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“I see trees of green… red roses too…”

Satchmo2014

One of the best free music festivals of the Summer: Satchmo SummerFest.

More info at: fqfi.org/satchmo

The Fish That Ate the Whale

TheFishThatAteTheWhale

Lot’s to be said about a historical profile book like this… but let’s hear from the author directly:

And more available at: us.macmillan.com/thefishthatatethewhale/RichCohen 

Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere

Creole World

Wonderful new book by Richard Sexton published by The Historic New Orleans Collection:

In Creole World, that old New Orleans greeting ” How’s your mama an’ nem” gains depth and resonance. We learn that “an nem” includes our cousins in Haiti (cozen nou an Ayiti), our uncles in Cartegena (nuestros tios), our aunts in Cuba, (nuestras tias), and a wealth of other friends and relations in Panama. By depicting these connections so beautifully in pictures and words, Richard Sexton has made the Creole world at once larger, smaller, and better.
—Lolis Eric Elie, writer for HBO’s Treme and coproducer/writer of Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

Purchase a copy and enjoy.

Kids Tour Too

Educational and entertaining tours of the French Quarter designed just for kids (6–13 years).

French Quartour Kids

For more information visit:
www.frenchquartourkids.com

Trace the Footsteps of Regional Writers

Although the Crescent City is most renowned for its music, cuisine and architecture, New Orleans’ literary heritage is as significant as that of any American city. Trace the footsteps and visit the inspirational haunts of the regional writers who have defined literature itself.

New Orleans Literary Tour (Walking Tour) by Reservation Only

For more information visit:
www.tourneworleans.com/literary_set.html

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans
Lawrence N. Powell
www.amazon.com/Accidental-City-Improvising-New-Orleans/dp/0674059875

Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post wrote:

“Powell … has written in “The Accidental City” what should stand for years as the definitive history of New Orleans’s first century, the period that he regards as central to the city’s formation and its character.” (Read the complete review.)

Photo of Lawrence N. Powell by Chris Granger/ The Times-Picayune

Lagniappe*

You can stay up-to-date with events around New Orleans at NOLA.com.

And if you’re looking for information on the best food and restaurants in New Orleans, then visit The New Orleans Menu at NOMENU.com.

* Lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yap) is something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure (such as getting a 13th doughnut when buying a dozen).