The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against Bobby Jindal on Tuesday (6.30). The legal action is aimed at blocking Candidate Jindal’s May 19 executive order on “religious freedom” which allows business owners to deny services to same sex couples.
As the old maxim goes, summer is purse snatching season. The New Orleans Police Department are looking for a suspect wanted for Suday (6.28) French Quarter purse snatching.
Tuesday has a little something for everyone. Jon Cleary and Sasha Masakowski will entertain music lovers. Jose Torres-Tamas is tackling immigration through art. For those staying in, stop by the Crescent City Farmers Market for some groceries. On this day in 1870, the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez embarked on a steamboat race; the Lee won. Read on for details tonight:
Satchmo Summerfest, the perennial summertime music festival in the French Quarter, released their 2015 lineup today. As the name suggest, the festival dedicated to New Orleans native musical deity, Louis Armstrong. The event will be held from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd on the grounds of the old U.S. Mint at the corner of Decatur St. and Esplanade Ave.
Uptowners have been struggling with construction detours and noise for several years in the name of improved drainage and waterlines for a few years. On Tuesday (6.30), Audubon residents will experience low water pressure for reasons that have nothing to do with Boh Brothers or water main replacements.
A few years ago, some New Orleanians were talking about coffee, the South, and cuisine. From that conversation, the Revelator Coffee Company was born. Shortly thereafter Revelator was operating successful shops in Birmingham, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Tuesday (6.30), Revelator is coming home to NOLA, and opening a location at 637 Tchoupitoulas.
Jefferson Parish is rarely cited as the model of progressiveness. However, on Monday (6.29), JP issued the first same-sex marriage license in the State of Louisiana. Until the wedding, the Boot held the distinction of being the only state in the Union with no same-sex marriages.
Lots of locals gripe about the need for more public transportation. However the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) says that on Sunday (6.28), one ne’er-do-well caught the bus and then made off with more than a 1.25.
As NOLA slouches towards the holiday weekend, today is a great opportunity to check out some local favorites. Bluegrass, Nevilles, and King James are all on the bill. Up at Zeitgesit, a SNL doc is screening. On this day in 1956, LSU’s original tiger mascot Mike I passed away. Read on for more details tonight:
This past week Mayor Landrieu delivered a speech to the “Welcome Table New Orleans” event, co-sponsored by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. In that speech he publicly apologized for New Orleans’ history as a hub of domestic and international slave trades and called for Confederate monuments in the city to undergo review.
For a change, Bobby Jindal is angling for some national publicity. On Sunday (6.28) morning, da Gov’ appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to push his presidential bid. Jindal talked a lot about same sex marriage, polls, and even Buddy Roemer got a mention.