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King James & the Special Men
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New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Papa Grows Funk
George Clinton Gets His Own Day, Key to the City in New Orleans
George Clinton parked his mothership here in the '70s, but it takes a while to get a key to the city. "The first ever landing was here in New Orleans in October 1976 at the Municipal Auditourium," DJ Soul Sister said of Dr. Funkenstein's vessel. "A lot of people don't know that." While it's been a while since the last landing, the funk legend constantly plays New Orleans, especially during JazzFest. As of of Sunday night, May 5 will be set aside to further strengthen the Crescent City's Mothership Connection with Clinton.
City Officials Gear Up for Bike to Work Day
In this city’s spirit of turning everything into a party, Tuesday April 9th will be your time to join in on a commuter celebration of two-wheeled transportation. Hosting the 2nd annual NOLA Bike to Work Day; Entergy, Bike Easy, Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo, and the New Orleans City Council invite you to ditch the four-wheeled gas guzzlers for a collective team effort to go green and get in shape while biking into the office.
Fair Grounds Fest
Race Field, Infield Packed for Louisiana Derby
Louisiana Derby day is upon us, and for the first time in over 50 years the Fair Grounds boasts a full field of fourteen horses. There will also be festin'.
Pet Project: New Dog, Cat Guidelines OK'd by City Council
The New Orleans City Council did their part for feral treatment last week. The body signed off on ordinances at their last meeting that will update the public safety code in order to protect NOLA's animal population against cruelty, as well as giving agencies some more power to handle issues like the rising stray population and dog fighting.
City Council Puts Lockdown on Riverbend Liquor Licenses Despite Jimmy's Music Club Protests
A moratorium on the issuance of new alcohol permits in the Riverbend area was reinstated today, and the beloved Jimmy’s Music Club (8200 Willow) falls within the bounds. Local outcry for the future of Jimmy's Music Club, began yesterday, when the owners went public about their City Council struggle to get back in business. Although the moratorium does not legally prevent the owners from obtaining a new alcohol permit, many spoke in opposition of the new ordinance, including Deacon John.
Amid Shouts, City Council Applies New Taxi Standards to Airport
by M.D. Dupuy
The crabby cabbies were at it again at City Hall today, speaking against the new resolution that requires all airport taxi drivers to abide by the recently expanded regulations. Airport drivers must outfit their vehicles with security cameras, GPS devices, air conditioning, and credit card machines. Despite some very vocal opposition, City Council passed the resolution unanimously.
Dangerous Dogs, Feral Cats Get Attention From New Orleans City Council
According to New Orleans City Councillor Susan Guidry, it's time for the feral and the furry to get equal protection under the law. The District A Councilwoman is proposing a slate of changes to the city's pet protection laws that would "bring our city laws for pet care and control in line with modern practices, and will allow the LA-SPCA to carry out its animal control duties in a more effective and efficient manner," Guidry said.
Krewe of Endymion Unveils Super Float at Mardi Gras World
As everyone preps their costumes for Halloween, one group of New Orleans revelers are getting little further ahead in their festival planning. Mardi Gras World hosted a press conference today for the Krewe of Endymion to unveil a surprise addition to next year’s ride through Mid City; the Krewe’s “Pontchartrain Beach Then and Now” super float will roll at an unprecedented 330 ft., broken up into 10 individual pieces with the capacity to hold 230 riders. Of course, the Krewe will have throws to match.
Landrieu's Isaac Wrap Up: Patience, P.O.D.'s, and Levee Protection
Landrieu held what may have been his last Isaac-related press conference today, donning dapper digs and ditching his hurricane clothes as the city swings into recovery mode. Dozens of city officials and agency representatives spoke at Landrieu’s press conference to wrap up the conversation on the storm that has tested everyone’s patience.
Mayor's Budget Forum Heads to Lakeview
Tonight, Da’ Mayor’s fourth in a series of community meetings is taking place in Lakeview, and District A residents are invited to come speak their minds about 2013’s budget priorities.
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