News for February 2015

Viking to make New Orleans home port for high-end river cruises

Viking to make New Orleans home port for high-end river cruises

February 25, 2015 Latest News

By: Richard Thompson, The Advocate Viking River Cruises, a major provider of high-end river cruises on other continents, will make New Orleans the home port for its first North American itineraries, which will travel along the Mississippi Riv… Read More »

Metairie developers planning hundreds of hotel suites on Severn Avenue

Metairie developers planning hundreds of hotel suites on Severn Avenue

February 24, 2015 Latest News

By Ben Myers, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune Three separate hotel projects across the street from one another on Severn Avenue in Metairie aim to bring online more than 200 suites over the next year. Although they are offering similar niche pro… Read More »

New Orleans Film Festival now an Oscar-qualifying event

New Orleans Film Festival now an Oscar-qualifying event

February 19, 2015 Latest News

ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT The New Orleans Film Festival has been chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifier in the documentary short subject category. Recipients of the New Orleans Film Festival’s… Read More »

Essence Festival in New Orleans to feature Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu

Essence Festival in New Orleans to feature Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu

February 18, 2015 Latest News

ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT The Essence Festival announced its first round of 2015 talent Wednesday. The musical component of the 21stEssence Festival, taking place July 2-5 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, will include rap star Kendrick Lamar, in his Es… Read More »

New Orleans gets direct flights to Panama City

New Orleans gets direct flights to Panama City

February 7, 2015 Latest News

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS, THE ADVOCATE Copa Airlines of Panama will be launching service to that Central American country’s capital city from Louis Armstrong International Airport this summer, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Thursday. … Read More »