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Obama: Rebuilding New Orleans, Two Years Later

Barack Obama discusses the challenges in rebuilding New Orleans on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. See how the city and its people are rebuilding and moving forward.

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New Orleans – French Quarter Festival

New Orleans is known for it’s parties and festivals. The New Orleans French Quarter Festival is one of the least known but increasingly popular festivals in New Orleans. This article offers some information about The French Quarter Festival along with links to resources.


New Orleans is a place of magic and wonder, music, parties and fun. The French Quarter is at the heart of everything. If you are looking for an experience that is uniquely New Orleans then The New Orleans French Quarter Festival is for you.

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Who Dat Do Dat – New Orleans – French Quarter Festival


The French Quarter Festival occurs every spring and is Louisiana’s largest annual free music festival. During the French Quarter Festival nearly 20 stages will be spread around the French Quarter and over the 4 day weekend play all types of music. You will hear everything from Jazz, both traditional and contemporary to Latin, rock to blues, Cajun to Zydeco and any other type of music you can think of. There will be both local and international stars.
Then there is the food. Local restaurants offer dishes that will satisfy every budget and taste. There are over 60 booths offering dishes like Cajun meat pies, po-boys, jambalaya and crawfish étouffée. You can sample drinks like Hurricanes, a drink that will blow you away and tropical punches. Prices vary but range from $3 to $10.

Here are some interesting facts regarding the New Orleans French Quarter Festival:

During the 2013 celebration the French Quarter Festival marked its 30th anniversary.

The first French Quarter Festival occurred in 1984 and was started as a way to attract residents back to the FQ.

The main sources for the funding of the French Quarter Festival are:


Sales of merchandise, food and beverages

Fees from vendors

The gala in April

When you take a look at attendance you find the following among the 574,000 attendees:

The Top 5 States in attendance -Louisiana, California, New York, Texas, Florida – visitors from 37 states have been reported.

The Top 5 Foreign Countries are – Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, France, Germany – visitors from 12 different countries have been observed.

The French Quarter Festival has a major economic impact on the local economy. An analysis conducted by the University of New Orleans found:

The French Quarter Festival 2012 had a total economic impact on the New Orleans area of more than $259.5 million. This included:

$126.6 million in direct spending

$132.9 million in secondary spending

$18.3 million in state and local tax revenue.

The French Quarter Festival hires over 1,400 local musicians during the weekend of the French Quarter Festival

So if you are looking for a taste of New Orleans on a local level. Check out the French Quarter Festival in April each year. For information contact: (800) 673-5725 within the U.S. or (504) 522-5730. Or visit:


Resource Links: New Orleans French Quarter Festival

New Orleans Online: Music Festivals – French Quarter Festival



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Best way to to visit the French Quarter and Bourbon Street?

Me and my friends are going to plan a weekend road trip to New Orleans.None of us have ever been to New Orleans. We like to drink and have a good time. We also want to visit Bourbon St. What is the best way to do this? Hotel suggestions? Any transportation to Bourbon St? Taxi prices? Must do or see things?. We are trying to do this as cheep as possible, but any help is appreciated.

I can’t add much to who dat’s answer except I like the Hotel St. Marie. It’s inexpensive (about $60 a night), clean, and it has a pool. It’s like so close to Bourbon St. it’s crazy. I don’t know if they have parking, I never drive there. Their sister hotel is the St. Pierre up the street. Also inexpensive but no pool.
Have fun!!!

Subrosan Is In The Air Tonight


Hi y’all!  Well tonight is the night!  Subrosan is finally here! April 19th @8:00 pm. For the past several months I have had the pleasure of working with a core group of people to bring you what we hope will be an amazing, eye-opening viewing experience. What a ride!  It seems like yesterday my sister, brother-in-law, my husband and myself were sitting in the driveway talking.  This all started back in July of 2011 when my brother-in-law Dwayne Coots was telling us about a mini-series he wanted to write and produce - Subrosan. Subrosan is a Latin variation meaning “under the rose”.  There was certainly a killer story to be told, but it would also be a vehicle for local actors and actresses like myself to gain experience, get a reel of their work (you wouldn’t believe how hard that is to do, even in Hollywood South) and a chance for us to do something we had all dreamed of doing -make a movie.  In July we said ‘Let’s do it.”  In August, after gathering and auditioning actors and getting equipment, and securing locations etc., we said ” I think we can do this”.  By October and November we were saying “We ARE doing this.”  In basically 9-10 months around our regular lives and crazy schedules, Subrosan Entertainment has put together the first season of the adult thriller Subrosan. So tonight you get to see the culmination of a lot of hard work, determination and good ole Louisiana ingenuity.  I couldn’t be prouder of the talented people who came together to share this experience. I also want to thank you, our family and friends for your support of Subrosan. It is much appreciated. xoxo

Sharon Denise Talbot

We hope you enjoy Episode one of Subrosan!




Things To Do In New Orleans?

New Orleans Louisiana is a place that is a melting pot of cultures. This article “Things To Do In New Orleans” is in response to a question from a person planning to visit New Orleans. There are additional links below to sites that are resources for things to do in New Orleans.

Things to do in New Orleans

Things to do in New Orleans

Things to do in New Orleans

I’m vacationing to New Orleans in a week, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on places to go for food, cultural experiences, bars, tourist attractions??? Thanks :)

New Orleans is hot & humid in August so pack lightweight, light color, all-cotton clothing. A hat, sunglasses, good walking shoes, and a travel umbrella can be important. Do outdoor things (ex. Zoo) in the mornings and save air conditioned things (ex. museums) for the afternoons. Note that many restaurants are VERY air conditioned.

