Blakeview: The Rolling Stones headline the Superdome

Where were you on Dec. 5, 1981? If you were one of the 87,500 people at the Superdome to see the Rolling Stones, you may...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: Encore, a rose sculpture in City Park

New York artist Will Ryman created the sculpture
Hey Blake, A while ago you wrote about a large sculpture of red roses in City Park. That sculpture has now been replaced with...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Long Shot’s “editor’s note"

For years I had the pleasure of editing Jeremy Alford's weekly columns and Tyler Bridges' occasional stories in this newspaper. Both writers are first-rate journalists...

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: Lee Dorsey

This week marks 30 years since one of New Orleans' most memorable voices was silenced. Rhythm and blues great Lee Dorsey recorded some of the...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: December 2016 runoffs worth watching

While the rest of the country deals with an electoral hangover in the wake of a caustic presidential contest, Louisiana binges on with Dec. 10...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: Eleven sculptures on Elysian Fields

Neutral ground sculptures honor the 11 men who died in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion
Hey Blake, There is a new group of sculptures near Elysian Fields and Dauphine. There are 11 slightly larger-than-life figures, facing outward in a...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: Godchaux’s

As the holiday shopping season begins in earnest this week, we remember a major player in local retail and fashion for more than 140 years:...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Jeff Landry, Louisiana’s culture warrior-in-chief

Louisiana’s attorney general and his latest publicity stunt
It's not often that a legal term of art — 'inferior constitutional officer' — so perfectly and eloquently aligns with reality as it does in this case. Republican...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: Parker’s Canal Place

The restaurant opened in 1980 inside The Shops at Canal Place
Hey Blake, I recall an early 1980s restaurant and bar in Canal Place called Parker's. The bar was on the ground level and the upscale...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: The best politician I ever knew

The best politician I ever knew never ran for office. He never held a fundraiser or asked anyone for votes. Never even put up a...

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: Jimmy Fitzmorris

This week, we pay tribute to one of the great gentlemen of Louisiana politics, Jimmy Fitzmorris, who turns 95 years old Nov. 15. The New...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

In memoriam: Clarence James DuBos Jr.

Clancy DuBos says goodbye to his dad, Clarence J. DuBos Jr.

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: Zachary Taylor

This week, as America elects its 45th president, we look back on a former commander-in-chief's connections to Louisiana. Our 12th president, Zachary Taylor, was born...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: An electoral trainwreck

Yogi Berra famously said, "It ain't over till it's over." Given the bizarre twists and turns of the 2016 election season — nationally and in...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: Jim Russell Records

What’s in store for the Magazine Street building?
Hey Blake, What is going on with the old Jim Russell record shop on Magazine Street? Dear reader,   For nearly 50 years, Jim Russell Records...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: Josephine Louise Lemmonier Newcomb

This week we remember philanthropist Josephine Louise LeMonnier Newcomb, on the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born in Baltimore on Oct. 31, 1816, Josephine moved...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Now it’s the DiMarco scandal

As if the Mike Yenni sexting scandal weren't embarrassing enough for Jefferson Parish voters, now the feds have been notified that parish Registrar of Voters...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: West End Park

Hey Blake, I was at the Lakefront on the street that goes by the New Orleans Yacht Club and dead ends at a circle. About...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: Clarence “Frogman” Henry and “Ain’t Got No Home”

This week we mark the 60th anniversary of the release of a local classic, "Ain't Got No Home." Clarence "Frogman" Henry's signature song was released...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Mike Yenni, a delusional suburban Caligula

So now it's the people versus Mike Yenni. The disgraced Jefferson Parish president last week invoked God, prayer and redemption as his excuse for not...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: Earhart Expressway

Why are there no exits going into Mid-City or ramps toward Elmwood?
Hey Blake, I've lived in New Orleans for six years and am still mystified by the Earhart Expressway. Why are there no exits going...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: Howard K. Smith

This week (Oct. 19) will bring the final televised debate of a presidential campaign like no other. Did you know a Louisiana native moderated the...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: Roy Orbison at Audubon Zoo

A brief history of Roy Orbison in New Orleans
Hey Blake, A guest sent us a photo of this poster from a Roy Orbison concert at the Audubon Zoo. Unfortunately we can't seem to...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: Antoine's

Founded in 1840, Antoine's is the oldest restaurant in New Orleans and one of the oldest in America. It's featured in a new book as...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Mike Yenni should resign — now

If Yenni won’t resign, Jefferson Parish voters should recall him — immediately
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni should resign. Period. No delays, no excuses, no time off with his family to pray over it. If you want...

Clancy DuBos

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