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Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar Spins Into Its 70th Year

  Lena Prima, the daughter of renowned New Orleans bandleader, trumpeter and vocalist Louis Prima, remembers when her dad used to perform “Jump Jive An’ Wail” and “Just A Gigolo” at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans’ French Quarter. She…

DeFonte’s Decadence: Designing Dolls With Drag Queen Sparkle

  Drag artist, New Orleans Drag Workshop founder, pianist, vocalist, comedic storyteller and documentary star. Vincent DeFonte’s resume reads like a divine fairy tale about a talented tile tradesman from San Francisco who followed his artistic bent to New Orleans…

World’s Fastest Rocket Being Built In NOLA’s Backyard

  “If you want to go up into orbit, you have to go through New Orleans,” said Michael Hecht, GNO, Inc.president and CEO, at the regional economic development alliance’s “Mission to the Moon & Beyond: Exploring the Aerospace Industry in Greater…

iSeatz’ Room Service Revolution

  Blackened Louisiana drum at K-Paul’s. Double cut pork chop with citrus glaze at Dooky Chase’s. Warm bread pudding with whiskey sauce at The Gumbo Shop. They are all popular dishes New Orleans locals take for granted from restaurants located…

$62M Is ‘Broadway’ Bound

  I used to spend my Sunday afternoons on Broadway. I saw Patti LuPone sing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” in “Evita;” Richard Harris brandish the mythical Excalibur in “Camelot;” Jim Dale tame a circus of characters in “Barnum;” Frank…

Jazz Fest ‘Business’ Beyond The Fair Grounds

  When jamming to Santana or Van Morrison in front of the Acura Stage this weekend, with a cup of Crawfish Monica in one hand and a scoop of Mango Freeze in the other, it’ll be easy to tune out…

I Love Easter And Fundraising Bunny Hops, Too!

If you Google Image “Easter Basket Costumes,” I’m in the third festive photo that hops across your screen.  For Mardi Gras 2012 my handmade Carnival costumes featured plastic Easter eggs, Easter candy, pastel garlands, flowers and faux spring grass, butterflies,…

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Leslie  T. Snadowsky contributes to Biz New Orleans as a video blogcaster and Biz liaison for WWL/WUPL-TV. She’s contributed to Bloomberg NewsReutersThe Times-PicayuneThe New York Post and The Dallas Morning News, and appeared on CNN’s “Nancy Grace,” and “Jane Velez Mitchell,” and Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” She earned her BA from Newcomb College at Tulane University and her MS in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. As an exhibited and published rock photographer, Leslie enjoys live music and the eclectic culture of New Orleans.

You can reach Leslie T. Snadowsky directly at Leslie@BizNewOrleans.com.