Culture/Lifestyle

Being a Part of the Solution in NOLA’s Lower 9th Ward

By Nicole Nixon – Contributing Writer “I am a lower 9th ward resident and military veteran. I did 11 years in the United States Army. I spent the whole time in Germany and was there long enough to learn the language. When I came home, I used my V.A. home loan to buy my very…

August 1, 2018
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Dance Like Everyone is Watching

By Michael David Raso – Contributing Author New Orleans is known for many things: its excellent food, its many parades, especially during Mardi Gras, the Second Lines throughout the year, the great music, the art. Local cuisine, festivals, culture, nightlife, entertainment—all of these bring tourists to the city. But there’s a segment of the entertainment…

August 1, 2018
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A Night at Gasa Gasa

By Margaret Marley – Contributing Writer I arrive at Gasa Gasa on Freret Street around 9 pm. This is probably my favorite spot to go when seeking live music, especially because of its ever eclectic band schedule. In the past, I have gotten my music fix here, seeing everything from a 70s throwback band to…

August 1, 2018
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Dressing For White Linen, New Orleans

By Margaret Marley – Contributing Writer White Linen Night is one of the most upscale, relevant art associated events in New Orleans. The evening of White Linen this year will be on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. This fantastic expose of the finest art local galleries as well as the Ogden Museum and Contemporary arts center…

August 1, 2018
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Gallery Rue Royale: An Artistic Adventure In The Midst Of Essence Festival

By Margaret Marley – Contributing Writer After fighting the pandemonium of downstream traffic, I found I urgently needed a restroom while haplessly seeking parking. All of which proved worthwhile plights and pistons in order to enjoy this unique, convivial day, particularly the opportunity to scope out Gallery Rue Royale, located at 541 Royal St in…

August 1, 2018
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The Colors of Exposition Boulevard

By Julia Gene Taylor – Contributing Poet If you like Julia’s poetry, be sure to check out some of Big Easy Magazine’s earlier published poems here and here!

August 1, 2018
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Neaux Reel Idea: The Lost Lucas, Part 2

By Bill Arceneaux (Lead Content Writer) “In a world where Star Wars epitomizes the commercialization of a film franchise, it can be fascinating to look at Lucas’s original socio-political statements.” – Josiah Berger of Shotgun Cinema I have no doubt in my mind that George Lucas was severely hindered by the popularity of Star Wars. Looking at his…

July 24, 2018
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D4 Tabletop Gaming Cafe, Open For Business, Fun, Games, And Delicious Food

As my boyfriend, our friend and I entered D4 Tabletop Gaming Cafe, we were warmly welcomed by Tracy Meyer, partner in both business and life to Mark Meyer, the official proprietor of the restaurant. Their immediate chemistry makes it clear that husband and wife work in harmony, as a team, taking on the trials and…

July 1, 2018
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Honor & Dignity, Upstairs

“This is no horror movie, but the facts and implications are indeed scary. Our nature didn’t look good then and doesn’t now. But, the city did recently place a memorial plaque at the location of the fire. Baby steps.”  Years ago, on an old blog of mine, I reviewed the poignant and evocative documentary Upstairs…

July 1, 2018
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Profile of a Musician- July 2018

BIO Louise Cappi, is an American & internationally acclaimed Jazz/Blues, Soul singer-songwriter, recording artist & Bandleader.  She is the child of the late great Jazz guitarist & pioneer of the seven string guitar, Mr. Al Cappi. Louise has performed with Jazz Royalty,  Delfeoyo Marsalis, the Prince of Treme, Glen David Andrews, & the great Blues…

July 1, 2018
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