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Paula’s Best Dishes French Quarter Beignets

French Quarter Beignets

French Quarter Beignets

French Quarter Beignets

Paula’s brother-in-law Father Hank joins Paula in the kitchen to mix up specialties from the Big Easy- New Orleans that is. Enjoy this delicious recipe for French Quarter Beignets- and be sure to pick up some of Captain Michael’s coffee to go along with ‘em! These French Quarter Beignets are easy to make and delicious to enjoy.

French Quarter Beignets

French Quarter Beignets

French Quarter Beignets are a favorite in the city of New Orleans.

Beignets recipe: http://recipes.pauladeen.com/index.php/recipes/view/french_quarter_beignets/

Captain Michael’s Coffee: http://www.pauladeen.com/category/39

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How to make French Quarter Beignets

Ingredients for French Quarter Beignets

* 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1 envelope active dry yeast
* 2 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
* 1 cup evaporated milk
* 7 cups bread flour
* 1/4 cup shortening
* Nonstick spray
* Oil, for deep-frying
* 3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions to make French Quarter Beignets

Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, beat the eggs, salt and evaporated milk together. Mix egg mixture to the yeast mixture. In a separate bowl, measure out the bread flour. Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the shortening and continue to stir while adding the remaining flour. Remove dough from the bowl, place onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray. Put dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Add the confectioners’ sugar to a paper or plastic bag and set aside.

Roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 1-inch squares. Deep-fry, flipping constantly, until they become a golden color. After beignets are fried, drain them for a few seconds on paper towels, and then toss them into the bag of confectioners’ sugar. Hold bag closed and shake to coat evenly.

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French Quarter Beignets

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WSP NOLA 10-28-01 Sandbox

NOLA 10-28-01 Sandbox

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The National World War II Museum in New Orleans to expand

Dr. Nick Mueller, Chairman and CEO of The National World War II Museum in New Orleans discusses the Museum’s $300 million expansion on WNBC-TV’s New York Nightly News

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New Orleans Mother’s Day Concert at Cabrini Park

New Orleans

Hey Y’all!  Happy Mother’s Day!  For all you French Quarter Rats, NOLA peeps and visitors here is something really cool to do today if you are out and about. Don’t forget Mom.  Enjoy!  See you in NOLA! 

Sharon Denise Talbot

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VCPORA’s Annual Mothers’ Day Concert!
featuring
The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra

SUNDAY, May 8  4 – 7 p.m.

 

 

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In what has become quite the annual tradition, VCPORA will once again host the Mothers’ Day Concert in Cabrini Park in New Orleans.  And as always, we’ll feature the
New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra.  Bring your chairs, picnics,
dancing shoes, and of course, Mom!


Additionally, we’ll be raffling off this gorgeous original painting by New Orleans French Quarter resident and artist Ann Strub!



This event is FREE and open to the public, so please invite your friends and neighbors, no matter where they live.  This is VCPORA’s gift to the neighborhood!

 
We’d like to offer special thanks to Carol Fleishchman and Wayne Wilkinson, whose volunteer efforts this year and in years past have made the event possible. 
 

 
Our very deep appreciation goes to Terminix, Terry Bruno and Vincent Palumbo in particular, for being this year’s major sponsor!
 

 
Additional thanks to the Friends of Cabrini Park, the City of New Orleans, and the Beauregard-Keyes House, along with all the volunteers who make this event possible!

Free New Orleans music
 

New Orleans

 


