New Orleans Voices - February 2013

The Days of the Neighborhood Theater

Jack Stewart is co-author of There's One In Your Neighborhood: Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans. Stewart collaborated with movie theatre expert and entrepreneur, René Brunet, Jr.,  to create this wonderful book that describes many of New Orleans movie theaters…

Morning Call: Old Tradition, New Location

Bobby Hennessey is the owner of Morning Call Coffee Stand in New Orleans' beautiful City Park. One of the city's oldest coffee stands, the original Morning Call was established in the French Quarter in 1870. Locals and visitors know this…

The Origins and Evolution of Carnival in New Orleans

John Magill is a historian and curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection. According to Magill, "The first New Orleans Mardi Gras would have been in 1719." Magill tells us that cross dressing at Mardi Gras was common during these…