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New Orleans Events: YLC Music, Photos, Festivals, French Quarter

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:43 Written by

Darling readers,
I hope you enjoyed French Quarter Festivall 2011 as much as I did.

Mother Nature blessed us with glorious weather for the entire week of my beloved French Quarter Festival.

Music was oozing from every crevice of the French Quarter as thousands and thousands of locals as well as national and international visitors conveyed at our Vieux Carre and enjoyed the historical architecture, the culinary creations and the joyful jazz melodies.

Tags: New Orleans, New Orleans events, French quarter, YLC, New Orleans music

My week was, as always, very busy since I attended among the many events, the dedication at the  Hotel Monteleone of the  booths in the newly renovated Carousel Bar. As part of its 125th anniversary, the dedication honored the five local musical legends who have enriched its musical history and delighted the bar's patrons with their melodic sounds over the years. Honorees include Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Pete Fountain, Etta James and Louis Prima.

Dr. John and Allen Toussaint were in attendance along with Louis Prima’s two daughters, Lena and Joyce, and a representative for Etta James. Immediately following the dedication ceremony was the second luncheon, “Hotel Monteleone Makes Music,” in the Hotel’s 5-part Legacy Series. Hosted by local media personality, Jeff Crouere, the panel discussion took an in-depth look at the various musical legends that have stayed at or performed in the Hotel Monteleone. Panelists included Laura Cottingim of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; Jan Ramsey, publisher of OffBeat Magazine; Mike Shepherd, founder and president of Louisiana Music Hall of Fame; Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune music columnist, Vince Vance, singer, songwriter, band leader and inductee of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame; and John Blancher, owner of Rock’n’Bowl.

  One of the fun events that attended was "On the Air,"  the  new production created especially for the Stage Door Canteen at the National World War II Museum. This rollicking rendition of a live radio broadcast from 1945 was written by Sean Patterson & Victoria Reed, with an all-star New Orleans cast including Carmen Barika, Troi Bechet, Bob Edes and  Gary Rucker. Not to be missed .

On Thursday, I attended  the lovely  Project Lazarus’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and Guardian Angel Awards Dinner at the Pavilion of Two Sisters. It honored 2011 Guardian Angels Julian Doerr Mutter and Fr. Bob Pawell, O.F.M. The evening could not have been more beautiful at the sold-out elegant soiree.

 

On Friday, I missed the Spring Fiesta‘s opening parade since I had to take a mandatory Real Estate class but that evening I attended the beautiful melodic Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” The cast was exceptional and was great to see Mark Rucker and Mary Elizabeth Williams reunite once again on the Placido Domingo Stage. The two of them also performed opposite each other in “Tosca” in the fall of ’09.

 

On Sunday I got the opportunity to enjoy all that the French Quarter Festival has to offer and ended my week by attending the exquisite 100 Centennial celebration of Pan American Life Insurance. Seven hundred international and local guests were treated to a Latin Music classical concert with Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto, talented soprano Eugenia Garza  and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra , followed by a black-tie gala dinner at the ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel with "Rumba Buena" entertaining.

 

Congratulations to Jose Suquet, CEO and President of Pan-American Life Insurance Group and his employees and partners for one hundred years of unwavering strength, commitment and service in the United States and across  Latin American and the Caribbean.

Congratulations to my darling friend artist George Rodrigue for receiving the Distinguished Eager Scout  National Honor.  The award ceremony is May 12.

On a sad note, I must express my deepest sympathy to the family of my dear friend Hank DeFelice who passed away last week. He was a friend and counselor to many and he will be missed.

 

This week is going to be another social marathon for me since  on Tuesday, I will be hosting my popular Round Table Luncheon.  “An Afternoon with Writers” will be the theme of the April  Luncheon at noon in the Bienville Suite of the Royal Sonesta Hotel.  Among the speakers will be Marie-Dominique Verdier who just published "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing." Liz Scott Monaghan author of "Never Clean your House during Hurricane Season," andJerry Edgar and Jacques Soulas who will be presenting their new Café Degas cookbook. Live entertainment will be provided by Bob Edes, 2010 Big Easy Award Winner who will be accompanied on piano by Jim Walpole. Executive Chef Peter Page is planning a three-course gourmet menu with wine pairings. The luncheon is $42 and includes parking validation. For reservations, contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

That evening I will be returning to the Royal Sonesta to host my “Toasting with Margarita” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at le Booze of the Royal Orleans.

