Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) – Music For Life Program

MUSIC FOR LIFE is a music mentorship program that provides 80 low-income, underserved students with the opportunity to study music intensively in one-on-one and small-group settings with both LPO musicians and peers.
Throughout the school […]

NOLA Teen Gets Accepted To 83 Colleges

Darrin Francois, a New Orleans Teenager, is gaining national attention for his recent acceptance to 83 colleges and universities! Darrin is a senior at International High School of New Orleans.

NOLA’s Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District Begins

After 45 years of planning and designing, the birth of the Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District has begun in downtown #NOLA.

Prison To Purpose: Daniel Tapia

Talk Dat NOLA’s “Prison to Purpose” series looks at the hurdles former inmates encountered once released from prison and their battle to steer clear of a life of crime.

In this episode, Casey Ferrand talks […]

Southern Charm NOLA Premiere Gets Mixed Reviews

Have you seen the new series, “Southern Charm New Orleans” that recently premiered on Bravo TV? So, far it seems to be getting mixed reviews.

French Quarter Fest Reopens Tomorrow

French Quarter Fest Reopens Tomorrow!! We missed #FQFesst18 today because of the inclement weather; but the fun, entertainment, and tasty food returns on Sunday – and we can’t wait!

Prison To Purpose: Kendall Ferrand

Talk Dat NOLA’s “Prison to Purpose” series looks at the hurdles former inmates encountered once released from prison and their battle to steer clear of a life of crime.

In this episode, Casey Ferrand […]

NOLA’s First Black TV Reporter Remembers MLK’s Death

50 years ago, Bill Rouselle, who became the first African-American TV news reporter in New Orleans, was being interviewed for his job when news broke about the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther […]

French Quarter Fest – What You Probably Didn’t Know

French Quarter Fest is one of the biggest festivals in NOLA, but do you know how it started and what it’s all about? Check out this video!

Phantom of the Opera Showing in NOLA

Quentin Oliver Lee, who plays The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera showing at The Saenger Theatre, gives us an inside look at the captivating show. You can check it out now through March […]

King Cake Festival 2018

Ochsner presented the 5th annual King Cake Festival at Champions Square in New Orleans. It was a celebration that benefited Ochsner Hospital for Children.

-Photographer: Theodore Robinson
-Animations: Nathaniel Colin, Jr.

King Cake Taste Tester

Which flavor do you like best?

It’s Mardi Gras time, and that means the good ‘ole ‘Nawlins King Cakes have begun to devour the mouths of New Orleanians as they gear up for the annual King […]

Leah Chase Turns 95

Watch how the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Mrs. Leah Chase, celebrated her 95th birthday with family and friends from around the world.

-Producer: Casey Ferrand
-Photographer: Theodore Robinson

Carnival Kickoff 2018 in Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish officially kicked off the 2018 Mardi Gras Season with a Royal Toast to the Carnival Kings, Queens, and Captains in the parish.

-Producer: Brandon C. Armant

Blue Bike Riding in NOLA

You’ve likely seen the new brightly colored blue bikes popping up around town. Here’s a look at how it works and details about how you can enter to win a free ride all year long.

-This […]

The ESSENCE of Fashion – Hair Glam Squad feature

#EssenceFest 2017 doesn’t only bring great music to New Orleans, but great fashion as well! We spoke with stylists Sabrina Blunt and Meme Kelly at the Hair Glam Squad Salon Experience to see what’s trending […]

The ESSENCE of Community – Celebrity Basketball Game feature

#EssenceFest 2017, Master P. and Team Hope NOLA are balling for a good cause! The Festival’s first-ever Celebrity Basketball Game helped to raise scholarship funds for New Orleans’ youth! Held at Xavier University’s Convocation Center, […]

The ESSENCE of Hope – Master P., Robert Pack, and Team Hope Nola feature

ESSENCE Fest 2017 kicked off with a multitude of festivities in New Orleans, including an ESSENCE Day of Service, sponsored by Wal-Mart. Essence Festival, presented by Coca-Cola, partnered with New Orleans native Master P. […]

The ESSENCE of Music – Dee 1 feature

Talk Dat NOLA’s Casey Ferrand talks with national recording artist Dee 1 as he prepares to several performances during the ESSENCE Festival 2017 festivities in New Orleans. The Nola native takes us back to […]

The ESSENCE of Art – Studio BE feature

Talk Dat NOLA’s Casey Ferrand interviews Brandan “BMike” Odums and goes inside “Studio Be” to see how Bmike is preparing for ESSENCE Festival 2017 in New Orleans.

