I understand the locals normally say N’orlins – Stress on the Nor.
I was just curious if there was an original French way in which Orleans may have been pronounced. Currently I say New Orlins – stress on the Or, but when I was young I would say New Orleens – stress on the leens.
Only Hollywood and tourists call the city N”Awlins.
The original name of the city was in French: Nouvelle Orleans. It is pronounced new vell ore lay on.
There are two "normal” pronunciations today:
New Or le ans (Orleans is 3 syllables)
New Or leans (Orleans is 2 syllables)
The issue is somewhat confused by the fact the City of New Orleans is also (same boundaries) Orleans Parish (parish = county). Everyone says Or leans Parish (Orleans with 2 syllables).
On 08/29/2005 I was in downtown New Orleans on assignment for The Weather Channel and I was the freelance videographer “Weather Paparazzi” who stayed in the city to document the storm while everyone else evacuated the area. This footage was shot during the pre dawn hours as hurricane Katrina started to rip apart the city. I shot this on Canal Street and in the French Quarter. The video shows the city losing power as well as the start of the flooding from the heavy rain and damage. I was the only one out in the storm shooting video and getting blasted by the deadly flying debris. This is part of the BNVN Weather Paparazzi stock video collection. Visit www.WeatherPaparazzi.com for more information and stock video license rates.
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Just what the title says.
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Mississippi Steve Gardner with the Bottleneck Blues Band play the 2007 Bourbon Street Tokyo, Mardi Gras in Roppongi. (Tokyo, JAPAN) Members-Steve Gardner, Hisa Nakase, Yu Ojima, Macoto Takahashi.
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Live at Los Angeles, Feb. 8, 1992. Perhaps the best version of this song ever. Enjoy!
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Born in New Orleans on February 20th, 1958, Leroy began studying the trumpet at age 10, in school band. By the time he was 13 years old, he was already playing gigs and leading Danny Barker’s young Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band. The Fairview Band performed at church events, Social & Pleasure Club events, Funerals, and Second Line Parades all over the city of New Orleans. The band has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute Festival of Culture & Folklore. The Fairview band later evolved into the Hurricane Brass Band, which became the seed of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Leroy was a significant figure amongst the new breed of aspiring young musicians participating in Barker’s renaissance of New Orleans brass bands.
After a very brief stint in the Jazz Studies Program at Loyola University’s Conservatory of Music, joined the musicians union and went on to pursue his career as a professional musician. He has played with nearly all the famous jazz bands in town, and has performed at festivals and clubs throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, Japan and Australia.
The past decade has been a member of the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra, performed on numerous recordings with various artists, leads one of the Preservation Hall Jazz Bands and has two critically acclaimed solo releases, “Mo’ Cream From The Crop” and “Props for Pops” on the Sony/Columbia label. continues to travel and record the world over.
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The last time we were in New Orleans, a bunch of us got Jesters (the world strongest drink) made with 190 proof grain alcohol (everclear I assume). We loved it! we all had one and had the best time! Love to make them at home, but don’t have a clue of how. Can somebody help!
That sounds like a Hand Grenade, but sold by a bar that doesn’t have permission to use the trademarked name:
http://www.BonTempsLimo.com 1-877-816-9062 New Orleans premier party bus company serving southern Louisiana with the only 34 seat 60″ plasma HDTV limousine party bus.
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Confederate F124 Hellcat on St.Charles Street before Hurricane Katrina during a photo shoot with rider Neale Bayly. This video was created by Grant Ray.
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