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Confessions of a Costume-aholic


By Amanda Thompson

Hello everybody. My name is Amanda, and I'm a costume-aholic. Sound familiar? Do not fear! I am not here to push for abstinence from dressing up. To the contrary, New Orleans encourages us all to costume or mask (the only place you'll hear that word used as a verb!) at the drop of a hat or handkerchief.


Today in NOLA: 9.27.14


The weekend kicks off with drama, education, and lots of musical opportunities. Start off your day with the annual Smithsonian Museum day, followed by an exciting drama by a NOLA native, and end your day with some good old fashioned funk. On this day in 1983, native New Orleanian, Lil Wayne was born DeWayne Carter. 


Today in New Orleans:01.19.14


Poet and activist Andrea Gibson is in town tonight at Café Istanbul, performing songs from her latest album TRUCE. One Eyed Jacks welcomes brass, bounce and rap to the stage, and Cirque de la Symphonique is closing out the weekend with a classical music-acrobatic matinee. On this day in 1815, the final confrontation of the War of 1812 took place at Fort St. Phillip on the Mighty Mississippi. Now, more to do this Sunday. 


NOFD Announces Annual Almanac of Alarm Avoidance


Holiday time brings joy, gifts, music... and fires. According to the New Orleans Fire Deaprtment cold weather is a common time for accidental fires. As a preemptive measure, the NOFD issues an annual list of tips dealing with common causes of combustion such as space-heaters, smoking, and open flames.


NOFD Issues Annual Warnings


Pressers and releases are the domain of the Mayor's office and NOPD's Remi Braden most days of the year. However, on a few special days, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) steps forward into the limelight. True, the Thanksgiving Turkey Fry Tips are a crowd pleaser, but really, it's today, the pyrotechnic heavy Fourth, that the NOFD shines. So, without further ado, click through for the annual safety tips.


Zagat's Zingers


The good, restaurant ratin' folks at the Zagat Survey have released their new editions, and of course, New Orleans is making news. For starters, the Crescent City has been ranked as the cheapest place to eat in America. According to Zagat, the average meal down here (tax, tip, entree, drink, app) is $28.36 this year as opposed to $28.52 last.


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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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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

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Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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