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Join Longue Vue as we unveil the exquisite works of Trailer McQuilkin and explore his use of copper, oil paint and found objects to create natural, l'oeil art.

Thursday, 07 August 2014, 05:00pm - 07:00pm

For more information contact Lenora at 504.293.4712

SIX PROPERTIES OF THE NEW ORLEANS HOTEL COLLECTION EARN 2014 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Audubon Cottages, Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Le Marais, Hotel Mazarin, and Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Honored as a Highly Rated Hotels as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site.

Come on in and try some of Bubba Gump's Groovy Summer Shindig specials, including Disco Tea, Psychedelic Punch, and Bubba's Far Out Dip with Shrimp!  Available for a limited time at our French Quarter location.

Contact:504-522-5800 or visit http://www.bubbagump.com/ 

Morgan Molthrop's New Book - "Andrew Jackson's Playbook: 15 Strategies for Success from the Battle of New orelans to the new NOLA.

Source: PR.com

New Orleans, LA, July 15, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Taking a page out of his new book, "Andrew Jackson's Playbook: 15 Strategies for Success from the Battle of New Orleans to the New NOLA," author Morgan Molthrop has vowed to post his book in 200 installments: the first, started on the Fourth of July; the last will be on the January 8, 2015, the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.

The book centers around Jackson's strategies in bringing a diverse group of Creoles, free people of color, pirates, Tennessee militiamen, Choctaw Indians and Kaintucks (about 3,000 in total) to defeat a disciplined army of over 10,000 British troops.

"The victory was as important - and miraculous - as the recovery of the city after Katrina," says Molthrop. "As we approach the 10th anniversary of Katrina, one can't help make comparisons between the strategies used by Jackson 200 years ago and those used by contemporary civic and cultural leaders over the past decade."

The book's sidebars include interviews with local civic and business leaders including Michael Hecht from GNO, Inc., Mark Romig from the New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation, Tim Williamson from Idea Village, Ron Bechet, a local artist, and Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints.

To view the serialization, go to www.facebook.com/andrewjacksonsplaybook

"I believe in transparency," says Molthrop. "People should know this story. And they can learn from the strategies. So when you do a small print run, all this bickering between the 'big boys' like Hachette and Amazon doesn't amount to very much. It's all on the shoulders of the author. For me and my contemporaries, we read in spurts, mostly online, and mainly through Facebook. So I chose this strategy and I believe I'm the first to really pursue this route. If people respond well to it, I've done something revolutionary. I think Jackson would like that."

The book will be in stores on Labor Day. The author will be giving lectures at book signings throughout the Gulf Coast. Molthrop is also the author of Artist Spaces (UL Press 2014) to be released in October. He is the Chief Creative Officer of Custom New Orleans, a local destination management company. To contact the author or get an advance copy of the book, email morgan.molthrop@gmail.com or call 504-657-6670.

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport named one of "The South's Best Meeting Site Boardrooms" 

The Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, a hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection has proudly announced its selection by the editors and readers of ConventionSouth Magazine, a national multi-media resource for planning events that are held within the south, as one of the BEST BOARDROOMS in the South.

Four Points FQ Logo Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter invites you to the Opera.
2014-2015 French Quarter opera performances
Featuring Bon Operatit! and New Orleans Opera Association
*All performances are on Wednesdays and start at 7pm
Contact - 504-524-7611 or http://www.fourpointsfrenchquarter.com/

 

Free Kinder Garden for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregiver at Longue Vue. LOnguw Vue Kinder Garden Logo
Visit our website to see dates and learn more! 
Contact: 504-293-4720

 


FRENCH MARKET ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MARKET UMFMI LogoBRELLA
Market to begin in October 2014

The French Market Corporation Board of Directors has approved a cooperative endeavor between FMC and Market Umbrella to create a year-round weekly farmers market featuring local growers and products, data analysis of community needs, census of market visitors, mentorship of current daily Farmers Market operators, as well as a new food incubator program to train local culinary entrepreneurs.

Click here for more information.

Ribbon Cutting Date Set for New Southern Food & Beverage Museum
Date: September 29, 2014

We are very excited to announce the ribbon cutting date for the new home of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the Museum of the American Cocktail! Learn more about their move and what to expect in the new space here.
Premium Parking unveils iPhone app to change the future of the commercial parking experience
PELICAN COAST CLOTHING TO OPEN MAGAZINE ST. STORE

Pelican Coast Clothing Company is expanding its business next week by opening its first store on Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA, marking the company's development from an online retailer and wholesaler to various retail outlets.