NOAH-NEW ORLEANS ARCOLOGY HABITAT

Tangram 3DS brings Floating City to Life

Tangram 3DS, a firm specializing in visualization and computer animation, announced its collaboration with E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA. Together, the companies have designed and presented a bold new urban platform. New Orleans Arcology Habitat (NOAH) is a proposed urban Arcology (architecture and ecology), whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures, and in this case a floating city.
Tangram 3DS worked with Schopfer to visualize this unique concept and structure. Starting from basic sketches, Tangram 3DS transformed Schopfers ideas into visuals and an animation. Our work helps Kevin convey his concept to the City of New Orleans, investors, the media, and public, said Stefan Vittori, president and founder of Tangram 3DS, LLC. To be able to visualize a design project in 3D and through animation is absolutely vital when attempting to sell a design concept that may at first glance be hard to grasp, adds Vittori.
Why a floating city? There are three major challenges to building in New Orleans. The first challenge is to overcome both the physical and psychological damages of recurring severe weather patterns. Though repopulation has begun, the need to provide a stabilized and safe environment is paramount to a long-term recovery and economic well being of New Orleans. The second challenge is that New Orleans has been built at and below sea levels, which creates a consistently high water table and makes it prone to flooding and storm surges. The third challenge is that New Orleans is built on soil condition that consists of thousands of feet of soft soil, silt and clay. These conditions make building large-scale concentrated structures difficult. Believing that NOAH is a viable plan, our solution to overcome these challenges is to take advantage of these seemingly conflicting issues with the introduction of a floating urban platform. This solution is deceptively simple, using water as a controlled, naturally occurring, bearing foundation, is perfectly feasible and practical, states Schopfer.
As depicted in the 3D renderings by Tangram, given the design’s massive scale — nearly 1,200′ tall with a footprint nearly 1/3 of a mile in diameter — it was clear that Tangram’s imagery would need to depict a significant amount of downtown New Orleans to contextualize the project. A 3D model of the downtown buildings was combined with satellite and aerial survey imagery to build a highly-detailed context model in which NOAH could be placed. This allowed Tangram to create a wide range of imagery, including aerials that covered dozens of city blocks, which effectively communicated the ambitious scale of the NOAH project.
When it came time to produce the animation, the massive scene scale combined with the river and dense activity of the area were extremely challenging to reproduce faithfully in motion. Tangram teamed up with the team at VFX Direct, located north of Boston, to further polish the animation frames. The two teams worked closely to build passes of animated elements that VFX Direct would include in their final composite of the animation, along with additional water, smoke, and lighting effects that made the imagery pop.
A triangulate shape has been chosen as the basis for NOAH, given the fact that a triangle is inherently the most rigid of all structural framing systems. The triangle also allows for an open frame configuration, dividing NOAH into three separate towers converging at the top. The intent of this open system is to allow all severe weather to in effect blow through the structure in any direction with the minimum of massing interference. To further dissipate wind loads, the outer edges are curved and tilted.
This is a project of tremendous potential which pushes beyond current expectations for New Orleans and places it in the forefront of the new age of urban growth possibilities, adds Schopfer. We hope to one day see it become reality, and with Tangram’s unique experience and expertise, that reality comes alive today.

Sidebar:
NOAH will house:
•Residential Units / Rental and Condominium: 20,000 units @ average 1100 Sq ft
•Three Hotels: Average 200 rooms plus associated services
•Time Share Units: 1500 units @ average 1100 sq ft
•Three Casino Facilities: (to be determined)
•Commercial Space / Rental and Condominiums: 500,000 sq ft
•Commercial Space / Retail: 500,000 sq ft
•Parking Garage / within foundation: 8,000 cars
•Cultural Facilities: 100,000 sq ft
•Public Works: 50,000 sq ft / includes storage
•District School System: 100,000 sq ft
•District Administrative Office: 50,000 sq ft
•District Health Care Facility: 20,000 sq ft

Estimated Total Square Footage: 30 million

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Cirque Dreams comes to NOLA

 

See below for info on local musician auditions for Jammin with Cirque Dreams.  See ya in NOLA! 

 Sharon Denise Talbot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***MEDIA ALERT***CALENDAR LISTING***

Jammin’ with Cirque Dreams Contest CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION offers a local musician the opportunity to perform with the WORLD RENOWNED PRODUCTION

WHAT: New Orleans is known for its music and talent so come blow your horn, slap the bass, tickle the ivories, shred your axe or whistle, snap or tap your way into the experience of a lifetime by Jammin’ with Cirque Dreams. Bring your rhythm, soul and talent to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre and win an opportunity to accompany the world renowned, international artistry of Cirque Dreams when it illuminates New Orleans with its newest and grandest production of Cirque Dreams Illumination. One lucky musician will be selected to perform live on stage as part of the national tour launch of Cirque Dreams Illumination and integrate their style of music into this multi-cultural, diversified genre of cirque, music, theatre and stage spectacle beyond imagination. The winner will train locally with the Cirque Dreams design team for their debut performance and will receive six complimentary tickets to the show in which they appear.

