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New Orleans Magazine April 2010

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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. Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer Jason Cobb says they are “proud to offer the Arrhythmia […]

beat of the city

The early days of New Orleans R&B.

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.


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 at my home this season. For years, despite my doomed efforts to grow citrus […]

Last Call

Simple, bold drinks for big jazz This 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. It is a hectic time because you really don’t want to miss a moment […]


Nola by the numbers

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 fact, she says Camp Bow Wow can be likened to a cruise for dogs. […]

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 offers breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday and a special brunch service on Sundays from […]

Best of the Fest



The enduring power of letters

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 service was the once-popular “Time and Temperature” number that most everyone in New Orleans dialed […]


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 to attend a university, a community college or skip all post-high school training and take […]


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 a school bus could take him from his Hollygrove area home to school for […]


Marketers hope travel promotion act can lure visitors

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 they enhance public safety. Drivers, knowing they cameras are there, will slow down rather […]


he origins of birthmarks

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 recording new material. Called Threadheads, the group helps a broad range of New Orleans artists, […]

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 sultry “Blue Monk,” “Caravan” and “St. James Infirmary” before the title track finishes with a […]


Talking jazz, talking life

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, the most ambitious politicians from the Republican Party will gather in New Orleans to begin […]


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 with Cochinita Pibil, Al Pastor, Poblano Chicken and Chile Con Carne will run you $2.50, […]

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 soul food and tapas, but the independent bistro-esque establishments really shine. These are as likely […]


Right ways to cook eggs

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 chord close to home as well. The Greater New Orleans chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant […]


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 Lee Friedlander) in the early 1960s. They were the only white people in the crowd, […]


Our top picks of the month’s events


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 pushed a button on the set and turned a dial. This was true no matter […]

Julia Street


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