On Wednesday, I am looking forward to attending the Prix de Elegance Luncheon. TheMen and Women of Fashion will host the 39th annual Prix D'Elegance Luncheon at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. Each year, the members of the Men and Women of Fashion organizations choose a former recipient to receive the special honor of Hall of Fame for sustained excellence.

The Hall of Fame Honorees for 2010 are Pamela Halter Lupin and Juan Barona. The 2010 Male Honorees are Jeff Chouest III,Carlo DeMatteo, John M. Duck, Eric R. George, M.D., LaMarr Ingram, Terrance D. Osborne, Kenny Rubenstein, Judge Mark J. Shea, Gary Solomon, Jr., and Honorable John F. Young, Jr. The 2010 Female Honorees are Cynthia A. Aucoin, Brenda Breck, Ambassador Pat Brister, Melanie G. Cannatella, Deborah D. Harkins, Jo Hoddinott, Chris Owens, Alix Rico, Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, and LaVerne Saulny.  Congratulations!

Unfortunately, on Wednesday,  I am going to miss the Hotel Monteleone ‘Eudora Welty's 102nd Birthday Celebration which is going to be very special. Last year I was once of the hat model and I was asked again but I cannot be in two places at once. C'est Le Vie!
 
 Let's look at what fabulous events this week has to offer:
 

 

 

April 12

Round Table Luncheon

An afternoon with Writers will be the theme of April  Luncheon at noon at the Bienville Suite of the Royal Sonesta Hotel.  Among the speakers will beMarie-Dominique Verdier who just published "New Orleans Wall: Still Standing." Liz Scott Monaghan author of "Never Clean your House during Hurricane Season," and Jerry Edgar and Jacques Soulas who will be presenting their new Café Degas cookbook. Live entertainment will be provided by Bob Edes, 2010 Big Easy Award Winner who will be accompanied on piano by Jim Walpole. Executive Chef Peter Page is planning a three-course gourmet menu with wine pairings. The luncheon is $42 and includes parking validation. For reservations, contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

April 12
Tea on Tuesday: "My New Orleans" with Chef John Besh
Join internationally renowned chef and author John Besh as he discusses the inspiration for his latest cookbook, My New Orleans. Books will be available for purchase and signing. After the talk, enjoy a traditional tea with scones, pastries, homemade lemon curd, and finger sandwiches. Guests may also tour the gardens at their leisure before or after the tea. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers.Reservations are required. Contact Lydia Vaughn at 504.293.4722

 

April 12

Toasting with Margarita at Le Booze

Join me and my friends for an evening of fun cocktails from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. 300 Bourbon Street. 

 

 April 12

The Homecoming Project Kick Off Extravaganza
Featuring The Kumbuka African Drum & Dance Collective and Michaela Harrison, with Surprise Guests!

7:30pm-Complimentary Food with $5 donation.Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club,1931 St. Claude Ave.

 

April 12

 

Linda Mintz and B. Michael Howard at Le Chat Noir

 Do not miss the dynamic piano of B. Michael Howard and the warm interpretations of Broadway favorites and popular
classics sung by Linda Mintz.This is a one-time only performance. 8pm Tickets: $26 (inc. $5 drink credit and
reserved table)Reservations by phone: 504.581.5812.

 April 12

REBIRTH BRASS BAND's Rebirth of New Orleans CD Release Party
 
Celebrate the worldwide street dates of the Rebirth of New Orleans CD and the CD single "Why You Worried
'Bout Me?" with the Rebirth Brass Band and Basin Street Records. 9:30pm - 1:30am- Maple Leaf Bar, New Orleans, LA

 


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Tuesday, April 12 , 2011 

 Balleruna Art

Balllerina Theme "Bottles and Brushes with Degas Event"

Tuesday, April 12 · 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

The Degas House

2306 Esplanade

New Orleans, LA

 

 

Join us this Tuesday at the Degas House for "Bottles and Brushes with Degas": A Painting and Pouring Experience.

