• Murals,  Music,  New Orleans

    Rock’n Bowl

    This was a fun article, Still Rockin’ ‘n bowlin’ in the Times Picayune about the famous Rock’n Bowl, Mid-City Lanes Bowling Alley/Bar/Dance club. It’s where I used to party in high school. Yikes…! We listened and bowled to some great bands there, including Charmaine Neville, Aaron’s sister. Glad to know it’s still going strong and that John Blancher, the owner, intends on expanding the concept to a new location — the old Helm Paint Store on Earhart near Canal. It will be bigger and better and when his current lease runs out in 2010, he’ll have the option of choosing one or both locations. A lot I imagine depends on…

  • Clarinet Mural Close-Up -- Holiday Day Inn Hotel, New Orleans, see on Art Is Everywhere
    Artists,  Cuisine,  Murals,  Music,  New Orleans

    New Orleans Murals

    Being an artistic city, there are many public murals in New Orleans, however, here are just a few to highlight. I was unaware of these, having never been to Ralph’s on the Park until recently (view up close versions if you take the virtual tour on this link). These murals located in the downstairs dining area are painted by Tony Green, a very talented artist and musician, who happened to be my parents’ French Quarter neighbor for a time while they had their condo across the street and since he visits Venice, Italy annually, he knows my cousins — small world, indeed. These capture an era gone by but still…