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Join Longue Vue for a free architectural talk and book launch of New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning.

Thursday, September 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.


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 

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


New Orleans, LA, July 15, 2014 --( 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

"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 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


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


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.

Dauphine Orleans Hotel named to "Top 100 list of Southern Hospitality Hotels for Groups"
Hotel is one of only five in Louisiana with this honor.
New Name & Focus for Big Easy's Pioneering DMC

Custom Conventions, the city's first DMC, founded in 1983 by tourism icon Carling Dinkler III, will specialize in cultural tourism and client social media engagement under new banner.  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.
The Garden District Gallery is pleased to present THE ARTISTRY OF ROLLAND GOLDEN
August 1 - September 28, 2014

This exhibition celebrates the singular artistry of a man whose colorfully vibrant paintings of southern Louisiana and Mississippi defy categorization. It will include some thirty works in oil, acrylic and watercolor, that capture the haunting beauty of our landscape with his bold and evocative use of color and graphic design. 
International Culture Exchange Organization Offers Chinese Language Classes

We provide Chinese Language classes and personal tutor all year round.

The Fall Chinese class will start on August 30th - December 15th.

Classes for different levels.

Time: Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Location: Tulane uptown campus Edward Hebert Hall, building #7.
Compucast Web, Inc. is excited to introduce the newest member to our family, Social Media Specialist Liz Benefield.

Liz Benefield Headshot
"We're thrilled to have Liz on board," said Judy Weitz, CEO and Founder. "Her enthusiasm, professional experience, and passion for social media are a perfect fit."

With more than five years of experience in social media, digital content, and public relations; Liz has a proven ability to engage audiences across various platforms. She strives to be on the cutting edge of trends and is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to reach target audiences by crafting creative blog and social media content.

There isn't a challenge too high or too low for Liz to tackle head on. She worked closely with travel and tourism clients along the Gulf Coast during the BP Gulf Oil Spill as a Public Relations Coordinator. Later she joined an Alabama news team as a digital content producer. While there, she helped increase social media fans by more than 200 percent and page views by more than 40 percent.

Liz graduated from Troy University with a major in Print Journalism and a contract in Advertising.

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.






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 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.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel Launches Annual Paranormal Festival "Ghost Camp"

Tailored to the Essence of the New Orleans Paranormal Experience, this opportunity includes ghost hunts, fine dining and a ghostly cocktail tour.
September 11- 14, 2014