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A Bride's Story

May 04, 2015
Aimee was a lucky lady; she had the world in her hand"... or, as we say in New Orleans, the world was her oyster! She was beautiful, blessed to be born and raised in New Orleans, and was smart as well as motivated. After graduating from LSU, Aimee earned her advanced degree from Tulane and started working as a young professional in the New Orleans community"...but something was missing in her life"....she always dreamed of using her skills to honor and serve her country, so Aimee joined the Air Force as an Officer. While in the service, Aimee met a dashingly handsome young man, "A.

Seasonal Showcase!

February 05, 2015
New Orleans is a community completely capable of performing several complicated but entertaining tasks simultaneously.

At this time of year, while staging the Greatest Free Show on Earth, which is the annual Carnival spectacle, the City can also present a brilliant live theatre season, set a great dinner table at any of a multitude of fine restaurants (more about that later!), host innumerable conventions, and mount a festival line-up that is the envy of cities around the world.

Romance in the Vieux Carre

February 05, 2015
Tucked quaintly in a crescent of the Mississippi River is the French Quarter, a cultural love child of genteel old Europe. This exotic Caribbean community of the sultry South plays host to the most memorable romantic getaways not only in the city, but in the South. Take a bite of the history-rich experience as you stroll arm-in-arm through original cobblestone streets and breathe in the aromas that pass you and disappear among the wrought-iron balconies. There is an intimate old-world charm that radiates romance, and delivers sensuality on a polished, silver platter.

Parading the Vieux Carre

February 05, 2015
The "Greatest Show on Earth," otherwise known as Mardi Gras will be celebrated early this year on February 14th. The biggest free party thrown in North America always falls 46 days before Easter and is the city's most popular attraction. Visitors and locals alike love the party atmosphere, the crowds, costumed revelers, and the camaraderie.

Balancing Revelry with Respite

February 05, 2015
So, it's both Carnival and festival season in New Orleans' French Quarter. Well. Isn't it pretty much, all year 'round?! Sure feels like it: marching bands, street parades, people spilling out of bars and clubs, performers on every corner, and in everyone's hand"... a "geaux" cup!

New Orleans' Showtime... Always in Season!

October 27, 2014
New Orleans is often associated with hot, humid summer weather, or with a single day of celebration, Mardi Gras.

On both counts, local residents look at their city a little differently. Locals like the season we are in now. It's not really Winter, as defined by most of the rest of the United States. Not really as cold as most places. Definitely not snowing. And big heavy clothes are not a requirement when strolling from one place to another.

Savor the Holidays, New Orleans Style!

October 27, 2014
In New Orleans, holiday traditions are as thick as roux. Exquisite sights, wonderful Creole food, long-treasured Creole traditions spiced with 21st-century fun, and jazz concerts abound. When Louis Armstrong put his gravelly vocals to smooth brass on the swinging 1955 recording of "Christmas in New Orleans," his voice was like New Orleans itself"... a unique blend of rough edges and refinement. Our well-worn and mightily loved Crescent City is decked out in lights, bows, and sparkle, ready for the season's pageantry.

LIVE!

July 28, 2014
Seeing and Enjoying Is Believing...
Live Theatre in New Orleans

You can feel the quickening pulse of New Orleans at this time of year. It's not just the changing of the season, since we are a semi-tropical climate the temperatures don't suddenly shift from one extreme to another. It's more gradual over a longer period of time. Four seasons don't come much into play in a place with mild winters.

Dirty Linen, One Hot Night

July 28, 2014
With summer temperatures nearing 100 degrees, Dirty Linen is possibly the only way New Orleans can get any hotter. Dirty Linen, One Hot Night is the French Quarter's largest summer block party, celebrating artists, galleries, street performers and the creative culture of New Orleans. The event is presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans with support from IBERIABANK and Hendrick's Gin. On Saturday, August 9th from 6 - 10 p.m. nine blocks of Royal Street galleries and boutiques will be open their doors for revelers to experience the best of French Quarter art.

A Spirited Stroll

July 28, 2014
As the summer sizzle fades gently into fall, New Orleanians and visitors alike are enjoying the mild autumn climate that encourages walks in the colorful city.

Stroll along Royal Street and take in the art and antique emporiums, or The Shops at Canal Place on North Peters and Canal, the French Market, the Cabildo and Presbytere at Jackson Square, the Historic New Orleans Collection on Chartres, Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River, the architecturally amazing Vieux Carre, and so many other sights to behold.

That's Entertainment!

May 06, 2014
The good ole' summertime continues New Orleans' love affair with her culture and boundless joy for life. Remember, the unofficial motto for this city is that "anything worth doing, is worth overdoing."

With that in mind the theatre scene's cup runneth over. Great musical and theatrical performances are waiting in the wings to entertain the mind and soar the spirit. From rock 'n' roll to classical, from drama to comedy, from sentimental to hard-edged, what goes on in front of the footlights adds amazing memories to you wonderful people sitting out there in the dark.