Search
| ,
| RSS | |

SECTIONS:

 

Arts · Politics · Crime
· Sports · Food ·
· Opinion · NOLA ·
Lagniappe

 
THE

Defender Picks

 

Mailbag: Frenchmen Poet's Plea for Help


This fall, the growing safety concerns on Frenchmen Street resulted in the creation of the Frenchmen Street Patrol. While many locals applauded the move, street poet Heath Stevens is concerned that the stepped up police presence is stifling artistic expression. He explains his view in a letter to the editor.


Mailbag: Keep Royal's Pedestrian Mall Open


Earlier in December, Brennan’s restaurant spearheaded a push to close the pedestrian mall on Royal Street. Reader Chris Olsen, a small business owner working out of the Quarter, was appalled by the idea. He launched a petition and penned an open letter to Council-Member Nadine Ramsey.


Royal St. Pedestrian Mall to Reopen


Doreen and her band will be playing in front of Rouse’s once again. Following the Paris terror attacks, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) temporarily opened Royal Street to vehicular traffic, but the Department plans to return the road to its normal pedestrian use from 11a.m. to 4p.m. daily beginning on Saturday (12.05).


Grip of Fools

Street Performers March on Lundi Gras



On any given day, the streets of the French Quarter will be peppered with dozens of street performers. The asphalt entertainers generate much of the character that is the Quarter. However, on Lundi Gras, the performers will leave their regular spots and march in their own procession, the Krewe of Fools. On Monday (2.16), the procession will be led by 2015’s king, Grandpa Elliot.


Syndicate content
French Market
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
Advertise With Us Here
view counter
Mardi Gras Zone
view counter
Erin Rose
view counter
Follow Us on Twitter
view counter


Contributors

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

Photographers


Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor


Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

Published Daily