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New Orleans Music Community Protests Cultural Regulation with Second Line April 25

There is no doubt that awareness is spreading with lightning speed around the Crescent City about the current City administration’s methods of re-enforcing 30 – 50 year old entertainment venue […]

How Disneylanding Happens

Today’s Times-Picayune has a story by Jaquetta White on the revisions for the planned downtown taxing zone—an area from the river to Claiborne Avenue, and from the Pontchartrain Expressway to […]

The Silence Wars

Last night’s Gillian Welch show at Tipitina’s left me wondering if I’d ever bother with an acoustic show in a club again. She was charmingly self-deprecating without having it seem […]

Something’s Missing

Last night, WWL-TV ran a story about “illegal bars” causing noise complaints on Frenchmen Street. Which clubs are they? Reporter Scott Satchfield spoke to our own Jan Ramsey (who doesn’t […]

What is Too Much?

Yesterday, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision and directed a lower court to tell the Old Opera House on Bourbon Street to turn it […]

The Obvious Next Step

My fear after Hurricane Katrina was that the vacant houses and closed projects would create the real estate vacuum that would allow Treme to be gentrified to the point that […]