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Southern Decadence
Heats Up This Weekend

In 1972 a bunch of guys decided to throw a hell of a going-away party for a friend who was leaving New Orleans. They chose “Southern Decadence” as their theme and instructed guests to dress as their favorite decadent Southerner. The next year a parade was added, and among those marching were guys dressed as [...]

French Quarter Fest 2013 Schedule Cubes

Well, if the jubilant ecstasy of the release of the coveted Jazz Fest 2013 cubes yesterday still wasn’t enough “festival season” excitement for you, the 30th Annual French Quarter Festival released its official music schedule cubes for all stages today at its own press party at The Court of Two Sisters in the Quarter. And [...]

Pat O’Brien’s Hosts Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash March 17 ft. Groovy 7 + More

If there was ever a perfect time and place to drink something called a Fuzzy Leprechaun, Pat O’Brien’s on St. Patrick’s Day would be it. The French Quarter landmark celebrates the holiday this Saturday and Sunday with drink specials and live music. Pat O’Brien’s famous Irish pub (at 718 St Peter Street) throws its annual [...]

YouTube du Jour: New Orleans in The Monster and the Stripper

While looking for some throwback YouTube clips from New Orleans, we came across this gem: an introduction to the 1968 b-to-the-extreme movie The Monster and the Stripper a.k.a. The Exotic Ones, made by Nashville’s “first family of film”, the Ormonds. The movie’s about a swamp monster (played by rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef) captured by a [...]

Patrick van Hoorebeek’s Bar Vin: The Whole Bottle

Patrick van Hoorebeek, former maitre d’ at Restaurant August, celebrates one year of opening his own place, an exclusive wine bar on Bienville, just off Bourbon, on July 21. Originally from Belgium, van Hoorebeek chose the Manneken Pis holding a wine glass to advertise the opening of his bar, Patrick’s Bar Vin. The location, steps [...]

Festigals: A Fete for Females

The all-women, all-pampering FestiGals is back at the Hotel Monteleone. The four-day festival kicks off on Thursday, June 21. This is a “one-of-a-kind series of events,” says FestiGals founder Diane Lyons. “CEOs, soccer moms, and retirees will unite to celebrate life, laughter, and womanhood…in a city where food, fun and fabulousness run rampart around every [...]

The Eagles: Walking Through New Orleans

When the Eagles arrived in New Orleans for a January 23, 2009 concert at New Orleans Arena, they had long ago had assumed their place among rock’s icons. Few bands had ever made as much money, partied with as much exuberance, and did as many drugs as the Eagles. They started as friends and ended [...]

Terry Brown, The 60-Year-Old Rapper with a Bad Knee, Hits the Spot at Felix’s Oyster Bar

Felix’s Oyster Bar 739 Iberville Street (504) 522-4440 Is this your favorite oyster bar? Acme and Felix’s—it’s what and what. This man here been shucking for 25 years—when you get good like this, you don’t want to do nothing else. Hey, neph, you put that root beer in the mail? How am I doing? I’m [...]

Tchoupitoulas Screening at Sync Up: Interview with Director Bill Ross and Producer Michael Gottwald

Any lover of both New Orleans and film knows the difficulty moviemakers have had in capturing the essence of the city. For every success like Down By Law there’s The Big Easy. For every Hard Times, Live and Let Die. Add the new film Tchoupitoulas to the list of successes. The hazy masterpiece loosely tells [...]

French Quarter Festival Estimates More Than 550,000 Attendees

This afternoon, the French Quarter Festival announced that approximately 574,000 people attended the four-day festival, which this year included an expanded “Lagniappe Thursday.” This ritual of releasing the festival’s attendance estimates has always been an odd one because to anyone who attends the festival, two things are clear: 1) That it’s exceedingly unlikely that there [...]