Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Satchmo Fest

Satchmo Fest is devoted to the music of a native son of New Orleans, Louis Armstrong.  A gratis community event, which is presented each year in August by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. in the historic French Quarter neighborhood.  Drawing in locals as well as international visitors, the festival  celebrates the legacy of this native son during the weekend close to his birthday.

Satchmo SummerFest features live music at Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint across four stages.

Don’t forget to reserve your rooms at 1896 O’Malley House so that you can easily reach the French Quarter on the Canal Streetcar line, which runs right by our inn.

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New Orleans International Piano Competition

Twelve semifinalists, all between the ages of 14 and 18 years old have been chosen by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans to contend with each other for over $20,000 in prize money at the New Orleans International Piano Competition. The event will be held July 24-31, 2012. Numbered among this elite group are: Joey Chang, Anna Han, Kimberly Hou, Hugo Kitano, Trenton Takaki and Angie Zhang, all of the United States; Peng Lin, Yfan Sun, and Yutong Sun, of China; Dong-Yeon Kim, and Min Joo Yi, of Korea, and Seika Ishida, of Japan.

Tickets for this event are available from July 1 by calling (504) 899-4826. The 2011 competition will be streamed live via beginning at 7:00pm July 25.

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Tales of the Cocktail

July 20-24, 2011 brings to New Orleans a world famous festival of cocktails, food and civilization, for the seventh annual Tales of the Cocktail.

Accomplished masters of the drink, including mixolgists, chefs, bartenders and more will entertain you with their curious concoctions and daring demonstrations.

Imagine these quantities, from the 2011 event:

85 pounds of mint leaves
40 pounds of super-fine sugar
280 liters of lime juice
350 liters of lemon juice
1815 lime wedges
2115 lemon twists
2340 jalapeño slices
50 pounds of ginger root
12 pounds of cherries

And that doesn’t even include the Alcohol!

Come to New Orleans and enjoy this Spirited Event!