CULTURE

Inside The Arts: City Park Train Tour, Southern Sonic Fest, An Act Of GOD

This week on Inside the Arts, we climb aboard the miniature train in City Park for a Musical History Tour.

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COASTAL DESK

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Report: Some Supporters Of New Entergy Plant Were Paid Actors

In March, the New Orleans city council voted to approve a new gas-fired power plant for Entergy in New Orleans East. It was a controversial decision that came after heated public meetings. People showed up with signs to protest the plant, and others showed up to support it.

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Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

A small group of House Republicans began gathering support Wednesday for a plan to force votes on immigration legislation as early as this summer, despite protests from party leaders. The long-shot legislative maneuver, known as a discharge petition, requires that they persuade at least 218 House members to sign a petition to overrule House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders and compel votes on at least four immigration bills. The effort is a rare act of defiance of party leaders by...

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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

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Le Show For The Week Of May 6, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us What the Frack, Harry Reads the Trades, World of Microplastics, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, The Apresidentice, and the Apologies of the Week, plus original music selections from Harry, and more.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Jon Michael Varese And Renee Hodges

This week on The Reading Life: Jon Michael Varese, whose gorgeous debut novel is “The Spirit Photographer," a nd Renee Hodges, author of “Saving Bobby: Heroes and Heroin in One Small Community.”

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FOOD & DINING

Arthur "Mr. Okra" Robinson was a beloved produce vendor in New Orleans. He died Feb. 15, 2018 at age 74.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: 'Ms. Okra' Rolls On, Brings A Slice of New Orleans Life To Jazz Fest

New Orleans lost a legend this year with the death of Arthur Robinson, the roving produce vendor beloved across the city and known to all as Mr Okra.

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