Tag Archives: Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation’s LA Fete 2012 to Honor Mayor Landrieu

LA Fête, the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation’s second fundraiser in New Orleans, is set for this Friday, November 2 at the Joan Mitchell Center (2275 Bayou Road). Billed as “A Celebration of Culture,” the event celebrates the state’s diverse cultural industries and the people responsible for it — chefs, musicians, filmmakers, craft artists, visual artists, preservationists [...]

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue + the Hot 8 Brass Band at Wednesday at the Square: Photos

Yesterday was one of the biggest Wednesday at the Square concerts of the year, with New Orleans superstar Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue headlining the free show. Even Mayor Mitch Landrieu made an appearance, hanging out both back- and on-stage. The Hot 8 Brass band opened the concert. Next week’s performance, the second to last [...]

Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club 2012 Mardi Gras Parade: Photos

Mardi Gras morning in front of Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city leaders greeted the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club parade on horseback and with a champagne toast. Others present at Gallier Hall to greet the Krewe of Zulu were the Hot 8 Brass Band, Police Chief Ronal [...]

Lundi Gras Parades Proteus and Orpheus: Photos

One of the many highlights of Lundi Gras is the Krewe of Zulu-sponsored festival in Woldenberg Park, where the King of Zulu meets the King of Rex, both seen here. Later in the evening were the Krewe of Proteus and Krewe of Orpheus parades, which featured celebrities Bret Michaels, Cyndi Lauper, and Harry Connick, Jr., [...]

Opening the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music

At an event celebrating music education, Governor Bobby Jindal remembered his music teacher’s frank assessment of his potential. “I was told if you work hard every day, you might be okay,” he said. Jindal and Mayor Mitch Landrieu were among the dignitaries on hand August 25 to celebrate the opening and dedication of the Ellis [...]

Back to Bacchanal

[Updated] Recently, OffBeat publisher Jan Ramsey wrote about Bacchanal being raided and fined for, among other things, having live music when it wasn’t zoned for live music. This week, New Orleans CityBusiness shed more light on the story. The implication of Richard A. Webster’s story “Newcomers Roil Traditionalists in New Orleans’ Bohemian Neighborhoods” (behind pay [...]