cut © Beate Sandor 2009

all rights reserved by French Quarter Festivals Inc.

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BP Blocking Media Access? New Orleans interview

wdsutv — BP Blocking Media Access? Great interview from New Orleans TV station wdsu tv.

Copyright wdsutv New Orleans 2010

BP blocking blocks media access new Orleans oil spill gulf of mexico blackout

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