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Jewel of the South & Chris Hannah to Host Burns Night

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Established in the United Kingdom but celebrated worldwide, Burns Night pays homage to the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) who was known as the “Ploughman Poet” among many…

LEGO Convention in New Orleans This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – LEGO BrickUniverse: massive life-sized LEGO displays including, over 40 world landmarks build to-scale from LEGO, beautiful original paintings built entirely from LEGO, and tons of more including castles, trains, and cities. Additionally, professional LEGO artists…

Chef John Folse Celebrates Fifth Annual Fête des Bouchers

BATON ROUGE (press release) – There’s a saying in the old African-American churches of Louisiana that once the congregation has contributed to the collection plate, a preacher dissatisfied with the offering might encourage greater donations by saying, “Thank y’all so…

King Cake Frozen Daiquiris Now At Picnic

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Picnic Provisions & Whiskey has been treating guests to an array of colorful frozen daiquiris since they opened in Uptown New Orleans, but the most exciting flavor so far is the King Cake Daiquiri ($11),…

NOCHI Welcomes Inaugural “Learning Skills For Life” Class with DIAGEO

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) in partnership with Diageo North America announces its 14-person inaugural class for its newest job readiness bartender training, certification and empowerment program, Learning Skills for Life. INAUGURAL CLASS…

Public Meetings: Wisner Tract Master Plan

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans City Park will hold two public meetings to hear the public’s input about the future of the Wisner Tract. The Wisner Tract is approximately 100 acres of former golf course bounded by Harrison,…

50th Anniversary Evening of Stars

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Celebrating 50 years of “Bringing Dance to Life” in New Orleans, the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) continues its golden anniversary year with a glittering, star-studded 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars on Jan. 25 at…

Lyft New Orleans Offers Discount Code for Championship Game

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Lyft New Orleans is the champion of rideshare travel choices for the ‘Tiger Bowl’ Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 13. In anticipation of the excitement in New Orleans, Lyft has partnered with Bud Light to…

French Truck Releases 2020 Mardi Gras Blend

NEW ORLEANS (press release) –Geoffrey Meeker, owner of French Truck Coffee headquartered in New Orleans, announced the release of the Mardi Gras blend for the 2020 carnival season. Big Chief, a unique blend of naturally processed coffees from El Salvador,…

JPAS 42nd Season Auditions: "42nd Street"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) Jefferson Performing Arts Society will hold auditions for various principal, sub-principal, supporting, and ensemble roles for the upcoming production of "42nd Street." Please note, we are trying out a different format for your convenience to keep…

Chef Nina Compton Hosts Trip to India in 2020

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – An epic 12-day voyage through India with James Beard Award-winning New Orleans chef Nina Compton! We’ll explore ancient temples, bustling bazaars, audacious megacities and tranquil jungle outposts. We'll seek out spices and wildlife, weave through…

Antoine’s Celebrates 180 Years of Culinary Excellence

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Antoine’s – an icon and a standard bearer for traditional French Creole culinary traditions in America – will commemorate its 180th anniversary this year with special events, menus and celebrations inside the walls of its…

Bellegarde Pasta Ships Across the US via Online Store

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Bellegarde is excited to now offer its freshly made pastas for purchase on its online store! Three of Bellegarde’s signature dried pastas are available to purchase for delivery across the US, continuing to expand Bellegarde’s…

Trixie Mattel Gears Up For 2020 U.S. Tour | New Orleans, March 7

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Trixie Mattel has announced a massive 29-date 2020 AEG North American tour, Trixie Mattel: Grown Up. The tour will take Trixie across the continent including stops in New York, Boston, DC, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia,…

Wild 'N Out Live Returns to Smoothie King Center

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Multi-hyphenate entertainer Nick Cannon announced his wildly popular MTV Wild ‘N Out Live tour will return with dates all over the U.S. kicking off this March. Fans can expect stand up routines by their favorite…