Culture & Tourism

10TH ANNUAL KATRINA ARTISTICALLY REVISITED

The 10TH ANNUAL KATRINA ARTISTICALLY REVISITED SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EVENT on the 10th anniversary since Katrina, Friday, August 28, 2015 at THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE (333 Canal Street, Shops at Canal Place, New Orleans, La.), offers more artistic responses to “everything Katrina” in its program this year than ever before with expanded hours from Noon to Midnight.   Katrina Artistically Revisited has Read More >

THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS REFLECTS ON THE CITY’S RECOVERY 10 YEARS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA WITH A NEW ART INSTALLATION

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans unveils its newest art installation titled, Reflections of Recovery. Local artist, Kit Wohl curated this display to allow locals, hotel guests and tourists to look into the bright future of New Orleans and reflect on how the city has thrived since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The installation Read More >

Louisiana Children’s Museum Introduces Katrina Voices Storytelling Project and Exhibit

  New Orleans’ Youngest Citizens Share their Journeys of Personal Growth, Love and Resilience 10 Years Following Hurricane Katrina NEW ORLEANS, LA, August 10, 2015  – The Louisiana Children’s Museum, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has introduced Katrina Voices, a storytelling project and exhibit now on display throughout August.  Katrina Voices shares the Read More >

New York Times: The New Orleans Restaurant Bounce, After Katrina

On a brutally humid day almost 10 years ago, Donald Link was a sweaty, desperate man in a respirator mask lugging a rotting pig’s head to the curb. Unlike nearly 80 percent of New Orleans, his French-influenced restaurant, Herbsaint, hadn’t flooded when the levees failed during Hurricane Katrina. But the pig’s head, along with enough Read More >

The Times-Picayune: Hurricane Katrina focus of Jefferson Parish literary festival

Susan Larson, former book editor of The Times-Picayune and author of “The Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans,” will be the keynote speaker for the Jefferson Parish Library’s literary festival, and the focus will be on local authors who have written nonfiction, fiction, essays, memoirs, children’s and young adult works as well as books of photography Read More >

The Times-Picayune: Exhibit marks Hurricane Katrina London Avenue Canal failures

 The London Avenue Canal open-air levee exhibition and garden (Photo by Doug MacCash / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) An outdoor exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of the flooding caused by failures of the London Avenue Canal opened Saturday morning (July 11) near 5000 Warrington Drive in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. Sandy Rosenthal, founder Read More >

Times-Picayune: New Orleans ranked 2nd best U.S. city by Travel + Leisure

A second line enters Jackson Square to kick-off the 32nd annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans Thursday, April 9, 2015. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Travel + Leisure readers are again giving New Orleans some love, ranking the city the second best in the U.S. and Canada in the magazine’s annual World’s Best Read More >

Fox 8: Exhibit explores the years after Katrina

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, a museum in Mississippi is taking time to remember. Their exhibit isn’t about the storm, but about the years that followed. Beneath the whimsy of the twisted metal and brick structure crafted by master architect Frank Ghery sits the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Read More >

MISSISSIPPI NEW NOW: Jasmine Murray headlines cast of 10th Anniversary Katrina Project

HATTIESBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -A timely revival of a popular play, staring a familiar face, is being staged on the 10th anniversary of Katrina. The Katrina Project:  Hell and High Water is joint Project of the Hattiesburg Public School District  and Just Over The Rainbow Theater. Performances are scheduled for August 7-9 at Hattiesburg High School Auditorium. Read More >