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Jesse Hardman

According to a study by the Data Center, the Hispanic population of the New Orleans metro area has nearly doubled since the year 2000. Many people immigrated from Mexico and Central America, or migrated from other parts of the U.S. to work in cleanup and construction after Katrina. The Latino population of greater New Orleans continues to grow and reshape the culture of the city.

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 Levees.org has unveiled a new outdoor exhibit to detail flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. The 100-foot-long pavilion and gardens show the outline of a the home that had been there, but was slammed off its foundation.

This week on Le Show: Karzai Talk, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm, Just Say So, News of the Atom, The Revolving Door Waltz, News of AFPAC, and more!

The music of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century Sibyl of the Rhine, philosopher, abbess, architect, polymath and composer will be featured on this week's Continuum. Selections from the historically important 1981 recording, A Feather on the Breath of God, performed by the Gothic Voices will be heard as well as a contemporary electronic arrangement of her music. The recordings used will be: A Feather on the Breath of God (Gothic Voices) - Hyperion GAW21039, Celestial Stairs (Ensemble Für Frühe Musik Augsburg) - Christophorus CHR 77205, and Diadema (Vox) - Erdenklang 90343.

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This week on Louisiana Eats!, we go behind the scenes at the biggest annual cocktail gathering in the world, Tales of the Cocktail.

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries a health tourism industry popped up on the Northshore of New Orleans. It was in response to high death rates in the city during summer months, and the perception that the local backswamp was responsible for yellow fever and other diseases. Crossing the lake, mostly wealthy New Orleanians were greeted by piney woods, artesian wells, and cooler breezes. St. Tammany Parish was marketed as the "Ozone Belt" and people began to flock to places like Mandeville, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis and more for respite from the tropical heat.

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Conjure an image of elegant decay, New Orleans style, and what comes to mind might look a lot like Feelings Café.

This is a restaurant found in the vestiges of a plantation established in the 1700s, and it retains the feel of a French country house even in the midst of its increasingly busy Marigny neighborhood. Framed in faded masonry, splashed with green fronds and steeped in a 40-watt glow, Feelings Café has been prized as much for this evocative ambiance as for its French and Creole cooking.

The debate over Confederate monuments heads to the New Orleans City Council this afternoon. 

Wednesday kicks off late enrollment for most New Orleans public schools.
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Wednesday kicked off late enrollment for most New Orleans public schools. Hundreds of families stopped by Dillard University throughout the day. Some missed earlier deadlines or just moved to the city. Others already got placements but wanted to try for a different school.

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This week on Inside the Arts, big laughs as we tickle your funny bone.

Summer Lyric Theater continues its season with the Tony Award nominated musical Once Upon a Mattress.  We catch up with director Ricky Graham and actress Leslie Clavarie.

Then, a riddle... What happens when you put an artist and a scientist in the same boat? The answer may surprise you.

And, we round out with more humor, this time poking fun at societal issues as The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane presents Oscar Wilde's most popular work, The Importance of Being Earnest.

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