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NOLA Lore: French Quarter Haunts



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn the stories behind three haunted Quarter destinations. 

 


Wind in Their Sales

Pirate's Alley Battles to Stay Open



Another French Quarter institution is danger of disappearing amidst a zoning dispute. Locals are rallying to save Pirate’s Alley in advance of a June 11th meeting scheduled to determine the future of the small bar.


Artistic License

For 2nd Week in a Row, Artists Camp Out at City Hall for Permits



Artists who sell their wares on Pirate's Alley moved their setups to Duncan Plaza for the first part of this week. For the second time in as many weeks, the artists are camped out at City Hall to purchase vendor permits. Many of the artists have been camping out since Sunday afternoon. But it's not the first time they ventured to City Hall in hopes of securing permits.


Today's Events: 4/11/11


April 11th, the day that the Treaty of Fontainebleau ended the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon (1814), the launch of Apollo 13 (1970), the creation of Apple 1, Vincent Gallo’s birth (1962), Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s death (2007), and the most boring day of the year since 1900.

 

Well, New Orleans says boring no more for 4/11 in ‘11, and fills out this Monday with enriching opportunities for the taking.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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