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Experience New Orleans Affordably in the Comfort of a Chartered Bus

If visitors to New Orleans are seeking a different approach to touring the city and its surrounds, they now have an affordable, interesting and fun option. Free Tours by Foot is offering a guided bus tour into and through the districts most tourists want to see...and into areas they desire, but find too far to walk to.

For more information contact: Stephen Pickhardt Stephen@freetoursbyfoot.com or 347-576-0394

FRENCH MARKET's CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL NAMED A SOUTHERN TRAVEL TREASURE by AAA's Magazine "AAA Southern Traveler"

With less than two months until festival time, The French Market is pleased to announce that an article reaching over 400,000 frequent Southern travelers in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, will make potential visitors aware of the 28 year-old Creole Tomato Festival, held annually at the French Market the second weekend in June, at the beginning of Creole tomato season.  See the full article here.

Bookoo Bounce LogoThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce awards BooKoo Bounce its 2014 Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year Award

Contact: 504-835-6424 or gene@bookoobounce.com 

WWIILogoNational WWII Museum Welcomes Restored P-40 Curtiss Warhawk
Vintage fighter aircraft to represent the famed Flying Tigers Squadron - Contact call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944.  

Remedy Room LogoThe Remedy Room: Not feeling well? Hungover? Training for a marathon? Look no further. The Remedy Room is New Orleans' first boutique infusion therapy clinic. Specializing in IV hydration and nutrition therapy, The Remedy Room utilized fluids and naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to improve the symptoms of hangovers, enhance athletic performance, defend against common illnesses and promote general wellness.
Contact - www.theremedyroom.com.  

Download The Oceana Grill APP.  Have your own personal tour guide in your pocket. Attractions, HotelsOceana App, and much more.
Available for Apple and Android. 

 

 

Dinner with a Curator - Kim Guise Presents "Chow Time: Feeding an Army in World War II"WWIILogo
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
Come and get it! Ever have corn willie or bacon ducks prepared by greasepots and doughpunchers and washed down by bamboo juice or cat beer? Hear about the task of feeding an army, what GIs ate in the field and how holidays were celebrated while in service during WWII. Learn the lingo and use your fightin' tools (utensils) in a finer mess hall experience. Get a closer look at artifacts such as wartime rations, canteens, mess kits and menus.

Dinner with a Curator is a seasonal series where Museum staff and guests discuss a featured topic related to World War II while enjoying a delicious three-course dinner. All dinners catered by Chef John Besh at the Museum's American Sector restaurant. Space is limited. Reservations are required. To see a schedule of topics or make a reservation, visit http://www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector/ or call 504-528-1944 x 213. 

63rd Annual Tomato Festival
May 2 - 4, 2014
2320 Paris Road Chalmette, LA 70043

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church & School invites St. Bernard Parish residents and visitors to celebrate a local delicacy and kick-off the Creole tomato season with delicious food including Raw and Grilled Oysters, Tomato-a-la-Chalmette, BBQ Shrimp, Jambalaya, Shrimp Fettuccini, Crawfish Fried Rice, Italian Sausage, Pizza, Funnel Cakes, Chicken Strips, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and much more. The weekend features live local entertainment, games, & rides. The annual Tomato Queen Pagaent and Baby Contests are held on the Saturday of the festival and a 5K race and Fun Run is held before the festival.

Contact: 504-271-2953 or tomatofest@olpsschool.com 

Phil's Grill LogoPHIL BRINGS THE GRILL TO DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS
Restaurateur Phil de Gruy's Award-Winning Burger Restaurant, Phil's Grill, Now Open
Known by many as Louisiana's ‘Top Bun', Phil de Gruy, recently expanded his burgeoning burger empire, Phil's Grill, when he opened his third outpost at 748 Camp Street in New Orleans' Central Business District (CBD). Contact - 504.309.7702 or http://www.phils-grill.com/.  

DR. JOHN'S LEGENDARY MUSICAL INFLUENCE TO BE HONORED AT ONE-NIGHT-ONLY CONCERT EVENT ON MAY 3 AT THE SAENGER THEATRE IN NEW ORLEANS

May 3, 2014 - 9pm
Saenger Theatre

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, esteemed musicians and friends will join together for "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music," a special concert event taping honoring this musical icon in his hometown of New Orleans.  Taking place at the historic Saenger Theatre in the French Quarter, the concert will pay homage to Dr. John's illustrious songbook and feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from a lineup of prestigious and award-winning artists including Gregg Allman, Tab Benoit, Ryan Bingham, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chief Monk Boudreaux, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bill Kreutzmann, Chuck Leavell, Shannon McNally, Zigaboo Modeliste, Sarah Morrow, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr., Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Lucinda Williams, Irma Thomas, Jimmie Vaughan and Widespread Panic.  Surprise special guests, along with additional performers, will be announced in the weeks ahead.  This will be Dr. John's only New Orleans performance during Jazz Fest, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer taking the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the night. 

For more information about "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music" please visit: http://www.celebratedrjohn.com/

 
Chelsea Handler @ SaengerCHELSEA HANDLER'S UGANDA BE KIDDING ME LIVE TOUR
COMING TO THE MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER ON FRIDAY, MAY 16

Superstar comedian, author and talk show host, Chelsea Handler, brings her new national stand-up comedy tour to the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 16 at 7:30pm. Handler is touring in support of the release of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. 

 

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. 

The Saenger Theatre presents TruTV's Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The TenderloinsImpractical Jokers
Friday, May 30 at 8pm

Those hilarious hidden-camera pranksters from truTV's hit series Impractical Jokers are coming to the Saenger Theatre on May 30 for The truTV Impactical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins.  Sponsored by truTV, the show will star Impractical Jokers' Q, Sal, Murr & Joe, the lifelong friends who are also known as teh comendy team The Tenderloins.

JACK WHITE CONFIRMS HEADLINE TOUR COMING TO SAENGER THEATRE IN NEW ORLEANS JUNE 3rd

Jack White has announced his first headline dates in support of his new album Lazaretto, out June 10th on Third Man Records/Columbia. The shows will be Jack's first since his ambitious 2012 world tour supporting the gold-certified, multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, international #1 Blunderbuss.

National WWII Museum Embarks on Digitization Initiative - WWIILogo
Thousands of Stories, Rare Images Featured at ww2online.org

The National WWII Museum is embarking on a major new initiative, this time online, with the release of 150 oral histories and 5,000 wartime images, including rare color photos. Fully searchable, this digital collection forms the nucleus of what will become an ever-expanding repository of fascinating WWII materials accessible to all at www.ww2online.org

Fleur de lis Vacations LLC
Come sail away with me to Alaska on June 27, 2014 for 7 Nights. Contact 504-245-2411.
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

 

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
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.