I’m Craig Guillot, your New Orleans festivals and events Insider with Tripvine. Today is Friday, January 22, 2010 and here are your 5 Great Things to do in New Orleans This Weekend. For more information, visit Tripvine.com.
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A silent musical comedy from New Orleans. . . if you can imagine that.
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VIEUX CARRÉ CONFIDENTIAL! (series) episode #2! TJ Fisher and Di Harris adventures! Miss Marion demonstrates her New Orleanian attitude and bounce-back approach to life to TJ and Di: Shake the devil off your back! The secret wisdom for proper second-lining, survival, happiness in the moment and longevity. Miss Marion is a lifelong parishioner of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the oldest African-American Catholic parish in the country, the cornerstone of the city’s jazz music and second-line parade traditions. Miss Marion’s church has historical connections to nearby Congo Square.
At age 82, Creole lady Miss Marion remains the spirited queen of Jazz Funeral second lining, rejoicing and dancing back from the grave. Her effervescent spirit and magic were captured on film Easter Sunday — during her regular work day, with a little dancing weaved in amid her normal-routine duties and responsibilities.This clip was filmed onsite in the ladies’ restroom of the elegant and famed French Quarter Brennan’s Restaurant. (Audible toilets flush in the background.) Miss Marion has served as the establishment’s beloved washroom attendant for four decades, and she walks to work from her historical Tremé neighborhood.
Miss Marion is a living example of New Orleans ability to recover post-disaster, to triumph over sorrow, through a belief in, and a living testament, to the power of faith, hope, prayer, worship, music, dance, courage, collective memory, history, cultural identify, local customs and religious heritage.
Miss Marion says, “What’s life? Life is what you make it. A smile goes a long way.”
Miss Marion poignantly and proudly reveals her wisdom — the counsel of Father Jerome LeDoux, a beloved Afro-American priest — in post-Katrina New Orleans. During storm, Miss Marion lost her home and stayed with the masses at the New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome; post-Katrina her beloved grandsons Damon Brooks, 16, and Ivan Brooks, 17, were murdered in 2007 the 9th Ward. Her story was profiled in The New Yorker (New Orleans Journal) and elsewhere.
Despite breathtaking losses, Miss Marion perseveres and enjoys life, with a smile, joy and celebration, as she continues to take her own advice.
Miss Marion played herself in the Peter Entell documentary, Shake the Devil Off.
Miss Marion dances on video with VIEUX CARRÉ CONFIDENTIAL! (series) mischief-making provocateurs TJ Fisher and Di Harris!
Quirky French Quarter author/Bourbon Street resident TJ Fisher and style maven/artist Di Harris carve a unique niché among New Orleans eccentric notables and flamboyant characters. TJ previous dedicated an original New Orleans-based 2008 nonfiction book to Miss Marion.
TJ and Di are known for their offbeat sense of satire and signature panache — adventuresome hijinks, biting wit, high-octane passion and theatrical style. TJ drives a ’59 pink Caddy convertible named Lulabell, and Di rides a 1968 “My Fair Lady” model banana-seat Stingray. TJ is the accolade-winning author of multiple works of New Orleans-based nonfiction and fiction. Award-winning designer Di is the proprietor of where the stars shop, Zogwald’s of the French Quarter, an ever popular and famed international boutique. (TJ also maintains a home in Palm Beach, Florida and Di in Melbourne, Australia.)
See outrageous Sandcastle Queen TJ Fisher and her idiosyncratic friend and partner in shenanigans Lady Marigny Di Harris in additional Tanzmanianmudbug YouTube postings: http://www.youtube.com/user/Tanzmanianmudbug.
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The vintage-style clip of Miss Marion (an afternoon in the life of TJ and Di, and their intriguingly surreal real world) ends with unforgettable imagery of Miss Marion in motion. Miss Marion regularly doles out her inspirational secrets of life and pearls of wisdom to, and is beloved by, an endless parade of superstars, luminaries, VIPs, ladies of society, the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy, common folks.
The duality of New Orleans and French Quarter life seems extreme. Here the unlikely happens frequently; ironic situations and chance meetings are an everyday occurrence. In New Orleans, history is not merely something observed from afar by leafing through the pages of textbooks. The rich cultural heritage of the city’s forebears still shapes, pervades and surrounds daily life. Here the band plays on, and life goes on. Joie de vivre.
HBO and David Simon’s lush new drama series Treme “gets” New Orleans, they definitely get it, do you? Do you get the resilient heart, soul, spirit and humor of the people and places of New Orleans…?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?
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We are planning a road trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in Feb 2010… I am looking for some information on the route down, meaning attractions, sights etc… I’ve never driven down that way before and am wondering if there is anything worth stopping for on the way down??
I have not driven between NY and NO, but have driven from New Orleans to North Carolina (most of the way). The most direct route from NY is via Harrisburg, Knoxville, and Birmingham. A more interesting route would probably be via Washington DC, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, and Pensacola/Mobile – but it would also be a longer trip (though only about 250 miles more.).
All of the states and cities have tourism websites.
Realize that traffic and parking are the absolute number one problem in New Orleans during Carnival. Don’t try to park on the street – it’s a recipe for being towed away by the City. If your hotel is in the French Quarter most of the FQ becomes a pedestrian mall starting the Thursday before Mardi Gras Day. Ask your hotel how to get your car into the "no vehicles" area, and remember the nighttime crowds may be very thick.
Go to these sites for info about Carnival in New Orleans, and the FAQ sections may be very useful:
Hope you have a good trip!
Name of movie i think it showed on lifetime it was really long like over 3 hours, 4 hrs name is a four letter female name it was a romantic drama that followed the life of title character from young woman to old woman. For some reason i’m thinking zola nola nora
Could it be this one?
Zoya (1995 TV miniseries)
aka Danielle Steel’s Zoya
starring Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner, Denise Alexander, David Warner, Diana Rigg, Samuel (Sam) West
A young Russian countess escapes the 1917 revolution and, despite hardship, makes a new life for herself in America.
Here’s a film clip:
New Orleans Halloween
The most extreme event in the country according to the Travel Channel, The House of Shock. New Orleans Halloween is an interesting event. New Orleans Halloween has taken on a life of its own. New Orleans Halloween is nearing Mardi Gras in participation.
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New Orleans Halloween
In this episode we take you on a Bourbon Country adventure departing from Louisville on the Mint Julep Tour bus to the central Bardstown region of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We visit Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Tom Moore and Maker's Mark distilleries. Dining at Kurtz's Restaurant.
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I don’t really know many drinks, usually at home I just stick to the gin&tonic, margaritas, and beer.
What drinks do you think would be best to try out for my 21st?
And are there any New Orleans specialty drinks I should try while there?
I like almost any drink, unless it tastes like straight alcohol.
have a hurricane!!!!!
hand greades are cool to but don’t have too many.
if you go to lafite’s blacksmith shop and get a purple slurpie