Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

Carter Church — Being a Carnival designer is a year-long occupation

by Lisa Monti Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, Mississippi, New Orleans

Carter Church’s talents as a costume designer keep him busy working with Carnival krewes in Mississippi and Louisiana all year long. “I’ve always enjoyed Mardi Gras,” the Jackson-born and New Orleans-raised Church said. “It’s a fun time, and it’s fun to watch somebody transformed from one life to somebody else.” But the creative demands under […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: A look at New Orleans charter schools

by Lynn Lofton Published: June 14,2013

Tags: Charter schools, Hope Against Hope, New Orleans, Sarah Carr

Anyone interested in the effort to establish charter schools in Mississippi, may want to read this book written by veteran education reporter Sarah Carr about the charter schools in New Orleans. Rather than take a broad look at the whole system, she offers a look at three specific schools in the aftermath of the re-organization […] [...]

February 8, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Entergy, New Orleans, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl, Superdome, Superdome outage

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Serving the state’s quiet wealth

by Becky Gillette Published: January 18,2013

Tags: Chaffe & Associates, investment banking, New Orleans

The expansion of investment banking firm Chaffe & Associates from its base in New Orleans into Jackson in 2011 was a natural extension of its business that provides services in three main areas — valuations, merger and acquisitions and financial institutions. “The New Orleans and Jackson markets are similar in that they are populated with […] [...]

Picks and pans for 2012

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 11,2013

Tags: books, Maria Duenas, New Orleans, Time in Between

As we roar full speed into the New Year, it’s time to look back at Book Biz’s picks and pans for 2012. The column shined the spotlight on a wide array of books, including fiction, non fiction, photography, a cookbook and books by Mississippians and about Mississippians. We’re pleased to present a variety of books […] [...]

Not enough eligible businesses are filing for BP oil spill settlements

Billions of dollars have been set aside by oil giant BP Oil to compensate businesses damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to be in the seafood business or even a business on the Coast to qualify. Businesses throughout the state that show a pattern of less […] [...]

Literary bar opens in New Orleans French Quarter

by Lynn Lofton Published: November 16,2012

Tags: Backspace Bar & Kitchen, French Quarter, New Orleans, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner

Listen up book lovers who like to visit New Orleans. Here’s an idea whose time has come. This city of notable bars now has one for readers and it pays homage to literary tradition and history. It’s Backspace Bar & Kitchen, which opened Nov. 9, and is located at 139 Chartres in the French Quarter […] [...]

Reed brings to life the French Quarter during Faulkner’s residency

by Lynn Lofton Published: October 15,2012

Tags: Dixie Bohemia, French Quarter, New Orleans, William Faulkner

There are a wealth of books written about New Orleans and/or set in that quirky, historical city that hugs the Mississippi River. Even with a plethora of Crescent City literature, it’s doubtful we’ll run out of material for books any time soon. It’s a unique place among American cities and the interesting stories are certain […] [...]

Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny […] [...]

People in Mississippi prep for Isaac, remember Katrina

by Associated Press Published: August 27,2012

Tags: Hurricane Katrina, Isaac, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Orleans, tropics, Weather

LONG BEACH — Brenda Johns and her neighbor, Willie Shook, took time Monday to pray that Tropical Storm Isaac won’t deal the devastating blow that Hurricane Katrina did. Then they got busy boarding up their homes. The women are two of only three people who built back on their street in the quiet coastal town […] [...]

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