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A Two-Part Approach To Flood Mitigation

For 17 years, residents in parts of East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes have been paying a local tax to help fund construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, designed to lower the flood risk of nearby homeowners. Then in 2016, record flooding hit the region — causing billions in damage. The incident only ignited the demand for answers from frustrated taxpayers.

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Inside The Arts: ‘Saints’ In Marigny, CAV-PAG Opens 75th Opera Season, Fun Home

This week on Inside the Arts, the Marigny Opera Ballet kicks off its 4th season of dance with the premiere of Book of Saints. A new full-length ballet inspired by the lives of three saints with an original score by New Orleans composer Tucker Fuller. Then, a double bill as the New Orleans Opera Association celebrates its 75th season with Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. And, the regional premiere of the Tony Award winning musical, Fun Home, opens Southern Rep Theatre's 31st season. It's...

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Question Still 'Open' About U.S. Collusion With Russian Influence Campaign

Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET The question remains "open" as to whether any Americans colluded with the Russian influencemongers who interfered with the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr said that after 250 hours' worth of interviews and 100,000 documents — including campaign materials and highly secret intelligence reports — the Intelligence Committee doesn't have an interim conclusion. It needs...

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There's something special for your ears, eyes and palate at JazzFest 2008.

Ira Glass and "This American Life" come to the big screen.

The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.


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The patio at Treo on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: Making Peace with Dining Al Fresco

In deepest summer, there is a certain mindset in New Orleans that regards the outdoors as enemy territory. Maybe you’ve succumbed to it once or twice yourself. When this mindset sinks in, the outdoors is something to be monitored and cordoned. You dash from door to door at your own risk, and air conditioning on an outing for dinner or drinks is as necessary as air tanks for a deep sea dive. When true fall arrives, of course, all is forgiven and an outdoor perch is the place to be.

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Le Show For The Week Of Oct. 1, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new episode of The Apprecedentice , plus News of Smart Houses , News of the Olympic Movement , News of AFPAC , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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"A Prairie Home Companion" in New Orleans!

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