Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says a movie is in the works about the Battle of New Orleans.
Atchity Brothers Entertainment will produce the feature film, "Andrew Jackson — Battle of New Orleans." It’s based on military historian Ron Drez's latest book, "The War of 1812: Conflict And Deception."
The Advocate reports the project is endorsed by the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.
Elton John, The Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will headline this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The festival annually draws hundreds of thousands to New Orleans for two weekends of jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco and gospel. The lineup draws heavily from Louisiana but it's accented with national acts. This year they will also include No Doubt, Keith Urban, Pitbull, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Chicago.
The trip is aimed at seeking new foreign investment for Louisiana. It also offers an opportunity for the possible presidential candidate to bolster his foreign policy credentials.
An economic development mission starts in London and continues in Switzerland and Germany. Jindal, his wife, chief of staff and economic development secretary are all included. The group returns January 20th.
Jindal will meet with executives of five companies in the manufacturing and services industries.