John Fontenot has been working at Galatoire's since 1967 when he was in his early 20s. Throughout the decades he's swapped stories and jokes with customers he's gotten to know so well, he knows what drinks they'll be ordering. He has fond memories of Jackie Gleason giving him advice on telling jokes - it's all in the timing.
New Orleans, La. – Award winning performance artist Jose Torres Tama satirizes Latinos as 'extraterrestrials'in his latest work - Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers, which explores the fears raging against Latinos and immigrants in the United States. Aliens opens tonight at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 8PM...thru Sunday. It then moves to the Shadowbox Theater for an extended run thru October 10.
New Orleans, La. – Ryan says he was told by Louisiana State University System President John Lombardi that he was dismissed. He says he was not given a reason. Ryan has been chancellor for the past seven years, in charge of UNO through Hurricane Katrina recovery and budget shortfalls.
New Orleans, La. – Economists often describe New Orleans as being countercyclical, meaning when national trends head one way we often go the other, or at least we tend to veer off the path. And, in the past few years, the extraordinary circumstances of Katrina recovery have only magnified that dynamic. But even with all that in mind, the news coming out of the New Orleans restaurant sector these days seems incredible.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - "Ancestors and Descendants: Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the 20th Century" - the book-length catalog by Paul Tarver and Cristin Nunez - that accompanies a fascinating new exhibit at the New Orleans Museim of Art...
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