Author: Jennifer Gibson Schecter

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.…

Now What?

  Do you know what 2019 isn’t? It’s not the New Orleans Tricentennial. While that has some event organizers and copy editors relieved (capital T or lowercase t?), it has many in the tourism and hospitality industry curious about what…