Things to do in New Orleans:


Mardi Gras and the Jazz Festival are world famous events, but New Orleans hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year:

There are many tours offered and an example is:

The Saint Charles Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world and is a “tourist attraction” in its own right. It is part of the public transit system, as are the Canal Street and Riverfront streetcar lines:

There is always music, but the bands change: Go to and click on Music then Listings or to and click on Listings, then Music.

Note that music clubs often advertise “No Cover”, meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with “No Cover” often require that customers buy a beverage each for every “set ” of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell – not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can’t be any confusion at the end of the evening.

An incomplete guide to bars & clubs:,LA/Nightlife/

About certain alcoholic beverages: Realize that some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge.

Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to and click on Historic Attractions).

Assuming the weather is good, you can collect a sandwich lunch and eat in the riverfront park (watch the shipping) or in Jackson Square (a very nice park).

The Riverwalk shopping center has an air-conditioned food court with dining overlooking the river ( The Canal Place shopping center is in the French Quarter and has a cinema and higher-end shopping (Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers, etc.).

Magazine Street is a miles-long shopping district:

Louisiana is the only US state that offers tax-free shopping for international visitors:

The lobby for the Westin Canal Place Hotel is on the 11th floor and overlooks the French Quarter. It is a great place for an afternoon drink/snack:(

Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn’t miss having cafe au lait & beignets ( Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d’Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food in addition to pastry.

The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and offers traditional live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, tel 504-525-0200 (reservations are important and they are not open every day). The Palm Court is closed from about mid-July 25th to sometime in August each year:

Maximo’s Italian Grill has great food and atmosphere: 1117 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, (504) 586-8883.

All of the famous restaurants (Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Commander’s Palace, etc.) have reopened. The Pelican Club (on Exchange Alley in the FQ) is not as well known but is the same type experience. Reservations are a good idea, and probably essential on weekends. Tujaques Restaurant (823 Decatur Street) is very traditional and has moderate prices.

Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade – which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504-945-5635).

The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes.

More restaurant suggestions:,LA/Restaurants/

Preservation Hall has traditional live Jazz, and doesn’t serve alcohol so all ages are welcome.


New Orleans has ballet, opera, a symphony orchestra, and theatre:

There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the “foot” of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide.

The Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and the new Insectarium are world-class attractions and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.

The Louisiana State Museum is in the French Quarter is also home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum  and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter. NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking click on the link above for more info on additional museums.

Harrah’s Casino is in the Central Business District. (age 21 required for entry)

New Orleans City Park has a variety of attractions + free parking.

Check French Quarter and for ideas about other things to do.

Hope you have a great time while you are staying in New Orleans.

Things to do in New Orleans


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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 01 14 14

Hey Y’all!  It’s a beautiful day in the Crescent City. Get out and enjoy this sunshine and nice temps!

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Who Dat Do Dat – The French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

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!

10-Day Forecast for New Orleans, LA (70112)



High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Jan 14 Sunny 62°/42° 0 %
Wed Jan 15 Mostly Sunny 52°/34° 0 %
Thu Jan 16 Sunny 59°/45° 0 %
Fri Jan 17 Mostly Cloudy 51°/31° 20 %
Sat Jan 18 Sunny 50°/37° 0 %
Sun Jan 19 Partly Cloudy 57°/44° 0 %
Mon Jan 20 Few Showers 65°/52° 30 %
Tue Jan 21 Few Showers 62°/40° 30 %
Wed Jan 22 Sunny 54°/40° 0 %
Thu Jan 23 Cloudy 55°/43° 10 %
Last Updated Jan 14 11:10 a.m. CT

I just can’t get enough of this beautiful day! Even though it looks like colder temps for the next week there will be plenty of sun. Sunny today with temperatures eventually falling into the mid 50s. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph According to the weather report for today it should a great day so don’t waste it indoors. We will have plenty of time for that. Clear to partly cloudy tonight. Low 42F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Abundant sunshine works for me everyday! See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot


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Hey y’all!  Make plans to be at the beautiful Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.  Is there a better setting for a paranormal romance? Meet the author, Sara Humphreys and enjoy an evening in the Quarter.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot



WHO: Hotel Monteleone andauthor Sara Humphreys

WHAT: Untouched Book Signing Party

WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Monteleone 214 RoyalStreet New Orleans, LA 70130

HOW: This event is free and open tothe public. Books will be available for sale at the event.

WHY: The historic Hotel Monteleone welcomes you to join acclaimed author Sara Humphreys as she debuts her latest novel, Untouched.

The book follows lead characters Dante Coltari and Kerry Smithson on an epic, paranormal romance. The Hotel Monteleone serves asthe backdrop for several scenes in the book. Humphreys will do a reading andsign books at the event.

The Hotel Montelone is a designated literary landmark, serving as a muse for authors throughout its history. William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty,Winston Groom, Ben Lucien Burmah and Richard Ford are among the literary legends that have a connection to the Monteleone. The Hotel Monteleone and the famous Carousel Bar and Lounge have become popular settings in countless novels and short stories.

For additional information aboutthis event or the Hotel Monteleone, please visit For additional information about Sara Humphreys and Untouched, please visit

Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone,, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in thefamous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel,featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located 11 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, aconsecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power andAssociates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience.”

The New Orleans Hotel Monteleone celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2011.


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