Updated 1:21 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Photo: Abraham Caro Marin, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrive at the Cervantes Prize award ceremony at the University of Alcala de Henares, Spain. The king and queen of Spain are coming to New Orleans as part of the city’s tricentennial celebration. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are scheduled to arrive Thursday night, June 14, 2018, in Louisiana, which was a Spanish colony from 1763 to 1802. less FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrive at the Cervantes Prize award ceremony at the University of Alcala de Henares, Spain. The king and queen of Spain are ... more Photo: Abraham Caro Marin, AP Spain's king and queen visit New Orleans for … [Read more...] about Spain’s king and queen visit New Orleans for tricentennial
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NEW ORLEANS — When LaToya Cantrell raised her right hand this morning to take the oath of office, she made history, becoming the first female mayor in New Orleans' 300-year existence. Her installation also means that Louisiana's three largest cities - New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport - all have black female Democrats as their leaders.Deep South Louisiana now also has two black women leading cities that rank in the top 100 by population, joining four other such cities nationwide: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte and the District of Columbia.Some here say the rare feat has occurred in an otherwise politically red state because of its staunchly Democratic blue oases, much like quirky Austin in conservative Texas or liberal Louisville in Kentucky coal country. Louisiana overwhelmingly supported GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2016, while Democrat Hillary Clinton carried all three of the state's largest cities, where minority voters make up a bigger share of the … [Read more...] about As New Orleans mayor is sworn in, Louisiana has three black women leading its largest cities
In his long overdue Twin Cities debut, Woody Allen wasn’t funny. Not really. That’s OK, though. He wasn’t doing stand-up comedy or commenting on his many great films. He was playing traditional jazz with his New Orleans Jazz Band in front of nearly 2,000 people at the State Theatre on Sunday night. New Orleans jazz is not likely to draw that many people on a humid Sunday evening in Minneapolis, even if the tickets are free. “When anyone is foolish enough to pay to see us, we’re thrilled,” Allen said early in the evening. OK, that self-deprecating comment was a little bit funny. But, at age 79, Allen is dead serious about playing jazz. He was a clarinet student as a kid and a funny thing happened on his way to Preservation Hall. He discovered stand-up comedy and filmmaking. But jazz has always been part of his life — not just listening to it and featuring it in his movie soundtracks, but performing it. Since 1973, Allen has played New Orleans … [Read more...] about Review: Woody Allen plays the role of clarinetist with entertaining New Orleans Jazz Band
How a reimagined luxury hotel and a reinvigorated city can be new – even to a native son.NEW ORLEANS | In the old days, long before the storm, this city had a public utility that operated in a manner atypical of a public utility. New Orleans Public Service Inc., or NOPSI, primarily sold electricity, but it also served as the de facto transit authority, running the city’s peculiar lichen-green-and-white buses and its streetcars, the world-famous trolleys that rattle along the tracks under the live oaks on St. Charles Avenue.In keeping with the way the Crescent City wraps its culture around even mundane matters, NOPSI included Creole recipes – shrimp étouffée, stuffed crabs, daube glacé – in its monthly service bills and the weekly transit pamphlets that riders could pick up on the bus or streetcar. It periodically published the collected recipes in a cookbook. Generations of New Orleanians learned to cook from the power company.NOPSI ran its … [Read more...] about Distinction Travel: Rediscovering the light in New Orleans
Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow, Associated Press Updated 10:43 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Denis Poroy, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene. He planned to make his debut in Iowa on April 13, talking to union carpenters, seeing representatives from the Asian, Latino and LBGTQ communities and headlining a county party dinner. less FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the ... more … [Read more...] about Will Democrats pluck the next president from city hall?