 

April 13

Prix D' Elegance

The Men and Women of Fashion will host the 39th annual Prix D'Elegance Luncheon at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. Each year, the members of the Men and Women of Fashion organizations choose a former recipient to receive the special honor of Hall of Fame for sustained excellence. The Hall of Fame Honorees for 2010 are Pamela Halter Lupin and Juan Barona. The 2010 Male Honorees are Jeff Chouest, III, Carlo DeMatteo, John M. Duck, Eric R. George, M.D., LaMarr Ingram, Terrance D. Osborne, Kenny Rubenstein, Judge Mark J. Shea, Gary Solomon, Jr., and Honorable John F. Young, Jr. The 2010 Female Honorees areCynthia A. Aucoin, Brenda Breck, Ambassador Pat Brister, Melanie G. Cannatella, Deborah D. Harkins, Jo Hoddinott, Chris Owens, Alix Rico, Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, and LaVerne Saulny.

 

Wednesday, April 13

Eudora Welty's 102nd Birthday Celebration
The Hotel Monteleone had so much fun celebrating Eudora Welty's 101st birthday last year that they're doing it again on April 13 to celebrate her 102nd birthday. The event will include lunch; a presentation on Eudora Welty by Jessica Dorman, director of publications at The Collection; a special showing of The Purple Hat, a short film depicting Welty's short story set in the Carousel Bar; a purple hat fashion show presented by Fleur de Paris; Purple Hat martinis, sponsored by Perfect Vodka; and birthday cupcakes.12–2 p.m.
Carousel Bar • Hotel Monteleone • 214 Royal St.$35 • Reservations: click hereor call 504-681-4452

April 13
YLC Wednesday at the Square: Kermit Ruffins

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The free concerts run every Wednesday evening through June 15th from 5 :00 to 7 p.m. at Lafayette Square.  In addition to the music, there will be an Artist Village, showcasing handcrafted items including glass art, jewerly, ceramics, photographs, t-shirts, paintings and more. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com


April 13
BUBBLE FEST: A CASUAL TASTING OF ALL THINGS SPARKLING!
Held from 6-8pm, this casual, reception-style tasting will feature 20 sparkling wines from French Champagne and Spanish Cava to California Sparklers and Italian Prosecco, for $30 per person. Top brands include: Piper Heidsieck, Nicolas Feuillatte, Pommery, J, Heidsieck Monopole; La Salle, Vega Segura, and more. Tickets are limited and sold at Cork & Bottle in advance. Also enjoy nibbles to compliment your bubbles by crafted by Chef Glenn Vatshell of Palate New Orleans.CORK & BOTTLE, 3700 Orleans Ave. , 504.586.0972

Wednesday, April 13-14
Brazilian woodwind master-Carlos Malta returns to New Orleans
 
7:30pm - 9:30pm-Jazz @ The Sandbar performance series at UNO
April 14th 1:30 PM-Masterclass at University of New Orleans @ PAC-103
April 14th  Shows 8PM and10 PM-Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro New Orleans

 Wednesday, April 13
The Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Culture, Nation, and Migration
Salsa Music is one of the most exciting cultural expressions in the Americas, with deep, complex roots connecting the Caribbean and the
U.S. Through his lecture "The Complex Geography of Salsa Music", Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera, perhaps the top scholar specializing in Salsa
music as a social and cultural phenomenon, will share with the Loyola and New Orleans communities the historical, sociological, and cultural
aspects behind this joyful music.7pm - 9pm,Loyola University, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall,6363 St. Charles Avenue
 
 
Apr 13- Aug 10
Opera Returns to Bourbon Street Featuring Bon Operatit!
Due to popular demand, the "Opera Returns to Bourbon Street" series is back for a second year! Come see Bon Operatit! entertain audiences at the site of one of America’s first opera houses.  FREE- The Inn on Bourbon
541 Bourbon Street,Phone 504-232-1046
 


 

Thursday, April 14
Trinity Series present: The 65 Voices of the White Station Choirs
 Glorious selections of Sacred and Secular music.   
Trinity Episcopal Church; http://www.trinitynola.com
  504-670-2520

