New Orleans, La. – 2010 New Orleans Vieux-To-Do combines 3 festivals in one weekend in the French Quarter. The Cajun-Zydeco Festival headlining Grammy winning Buckwheat Zydeco joins the Louisiana Seafood Festival and the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival for a 3 day celebration, June 11th through 13th.
New Orleans, La. – Over a century's worth of hidden art treasures tell the story of the Black experience in Beyond the Blues: Reflections on African America from the Fine Arts Collection of the Amistad Research Center. On view at the New Orleans Museum of Art through July 11th.
New Orleans, La. – Several panels of experts assembled by the Obama administration are monitoring high-resolution video of the leaking cap system, using sound tests and pressure readings to estimate the spill rate. US Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt heads the government panels. She says the revised numbers don't reflect the spill rate after BP sliced open its riser pipe last week to funnel oil to surface ships. McNutt says an exact amount won't be known until the well is completely shut off.
New Orleans, La. – Louisiana food festivals are often pegged to their calendar dates for good reasons, like seasonal freshness or cultural tradition. This weekend, a unique collection of festivals happening together in New Orleans show the importance of such timing, each for its own reason.
Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...
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