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    Stephen Perry New Orleans

    New Orleans Tourism Gushes Success Despite Oil Misperceptions Stephen Perry, President and C.E.O. of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau BACKGROUND: If you travel to New Orleans in search of the oil disaster, you will be happily disappointed. But if you travel to New Orleans in search of fabulous restaurants, spectacular family attractions, iconic architecture and live music, your efforts will be greatly rewarded. August, 2010 finds New Orleans at the top of its tourism game – and 100 miles from any traces of the oil disaster in The Gulf of Mexico. Yet, The Crescent City once again finds itself reminding the world it is open for the business…

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    Has anyone ever driven from New York to New Orleans?

    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…

  • Bourbon Street

    Best Hotel to Stay at on or close to Bourbon Street?

    Will be in New Orleans in October and would like to be near the action in French Quarter. Don’t want to spend more than $125 a night. Plan on being out late so noise isn’t an issue. The following are all hotels within a mile or Bourbon Street, in your budget and in order from highest star rating to lowest: Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue from $109.00 0.6 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA 3 Blocks French Quarter/Casino / New Orleans Hotel Info: 800-916-4507 Fairmont Hotel New Orleans from $99.00 0.5 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA Adjacent To French Quarter / New Orleans Hotel Info:…

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    Is it safe to travel to new orleans for mardi gras next year?

    I am planning a trip next year for Mardi Gras, but I have heard that New Orleans is still a very dangerous place for tourists. Would anyone who lives there or has been there recently confirm this? We are planning to go as a group and will probably rent a pair of SUV’s for the trip. I am concerned that the trucks may make us targets for being robbed. Oh My God. Do you think that no one else in New Orleans drives an SUV. I will admit that New Orleans has it’s problems, but if you plan on coming to the city for Mardi Gras, just be a smart…

  • 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…

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    SECRET NEW ORLEANS: TJ & Di Théâtre d’Orléans! Voodoo Vapors!

    VIEUX CARRÉ CONFIDENTIAL! (series) episode #13! TJ Fisher and Di Harris adventures! The Hoo-hah Ladies of the French Quarter live life out loud! In this retro-style film clip — the funky, fun, chic and slightly mad fashionistas open up their world and take you with them! To unexpected places and French Quarter haunts! Tag along with the mad hattresses, and enjoy an armchair Voodoo-trance “window shopping” spell and spree on Royal Street, and beyond! Snippets of French Quarter life! Well seasoned by an intriguing life stories that resemble weird Hollywood sagas flavored by sensational speculation, TJ and Di remain full of humor and fanciful visions. They are fearless wunderkind prone…