 
April 14
Thursdays at Twilight present Tony Green
 

Green, who also happens to be a talented visual artist, wields his acoustic guitar with finesse and flair performing his special brand of acoustic Eurocentric guitar he calls Gypsy Jazz. Open 5 'til 8pm, Performance at 6pm
Botanical Garden- Pavilion of the Two Sisters.Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food available for purchase, no outside food and drink or pets allowed. Admission is not included in Friends of City Park membership.
Thursday, April 14
Fortier Fest
 3100 Esplanade Avenue in Fortier Park-at 6 pm
Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Tony Green  to perform-Silent Auction

 

Friday, April 15
Concerts in the Courtyard with Glen David Andrews
533 Royal St.
Show: 6–8 p.m.; Doors: 5:30 p.m.
Admission is $10, free for THNOC members

The Collection's spring 2011 Concerts in the Courtyard series continues on Friday with a performance by talented trombone player Glen David Andrews and cocktails from Old New Orleans Rum.
First a bass drummer, Glen David Andrews began playing the trombone at age 12. Rather than studying formally, he absorbed musical skills from neighbors such as "Frogman" Joseph, Harry Nance, Harold DeJean and other local musicians. He was recruited into a brass band led by his younger cousin, Troy Andrews, and played in the New Birth, Lil Rascals and Tremé Brass Bands, among others, lending equal measures of musicianship and showmanship to each. Now he fronts his own high-powered ensemble that veers from traditional jazz to gospel, rock, blues, and funk, all in the same show.533 Royal St.,Show: 6–8 p.m.; Doors: 5:30 p.m.Admission is $10, free for THNOC members
 
April 15
St. Augustine Church Fish Fry Fridays every Friday during Lent‏
 
St. Augustine Church invites you to join us for our Fish Fry Fridays every Friday during Lent through April 22, 2011, 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m
Donation $8-St. Augustine Church, 1210 Gov. Nicholls Street , (one block from the French Quarter)Free Parking available in the church yard

April 15-16-17
On the Air
 A new production created especially for the Stage Door Canteen.This rollicking rendition of a live radio broadcast from 1945 
features a cast of five, including a singing W.A.C., a boisterous bandleader and a blues singer who can belt out a torch song. The live 
band brings the era to life with a timeless musical score, comedy and more. It's a trip back in time and guests will love coming along for 
the ride as the live studio audience Written by Sean Patterson & Victoria Reed, with an all-star  New Orleans cast including Carmen Barika, Troi Bechet, Bob Edes and  Gary Rucker. Among the timeless songs featured in the show are "The Trolley Song," "Don?t Fence Me In," "Blues in the Night," "Mairzy 
Doats," and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday 
matinees .Make your reservations online ( www.ddaymuseum.org ) or call 504-528-1943.
 
 Friday, April 15

Obituary Cocktail Society

Obers would gather as every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at this  saloon: Dry Dock Cafe & Bar, Algiers Point, 133 Delaronde. At the foot of the ferry landing.

 

 Friday, April 15
Shall We Dance?

Enjoy a sparkling evening of dance music favorites and humor with Maestro Fred Scott and LPO, including music by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Gounod, and Richard Rogers.7:30pm.First Baptist Church, Kenner 

Saturday,April 16

Cafe Degas Cookbook: Signing with Troy Gilbert at Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Cafe Degas has been an important restaurant to New Orleans for the past twenty five years, bringing classic French flavor to Mid-City.  Troy Gilbert has recorded their beloved recipes in his beautiful new book, Cafe Degas Cookbook, and will be signing copies and serving samples of a dish in the book at .2:00pm
 Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 504-569-0405.http://www.southernfood.org

 

April 16

 

Asian Pacific American Society Festival

 

The day long event from 10 to 5 p.m.at the Audubon Zoo   will feature costumed performers, live entertainment, exquisite arts and crafts, internationally themed displays and authentic Asian dishes.  Visitors of all ages will no doubt enjoy this colorful celebration of Asian pride, partnership and progress.http://www.auduboninstitute.org/asian-pacific-american-society-festival

April 16
Centennial Home and Garden Tour
The New Orleans Museum of Art presents its annual Home and Garden Tour which will include six lovely homes in the uptown area of New Orleans. The self-guided  tour start at 10:30 a.m. and goes on until 3:30 p.m. Tickets could be purchase on line at www.noma.org or by phone at 504-658-4121 . Tickets range from $25 for members to $75 for patrons.

