• New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  NOLA Life

    We Are An Elderly Couple Going To New Orleans And Want To Know Which Tour Groups Are The Best/?

     Tours and New Orleans go hand in hand.  On any given day you can spot numerous tour groups on most streets.  There is a tour for everyone so whether you want history or thrills, fact or fiction, walking or riding, New Orleans tours can accomandate you.     The question was”Which tour groups are the best?  Does any of them pick up at the hotels? Which attractions are the best?”.  Wow, how do you answer that?  It has been suggested that Grey Line is the best overall tour company in New Orleans. They pick-up at most hotels, but you have to check with them to be certain. The much touted…

  • New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  NOLA Life

    2015 Red Dress Run in New Orleans

    Have you ever wanted to put on a red dress and run around in New Orleans drinking and partying? Then make sure you sign up for the 2015 Red Dress Run. You must be 21 and wear some version of a red dress but it doesn’t matter if you are a guy or a girl. Just another way to have fun and raise money for charity in the Big Easy. Mark your calendar because registration is now open! Yes you can now register for the 2015 Red Dress Run! For those of you unfamiliar with this phenomenon once a year the New Orleans French Quarter is overrun with people in…

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    “Tie the Knot” on the Steamboat NATCHEZ in New Orleans

    New Orleans     How cool would it be to get married aboard the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi?  Well you have a chance to find out.  Registration starts on Valentine’s Day!  Get your entry in. Sharon Denise Talbot   “Tie the Knot” on the Steamboat NATCHEZ Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes Kicks Off on Valentine’s Day Total prize package for one lucky couple values more than $5,000   NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 2012) – On February 14, the New Orleans Steamboat Company is kicking off its “Tie the Knot” on the Steamboat NATCHEZ Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes on its Facebook page for the second year. Valued at more than $5,000, the…

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  • Music,  New Orleans Attractions

    New Orleans Sixth Annual Collaborative Concert in the Cathedral

    New Orleans         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…

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    HOTEL MONTELEONE TO HOST SARA HUMPHREYS BOOKSIGNING PARTY

    New Orleans 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   HOTEL MONTELEONE TO HOST BOOKSIGNING PARTY FOR SARA HUMPHREYS’ UNTOUCHED 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…

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  • New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions

    New Orleans tourism?

    Is New Orleans safe for tourism? Are most of the tourist attractions open for business again? What part of town would be the safest to stay at? Are there any hotels in the French Quarter that have easy and free parking? Yes New Orleans is definately back up and running and all the tourist areas are in full swing. In fact New Orleans was named a top 10 destination for 2007 by Orbitz and Travel and Leisure Magazine. The most celebrated and historic core of the city—including the Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District, Magazine Street, Garden District and St. Charles Avenue are thriving. Mardi Gras was a complete…

  • NOLA Life

    78s – NOLA – Milt Raskin’s Hollywood Ragtimers

    Nola Song Felix Arndt – 1915: What the Mississippi Rag is to piano ragtime, Nola is to the genre of Novelty piano solos. While actually not a true novelty rag, it was certainly a pioneering effort in that direction and one of the most well known pieces of a style that would ultimately become a display of pianistic prowess. Arndt started out as a self-taught pianist and later studied with some of the best teachers in New York. He became a staff musician for the Duo-Art reproducing piano company, cutting many spectacular rolls totaling 3000 in all during his short tenure there. Nola was composed for his fiance of the…