parades http://wwno.org en Get Ready To Ride: Chris Owens' French Quarter Easter Parade http://wwno.org/post/get-ready-ride-chris-owens-french-quarter-easter-parade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of a new collaboration with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hnoc.org/programs/oral_history.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Historic New Orleans Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, WWNO brings you&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">NOLA Life Stories</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: an oral history project documenting the people, places and things that shape New Orleans. This week historian Mark Cave interviews Chris Owens, a Bourbon Street entertainer and nightclub owner.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 58651 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: A Forecast Of Food For St. Patrick's Day http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-forecast-food-st-patricks-day <p><em>Food writer Ian McNulty on the odd, annual rite of airborne produce as the city celebrates St. Patrick's Day along the parade route. </em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Long before we thought much about food culture, learned to crave complex flavors or even did our own ordering at restaurants, many of us began to fantasize about food thanks to one enduring classic of a book, <em>Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs</em>.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 55709 at http://wwno.org Animal Life: Protecting Your Pets From Mardi Gras Noise http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-protecting-your-pets-mardi-gras-noise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We all know what it takes to get a shoe at Muses: a good costume and&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">lots</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of racket.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Between the marching bands, crowd noise and curbside speakers blasting "The Wobble," Mardi Gras is <em>noisy</em>. Dogs can hear high pitched frequencies at a greater range than humans. The barrage of Mardi Gras noise can leave them overwhelmed and over stimulated.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 53513 at http://wwno.org Louisiana bicentennial parade delayed until November http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-bicentennial-parade-delayed-until-november <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A state bicentennial event planned as Louisiana&#39;s largest military parade in a century has been rescheduled to try to live up to that billing.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:44:27 +0000 JANET McCONNAUGHEY | The Associated Press 17000 at http://wwno.org