 
April 16


 
Crawfest 2011
Crawfest is an annual student run, on campus New Orleans music and arts festival.Tulane Uptown Campus
http://www.tulanecrawfest.com/home

 
 

Saturday, April 16

The CAC presents Chris Thomas King

The CAC presents Chris Thomas King // Satrday, April 16

 

 
April 16
New Orleans Ballet Presents Parsons Dance with the East Village Opera Company
The phenomenal Parsons Dance returns with the full-evening dance/rock opera Remember Me, a collaboration with the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company. 8p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts.Phone:  (800) 745-3000.http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com/

Sunday, April 17
Celebrate the Publication of Irvin Mayfield's New Memoir - A Love Letter to New Orleans

The Faulkner Society and Louisiana State Museum celebrate the publication of Irvin Mayfield 's new book.  In his new memoir, A Love Letter to New Orleans, a richly illustrated book and accompanying CD, Mayfield reflects on his music, unveiling the many influences that transformed him from just another talented New Orleans kid to one of the most promising young trumpeters of his generation. In this rare glimpse into the evolution of a jazz artist, Mayfield shares the inspirations that led him to create the songs on his ten albums, released by Basin Street Records . 
2:00 pm until 4:30 pm  FREE to attend -The Cabildo,701 Chatres Street

 

April 17
Celebrity Chef Gift of Life Gala
National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana fundraiser event will feature dinner prepared by famous chefs and local restaurants paired with complimenting wines. The evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction. 6 p.m. at New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd. 861-4500
Sunday, April 17 and Monday April 18

Trinity Series present
Sunday April 17 at 5 pm       Navy Band New Orleans’ BRASS Ensemble
 with guest organist Albinas Prizgintas in a”Concert of Brass and Organ  featuring music of your favorite patriotic and classical tunes
 including music by Bizet, Strauss, Grieg, Dukas, Gabrieli, Buxtehude, and more- 
 Sunday, April 17 at 9 pm Jazz Vespers with noted jazz saxophonist Tony Dagradi and friends
 
 Monday, April 18 @ 7 pm- The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Classical Instrumental Department
             and NOCCA faculty members Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko, cello;  Joe Meyer & Zorica Dimova, violins; 
Matthew Ernst, trumpet;  John Rankin, guitar; present an Exciting Chamber Music Concert with works by  Boccherini, Beethoven, Schumann, Faure, and more .Trinity Episcopal Church,1329 Jackson Avenue

 

Jeremy Davenport
Every Thursday (5:30pm), Friday (9pm) + Saturday (9pm)
at Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

Anais St. John at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court
Every Friday and Saturday at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court" 9 p.m. to Midnight!

Every Sunday
MARYFLYNN'S "PROHIBITION"
Jazz and blues every Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with local singer Maryflynn Thomas. Enjoy a musical brunch of jazz and blues at St. Charles Tavern, 1433 St. Charles Avenue. 523-9823. No cover charge. Corner of Melpomene, next to Office Depot.

BOMBAY CLUB -830 Conti St.586-0972

 Presents:
LIVE MUSIC  -No Cover Charge

JazzTrio Marlon Jordon @ 8-11 p.m. Every Wednesday & Thursday in February

PianistMonty Banks @ 6-9 p.m.  Every Friday, Saturday & Every  Sunday  7-10pm in February

Pianist Amanda Walker every Monday & Tuesday 7 – 10pm in February

 

Until May 13

Fifth Annual French Quarter Wine Festival

Modeled after the prestigious Boston Wine Festival, the dinners, hosted by either the winemaker or proprietor showcases wines from California, Oregon, Washington State, Italy, France and Argentina. Maison Dupuy Hotel, 504-648-6113. Check on the website for locations of dinners. http://www.frenchquarterwinefestival.com/

 

Have a great week

 

Margarita Bergen,M.Ed.. Realtor with Keller Williams, Realty

Society Editor - New Orleans Living Magazine

Cultural Diva- www.neworleans.com

Social/Cultural Columnist - www.bayoubuzz.com

811 Marigny Street, Unit C

Margarita Bergen,
Tel/ Cell 504-495-9181 Fax/504-940-6201
 

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Chaisson threatens to file Louisiana congressional map plan during regular session
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:17 Written by

Determined not to quit, Joel Chaisson, D-Destrehan,  has threatened to file redistricting legislation during the upcoming regular legislative session--one that will be focused upon the deep budget cuts to fill a 1.6 billion dollar hole.

