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2018 Essence Fest Attracts over 500,000 Visitors to NOLA

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival¬† attracted more than 510,0000 attendees to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, marking one of the largest gatherings in the event’s 24-year history. For the first time ever, all three nights of the ESSENCE Festival concert series at the Louisiana Superdome sold out. The extraordinary turnout underscores ESSENCE’s engagement of

Around Town: Finalists Announced for 2018 Millennial Awards

The Spears Group and GNO, Inc. have announced the finalists for the sixth annual Millennial Awards taking place on Friday, July 27 at the Ace Hotel. Conceived and produced by the Spears Group since 2013, the awards show is a one-of-a-kind event that honors New Orleans’ millennials who are making a difference in the community

What We’re Saying: Three Facts the New Orleans City Council Must Consider as it Revisits the Short-Term Rental Ordinance

There is a reason visitors choose short-term rentals. Short-term rental attend functions at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They go to the French Quarter and downtown. They come to New Orleans for business, pleasure and conventions. They patronize bars, restaurants and attractions across the city. Yet, they choose to stay in short-term rentals for

Library Foundation Awards $150,000 to NOPL

The New Orleans Public Library Foundation today (June 8) announced the awarding of $150,000 in unrestricted funds to the New Orleans Public Library System for its programs and initiatives. All of this money is available for use in 2018. The Library Foundation, under the steady leadership of its Board of Directors (Bob Brown, Darlene Kaftan,
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