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Irma Thomas Returns to French Quarter Fest



New Orleans continues to hail royalty long after Mardi Gras is over. Irma Thomas, the New Orleans Queen of Soul, will once again grace the stage of the French Quarter Fest presented by Chevron. Thomas' set will be one more jewel in a crown that she has worn with dignity for decades. 


Soul Queen Irma Thomas Shares 'Instant Love' Single


Instant Records released a new single as part of their Instant Love series, which is bringing famous love songs originally sung by men about women and rearranged with some of NOLA's greatest female vocalists. The newest tune comes from the Soul Queen of New Orleans herself, Miss Irma Thomas


Today in NOLA 3.15.17


This Wednesday is for the ladies. Rock legends Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde are blowing up the arena, while Voodoo Priestess Kalindah Laveaux will play the Mint. Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas will be in Lafayette Square for a free evening show. On this day in 1729, a ceremony was held for Sister Stanislas Hachard at the Ursuline Convent to make her the first woman to become a Catholic nun in the United States. Now, more to do today. 


Lineup Reveal: FestiGals


As the summer season approaches, the New Orleanian’s festival schedule begins to fill. Yesterday, the schedule for the fifth annual FestiGals weekend (6.11-6.14) was released. The weekend is aimed at both empowering and pampering women New Orleans style. 

 


Check Please! Celebrities Waiters Return for Fundraiser


New Orleans is a town that celebrates the service industry. On Tuesday (11.11), the celebrated will join the service industry for a day. Bridge House and Grace House will host their annual Celebrity Waiter lunch at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Local legends like Irma Thomas and former Saint Will Smith will be taking patrons orders and refilling their water throughout the meal.


Goodnight Show Wraps 2nd Season


Duncan Pace, Writer/Director of The Goodnight Show, felt tired but fulfilled minutes after finishing the last performance of the show's second season. "That was the best show we've ever done. That's what you want. I mean it was full of people, and they all got delivered a great show. So that's like the perfect feeling.  I'm like happy for, like, fifteen minutes. You've caught me - this is the window. This is my fifteen minutes of, well, maybe fourteen, I think this is fading quickly."


Saints' Will Smith, NOLA Luminaries to Wait Tables Tuesday


Will Smith may be sitting this Saints season out, but he’s all in for lunch on Tuesday. The Black and Gold defender's non-profit foundation Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way will host the seventh installment of Bridge House/Grace House’s Celebrity Waiter Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m in Empire Room A.  


Today in New Orleans 5.12.13


Happy Mother’s Day to all Crecent City moms, grandmothers, and great grandmothers! Celebrate mamas at Audubon Zoo with the Queen of Soul, or head to the 7th Ward for a second line in her honor. Happy Birthday to Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn), born on May 12, 1955, in Shreveport. Now, more to do this Sunday.


Tell Mama

Sarracenias and Soul for Mother's Day in New Orleans



From old-fashioned florists to unbeatable brunches and even to a performance by the mama of soul herself, Irma Thomas, New Orleans' maternal instincts are on full display this weekend for Mother's Day.


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