Author: Jennifer Gibson Schecter

Powerful Partnerships

New Orleans has been home to some powerful women in the restaurant industry. The recent passing of Leah Chase, and just over one year before that, the passing of Ella Brennan, have matriarchs on my mind. But both of those…

Splish Splash

  One of the most ludicrous things one could write about summertime in New Orleans is that it is very hot. There aren’t really many similes or metaphors that can do our summer heat justice. It’s the kind of heat…

Showing Our Pride

  For six years, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) has been working with industry partners like New Orleans and Company to market New Orleans as a desirable destination to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, and as…

New Orleans’ New Pride

  Audubon Zoo is poised to open its new lion habitat on Saturday, May 18, returning lions to the Zoo after a six-year hiatus. The habitat is a creative addition to its African Savanna exhibit and follows Audubon’s practice of…

Bell Bottoms and Umbrellas

  This month, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest) makes 50. Generations of attendees have been touched by the performances, second-lines, food and simply the vibe of this cultural event that is quintessentially New Orleans. Generations of performers…

Dreams Deferred and Realized

  Visitors to New Orleans come here expecting to see great live music, but they don’t think of us for incredible live theater performances. One local production group is working to change that, however, one act at a time. Voices…

Mind the Revenue Gap

  Believe it or not, there are people who question why anyone would ever want to live in New Orleans. For the most part, those people can keep living where they are, and I’ll take shorter lines at Haydel’s, thankyouverymuch.…