- This week in Louisiana history. September 23, 1810. In the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 75 armed rebels slipped into the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge, and in what was described as a "sharp and bloody firefight," subdued the garrison. They lowered the Spanish flag and raised the Bonnie Blue Flag — a single white star on a blue field — that had been adopted for the new nation they called West Florida.
- This week in New Orleans history. Allison Miner.Jazz
Fest Founder. Born on September 23, 1949. When the New Orleans
Jazz and Heritage Festival first began [the second incarnation
of it] in 1969, it was radical...founders Quint Davis, George
Wein, and Allison Miner created a safe space for New
Orleanians to come together, to hear each others’ music and to
party -- together. Eve Abrams brings us this profile of
Allison Miner, a titan in New Orleans music, and the only
person with a Jazz Fest stage named for her:
- This week in Louisiana.
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
September 20th, 2017 - September 24th, 2017
New Iberia, LA 70560
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Street fair, Fais Do-Do, Coronation of Queen Sugar, Blessing of the Crop, photo & art exhibits, boat parade, Louisiana Sugar Cane parade, children’s parade and much more.
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