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Bertrand Butler, founder and executive director of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council, unveiling a poster being sold to benefit the council.

We are planning to expand our outreach to local students. We want to expand the campus, have a community garden there. We want to provide grants to the tribes, help them with their regalia. The idea is to preserve what we have and enhance it. Others are welcome to come on board to help make this all happen.

Big Chief Tyron Casby, chief of the Mohawk Hunters and member of the Mardi Gras Indian Council, quoted in the Feb. 24 Neighborhood Biz blog by Keith Twitchell speaking about a partnership between Faubourg Brewing and the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council. The partnership most recently included a special-edition Faubourg lager 12-pack featuring a pair of Indians in full Mardi Gras regalia and a limited-edition Mardi Gras Indian poster, which is available for sale on the Faubourg website. Proceeds from both items benefit the Mardi Gras Indian Council.

 


 

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“People seem to have movie-going amnesia. They’ve gotten used to watching movies at home. But to me, the point is to get engulfed in a film, see it on a big screen in a dark room, experience and react to it with other people.”

Brian Knighten, owner of The Broad Theater in Mid-City

 


 

Biz Talks Podcast

Web Podcast Rafaelgoyeneche

Episode 93
Criminal justice watchdog Rafael Goyeneche
Longtime president of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Goyeneche shares his thoughts on the cause of the recent spike in violent crime, as well as what must be done to curb it.

 

Web Podcast Malicarow

Episode 92
Mali Carow, GM of The Four Seasons New Orleans
General manager of the city’s first five-star hotel, Carow shares how the hotel has fared since its opening last summer, and offers details on two more large features set to open this spring.

 

 

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