New Orleans Magazine - April 2010

SPLASHING FROM THE FEST

If it weren’t for Jazz Fest I probably wouldn’t own a bicycle. Each year after the first weekend in May, I put the bike in the shed with the promise of riding it again before Jazz Fest the following year,…

Letters

PETE FOUNTAIN –THE ANNIVERSARY Re: “Half-Fast at 50: Pete Fountain’s Mardi Gras,” by Angus Lind. February 2010 issue.Thank you for the wonderful article about one of New Orleans’ true masters of music: Mr. Pete Fountain. I am recuperating from spinal…

Yes, for Outlawing Traffic Enforcement Cameras

A bill before the legislature this spring, introduced by Algiers State Representative Jeff Arnold, would outlaw the use of traffic enforcement cameras in Louisiana. We strongly support the bill and urge its passage.Defenders of the traffic cameras usually argue that…

Julia Street

WITH POYDRAS THE PARROT A MONTHLY PURSUIT OF ANSWERS TO ETERNAL QUESTIONS

CHANGING TIMES

I used to know a few things about kids, being as I raised three. I also used to know how to turn on a TV and answer the phone. Not no more. Take TVs, for instance. Used to be, you…

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

ARTHUR QUENTIN (QUINT) DAVIS

You know the story – or perhaps not – but it has become a somewhat legendary tale: A young man in his teens was taken to New Orleans’ second-line parades by family friends (in this case, photographers Jules Cahn and…

Putting a message behind the meals

What happens in Las Vegas may well stay there, as that city’s marketing slogan goes. But if a group of local restaurateurs have their way, a new message about New Orleans food should extend around the globe and strike a…

Masters on Magazine

The long renaissance of Magazine Street in part can be attributed to its collection of restaurants, which serve as waypoints between the boutiques, hipster haberdashers and alternative toy depots that pavé this unique indie thoroughfare. Magazine Street offers choices including…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

Late last year, Chef Guillermo Peters re-opened Taqueros (1432 St. Charles Ave.). The food Peters once served at Coyoacan is only available during private dinners, but he has re-imagined Taqueros as a casual restaurant serving “botanos,” or snacks. Tacos filled…

Republicans revving up in New Orleans

The 2012 presidential election may seem a long way off for citizens taking things one day at a time, but for those with aspirations to the highest office in the land it’s never too early to start campaigning. This month,…

Read and Spin

The 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition of Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now is pure energy with its screaming and thumping grooves that mimic the happy-go-lucky attitude of the city. It slows down a bit with a…

Fest fan power

What began as a social network of people from around the world sharing a passion for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has morphed within the last few years into an engine of financial support to keep local musicians…

Health Beat

• Lakeview Regional Medical Center recently opened its Arrhythmia Institute, part of the Lakeview Regional Heart Center. This is a welcome addition to the nationally recognized hospital, as more than 850,000 people annually in the U.S. are hospitalized for arrhythmia.…

A CHILD LEFT BEHIND

Fifteen-year-old Charles Lampton Sawyer never saw the New Orleans Saints historic Super Bowl victory – though he died wearing the team’s colors.An honor roll student-athlete at Sophie B. Wright charter middle school in Uptown New Orleans, Sawyer was murdered before…

TAKING THE RIGHT TRACKS

Starting this year, entering freshmen attending public high schools face tough decisions about their futures. They must decide, ready or not, what they want to do when they grow up. At the very least, they must decide if they want…

Werlein’s FOR A SONG

The deep male voice over the phone intoned the familiar phrase: “guitars, drums, ukuleles, pianos – everything musical at Werlein’s.” Then, the caller would hear the time and the temperature. The voice belonged to the late Philip Werlein. The phone…

Dining on the greens

Well I went on down to the Audubon Zoo, and they all asked for … lunch! The Audubon Golf Clubhouse offers food with unparalleled atmosphere; the clubhouse is surrounded by oak trees and features extensive outdoor seating. The clubhouse kitchen…

Daycare for canines

Owned by Diane Cooke, Camp Bow Wow on Tchoupitoulas Street is a daycare for dogs, and it offers boarding services.“It is a very controlled environment,” says director Deb Lunsford. “It’s very socialized, and the dogs are under constant supervision.” In…

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Nola by the numbers

Last Call

Simple, bold drinks for big jazzThis month, the French Quarter Festival takes up a whole weekend, April 9-11. Then we have the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which rolls for two big weekends, April 23-25 and April 29-May 2.…

GONE BANANAS

Here is a tip: If ever you’re conducting a business deal with a man who’s on a bike, carrying a machete and who speaks a different language, be sure to get his cell phone number.There will be no banana harvest…

Livin' la vida loca

Get a little crazy this spring with bright colors, bold prints and a clash of eclectic fashions that allow you to express your individual style.