Creole Cousins

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An exhibition featuring the work of local photographer Richard Sexton is on display until December 7th at The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) (400 Chartres Street) Creole World focuses a lens on New Orleans juxtaposed against the Latin Caribbean sphere. The photos depict the similarities of Creole life and architecture between countries and places that are often disconnected but unknowingly exist together and construct what is known as the Creole world. 

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Approach the Bench: Forum to Host Candidates for Judge

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Given all the air time that the Senate race is pulling, some citizens are confused about their choices in the other elections. Fortunately, concerned voters will have a chance to hear from candidates for judge last night. The 2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Candidates Forum will allow those who aspire to the juvenile and criminal benches to appeal directly to the people on Wednesday (10.22) from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Touro Synagogue (4238 St. Charles Avenue). 

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Cover-Up: Clothes No Longer Optional at The Country Club

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By Ashley Rouen

NOLA’s favorite (and only) clothing optional pool will require its patrons to wear proper swim attire. Carefree, nudie days and nights swimming at the Bywater’s Country Club are over after complaints from neighbors and a rape allegation. Though local customers have expressed their continued support of the venue via Facebook the new rules were effective Tuesday (10.21). 

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Vendredi

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Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

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Wisdom of Elders: Landrieu Picks Up Senior Endorsement

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By Ashley Larsen

The gloves are coming off in the senate race. Mary Landrieu received the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare (NCPSSM) yesterday, October 21st. NCPSSM is one the largest advocacy groups to protect the federal benefits for seniors in the country. Max Richtman, the President and CEO of the coalition, presented Landrieu with a pair of boxing gloves at the event in New Orleans to help prepare her to “fight” for Social Security and Medicare.

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Some Uptown schools soar, others tumble in latest performance scores

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While Lusher Charter School remained the highest-performing school in Uptown New Orleans last year, two language-immersion schools surged forward to narrow the gap, according to the latest School Performance Scores released by the state this week. Three other Central City elementary schools also showed improvement, growing from their previous grade of a ‘D’ in 2013 [...]

Neighbors air concerns about parking at proposed St. Charles Avenue hotel, distillery restaurant redevelopment

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As the restaurateur planning a distillery restaurant on St. Charles Avenue prepares to ask the city for permission to sell alcohol in the building that currently houses Halpern’s Furniture Store, neighbors are voicing their concerns about how it and the associated hotel redevelopment on the block will affect their ability to park near their homes. [...]

Children living with cancer to hold photography show, with silent auction to benefit program

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A photography show featuring the work of children living with cancer will open Thursday evening at the Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street, and will be accompanied by a silent auction of work by other artists to benefit the program. The Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show opening will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at [...]

Royal Crush

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A three story building partially collapsed at 808 Royal Street near the corner of St. Ann Street on the afternoon of Oct. 21. Water spewed from broken pipes as onlookers stood aghast at the historic facade's demise. The Fire Department and NOPD blocked off the street to control the scene. Remarkably, no one was hurt.

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30 Day Reprieve in Buffa's Battle

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An ongoing noise dispute between Buffa’s Lounge and neighbor Sidney Torres IV, former owner of SDT Waste and Debris Services, resulted in another 30-day compromise (Oct. 21). Lending a dramatic flair, Judge Paulette Irons announced plans to personally visit the properties and oversee further sound readings, one of which will be unannounced.

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Today in NOLA: 10.22.14

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Soulful chanteause Macy Gray will perform at Tipitina’s this evening with local electric soul group the Honorable South. The Historic New Orleans hosts Joshua D. Rothman, who will discuss the slave trade during the 19th century, and Big Charity will screen for the final evening at the Joy Theater as part of the New Orleans Film Festival. On this day in Louisiana history, Edwin Edwards wins 62% of the vote and was the first person elected to three terms as governor of Louisiana.

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Thrill Me Chill Me Fulfill Me

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The highest compliment New Yorker theatre critic John Lahr ever delivers from his arsenal of accolades is to proclaim that a performer or a production “corrupts us with pleasure.” For 90% of its running time, the AllWays Lounge revival of The Rocky Horror Show had me weaker with ecstasy than anything since the opening scenes of Tulane Summer Lyric’s A Chorus Line

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Judicial candidates to meet in voters’ forum

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Ten candidates for three open judicial seats in the Nov. 4 election have confirmed their attendance at Wednesday night’s forum at Touro Synagogue hosted by an array of community groups including the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, CrimeStoppers, the Urban League, the Young Leadership Council, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, the League Of [...]

Pair of ExO's from Jindal: Ebola & Sexual Assault

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By Ashley Rouen

Bobby Jindal may be spending a lot of time campaigning out of Louisiana, but he still found time to issue a pair of executive orders effective Monday (10.20). The first action is similar to the Ebola policy that he has made a talking point on the (unofficial) campaign trail. The second statement tackles public outcry over a series of policies that burden and “double bill” the victims of sexual assaults.

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