-Correspondent: Casey Ferrand
-Producer: Nathaniel Colin, Jr.
-Photographer/Editor: Christopher Breault

Behrman students speak out on social injustice and culture around the country

Students at Martin Behrman Charter Academy of Creative Arts & Sciences held their third “Poetry on the Avenue” event for the New Orleans community. Through spoken word and poetry, students expressed their thoughts about social […]

ESSENCE Festival: Beyond the Music

Talk Dat NOLA™ Correspondent Casey Ferrand went “Beyond the Music” at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Col, and spoke with fest-goers during the 2nd day of empowerment speeches, exhibits and live music.

-Correspondent: Casey Ferrand
-Producer: Nathaniel […]

New Orleans kids hear from U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Hundreds of New Orleans students from various schools, and community leaders, gathered for an opportunity to meet and hear from U.S. Representative and iconic Civil Rights leader John Lewis, during InspireNOLA Charter Schools “March to […]

New Orleans students join forces to end violence

In an effort to cease bloodshed amongst young people in the Greater New Orleans area, students from various schools have teamed up to initiate #OneLife – a movement driven by New Orleans middle and high […]

Marerro kids pray at the bus stop

Young lives are changing, according to The Royal Kings and Queens Outreach Ministry. Through encouragement and prayer, the ministry is helping to make a Marrero neighborhood more peaceful each day. For more information on how […]

Sounds From The Beatles Take To City Park’s Stage, Once Again

On September 16, 1964, The Beatles performed for dozens of fans at New Orleans City Park — fast forward exactly 50 years later and old fans were able to relive those memories, while new fans […]

Yoshio Toyama Visits New Orleans

World renowned musician Yoshio Toyama visited New Orleans this weekend for the 14th Annual Satchmo SummerFest. Toyama made a special appearance at Landry-Walker High School in Algiers before performing at the festival.
– Correspondent: Brandon C. […]

Burlesque Returns To The New Orleans French Quarters

Burlesque was a main attraction in the French Quarter from the mid-1940s through the 1960s. The the glamour, humor, music, and excitement of the golden age of burlesque returned to the Big Easy during the […]

NFL Approved Stadium Handbags Made By New Orleans’ Flying Fox Brand

Unimpressed with her search for classy stadium approved bags, New Orleanian Tiffany Napper took initiative and created her own. Today, her line of NFL regulated handbags are approved for clearance at football stadiums around the […]

Auditioning To Be A 610 Stomper

TDN anchor DePaul Foxworth finds out what it’s like to audition for the 610 Stompers all male dance unit.

Music Festival Supports NOPD 2nd District Officers

Citizens Organization for Police Support 2 (COPS 2) held its 7th annual COPS 2 Music Festival, formerly known as the Magazine Street Blues Festival. COPS 2 supports police officers assigned to the Second District of […]

Local Artist Transforms Apartment Complex Into Largest Urban Art Exhibit In The South

Citizens Organization for Police Support 2 (COPS 2) held its 7th annual COPS 2 Music Festival, formerly known as the Magazine Street Blues Festival. COPS 2 supports police officers assigned to the Second District of […]

Red Dress Run 2014

Nearly 7,000 runners took to the streets dressed in red for the 20th annual two-mile Red Dress Run around the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. The event raises funds for various charities. -Photojournalist: Hudson Miller

I’m So New Orleans

Lamarque Ford’s Ronnie Lamarque and Power 102.9’s DJ Mike Swift tell us what makes them “So New Orleans!”