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A new twist on an old favorite, the Hotel Monteleone presents the Carousel Bar in 2012 style. Stop in tonight while you are waiting for the countdown in Jackson Square. Happy New Year y’all! See you in NOLA!
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New Year’s Eve Kicks Off Regular Musical Line-up in Newly Reopened Carousel Bar and Lounge
Tuesday through Saturday night entertainment starts January 2012 at Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, LA – With the New Year comes a brand new line-up of fresh musical entertainment in the famous, newly reopened Carousel Bar and Lounge in the Hotel Monteleone. The nightly entertainment kicks off on New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m. with Luther Kent, a New Orleans jazz favorite, and includes well-known artists and newcomers on the scene every Tuesday through Saturday night in January and beyond.
All the musical entertainment is free and open to the public. The 2012 line-up features a rotation of well-known New Orleans artists, Hotel favorites and special guests including Robin Barnes & Band, the Luther Kent Quartet, Lena Prima & Band, Eudora Evans & Band and the George French Jazz Quartet. Of special note, it honors the Hotel’s past as Lena Prima’s father, Louis Prima, played regularly at the Hotel back in the mid-1960s.
The Carousel Bar’s new lounge area reopened on December 30 after undergoing a renovation, which included adding expansive windows along Royal Street, enhanced décor and a secondary stationery bar. The current furnishings in the bar and lounge are temporary and will be replaced with new furniture to complete the renovation.
“Because the Carousel Bar is such an iconic part of the Hotel Monteleone, we were very careful during the renovation process to enrich without detracting from the atmosphere that patrons love,” said Andrea Thornton, director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Monteleone. “In addition to physical enhancements, we also focused on the Carousel Bar’s musical entertainment by welcoming industry veteran Marie Long to our team.”
Recently appointed director of entertainment for the Hotel Monteleone, Marie Long will be in charge of booking regular entertainment for the famous Carousel Bar and Lounge. With more than 36 years of experience in the music industry, Long has worked with national and local talents, including The DUKES of Dixieland, Chicago, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett, among others. Before forming Extravaganzas, Inc., her own music production company in 1992, Long worked with Pete Fountain Productions and Ray Bloch Productions.
“I’m ecstatic to be working with the Hotel to introduce a variety of entertainment into the newly renovated Carousel Lounge,” said Long. “We are featuring classic jazz artists and legendary R&B singers to brand new on-the-scene talent. We plan on celebrating music legends and creating new ones right here on the corner of Royal and Iberville Streets in the Carousel Bar and Lounge.”
For more information and a complete schedule of upcoming Carousel Bar entertainment, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/carouselbarentertainment. For more information about Hotel Monteleone or to make reservations to stay at the hotel, please visit www.hotelmonteleone.com or call (504) 523-3341. Become a fan on Facebook and help the Hotel reach its 125th Anniversary goal of 12,500 fans! Follow the Hotel Monteleone on Twitter @hotelmonteleone and @carouselbar.
Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone, www.hotelmonteleone.com, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located 11 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, a consecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience.”
The New Orleans Hotel Monteleone is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011.
I moved 4 cats from Northern California to Houston for a friend. The others advice is right on track. If you cannot accomodate a small litterbox in the carrier, be sure to put pee pads in the carrier so your cat doesn’t have an accident and have to sit in it for hours.
Also, if you are not planning on driving all the way thru, make sure to check for pet friendly hotels along the way. I stayed at La Quintas and they did not require any kind of pet deposit as some hotels do. That way the cats had some time out of their carriers along the way.
Do NOT take them out of their carriers along the way. Some people may suggest taking them for a walk as a potty break. They’re not dogs. They aren’t going to go when you want them to and it’s going to freak them out.
Unless you’re cats are high strung (and one of the ones I transported was), tranquilizers are unnecessary. (We did not use meds on any of the cats I transported.)
According to http://www.greyhound.com/home/ it takes about 32 hours. The round-trip fare is about $350.
Note that you can fly round-trip from New Orleans to New York/La Guardia for about $300 or from Baton Rouge to Newark for about $425.(including taxes & fees). Flying takes about 3 hours if it’s a non-stop flight, and 5 to 6 hours of traveling if you have to change planes somewhere.
I am in the military and have been stationed in Louisiana for three years now, I believe I still am a resident of California, but how do i become a legal resident of Louisiana? I just recently brought my brother to Louisiana as well and I am trying to obtain legal residency states on him so that I can file for guardianship of him here instead of having to travel back to California.
Most states require only that you have lived there for a certain amount of time, usually 6 to 12 months, but that will apply to your brother as well. Also, many states have an exception allowing military members to file such actions in the state they currently reside in, but you shouldn’t need the exception having been there this long. The exception might keep you from having to wait for your brother to be there long enough though.
You will need to contact a LA licensed attorney to be sure. Most attorneys in military areas are familiar with these things already.
If you have no plans to move back to Cali, you might need to change your residency status to LA with the military, just to ward off anything that might pop that you have not thought of. You should be able to do that right now on your own.
Henry Cole (Travel Channel) continues, after a drive from Boston to Key West, his 2000 mile journey through Alabama, Mississipi and Louisiana to New Orleans.
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It takes about 5 hours and 15 minutes to drive from New Orleans to Baytown. It is about 325 miles. I have provided a link that will give you driving directions, etc.
You know about Mardi Gras, the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, but there’s so much more to learn. Find out more about life with http://www.WatchMojo.com in the Big Easy: New Orleans.
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When Lewis and Clark where appointed to explore the Louisiana Purchase they made Transcontinental Travel possible, but what exactly is that?
Transcontinental Travel is just what it says. It is being able to travel right across a continent. A good example is Europe where you can be in Western Turkey and then drive East and be in Asia very shortly. You can also drive right across a continent like Europe or even North America. There are millions of miles of paved roads today that allows us to be able to do this.
Jamie and Jacquelyn are a couple who love to eat and love to travel. They are Louisiana natives who’ve experienced cultures and cuisines all over the world, but keep coming back to their home state for the food, the fun, and the people. Come along with them as they travel the seven culinary trails of Louisiana, one meal at a time.