Bastille Day Celebrations In New Orleans

And you thought the fireworks were over.  Wrong.  So very wrong.  Because in New Orleans, we aren’t just American.  We also are a colonial city, founded by the French and governed by the French and Spanish along the way. That … Continue reading

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, December 10th, 2011

New Orleans’ Treme’ neighborhood was a haven for free people of color, Haitian immigrants, and white New Orleanians since the end of the 18th century.  The racially mixed neighborhood, situated on the north (lake) side of the French Quarter, was … Continue reading

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art Presents : Preservation Hall Remembered: 50 Years of Jazz

This exhibit is worth a visit. It showcases the musicians of Preservation Hall, their music, and the art it inspired.You’ll view a collection of paintings, photographs, musical instruments and listen to recordings from strategically located ipods. For me personally, it was … Continue reading

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans Oldest Bar

        There are many historical bars in the beautiful French Quarter of New Orleans. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is the most entrancing of the historical bars in the French Quarter,  located on Bourbon and St. Phillip. This is the oldest structure … Continue reading