Jindal On Campaign Road To Virginia, Louisiana GOP Slam Fayard
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:33 Written by

Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindal is on the road again.

This afternoon, his spokesperson Kyle Plotkin said in an email that Governor "Jindal will travel to McLean, VA where he will attend a fundraiser in support of his gubernatorial reelection campaign. The Governor will return to Baton Rouge this evening."

BP Oil Spill Claim Process GCCF Is Road Home to Misery
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:00 Written by

April 20th looms large among those of us who are still trying to receive some justice from the BP oil spill of nearly a year ago.  On that date those who have received no compensation, despite the legitimacy of their claim, must make a decision.  Either they can trust the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) to eventually do them justice, or they can join the class action suit against BP et al.  Because, make no mistake about it, if you fail to join the suit and the GCCF denies your claim…you are OUT!!!  There are a lot of people who have claims that have never been reviewed.  I am one! 

Terry Bradshaw gives “heads up” about concussions
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:14 Written by

Ed StatonSpeaking to the media at his annual golf tournament for Louisiana Tech, his alma mater, Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw said he is experiencing symptoms of a career's worth of concussions.

Tim Fletcher of KTBS said that Bradshaw recently spent a weekend at the Amen Clinic in Newport Beach, Cal., after experiencing short-term memory loss and a deterioration of hand-eye coordination. It was determined that head injuries caused the problems.

New Orleans Saints Best NFL Draft Picks Under Sean Peyton
Monday, 11 April 2011 10:48 Written by

Ed StatonHere's a vote for the Saints and Reggie Bush coming together on an incentive-laden contract for this season --  if there is one.

Bush has a skill set that works very well in Sean Payton's offense. Bush should sign it because he likely wouldn't play as well elsewhere as with the Saints. He's a role-player in the offense.
 

Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker Says He’s Not Running Against Chris Roberts
Friday, 08 April 2011 21:13 Written by

Jim Tucker, the Louisiana Speaker of the House will not be running for Jefferson Council against Chris Roberts and will not and has not run a poll to determine the viability of such a run.

In an email to Bayoubuzz late Friday afternoon, following the publication of a Bayoubuzz article by Christopher Tidmore who said that Tucker was considering a run, Tucker wrote, “I do not live in Jefferson Parish but in Orleans. I supported Chris Roberts for councilman at large in Jeff and will continue to do so in the fall.”

Rep. Pearson Says Jindal Has Not Been Ally In 1st Cong. Dist. Redistricting
Friday, 08 April 2011 20:07

Another Northshore Louisiana state legislator, J. Kevin Pearson, has taken to the airwaves with an e-press release to protest a move backed by Governor Bobby Jindal to change the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana's boundaries.  The current district is the same that Jindal represented when he served Congress prior to becoming the Louisiana Governor in 2008.

Here is the press release from Pearson

Donahue Opposes Congress Redistricting Plan Jindal Backs For NorthShore
Friday, 08 April 2011 15:23 Written by

As the Louisiana Legislature moves into the final days of redistricting discussions, a press release by Senator Jack Donahue shows how sticky the process over drawing of political boundaries. 

The press release is requesting that constituents on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain write legislators and Governor Jindal to keep the Northshore in the First Congressional District.

Louisiana's Mary Landrieu, Senators Blame GOP's "Social Agenda" For Shutdown
Friday, 08 April 2011 15:04 Written by

The possible shutdown has hit fever pitch with abortion once again causing a split between the parties on important issues.  Below is a press release sent out by Senator Mary Landrieu's office which tone and content underscores the emotional level and importance of the shutdown decision:

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