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Plenty of travelers head and to and through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport each and every year, and that’s especially the case when events like the Super Bowl and Final Four take place in town. Airport officials realize that the place could use even more upgrades and improvements, so they’re thinking about throwing down $650 million to spruce things up.
The plans aren’t just for new restaurants and shops—the airport just got those—as this new plan calls from an entirely new terminal built on the north side of the existing airport.
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Craig Ferguson is bringing The Late Late Show to New Orleans this week where he'll film two special episodes leading up to the Super Bowl, and you can be part of the audience.
Both episodes will be taped on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Jackson Square. The first show will be filmed at 6:30 PM, the second will begin at 8:00 PM. To attend, you must be over 18, where nice casual clothes, and be prepared to be outside for the duration of the taping.
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When it comes to cool airport names, we’ve got to say that Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has to be one of the best. Starting this week the airport is going to be the gateway to this year’s Super Bowl, as visitors—and media—from around the globe head to the city to check out the pregame festivities, which probably have already begun. Thankfully the airport is more than prepared for the influx of visitors, as they just cut the ribbon on a bunch of new restaurants and shops over at MSY.
In total there’s around eight new restaurants and other spots to grab a bite to eat in the recently renovated airport, and that’s good news for hungry travelers heading to town. New Orleans has invested around a billion bucks on upgrades and improvements in advance of this year’s big game coming to town, and the airport advancements are just one piece of the spending.
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In case you were doing something a little more productive yesterday than snacking your way into a food coma, let us fill you in on the outcome of Sunday’s football games. Our congratulations goes out to both the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, as the teams will hit the field in a couple of weeks down in New Orleans in this year’s Super Bowl. There’s plenty of chatter, analysis, and other filler to discuss until the kickoff finally arrives, but until then you need to figure out how to get to the game.
Flights to New Orleans for the weekend of this year’s big game were already selling at a premium, and now it looks like prices are shooting skyward if you’re heading from either San Francisco or Baltimore.
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If your team is still alive and kicking during this year’s National Football League playoffs—congratulations—our team hasn’t made it to the postseason in years. There are still a couple more games to be played, as the lineup for this year’s Super Bowl down in New Orleans isn’t set as of yet. However, it’s never too soon—or too late—to start planning on attending this year’s big game.
There’s playoff packages and ticket deals all over the internet up for sale, but for some reason the offerings by Costco just seemed like a good option as well as kind of funny. They’ve got gallons of mayonnaise, socks and underwear in bulk, and now they have tickets, hotel packages, and everything else you need for a weekend at the game.
The Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con will take place on November 30 - December 2, just in time to pick up a few Christmas gifts for the geeks in your life.
The con is going down at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and, along with dozens of comic vendors, will feature celebrity appearances, signings, panels, and more.
Among the highlights are a Star Trek: Next Generation Reunion and appearances by Eliza Dushku, Stan Lee, and cast members from The Walking Dead.
There are still tickets available for New Orleans Comic Con. One day tickets start at $35, 3 day advance passes are $70. For more information, visit wizardworld.com.
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Green Day may have canceled their appearance at the New Orleans Voodoo Music and Arts Experience but the show will go on with plenty of other acts worth seeing.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Say Anything, The Revivalists, Skrillex, Nas, Bootsy Collins, and dozens of others are among this year's Voodoo lineup, taking place Halloween Weekend, October 26- 28 in City Park.
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"My Gal Sal" after ditching on the Greenland icecap
There's a B-17E Flying Fortress Bomber sitting in a hangar Cincinnati's Blue Ash Airport. It is one of three still surviving, and yet its army green body is gathering dust, unused and mostly unseen. All that is about to change.
Cincy's Local 12 reports that the World War II-era aircraft is about to be transported (not flown) to a new, more visible home within the National WWII Museum in New Orleans before Blue Ash closes down for good on August 29. But how exactly does one go about shipping a delicate vintage airplane? Naturally by using shrinkwrap:
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Most cities across the country set aside summer time to play host to a myriad of events celebrating Pride Month. But just because the major parades are over and the glitter has been swept up doesn't mean that the fun is at an end. Here is are a few recommendations to keep the Pride going all season:
· San Diego Pride: There is no competing with other cities for this Pride. July 20-22 is the time to head to the Californian city to celebrate all things gay. This is not your typical event, since the entire celebration is highlighted by a massive dance party in the zoo. Party with the boys and wild animals at the Zoo Party or hangout on picturesque beaches. Perfect weather is almost guaranteed, so it's up to you to bring the fun.
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During her tour, Ellen also met several young volunteers who have been helping Pitt in his efforts by painting, putting up dry wall, and doing other odd jobs around the newly built houses.
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London, Paris and Istanbul only just their own Foursquare badges, and now the location-based social networking app has gone even further afield with an additional four badges for more world cities. If you're traveling to New Orleans, Atlanta, Singapore or Sao Paulo, you're going to want to make sure you're not only hitting the top spots in the city, but that you're checking into them as well.
How to get the badges: First, follow 4sqCities, and just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to also follow the individual city lists here: New Orleans, Atlanta, Singapore, Sao Paulo. Then travel to one or all of the cities and clickety-click to check-in to the places on the recommended lists. Five places earns the badge.
Now with a total of 8 city badges (a Chicago "Windy City" one has existed for a little longer than all the rest), Foursquare is still looking for more cities that deserve the creation of a badge and must-visit list. Suggest another city here.
To us it seems like just yesterday we were first talking about the status of the creepy ghost town that is Six Flags New Orleans, but it was actually like two years ago. Since then there really hasn’t been too much going on, and all the tentative plans to revitalize, revamp, and return the park to its former glory have come and gone. Things are looking up again, as the city is now looking at eight different options to bring back another part of the city following Hurricane Katrina.
City officials were presented with the new options and bids for redevelopment earlier this month, and now they’re getting ready to think them all over. Of course there are a couple new theme park options—including a green theme park to be called "Crescent City Amusement Park."
It’s hot in NOLA, so a couple of the other options also include water parks, and one of them even proposed a Hollywood-style backlot for movie production.