Located at 5509 Magazine Street, in Uptown New Orleans, Pelican Coast offers high-quality, timeless men's and children's apparel and accessories, many of which are handmade in New Orleans. The company employs a team of well-trained, friendly professionals who are passionate about the coastal lifestyle and who pride themselves on providing the highest level of customer service to shoppers.

 
National WWII Museum Welcomes 4 Millionth VisitorWWIILogo America's Official WWII Museum Celebrates a Year of Record Growth, Looks Forward to Opening of New Pavilion this December

NEW ORLEANS (July 21, 2014) - This weekend, The National WWII Museum capped off a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming the 4 millionth visitor to the institution.

  

WWIILogoSunday Swing featuring Rocky's Fox Trot Orchestra
Sunday, August 3, 2014
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion
Dance lessons, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing. Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for dancers of all levels while local musicians play World War II era hits. Tickets are $10 per person; only $5 for Museum Members.
 

Treasure Travel LogoTreasure Travel offering Specials on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas - Thanksgiving Cruise or December Bahamas Cruise! $100 on-board credit + coupon book worth $400!

Contact - 888-484-2165 or email Ashley@TryTreasureTravel.com to book. 

 

 

Lunchbox Lecture - Megan Byrnes presents "A Forgotten History: The Internment of Alaska Natives During World War II"
Wednesday, August 6, 2014WWIILogo
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center
While many are familiar with the internment of Japanese American civilians during World War II, few people are aware that 881 Alaska Natives from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands were also forcibly evacuated and interned in camps in Southeastern Alaska. From June 1942 until 1945, men, women and children lived under deplorable conditions as the US and their allies fought to dislodge the Japanese foothold in the region. After the war, Aleutian internees worked together with Japanese American internees to seek justice and reparations from the US government. Join K-12 Curriculum Coordinator Megan Byrnes as she shares this largely unknown and poignant story of survival and search for rights. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

Southern Rep to Produce BROOMSTICK by John Biguenet
BROOMSTICK is a one-woman play about an old crone who recounts her life's story in a remote cabin deep in the Appalachian Mountains.
October 2014 - Contact 504-522-6545

Meet the Author - Tom Graves presents "Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea" 
Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmWWIILogo

Stage Door Canteen
6:00 pm Presentation and Q&A | 7:15 pm Book Signing
In their own words, Nisei veterans recount their battles against wartime suspicion and racism, and of overcoming them with courage and patriotism. Writer and photographer Tom Graves spent a decade with the Nisei (Japanese American) soldiers of World War II and the Korean War, determined to share their unlikely story. At first denigrated and mistrusted, Nisei veterans - now in their 80s and 90s - earned the praise of a nation, and ultimately, a Congressional Gold Medal. The most decorated US military unit in history, they fought while their families were interned in bleak American prison camps during World War II. Twice Heroes earned the prestigious 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award in History. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

The Saenger Theatre presents FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
Wednesday, August 6 at 8pm
Tickets on sale Friday April 4 at 10am
For more information, please visit frankievallifourseasons.com and saengernola.com

Book Discussion / Meet the Author - "Life Between the Letters: The Chuck and Mary Felder Story"WWIILogo
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stage Door Canteen
Authors Mary K. Felder and Lana Lynne Higginbotham join us to discuss the story of Mary and Lieutenant Charles E. Felder, captured from phone conversations with Mary and letters written by Chuck and Mary from December 1944 to December 1945. Slidell, Louisiana resident Mary Felder saved the more than 300 letters that she and her husband wrote to each other during their first year of marriage. Meet her and co-author Lana Lynne Higginbotham as they share the memoir that paints a picture of what it was like for the men at war and at sea and the women left behind. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

Gipsy Kings 25th Anniversary TourGypsy Kings 2014

Saturday, August 16 at 8pm

It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world's imagination with their self-titled debut album - a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.  In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, the Gipsy Kings will play the Saenger Theatre on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Lunchbox Lecture - Rick Jacobs presents "The 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Falaise Gap"WWIILogo
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center
In July 1944, after six weeks of bitter fighting in the bocage country of Normandy, the Allied front was only 60 miles wide and 20 miles deep. Two weeks later Patton's legendary Third Army was in position to cut off the German Seventh Army in the Falaise Pocket. Or were they? The war that might have ended by Christmas dragged on for eight more bloody months. One of the most hotly debated controversies of the war is how they got away. Join Captain Rick Jacobs as he discusses what was and what might have been at the climax of the battle for Normandy. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.
The Mahalia Jackson Theater presents Ron White Saturday, September 6th at 8:00pm

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White will perform at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday, September 6. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 13.

Ron White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America.