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Rain, Rain, Go Away

It’s been raining for a week. Take a deep breath. Hold. Release slowly. Just over a week left for Jazz Fest. It’s imminent… The Jazz Fest staff just moved out […]

Shocking Scientology

The church of Scientology was skewered recently in the recent HBO documentary “Going Clear.” If you don’t subscribe to HBO, you’ve missed a lot of very good documentary reportage, including […]

Music Uptown and Downtown

Not as many people have been around music as a business for as long as me, and just like everything else, the local club scene has changed drastically. I’ve written […]

The Cube, Squared

This is what I’m starting call the week of “the cube”: on Wednesday the Jazz Fest announced its stage schedules, and on Wednesday, the French Quarter Festival put out their […]

Exploiting The Creative Process?  

In case you have been paying attention to anything beyond Tom Benson’s psychological profile, or the arrest of creepazoid Robert Durst in New Orleans, another significant thing happened last week. […]

Are More Visitors Really What We Need?

We love visitors to the city. We really do, despite the fact that some come to New Orleans with pre-conceived expectations of it being “party city,” and then proceed to […]

Startup New Orleans

The local media is touting the fact that New Orleans is a hotbed of activity for startup businesses. Entities like the Idea Village really kicked this movement into high gear, […]

Curmudgeonly Thoughts on Krewe Gras

Mardi Gras is over, thank goodness. Here are a few curmudgeonly comments. It’s fun to view the parades, appreciate the beauty of the costumes, laugh at the drunks, catch beads […]

Mardi Gras and so much more.

On my way back from a meeting in the French Quarter this afternoon: It’s a really lovely crisp winter day in New Orleans; the weather is simply gorgeous, and the […]

The Greatest Free Show

Mardi Gras has often been called the “Greatest Free Show on Earth,” and I don’t think anyone could possibly argue with that. A New Orleanian’s greatest pleasures is people- watching […]