New Orleans Magazine - March 2013

New Orleans Impresarios Put on the Shows

taging a giant ball to raise money for a lost theater, getting an opera star to the airport through a flood, buying an old limousine to transport musicians: New Orleans impresarios have brought the city fabulous music, fascinating performers and…

Health Beat

Kim Edward LeBlanc M.D., Ph.D, Professor and Head of Family Medicine, Director of Rural Education and Professor of Orthopaedics at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, is one of 10 recipients of the 2012 Robert…

Innovative Thinking On the Elements

The potential and perils of water have directed life in New Orleans from the city’s start. But now some of the city’s innovators are working to shape a new relationship with water, one aimed at better managing the flood threat…

A Tradition To Dye For

If you’re ever in Effie, La., on the day before Easter, head to the Red River. There, at Ben Routh state park, you’ll see people picnicking, barbecuing and wearing decorated bonnets. If you look closely you’ll also see an endangered…

Meats and Greets

I turn 44 this month; 44 isn’t old, but as I write this I’m recuperating from a back surgery necessitated by pain so bad I was bed-ridden for several weeks. Apparently I’ve reached the age that, when I complain about…

Waiting for Pope John Paul II

When you publish magazines you read a lot of copy. Every so often I read one sentence that immediately launches my thoughts in another direction. That happened when I was editing the Best New Architecture story. One of the honored…

Grand Hotel’s Fresh Look for Spring

The Grand Hotel in Mobile, Ala., has been a treasured spot for 166 years. This year, the hotel is reopening its signature pool the first weekend in March. It is also revealing newly renovated dining rooms in which to enjoy…

Crescent City Farmers Market Founder Going National

All over the food world, people are getting back to basics and slowing things down, with a renewed appreciation for artisanal approaches and short farm-to-table supply chains. That was the model Richard McCarthy helped rekindle as co-founder of the Crescent…

Letters

THE RIGHT PLANE Re: Julia Street column, December 2012 issue. Question from John Magnon of Fairhope, Ala. We enjoy reading the answers to the many questions about forgotten people, places and events that Julia is able to answer, but we…

Newman-Dailey sweetens a taste of Destin

The sugar-white sandy beaches of Destin, Fla., are always a desirable destination. The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival (April 25-28), which features more than 800 wines, creates yet another reason to go. So, too, does the Newman-Dailey Properties…

Cocktail Recipe for the Month of March

If you lived anywhere else, what does March mean? Rain, still chilly, not much going on and planning a vacation for June. In New Orleans, March means festivals, parties, parades, cabbage, fava beans, beads, green beer and good ethnic food.…

Let’s Make the Tricentennial About the Lakefront

Have you noticed? The year 2018 isn’t as far away as it used to be. We are only five years away from the city’s tricentennial, celebrating Jean-Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville designating a city at the big bend in the…

Read + Spin

CD Aaron Neville’s latest album, My True Story, is a new take on the New Orleanian’s favorite doo-wop songs. You will recognize songs such as “Tears on my Pillow” and “Little Bitty Pretty One.” Billboard.com reported that the album debuted…

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WiFi Weirdness

My mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, has reached that age where she gets compliments on having her own teeth. But being old ain’t slowed her down. She still runs her own business and minds everybody else’s. However, she got no use whatsoever…