french quarter

Saintsbone

Immersive theater has found a new stage on the streets of the French Quarter. Escape My Room is presenting an original performance called Saintsbone, where participants will meet ghosts, solve puzzles, and ultimately decide their fate. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invited Andrew Preble into the studio to describe this immersive experience.

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In a Facebook video posted on Monday night, an NOPD officer is seen holding a man down with his knee, taser in hand, on the corner of Frenchmen and Chartres — a hotspot for outdoor brass band sets. 

 

The French Quarter Madams

New Orleans has a new social aid and pleasure club. The French Quarter Madams is a women’s marching club that will take to the streets of the Vieux Carré for the first time on the Friday before Mardi Gras. But while these fun-loving local women are all about the usual Carnival revelry, they have a more unusual take on their handmade corsets and bustiers – they’re thinking green. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with founders Vivian Cahn and Tonia Aiken to learn more.

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It doesn’t take much to charm people when they first walk through the French Quarter. Lolly Pop Tour Shop, however, doesn’t fall back on just those charms. It aims to show a different side of New Orleans, with offbeat historical tours of the Central Business District. Historian Lolly Walsh joins NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford to describe how the path her tour company paves is different from all the rest. 

 

The French Quarter has been a cultural crossroads of the world for centuries. Its streets, alleys and buildings have provided a background for multitudes of stories, both fiction and non-fiction, that have chronicled the passages of time, lives and spirits. New Orleans’ writer Dalt Wonk, a French Quarter icon, has lived there most of his life and offers a brand new volume of stories that reflect the neighborhood’s unique charm, appropriately titled, Spiritual Gifts: French Quarter Short Stories. WWNO's Karl Lengel sat down with Dalt to talk about the book.

Trappers, Gunslingers, And The War On Delacroix Island

Sep 21, 2018
The Historic New Orleans Collection

On upper Decatur Street in the French Quarter, there's a unique mint green building with the words "Delacroix Corporation" displayed across the facade. Little do most New Orleanians know, but the origins of the Delacroix Corporation can be traced back to the Isleños people of Saint Bernard Parish, who were once muskrat trappers. On this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Dorothy Benge, who serves as the current president of the Delacroix Corporation, traces her family history back to those days, when the muskrat trappers went to war.

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It’s often said a good sign maker changes the look of the town she or he works in. Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs has been beautifying New Orleans with her hand-lettered signs since 1995. NolaVie’s Joe Shriner spoke with Yvette about her craft and visual influence throughout the city.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Joe Shriner.

Arrow Cafe

On any given day when you enter Arrow Cafe on North Rampart Street, you are greeted with coffee and baked goods. Yet, this coffee shop goes beyond the caffeine and sugar with art, pop-ups, community outreach, and a mission all their own. 

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.  

Croissants from Dawn 'til Dusk: A Baker's Story

May 18, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection

French bakeries have a unique place in the cultural landscape of New Orleans. The Vieux Carré just wouldn't be the same if you couldn't find French sweets there. Maurice Delechelle can take much of the credit for that. Hailing from central France, Maurice brought his traditional French pastries to the Quarter with the opening of La Marquise and Croissant d'Or. From his vantage point at the bakery, the French Quarter shared a distinct resemblance to his memories of bohemian Paris.

Coming up in the Quarter: Stories from Leah Chase

Mar 10, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Before Leah Chase became the culinary luminary of Dooky Chase's Restaurant, she had to start somewhere. Right out of school, Leah took her first restaurant job in a little cafe in the French Quarter. It was during that time that she found her calling as a restaurateur and met some memorable characters along the way. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Leah takes us back to her early days working in the Quarter.

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