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1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (11:00 AM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (2:00PM- 5:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs, with live music by The Nigel Hall Band
Michalopoulos Studio (2:00PM and 8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Zephyr Field (4:00PM and 6:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
Gerken Bike’s 5 Year Anniversary Party
Gerken Bike’s Back Yard (7:00 PM)
Drinks! Snacks! Thanks! And music by Raya Brass Band and others
Tulane University’s Dixon Hall (8:00 PM)
The final evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Hi- Ho Lounge (11:00 PM)
Weekly dance party with the Queen of Soul
HuffPo Goes at the Flow
One fine post-Oozy day, the BOP was whisked off to Michoud, and there was talk of a federal probe. While this had us thinking of aliens and those lunatic uncle stories we never wanted to think about again, it turns out they were actually talking about humans conducting a federal investigation. Since then, we haven't heard much about the investigation, which inclues a look at whether BP purposely witheld information or downplayed the severity of the Macondo flow. Today, Huffington Post looks at the latter, and brings back some old names. Suttles, Landry, it's been too long! Read the long, investigative account here.
With the onslaught of oil during the Big Oozy, the northern Gulf of Mexico became the Bermuda Triangle of bird life. But scientists have yet to produce a number that revaeals how many of our feathered friends were casualties. That's because science takes a little while Over in Alabama, the Mobile Press-Register talks about a BP-funded experiment to count the known as Carcass Drift. It involves experiment-ready dead birds, orange buoys with antennae and flyovers. Daphne du Maurier couldn't have set it up any better. Story here.
Tarpon Tamers Flock to Grand Isle
Tarpon are some of the toughest fish on the Gulf waters. What do you expect of a fish that belongs to the genus, Megalops? The fishers of the Gulf Coast have had their battles with these great beasts, but that's no reason not to celebrate. Starting today, the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo returns after the Big Oozy put the giant pole party on hiatus last year. Even if you don't want to trawl and tame, the festival features plenty of music, and there's a chance to watch the big ones get weighed in. Check out the full schedule here.
Claimants Want Ken Feinberg to Go Submissive
Ken Feinberg may have a fancy resume and a multimillion-dollar salary, but he is no special master. The Big Oozy claims chief is now facing more than the shouts of people at public meetings. Gulf Coast residents and business owners are calling for the feds to appoint someone to oversee Feinberg. In legal terms, a special master reports to a judge about the fairness of a proceeding. But why does it sound more like BDSM?
How Not to Spend BP's Coastal Bucks: An Op-Ed
The former coastal policy advisor to five governors and founding editor of LaCoastPost, follows up his recommendations to Bobby Jindal on how to spend BP's forthcoming coastal restoration money with a breakdown of the political intersts behind the governor's recently unveiled list of uses for the cash.
Jindal Unveils Plans for BP Enviro Bucks
While BP may be sending some mixed messages in the claims department, things are moving forward in the environmental department. Yesterday, Gov. Bobby Jindal laid out the state's plans to spend $530 million in BP money on coastal projects. The money will not only repair what the Big Oozy fouled, but kick money toward coastal restoration projects that, for better or worse, have been sitting around for years. Instead of kicking the money toward real estate and science like NoDef Guest Writer Len Bahr wanted, the projects are mainly focused around the seafood industry and restoring barrier islands. Coverage: NOLA Lafourche
The Stonewalled BOP Investigation Blues
After the Deepwater Horizon blew, all the blame was laid at the doorstep of that giant house on top of the well - the blowout preventer. Even while the oil was still flowing, the feds began a criminal investigation of the device, and it was mysteriously whisked away to Michoud. Investigators suspect that the BOP could never have stopped the well. But, according to an in-depth look at the investigation by Fuel Fix, the world may never know for sure. Read it here.
Tulane, LSU to Probe Spillness in Women and Children
By now, we know the Big Oozy scarred the wetlands and the fishing industry, but what happened to the people who were breathing in oil toxins? There's been a Louisiana Bucket Brigade study here, a few words about air quality monitoring there, but nothing that attempted to definitively track how the oil affected people's health. Thanks to a couple grants, Tulane University and LSU researchers will get a chance to buck that trend in the coming years. The universities received a combined $10 million to study how the oil affected women and children in the areas where the oil hit.
BP Sees No Future Claims in its Future
During the Big Oozy, BP promised to "Make Things Right" on the Gulf Coast. Turns out, they just forgot to mention that they wanted to define when this state of "Right" occurred. Today, with a shake of the magic 8-ball, the oil giant declared that they shouldn't have to pay anymore claims to workers to make up for money they will lose in the future. In BP's mind, the recovery is going swimmingly, so they don't need to pay anything else out, the AP reports. In BP's checkbook, they've paid less than $5 billion in claims of the original $20 billion the company set aside. So much for Ken Feinberg's quest to get angry fishermen to stop yelling at him.
Ugly Divorce Likely for Transocean, BP
Once, Transocean and BP were a match made in heaven. While the drilling Colossus' Deepwater Horizon rig bore into the Gulf floor, the British oil behemoth collected the crude. Then, Transocean's famed rig exploded, and the pair's visions of a long life together slipped through their fingers like an oiled pelican.Signs point to an ugly divorce. After BP blamed everyone for the explosion but BP, Transocean struck back yesterday with their own report that pins the whole thing on BP. Guess they should've signed a prenup.
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