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New Orleans Sixth Annual Collaborative Concert in the Cathedral

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The beautiful thing about being in New Orleans is no matter when you are here there is something happening.  If you are looking for an inspirational musical experience join us on January 25 at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square.  Where else can attend a free concert in such a stunningly beautiful and deeply historical venue?  No place but New Orleans.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

 

Sixth annual collaborative concert explores Louisiana’s musical evolution

 

WHO:                   The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

 

WHAT:                 “Becoming American: The Musical Journey,”

a concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Carlos Miguel Prieto

 

WHEN:                 Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 • 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:               St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square in the French Quarter

 

HOW:                   Free and open to the public; seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Live Internet streaming of this concert is also available on www.LPOmusic.com.

 

WHY:                    On Wednesday, Jan. 25, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Becoming American: The Musical Journey,” the sixth installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage. Each year, the popular series examines an aspect of the state’s contributions to classical music with a concert and educational programming. In addition, for the first time a grant from the Mellon Foundation will allow for a live streaming of the performance, bringing this beautiful concert to the widest audience yet.

This year’s program is part of a slate of bicentennial programming, along with The Collection’s exhibition “The 18th Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood” and the 17th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, “Louisiana at 200: In the National Eye.” Selections for the concert will trace the evolution of regional musical tastes from the early 19th century to the modern age. An affinity for European masters, including familiar names like Beethoven and Bellini, melded with Caribbean and African influences over time to introduce a brand-new style: jazz.

This project is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Entergy, and Muriel’s Jackson Square. Live Internet streaming of this concert on www.LPOmusic.com is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with Louisiana State University’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts.

 

About The Historic New Orleans Collection

Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.

 

About the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1991 by musicians from the former New Orleans Symphony, is the only musician-owned and collaboratively managed professional symphony in the United States. For more information, visit www.lpomusic.com or call (504) 523-6530.

 New Orleans


What was the original way New Orleans was pronounced?

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).


New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 03 07 11

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! 

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Mar 07
Partly Cloudy 66°/57° 10 %
Tue
Mar 08
PM T-Storms 72°/67° 60 %
Wed
Mar 09
Scattered T-Storms 74°/53° 70 %
Thu
Mar 10
Sunny 66°/45° 0 %
Fri
Mar 11
Sunny 66°/53° 0 %
Sat
Mar 12
Partly Cloudy 71°/56° 10 %
Sun
Mar 13
Mostly Sunny 73°/57° 20 %
Mon
Mar 14
Showers 73°/59° 40 %
Tue
Mar 15
Showers 74°/57° 60 %
Wed
Mar 16
AM Clouds / PM Sun 74°/59° 20 %

Good Morning NOLA!  Brrr!  What is going on out there?  The little cool front we were promised after all that rain on Saturday is still hanging on.  Yesterday was downright chilly out in the streets.  I was working on Canal and Decatur for most of the day on the movie Medallion.  The wind was slicing through us and my feather wig was dancing all day. Todays high is suppose be sixty-six but we never made it to our high yesterday.  Today will be partly cloudy and it is looking like we have more rain in the forecast for Mardi Gras day and Wednesday. Get the rain gear out and keep the umbrella handy.  If it is anything like Saurday I highly recommend rain boots or shoes of some kind. The rain will move out for the rest of the week and we should have a nice mid to end of the week.  Saturday the twelfth looks awesome so come out to the Quarter for my book signing at the 1850’s House Store on the Square. Have fun and be safe out there.  I’ll see you 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


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


Bourbon Street Parade – Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen – 1954

Wonderful line up for the Jazz Festival in London 1954. Ken Colyer, Jim Bray, Lonnie Donegan, Bruce Turner, Monty Sunshine.

Duration : 0:4:41

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What Mardi Gras parade happens first in the French Quarter?

My friends and I want to hit an earlier parade, and one that happens in the quarter. Any ideas or recommendations?

The first answer is correct and none of the traditional Mardi Gras parades have traveled through the French Quarter since the 1960s.

However, the Krewe du Vieux is a parade (with small floats) that goes throught the FQ about 2 weeks before Mardi Gras Day:

http://www.kreweduvieux.org/

A good place to watch the K du V parade is from the balcony of Margaritaville on Decatur Street:

http://www.margaritaville.com/index.php?page=cafe_no

Go to http://www.mardigras.com/ for more info on Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The FAQ section can be very informative.

Hope you have a great time!


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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!

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Jun 09
PM T-Storms 87°/74° 50 %
Fri
Jun 10
Partly Cloudy 92°/75° 20 %
Sat
Jun 11
Scattered T-Storms 90°/75° 30 %
Sun
Jun 12
Mostly Sunny 91°/76° 10 %
Mon
Jun 13
Sunny 92°/77° 0 %
Tue
Jun 14
Partly Cloudy 92°/77° 10 %
Wed
Jun 15
Isolated T-Storms 92°/77° 30 %
Thu
Jun 16
Isolated T-Storms 91°/73° 30 %
Fri
Jun 17
Scattered T-Storms 90°/78° 60 %
Sat
Jun 18
Scattered T-Storms 91°/78° 60 %

 

Good Morning NOLA! Have a terrific Thursday.  Through 6pm: Partly cloudy with temperatures steady near the upper 80s. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.  Mixed clouds and sun this morning. Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 87F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Isolated thunderstorms this evening. Skies will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.  Check out the new exhibit at the THNOC.  The Creole Tomato Festival is next weekend.  This city never sleeps so don’t miss a thing . I hope your  plans include music.  It is good for the soul. 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. The book siginings at the 1850’s House Store went great. They still have books in the store and I will be back in the Quarter soon. 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


Jazzing Up Your Advocacy Efforts: Lessons From New Orleans

Long time readers of the tipsheet know that the guru and her husband often go to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. If you aren’t sure what that is, check out www.nojazzfest.com. If you want to know what others are doing in New Orleans check out the webcam at Tropical Isle on Bourbon Street anytime after 6:00pm or so…

As usual, in the midst of three days of fun, frivolity and fantabulous jazz I, of course, got to thinking about advocacy. I mean, wouldn’t you? And this wasn’t just in a daiquiri-induced haze while wandering around the French Quarter. No, in fact, I was struck by the similarities between Jazz Fest and every advocacy campaign with which I’ve been ever been affiliated.

