Landrieu, Morial Weigh in on Ferguson

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On Monday (11.25) a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri ruled not to indict Officer Darren Wilson on any charges connected to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. The ruling transcended the town sparking protests and riots across the country. Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former Mayor (and current National Urban League President) Marc Morial weighed in on the situation.

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Bird Words

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Thanksgiving isn’t affectionately called Turkey Day for no reason. The bird has been part of the holiday going all the way back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621. While it isn’t certain whether the Pilgrims and the Native Americans actually feasted on the fowl, it is certain that millions of Americans will be eating turkey this Thanksgiving. The stress of cooking it is enough to ruffle anyone’s feathers. Here are some tips and tricks to cook the tasty bird that will be enough to impress even the most difficult of mother-in-laws.

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Trombone Shorty offers free concert at Tulane to collect Christmas toys for Treme kids

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The Soul Rebels, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, and a Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will play a free concert at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium next week, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given to children from the Treme neighborhood during the holiday season. The “Tunes for Toys” concert will take place [...]

SWAT Roll Closes Canal

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A standoff between an armed man and the NOPD SWAT team means that Canal Street is closed from S. Claiborne Avenue to S. Roman Street until further notice. Police say that a negotiator on scene is talking to a man barricaded inside the Volunteers of America building (1801 Canal Street.)

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Advertiser Bulletin: First UU Church holds annual Christmas tree sale

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Fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees, wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson).  This holiday tradition goes back over 25 years in Uptown New Orleans.  All proceeds go to support First UU Church and its various social justice and community service programs. Opening day [...]

Today in Nola 11.25.14

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The Royal Street Library Branch, once located at Royal and Frenchmen, opened Nov 25, 1907, only to be demolished in 1965 following damage incurred by Hurricane Betsy. In modern times, the library system still struggles with growth, which was discussed in the City Council meeting Nov 20. Tonight, the Pelicans play the Sacramento Kings. Progression Music Series ventures onward with their regular Tuesday showcase of contemporary entertainment. To top the night off, Galactic’s drummer, Stanton Moore gets funky with his trio at Snug Harbor.

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Taking Turkey Time on the Road (Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner)

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By Ashley Larsen

Thanksgiving is a stressful time. The day is full of back-breaking kitchen work, family drama, and what seems like an endless supply of dirty dishes. More and more New Orleanians are taking the opportunity to dine out on Thanksgiving. NoDef has compiled a list of restuarants offering all the great food and none of the dishes or the prep work. 

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Drinking Culture

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Gentle reader, when the wind is in the North and the gaps in the sashes of single-pane windows make the indoors seem colder than the out, a good neighborhood bar is the perfect redoubt. If you’re in Central City and the wet cold is in your bones, Verret’s Lounge is a good spot to pass an evening.  

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Owen Courreges: Should New Orleans become the model city for anti-smoking extremism?

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Aldous Huxley once wrote that “a fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.”  This helps explain the bizarrely-detailed 25 page anti-smoking ordinance proposed this past Thursday by Councilwomen Latoya Cantrell and Susan Guidry. Even I didn’t predict the staggering scope of the ordinance.  Instead of being content to simply ban most [...]

Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely (Again)

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Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon is injured again. The team said that the player will be out “indefinitely” while he undergoes medical evaluation. Gordon’s four year, 58 million dollar contract was lauded after Chris Paul’s departure, but since arrival Gordon and his salary look more like an albatross than a Pelican.

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CBD Business Burglary Binge

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NOLA’s glazers were busy this weekend. Six establishments had to replace windows after a Central Business District (CBD) burglary binge in the early hours of Saturday (11.22) morning. Four of the businesses will also be replacing their cash registers, but one thief learned that the tills are emptied before the shops lock up for the night.

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Fringe Finale

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The plus of having your planned slate of Fringe Fest shows fall apart is that you start just wandering around to whatever’s still available and sounds interesting. That’s when synchronistic patterns emerge. Two of the four shows I saw Saturday night – My Horse’s Name is Loneliness, Aztec Economy’s sequel to its Fringe hit, My Aim is True, and newbie troupe Beaubourg’s production of Catherine Weingarten’s A Roller Rink Temptation – both seem to me to be modern, niche variations of the old-school gay sensibility’s main contribution to culture: Camp.

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Today in Nola 11.24.14

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You might be feeling withdrawals from Fringe Festival on this Monday, but alas, there lies ahead much to do! First on the agenda, the Saints battle the Baltimore Ravens hopefully pulling out a win. George Packer signs his book The Unwinding with James Carville presenting an introduction on the nonfiction work that details modern democracy. Glen David Andrews rips his regular Tuesday show at d.b.a. Back in 2008, the Deuce was loose on the Green Bay Packers, breaking the record with his 54th touchdown.

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Po-boys Pack Oak Street

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On Sunday afternoon, people packed Oak street gill to gill for po-boys from over 50 different vendors, restaurants and food trucks. Live music from Rebirth Brass Band, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and others played on various stages on and off of Oak street. Art galleries and shops along Oak street also had their [...]

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