My Friend Pete and Gator Ed Go Huntin’ for Old Jalopies and — FORK LIFTS–WTF?
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New Orleans (pronounced /nu???li?nz, nu???l?nz/ locally and often pronounced /nu??r?li?nz/ in most other US dialects French: La Nouvelle-Orléans is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana. New Orleans is the center of the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area, the largest metro area in the state.
New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. It is coextensive with Orleans Parish, meaning that the boundaries of the city and the parish are the same. It is bounded by the parishes of St. Tammany (north), St. Bernard (east), Plaquemines (south), and Jefferson (south and west). Lake Pontchartrain, part of which is included in the city limits, lies to the north, and Lake Borgne lies to the east.
The city is named after Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans, Regent of France, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is well known for its multicultural and multilingual heritage, cuisine, architecture, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual Mardi Gras and other celebrations and festivals. The city is often referred to as the “most unique” city in America
La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) was founded May 7, 1718, by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville on land inhabited by the Chitimacha. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of France at the time; his title came from the French city of Orléans. The French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris (1763) and remained under Spanish control until 1801, when it reverted to French control. Most of the surviving architecture of the Vieux Carré (French Quarter) dates from this Spanish period. Napoleon sold the territory to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The city grew rapidly with influxes of Americans, French, and Creole French. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on large plantations outside the city.
The Haitian Revolution of 1804 established the second republic in the Western Hemisphere and the first led by blacks. Haitian refugees both white and free people of color (affranchis) arrived in New Orleans, often bringing slaves with them. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out more free black men, French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population. As more refugees were allowed in Louisiana, Haitian émigrés who had gone to Cuba also arrived. Nearly 90 percent of the new immigrants settled in New Orleans. The 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites; 3,102 free persons of African descent; and 3,226 enslaved refugees to the city, doubling its French-speaking population.
During the War of 1812, the British sent a force to conquer the city. The Americans decisively defeated the British troops, led by Sir Edward Pakenham, in the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815.
As a principal port, New Orleans had the major role of any city during the antebellum era in the slave trade. Its port handled huge quantities of goods for export from the interior and import from other countries to be traded up the Mississippi River. The river was filled with steamboats, flatboats, and sailing ships. At the same time, it had the most prosperous community of free persons of color in the South, who were often educated and middle-class property owners.
The population of the city doubled in the 1830s, and by 1840 New Orleans had become the wealthiest and third-most populous city in the nation. It had the largest slave market. Two-thirds of the more than one million slaves brought to the Deep South arrived via the forced migration of the internal slave trade. The money generated by sales of slaves in the Upper South has been estimated at fifteen percent of the value of the staple crop economy. The slaves represented half a billion dollars in property, and an ancillary economy grew up around the trade in slaves – for transportation, housing and clothing, fees, etc., estimated at 13.5 percent of the price per person. All this amounted to tens of billions of dollars during the antebellum period, with New Orleans as a prime beneficiary.
The Union captured New Orleans early in the American Civil War, sparing the city the destruction suffered by many other cities of the American South.
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Pete and Ed are having a BAD DAY in Shreveport, Will they ever find any Junk Cars??? http://www.swrnc.com or 972-420-1283
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My Personal Vlog; For People Who Prefer Quantity Over Quality. Just A Snapshot Of My Day-To-Day Life. ENJOY, SUBSCRIBE, RATE & COMMENT – THANKS! :^)
I took a 2 week break from the web and vlogging but I’m back and ready to start uploading videos again. This weekend in Hampton Roads, Va. we are rocking with festivals and I’m going to try my best to attend as many as possible to record the fun.
Here’s what’s happening:
The 43rd annual Hampton Jazz Festival will take place June 25-27, 2010
at the Hampton Coliseum.
Friday, June 25, 7:30 PM
Gladys Knight, Keith Sweat, David Koz & Jonathan Butler with special guest Sheila E, Melanie Fiona.
Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Charlie Wilson, Teena Marie, Joe, Down to the Bone.
Sunday, June 27, 2010, 2 p.m.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, En Vogue, Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright & Kirk Whalum, The Fuzz Band.
Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival
Admission: $10 each day, and $20 weekend pass (advanced purchase only).
Event Dates: Jun 25, 2010 – Jun 27, 2010
Friday: 5 to 10 p.m. (Noon to 4 p.m. lunch preview Friday. Free.), Saturday: Noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Event location: Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510.
For more information on the musical lineup for the event:
20th Annual Afrikan American Festival
Admission: $3.00 donation
Event Dates: Jun 25, 2010 – Jun 27, 2010, Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Hours for this year’s event at Mill Point Park are 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday June 25, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday June 26, and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday June 27. Hours for the Carousel Park portion of the event are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 only. The African American Cultural Forum will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday only.
Event location: Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street, Hampton VA, 23669.
Afrikan American Festival Musical Lineup
June 25, 2010
5:30 p.m. Reggie Gist
6:30 p.m. New Direction Band
7:30 p.m. Karla Camp
8:30 p.m. TFC Band
10:00 p.m. Evelyn “Champagne” King
June 26, 2010
1:30 p.m. Down South Richmond Bo
2:00 p.m. Charlie Bell & The Icemen
3:00 p.m. Andre Cotman Jazz Saxophone
4:00 p.m. 2nd Change
5:00 p.m. 4 2 C and Band
6:00 p.m. Phazz 2 Band
7:00 p.m. RTB Band
8:00 p.m. RaJazz
10:00 p.m. Zapp Band
June 27, 2010
TBD Whiteman Family
TBD Eric Taylor
TBD Zapp Band and Guest
Suggestions for dinning if you are attending the Hampton Jazz Festival. All of these restaurants are near the event and the Hampton Coliseum:
Bensi Ristorante Italiano, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Outback Steakhouse, Q Barbeque, The Pub.
Other restaurants for soul food:
Mary Helen’s Restaurant features Southern and Creole Cuisine:
87 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669-3521
NBA Star Allen Iverson has a Restaurant & Sports Lounge @ 2234 Cunningham Drive in Hampton.
Ways To Connect With Me When I’m Not Here:
5007-C Victory Blvd.
P.O. Box 347
Yorktown, VA. 23693
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1986 Nick Spitzer film on African American dance-hall music in French-speaking southwest Louisiana, with Dolon Carriere, Armand Ardoin, and Alphonse Bois Sec Ardoin.
Music performed by Bebe Carriere, Eraste Carriere, Delton Broussard, The Ardoin Brothers, Jon Delafose and the Eunice Playboys, and Clinvin Jones and Friends.
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