Following are five techniques you should use to get you through any advocacy campaign – or music festival for that matter.

Strategize: One does not just walk into Jazz Fest and wander around. With eleven stages offering up multiple acts, only careful planning will ensure that you’ll catch what interests you most. At Jazz Fest, this tactic applies doubly to your food options. Before the festival, my husband and I looked over the musical acts and decided what we wanted to see in about ½ hour. We spent another 3 hours drooling over the food. Jambalaya. Bread Pudding. Po Boys. Muffalettas. See, no one can eat everything. But you can eat some of everything with a good plan – and stretchy pants.

The same applies to your advocacy efforts (the strategizing, not the stretchy pants). Think of your strategy development in four stages: First, you want to outline your specific goal – usually in terms of dollars or policy outcomes. Then you want to look at the variety of ways to reach that goal. For appropriations, for example, this might include earmarks, additional line item funds or even report language directing the agency to spend more. Third, consider the competition, distractions and road blocks standing in your way, such as other worthy programs in need of funding (yes, there are a few). Finally, in light of all this information, identify your preferred path. We navigated through Jazz Fest using this four step process – I know it will work for advocacy.

Develop Themes: Themes help you develop a strategy and stick with it — even in the face of temptation. Saturday, for example, was “fried things” day in the food court. Sure, I was tempted by the chocolate dipped strawberries and the Veggie Mufaletta. But I had made a commitment to “fried things.” I wasn’t going to let “fried things” down. I stayed focused and the fried green tomatoes and fried eggplant did not disappoint. Then on Sunday I shifted my theme to “things with cheese,” thus reveling in many other delights at the festival.

Advocacy efforts can be as distracting as the Jazz Fest food courts. One moment Congress is happily focused on transportation issues – two seconds later they’re debating the War in Iraq and then the Farm Bill. It can be difficult to stay focused on your issue when 25 different and equally compelling issues are being waived in your face. Don’t be tempted! Find a theme and stick to it through thick and thin.

Improvise: On the flip side, all the strategizing and thematic development in the world won’t help you when all your best laid plans go awry. Maybe that fabulous act (or fabulous Congressman) that you were looking forward to turns out to be not that fabulous after all. Disappointed, for example, in one of the acts I went to see, I stopped by another tent and danced, bopped and shouted my way through a phenomenal show from a blues / soul / jazz artist named Ruthie Foster (really, go look her up). I had never heard of her before and would never have found her if I hadn’t improvised.

Every once in a while circumstances might dictate that you abandon all your strategies and themes and just make stuff up as you go along. Don’t like that member of Congress? Go see if you can find a new one. Aren’t pleased with how the legislation is progressing? Find new and creative ways to change it in to something you can support.

Build Coalitions: On Saturday I parked myself in front of one of the three main outdoor stages and waited for one of the acts I REALLY wanted to see later in the day – Santana. I quickly became dependent on the kindness of strangers – as they became dependent on me. See, when you’re smack dab in the middle of a throng of 10,000 people, it’s hard to get out. So we built alliances and assigned jobs. Some people had the job of foraging for beer. Some went for food. Others shared umbrellas (as shields from the sun). My job was to help coalition members map out the shortest route from our fiefdom to the outside world. Without their help, I’m not sure I could have survived 8 long hours in the 90 degree heat.

Effective advocacy campaigns rely on coalitions as well. Maybe your partners aren’t helping you get beer – but in a winning coalition everyone performs specific tasks that keep the group moving toward the mission.

And, of course, there’s persistence. Votes won’t always go your way. Legislation won’t always be introduced in a timely fashion. The food court might even run out of Spinach Artichoke casserole (hey, it happened). But every year it gets a little easier and you learn a little more. You learn to bring your mud boots with you in case it rains. You learn to buy your sweet potato pies from Mr. Williams’ pie stand on Friday because he attends church on Saturday and will not be selling pies. You learn to stuff yourself with spinach artichoke casserole as soon as you get to the festival. Armed with this information (and enough beer, sunscreen and advocate motivation) you will be able to persevere until the fat lady (or Santana) sings.

Stephanie Vance
http://www.articlesbase.com/politics-articles/jazzing-up-your-advocacy-efforts-lessons-from-new-orleans-413273.html


What’s Bourbon Street like in November?

My friends and I will be going to the Alabama/LSU game and thought we’d spend a night or two in New Orleans. I’ve been there before for Mardis Gras and I know how crazy that can be. I wanted to know what Bourbon Street is like in the off season. Should we bring beads (and yes, we know that’s touristy, but we don’t mind 😉 Is it worth it to get a hotel with a balcony overlooking Bourbon?

It won’t be as crazy as Mardi Gras (nothing is) but there should be lots of people in town for the game. The weather in November is also usually nice.

There are only two (2) hotels with balcony rooms overlooking Bourbn Street:

Royal Sonesta
Ramada Inn on Bourbon

Balcony rooms can be fun. They also tend to be noisy (from the crowd on the street all night). If sleep is important don’t get a balcony room. You don’t need beeds and it’s actually against the law to throw them from the balcony to the crowd. Yes, people do it and the police don’t interfere unless it becomes a problem. If hotel security/management or the police tell you to stop then stop.


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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