New Orleans Magazine - April 2006

MUSIC: Harken to New Orleans

RICK COLEMAN HAD NO WAY of predicting that Antoine “Fats” Domino’s high-profile presence at this year’s Jazz and Heritage Festival would be a harbinger of hope. In today’s broken city, musicians are more important than ever; they are our muses.…

MARQUEE: Places to Go, People to See, Things to Do

AN ODYSSEY FULFILLED Where can you find ouzo, moussaka, roast lamb and dancing all in one place? If a trip to Greece is not in your immediate future, the Greek Festival, May 26-28, may be your best bet. A Memorial…

HEALTH: When the Swallows Come

I t is a long, muscular organ that expands when stimulated. Many people typically think theirs is longer than it actually is. But if performance problems develop, Viagra is not the answer. The adult esophagus is a narrow tube about…

ERROL LABORDE: Good Morning, Mayor Nuniz

Ed Muniz will now be the only person to hold two different high ranking executive positions in two different cities. In Kenner he will be Mayor. In New Orleans he remains as Captain of Endymion. Granted, no mere Mayor can…

LOOKING AHEAD: Trade mission to New Orleans

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez this week will lead a group of business leaders, including representatives from The Walt Disney Company and Goldman Sachs & Co., on an investment mission to the New Orleans area. The May 4-5 mission is…

GLANCING BACK

And you thought it was just the levees . . . The list of things for New Orleans to worry about grew last week when flood-damaged wires sparked fires at three area pumping stations. The pump problems were exposed when…

NEW ORLEANS' VOICES

This week New Orleans Magazine adds a new feature to its weekly news letter as Craig Kraemer of NewOrleansPodCasting.com brings you a new voice every week of someone that is rebuilding New Orleans. This week Craig interviews Michael Valentino, CEO…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN NEW ORLEANS

May 1 Instruments A Comin’, benefit for Tipitina’s Foundation, www.tipitinasfoundation.org May 1 WWOZ Piano Night, House of Blues 7pm. May 2 Alliance for Good Government Orleans Chapter, Forum with runoff candidates for Assessor District 4, City Council District C and…

STREETCAR: Election of the Century

As mayoral elections go, it was a doozy. The outcome would forever change the course of – and the players in – New Orleans politics. This year marks the 60th anniversary of that campaign. Hard times often breed new leadership,…

HEALTH: Bad Vibes

Loud music can be harmful The truly best seats at Jazz Fest are a healthy distance from the amplifiers and down a bit on the decibel scale. Loud music is a health risk, a risk more real than post-Katrina mold…

ERROL LABORDE: Notes From the Election

Anyone who contests Saturday's election with a lawsuit is being close minded, divisive, blatantly political, mean spirited and totally unjust. Administratively, the election was a masterpiece. If someone did not know about the election or how to vote, either by…

LOOKING AHEAD — STORIES TO WATCH

Monday, April 24 — Sunday, April 30 They’re off! Tired of all the public political wrangling that’s played out over the past several weeks? Too bad, because there’s a lot more ahead. This week will bring intense behind-the-scenes negotiations as…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN NEW ORLEANS

April 24 – 30 Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament, English Turn 342-3000 April 25 The String Quartets of Chevalier de St. Georges, Hayden and Mozart, Williams Research Center 523-4662 April 26 – May 31 Longue Vue House Presents…

MODINE: Flash Points

This planet hit menopause at the same time I did. It has global warming; I have hot flashes. Now, this got nothing to do what the kind of flashing certain types of people do for beads. This is the kind…

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: TIRAMISU

The Next Level Chef Christina of Tony Moran's adds new layers to classic Italian dishes APPETIZER | Antipasto Misto For Two SOUP | Zuppa Alle Vongole ENTREE | Costolette Alla Milanese DESSERT | Tiramisu TIRAMISU Cake: 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate…

Wise Cracks

One of this city’s grandest pleasures is dining midday on eggs Benedict, Sardou or Hussarde – they sound like names of generals marching to battle – but they’re actually glorious breakfast or brunch dishes. Eggs Louis Armstrong, eggs St. Charles…

The Raiders' Rummel

New student at Archbishop Rummel High School to bookstore manager Lory Rummel: “Were you married to Archbishop Rummel or something? Is that how you got this job?” Lory Rummel: “No, honey, actually, I’m Archbishop Rummel’s daughter.” Mrs. Rummel disappears behind…

DJ Soul Sister

In the club world, where most DJs are men, Melissa Weber, a k a DJ Soul Sister, stands out: Besides being a woman, she is the only DJ in New Orleans regularly spinning genres such as rare groove, underground disco,…

NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE LAUNCHES FREE WEEKLY E-MAIL NEWSLETTER

In its first major product launch since being acquired by Renaissance Publishing, New Orleans Magazine launches a weekly e-mail newsletter. Today you are receiving this newsletter as a subscriber, customer or friend of New Orleans Magazine. Every Monday morning New…

LOOKING AHEAD: Stories to Watch

Monday, April 17 — Sunday April 23 Candidates play hardball The race for mayor winds toward the primary this week with several more televised candidate forums. Leading off will be a nationally televised event airing live on local NBC affiliate…

ERROL LABORDE: Warm and Fizzy on the Avenue

Another Easter has passed and the memories of an Easter tradition is another year removed, just when we need our traditions more than ever. There was a charm about the bunny village on display each year in front of Scheinuk…

ERROL LABORDE

A Message to Visionaries – "Oh Yeah!" • Just about every time I hear planners talk about the redevelopment of the city, inevitably and immediately someone will preach about the need for diversity and affordable housing. Wow, I think to…

MARQUEE: Places to go, people to see, things to do.

Festing Up • So, you finally lost that five pounds you gained eating your way through Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day. Say goodbye to all that, because the month of April brings festivals for which overeating…

SPEAKING OUT: A Proposal

We have a proposal, one that we hope whoever wins the mayoral election will consider carrying out. Let’s create a one-time event for the city called “New Orleans Open House 2009.” We envision something that will draw visitors, and the…

TABLE TALK: Opportunity Knocks

Old restaurants with new faces • Will Peters and Leigh Sledge had relocated to Shreveport after Hurricane Katrina. They had found new jobs. They planned to stay. So when Jennifer Benz, who co-owned Dick and Jenny’s with her husband, Richard,…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

“Restauration”: Part of the “Lorin lexicon” for the rebuilding and re-emergence of New Orleans’ restaurant industry. In addition to the reopening of numerous restaurants in the metro area (almost 600 to date), an unusually large number of new restaurants –…