Monthly Archive : 2011 September


Martini Madness at City Park

Photo booth after a few martinis

My mother always told me to stop after two martinis. There was no qualifier, no circumstances under which more than two was okay. Two martinis, then you stop. After looking at the invitation for Martini Madness, I knew ... Read More »

Chalmette Movies

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I took a camera with me to Chalmette. I’d checked the movie listings over the past months, surprised to see “Canal Place” type titles listed at Chalmette Movies. I almost made it out to see Meek’s Cutoff, but Chalmette seemed ... Read More »

Mondo Burlesque mixes dance, music and comedy

Angi B. Lovely wows the audience. (Photo by Derek Johnson)

The second show of this year’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Mondo Burlesque, played at the Theatre at Harrah’s last weekend weekend.  The performance was hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies Cora Vette, who opened with an invigorating musical number, ... Read More »

How's Bayou? Style Magnolias

Fanciful artistic rendering of Glenwood in Reader's Digest, May 1955

The storm clouds of war were already forming in 1931 when Gertrude and Edward Munson brought their new baby girl, Mimi, home to Glenwood, their plantation home on the outskirts of Napoleonville. Joan, 13, had a new little ... Read More »

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