New Years Eve At New Orleans Carousel Bar

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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!

Sharon Denise Talbot


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 For more information about Hotel Monteleone or to make reservations to stay at the hotel, please visit 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,, 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.

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Posted by mark - August 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

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History of the Zydeco Rubboard – MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies tell the story of the Zydeco Rubboard (Frottoir) in every performance. Mister MOJO and his best friend, Tee Don Landry (whose daddy made the first Zydeco Rubboard for Clifton Chenier), documented the history of the first Zydeco Rubboard. Tee Don still makes Zydeco Rubboards in the tradition of his daddy. Two of his rubboards are in The Smithsonian. The Zydeco Rubboard is unique to Southwest Louisiana music, and serves as a global icon for Louisiana Culture. To learn more history, visit .

CORRECTION! This was a LIVE performance, and Mister MOJO mis-stated a fact: There are actually a few more instruments invented in America (e.g., steam calliope, monophonic synthesizer, and others). Mister MOJO should have said “the Zydeco Rubboard is one of only a few instruments invented in America”. Apologies to other inventors and their fans.

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Posted by mark - August 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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John Carey & Piano Bob @ Louisiana Music Factory 2010 – PT 1

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Louisiana Music Factory Instore
Ponderosa Stomp Pre-Party Continues
Saturday, September 25, 2010
John Carey – vocals, harmonica
Piano Bob – piano
Marc Stone – guitar

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Posted by mark - August 11, 2016 at 12:23 pm

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What food is famous in the area where you live?

I lived in Louisiana, and they have the best seafood ever, and cajun cooking. Now I live in Washington, and seafood is really big here too. Salmon the most.
Oh, I LOVE Carne Asada and Fish Tacos. I used to live in San Diego, and that’s the only place that has those (made right). And orange juliuses

seafood !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by mark - August 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

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Do you know what movies these quotes are from?

Question by ILOveDillon: Do you know what movies these quotes are from?
1. Wax on…wax off
2. “Thirty years from now, when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee and he asks you, ‘What did you do in the great World War II,’ you won’t have to say, ‘Well… I shoveled shit in Louisiana.’ ”
3. Do you bite your thumb at us?
4. Are we having fun,yet?
5. “So how’s your life?
” Oh, great. How’s yours?”
” Not so great.”
” Ohhh, we’re telling the truth.”
6. you’re gonna need a bigger boat

Best answer:

Answer by runnergrl
6. is from Jaws… that’s the only 1 i know!

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Posted by mark - August 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

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Lafayette Sports Chiropractor Performs Active Release at Ironman 70 3 New Orleans

Dr. Bryan Boudreaux of Cajun Spine and Sport ( A Sports Chiropractic and Rehab facility in Lafayette, LA) was invited to perform Active Release on the athletes particiapating in the New Orleans Ironman. It was a pleasure and an honor to help Dr. Dave Edwards of Source Chiropractic and Rehab who was a sponsor of the event and in charge of the Active Release part of the medical staff.

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Posted by mark - August 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

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Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk @ Louisiana Music Factory JazzFest 2007

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Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Live Version – Livin’ In A World Gone Mad
True Funk!
Louisiana Music Factory Jazz Fest In-Stores 2007
Musical Performance & Interview

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Posted by mark - August 7, 2016 at 9:34 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Mar 14
PM T-Storms 77°/61° 40 %
Mar 15
Mostly Sunny 73°/52° 20 %
Mar 16
Mostly Sunny 74°/58° 10 %
Mar 17
Sunny 75°/59° 0 %
Mar 18
Sunny 78°/60° 10 %
Mar 19
Partly Cloudy 77°/59° 10 %
Mar 20
Sunny 76°/60° 0 %
Mar 21
Showers 75°/62° 30 %
Mar 22
Showers 75°/60° 40 %
Mar 23
Partly Cloudy 76°/59° 20 %

Good Mornng NOLA! Hope you had a great weekend. It’s Monday in the Big Easy.  It is back to work , school and a normal week.  Mardi Gras has come and gone and now lent has begun. The forecast shows a forty percent chance of rain for later this evening and tonight.  The high is in the mid seventies but cloudy.  We will see some sun on Tuesday and this should last for the week.  The next chance of rain is a week from today.  A week of mild weather, spring-like days and evenins sounds just fine to me. I could use some good news to brighten my outlook.  I am a little ‘under the weather” no pun intended, today. I don’t really have much focus or that much to say.  I am wishing all of you out there a very wonderful week ahead.  May the weather hold and you get to accomplish everything you set your mind and hands to do.   Maybe I’ll see you in NOLA.    

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - August 6, 2016 at 9:09 am

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Louisiana Culinary Institute Culinary Tip

Patrick Ayres of the Louisiana Culinary Institute demonstrates how to peel a tomato.
Meredith Beck-Wiggins of the Louisiana Culinary Institute demonstrates how to destem & freeze strawberries.
Lauryn Leger of the Louisiana Culinary Institute demonstrates how to make pastry puffs with bread.
Chef David Tiner of the Louisiana Culinary Institute demonstrated how to remove a pit from an avacado and to prevent it from turning brown.
Chef Patrick Mahon from the Louisiana Culianry institute demonstrates how to extract as much lemon juice as possible from a lemon.

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Posted by mark - August 5, 2016 at 8:25 am

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How to travel with cat by car from California to Louisiana?

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.)

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Posted by mark - August 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

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