Focusing On Long-Term Reform Could Give Legislature A Second Chance

Legislators are moving on from a failed special session to focus on the regular session that starts Monday. Robert Travis Scott is President of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a non-partisan public policy group. Despite the collapse of the special session, Scott says there's still progress to be made over the next few months.

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Inside The Arts: Carol Rausch Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Carol Rausch. The New Orleans Opera chorus master and Loyola Opera Theatre director is being honored with GAMBIT's Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

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After Decades Of Air Pollution, A Louisiana Town Rebels Against A Chemical Giant

Robert Taylor isn't sure why he's alive. "My mother succumbed to bone cancer. My brother had lung cancer," he ticks them off on his fingers. "My sister, I think it was cervical cancer. My nephew lung cancer." A favorite cousin. That cousin's son. Both neighbors on one side, one neighbor on the other. "And here I am. I don't understand how it decides who to take." Taylor is 77. He was born in St. John the Baptist Parish, La., when the area was still covered in sugar cane fields, before the...

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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.

The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."

It may be Super Tuesday elsewhere, but in New Orleans, it's Fat Tuesday — Mardi Gras — the third since Hurricane Katrina. And with 12 days of parades and parties, the city is almost as festive as before the storm.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathering at the corner of Claiborne and Jackson for the start of the Zulu parade.

Larry Roy, resplendent in face paint, red satin coat and headdress, is the Zulu Krewe's Minister of Fun.

And as for any lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina, he said things have gotten better.


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Le Show For The Week of March 4, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer discusses artificial intelligence with NYU Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, Gary Marcus, plus The Apologies of the Week and News of the Warm .

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A specially cultivated oyster from the waters around Grand Isle.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: For Gulf Oyster Loyalists, The Thrill Of The New Without Cheating

If we're at an oyster bar in Louisiana, we are usually not after something new, unless maybe it’s some different mojo in the cocktail sauce. But the oyster? We already know exactly what to expect. It will be a Gulf oyster – big, gregarious, generous, delicious, a bargain too and a taste we know by heart.

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