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Learn a musical lesson from Bourbon and Frenchmen

Bourbon Street—in my lifetime—was New Orleans’ “music street” until it turned into more of a place for visitors and tourists to hear live music. For a decade, Frenchmen was the […]

Bourbon Street Needs Fixing

Groups including the Bourbon Street Business League, which represents Bourbon Street businesses, the French Quarter Advocates (containing primarily residents) and others are weighing in on a city plan to make […]

No Need For Sacred Debutantes, Send Me A Meme

Once again, the debutantes are upon us. It’s “the season.” You’d think that more locals would be able to come up with some hilarious New Orleans memes. Well. I wish someone would […]

Fixing Frenchmen Street

Up until maybe three or four years ago, Frenchmen Street was the place where “the locals went to hear great music.” Back then the ratios of locals to tourists was […]

The Sound of Silence

What would New Orleans be like without music? A New Orleans with only silence instead of street performers, live music clubs, marching bands, jazz funerals, Mardi Gras Indians and restaurants. […]

Whilst in London

I didn’t advertise it—I have learned my lesson from hearing about people who were burglarized when they announced their travel plans on Facebook—but last week at this time I was […]

Bourbon Street Needs a Re-Do

I’ve been thinking about Bourbon Street. Yesterday I received a visit from Professor Nestor Regino, who came by the office to present me with a copy of a report he […]

More Than Just Festivals and Sports

This afternoon I was lucky enough to be able to leave the office and trek out to the Fair Grounds to take care of a little business. Oh what a […]

Bourbon Business Is Victim of Noise Issues

Bourbon Heat, the bar at 711 Bourbon Street, was recently fined $500 for being a “public nuisance” based on complaints from neighbors about the club. Strict sanctions were handed down […]

Let’s Just Shut Frenchmen Street Down

Do you love music? Do you love Frenchmen Street? Your days of enjoying this only-in-New Orleans phenomenon of a live music street may soon be coming to an end. I […]