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New Orleans ranked top U.S. city for creative types
7.23.15 -

Forget New York or Los Angeles. Working artists should move to New Orleans if they want to see their careers flourish. That's according to a new Smartasset ranking that names New Orleans the top U.S. city for creative professionals, from painters to musicians, choreographers to architects.

Taylor Swift bewitches in Baton Rouge
5.24.15 -

As Taylor Swift stormed her Baton Rouge stage, glowing wristbands and cellphones in upraised hands created a constellation against the backdrop of Tiger Stadium. Her voice arrived first, singing the opening to "Welcome to New York" as shrieks filled the air. Swift appeared, wearing a purple skirt and a sparkling jacket, stalking her catwalk in a pair of black boots with a gaggle of male dancers in her shadow, and one thing was tantalizingly clear: She was in total command.

Review: On Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Tour, the Underdog Emerges as Cool Kid
5.21.15 -

Toward the end of Taylor Swift’s concert at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, La on Wednesday night, she strapped on an electric guitar for the first time of the night and began playing some tart riffs while singing hungry little fillips. She was setting the stage for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the 2012 song that became her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped turn her inexorably away from country and toward pop megastardom.

Carver Theater, SoFab museum and PanAm Life building among 18 winners of Louisiana Landmarks Society's historic preservation awards
2.24.15 - The offices of the Tulane School of Social Work, several buildings on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy in Algiers were among the 18 winners of this year's Louisiana Landmarks Society Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The awards honor renovation, restoration and new construction projects completed last year in neighborhoods throughout New Orleans, except the French Quarter.
Solomon Group production company growing again, adds large-scale printing
2.11.15 - The New Orleans production company Solomon Group announced Wednesday that is it expanding its operations to include large-format printing. The firm's new print shop, located in the group's fabrication studio in Elmwood, will add seven employees as a result of the expansion.
Orpheum Theater tour reveals grand restoration (and 7 big changes) for New Orleans landmark
2.10.15 - At the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, the sound of hammers and saws will be replaced by music in a matter of months. A yearlong, $13 million renovation has reached the halfway point, and the venue's anchor tenant - the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra - has announced a Sept. 17 kick-off date for its concert season at the restored theater.
Taylor Swift Reveals Massive "1989" World Tour
11.3.14 - Taylor Swift's 2015 calendar has just filled up. Fresh off selling upwards of 1.25 million copies of her new album "1989," the singer has unveiled plans for a giant world tour that'll keep her on the road for the better part of next year.
Major renovations slowly return Saenger Theatre in New Orleans to its roots
10.2.14 - The seats have been ripped out, and the sloped, bare concrete floor of the Saenger Theatre is a forest of construction scaffolding. The famous classical statues are still in their niches along the walls, but swaddled out of sight in protective bubble wrap.
Fun Home Star Michael Cerveris Will Bring Nine Lives to New Orleans
8.25.14 - Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans, will be presented in New Orleans, LA, by Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris and producing partners Rick Duplantier and Roxy Bergeron.