New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby have introduced legislation designed to keep 80 percent of BP fines for Clean Water Act violations in the Gulf region. Without that designation the funds would be sent to the federal treasury. Landrieu says restoring the Gulf is a national issue.
Every winter, as the banana trees in our backyards turn the color of grocery bags and as we start seeing our own breath in our oh-so-well-ventilated shotgun homes, it's easy to doubt that old saw about New Orleans being the northernmost port of the Caribbean. But that was then, and this is summer.
New Orleans, LA – A small group of Do-It-Yourself musicians, producers, photographers, and essayists have worked together to create a multimedia compilation called Head Above Water. Released by a local independent record label, Community Records, the compilation doubles as a fundraiser for the Gulf Restoration Network.
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Down the Hatch: A Cabaret in Two Cocktails teaches the city's history to those old enough to imbibe! The cast includes culinary historian and actress Elizabeth Pearce, veteran actor Bob Edes and pianist Jim Walpole. Performances run July 22-23 at K-Joe's, 720 St. Louis Street, 2nd floor.
New Orleans, LA – Susan talks with novelist Christine Wiltz ("The Emerald Lizard') and lawyer/actor Scott Jefferson, who's reading her book aloud on WRBH-radio. Cocktail historian David Wondrich ("Punch: The Delights and Dangers of the Flowing Bowl") talks about Tales of the Cocktail.
New Orleans, La. – Travis Henry is a young New Orleans musician with high aspirations for his art. He goes by the stage name Sei, and he's creating an audio fusion of many different genres that he hopes will shake things up for New Orleans music. But while Sei exudes confidence in his music, when it comes to the business side of his creative endeavors, he's taking a cautious, measured approach.