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Praline Connection, New Orleans

 

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WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Essence Music Festival has become synonymous with the comeback city of New Orleans. St. Charles, Riverfront and Canal streetcars running at a casual 10 mph beg your sensibilities to slow down and enjoy life in a city unlike any other ... More

BLACK GENESIS
Though molded by Native American, African, French, Spanish, English and pirate cultures, the strategic geographical position also made it a chess piece of war and statecraft. New Orleans was ... More

CULTURAL SITES
When they handed out culture, seems like the Big Easy got an extra helping. You must visit Preservation Jazz Hall, African American Museum, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Backstreet Cultural Museum ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Don't let the Gulf Coast fool you, the food is safe in New Orleans. Fall in love with Dooky Chase Restaurant, Praline Connection, Olivier's Creole Restaurant, Snug Harbor and Tee Eva's Pies & Pralines ... More

FRENCH QUARTER HISTORY
The French Quarter's story begins in 1699 when two French brothers, Iberville and Bienville, came to colonize Southeastern Louisiana. By 1704, Iberville built a fort on Lake Pontchartrain ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Bourbon Street, Royal Street, St. Louis Cathedral, Cafe Du Monde, and the French Market sound like they jumped out of novel. With one visit you'll see, feel and taste why ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Its good to venture off to Musee’ Conti reflect New Orleans bawdy past in wax and see how Historic New Orleans Collection takes a measured approach to history. But the Cabildo and Presbytere remain crowd favorites ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Fine galleries such as La Belle Galerie, Royal Heritage Gallery, Harold Clarke Atelier and Stella Jones Gallery ... More


TREME' HISTORY
As customary for that era, white male elites chose a vulnerable neighborhood within the politically weak Black community to become a red-light district. With their brazen decision ... More

MARDI GRAS
Loosely interpreted Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday”. It occurs any date between February 3rd and March 9th. For those unfamiliar with Catholicism, it represents the last carnival before ... More

STORYVILLE - BIRTHPLACE OF JAZZ
Reconstruction Era (1865-1877) opened doors for many ex-slaves, Civil War veterans, Buffalo Soldiers, and Caribbean immigrants find work and start businesses in the New Orleans ... More

NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL MUSIC
Like the Blues, early Gospel Music was also an A Cappella expression derived from a rural down home tradition rooted in the African American slave experience. New Orleans lays claim to Mahalia Jackson and ... More

NEW ORLEANS BLUES
It has been said that the Blues has always been the idiom that defined how people defined music. It is the underlying motif of Gospel, Jazz, Soul Music, and Rock & Roll traditions that borrowed heavily from it ... More

CREOLE CUISINE
The increasing presence of African-American chefs is gradually taking Creole cuisine to the same pinnacle as other celebrated cuisines. For example, there are multiple flavors of Gumbo dependent on African ingredients ... More


RESEARCH CREDITS:
Lysa Allman-Baldwin
Sheila Umolu
Kalin Thomas
Thomas Dorsey
Calvin Young

 

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