WHEN: Saturday, September 18th, 2010 11:00AM-2:00PM WHERE: Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 (Theatre Lobby)

WHO: The audition is limited to the first 100 attendees and is open to performers of all ages. Participants will be given two minutes to impress the judges with their musical skills and must provide any equipment required for their audition. A sound system with CD & digital input will be provided. Complementary parking will be available in the Mahalia Jackson parking lot.

WHY: This special event celebrates the return of Broadway Across America to New Orleans and the first show of the 2010-11 season. Tickets for Cirque Dreams Illumination are affordably priced stating at $25.00. Cirque Dreams Illumination will perform eight shows at the Mahalia Jackson Theater September 28 through October 3, 2010.

Tickets for Cirque Dreams Illumination are available for purchase at the Mahalia Jackson box office located in Armstrong Park at 801 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787 (ARTS). Information on the Broadway Across America – New Orleans series and venue policies and accommodations may be obtained online at www.mahaliajacksontheater.com. Group Sales information, including group discounts for 20 or more, is available by calling 504-287-0372. Box Office information is available at 504-287-0351. For more information on Cirque Dreams Illumination, please visit: www.cirqueproductions.com Become a Fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cirquedreams Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cirquedreams Check out our Videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/cirquedreams New Orleans Theatre Association is a 501( c ) 3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans which are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production. Arts Center Enterprises – New Orleans, LLC – (ACE) is a theatrical facility management company with more than 30 years of experience in the field of professional performing arts facility management and theatrical property development. Allen Becker, together with his partners David Anderson, Gary Markowitz and Kirk B. Feldmann have succeeded in establishing a successful business model that combines an entrepreneurial operating strategy, with a wealth of industry relationships which result in active, vibrant, well-managed and self-sustaining performing arts facilities. Not only has this business model served to uplift communities through the presentation of powerful live performances, but it has served to also provide economic stimulus into urban corridors in need of revitalization.

Please visit ACE New Orleans on line at www.mahaliajacksontheater.com. Broadway Across America is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities.

Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced the Broadway productions of HAIR, WEST SIDE STORY and Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS. Upcoming productions include MINSKY’S, PROMISES, PROMISES, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and the West End production of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. Touring productions include Nickelodeon’s STORYTIME ADVENTURES featuring Dora the Explorer and DREAMGIRLS. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.


driving to new orleans this weekend and would like to stop by Lafayette?

any attractions there? historical places , any other architectural magnificent buildings that can be more interesting

hi there,only a link for you with attractions, and a map for directions..

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Lafayette%3Fattractions&sll=40.416702,-86.875287&sspn=0.108738,0.219383&g=Lafayette%3F&ie=UTF8&hq=%3Fattractions&hnear=Lafayette,+IN&t=h&z=11

regards pops..


The Spirit of New Orleans

Wynton Marsalis’ tribute to the New Orleans Saints first Super Bowl victory and the Crescent City…”The Spirit of New Orleans”

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Desbundixie – Bourbon Street Parade

Desbundixie in Aljustrel Jazz Festival
www.desbundixie.com

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What clubs on Bourbon Street in New Orleans allow 18 year olds to party?

I am planning on going for my 18th birthday and I was just wondering if I could get into a few clubs. :) I am planning on staying at a hotel on Bourbon Street and everything, but I don’t want to go if I can’t party. I know you have to be 21 to drink though…

I live in New orleans and have been going to the clubs before I was 17 most of the clubs on bourbon or in new orleans dont ask for ID as long as you look legal your in. your gonna have fun on bourbon anyway you may not even wanna go into a club


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