Louisiana has so far avoided disastrous drought conditions declared in nearly half the counties in the United States. But southeast Louisiana is starting to feel the effects of a lower Mississippi River.
How does August begin in New Orleans? With trumpeters sweating while they invoke the spirit of Louis Armstrong in the French Quarter, and with connoisseurs and dilettantes alike sweating through their white linen while cruising galleries in the arts district. Hot enough for you? Of course, that's not all there is to New Orleans in early August. We don't propose to cover everything in town in the next half-hour, but we do what we can. No sweat; it's All Things New Orleans.
New Orleans is a medium-sized city, but we share all the concerns and problems of the largest urban areas, and, in some cases, ours are sometimes even more pronounced. We'll look at a number of those situations on this week's edition of All Things New Orleans.
Fine wines exploded in popularity during the 1980's and 90's, and soon after there was a proliferation of mirco-breweries in America. Now, the demand for specialty cocktails has surged across the country. Nobody understands that more than Commander's Palace's Ti Martin, who'll step up to the microphone on this week's Notes from New Orleans.
What are the chances of Bobby Jindal becoming Mitt Romney's running mate? Just what exactly is the Historic New Orleans Collection? Where is America's newest poet laureate from? And can you remember song writer Bobby Charles' most memorable tune? We'll find out the answers on this edition of All Things New Orleans.
President Obama attended two private fundraisers in New Orleans before addressing the start of the National Urban League meeting at the Convention Center. He reassured his most ardent supporters that his policies haven’t changed, and asked for continued support.
Five blocks into the French Quarter on Royal Street you'll find a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. Although this institution is nearly 50 years old, it's often passed by tourists and locals alike.