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Oh, boo hoo.

Here we go again: this morning’s Time-Pic had another letter protesting live music. Published right at the top of the Letters page, it’s the same old complainers, the moneyed classes […]

No Taxes, No Tourists

There’s another political battle going on between French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny residents and the business community. There’s been a proposal for a new “hospitality district” that would include the […]

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 […]

Noise Ordinance Still Undecided–Neglecting the Birthplace of Jazz

Last week, I met with representatives of the VCPORA (Vieux Carre Property Owners and Residents Association). This is the group that’s been behind the very public, very loud (how ironic) […]

Cracking Down on Frenchmen Street Begins Anew

The noise issues on Frenchmen Street continue. This morning I heard from Bruce Coury, owner of Mojito’s Rum Bar & Grill who told me that amplified music in his courtyard […]

I Can’t Hear You

Perusing my Facebook page last night, I saw a reference to a problem at the Marigny Opera House, a renamed old church in the Bywater. By candlelight (no electricity, apparently), someone […]

Recrafting A Compromise

I went to last week’s VCPORA meeting (see Alex Rawls’ blog), where there was quite a bit of give-and-take from residents of the Quarter and musicians. Since that meeting, Councilwoman […]