By Matteo Avellini In the lobby of the independently-owned Prytania Theatre, a sleeping cat rests on a plush red chair. The muffled dialogue radiating from the only screen in the building is not enough to wake up the theatre’s centerpiece, but general manager, Eric Ramstead exiting his office is the cat’s cue to relocate. … Read More Unconventional Tradition at The Prytania Theatre
New Orleans Opera Association Promotes an Old Art Form with Modern Subjects By Elizabeth Vidrine The tiny stage set in the back of the busy French Market on Sunday, September 9 couldn’t be seen from behind the street- but it could be heard as the deep baritones and high altos drew curious listeners away from… Read More “We Kind of Are Everything”
“Like Princess and the Frog! The beignets! Now I have to visit you and try them!” By Alexis Martin Beignets. They seemed to always be the first thing to roll off the tongues of my friends and family the moment they learned I’d spend the next four years in New Orleans. Fast forward two and… Read More Coffee and Donuts, But Make it Gleaux
Louisiana strippers avoid minimum age law amongst club crackdown Maria Sweitzer While sipping on a “Huge Ass Beer” and meandering through the sticky streets of Bourbon Street, many different forms of advertisement make themselves apparent to the tourist and local alike. Through its sharp smells, muffled club beats, street gawkers, bead throwers, flyer handers, bright… Read More Legality of Nakedness
By. Helen Lewis The handful of street poets perch on Frenchmen behind a row of bulky type-writers, acting as if they are sitting at the world’s most ironic banquet table. Music wafts over from the bars that line the street, audible beneath the sharp tapping of typewriters and banter of the poets. A drink sits… Read More Street Writers: A Whole New Chapter for Storyville
By. Owen Hurley On Tuesday, January 30th, New Orleans Parks and Parkways Director Ann Macdonald said the Parks department would be engaging in “constant sweeps” removing and disposing of ladders and other space-claiming devices left on parade routes more than 24 hours before a parade. FOX 8 quickly posted a video to their Facebook page… Read More It’s 24 Hours Before The Parade, Do You Know Where Your Ladder Is?
By. Joey Walner After Hurricane Katrina, Rene Brunet Jr., his son, Robert, and his granddaughters, Paige, Peyton, and Perrin, returned to New Orleans to do a deep cleaning of their family theatre. Due to the storm and its aftermath, no new movies were coming into New Orleans. When they opened the doors to first responders… Read More The Last Picture Show in Louisiana