As NoDef's Jessica Placzek reported Tuesday, an out-of-town group known as Operation Save America is in New Orleans this week holding anti-abortion rallies in Jackson Square and the site of a new Planned Parenthood clinic on Claiborne Ave. Today, Planned Parenthood and a host of other health care providers, faith leaders and social justice advocates issued the following response to the demonstrators:
NOPD detectives are searcing for a woman who arranged a meeting with a man on the Internet, then carjacked him when they met face-to-face in the 7th Ward. The woman, known as Ali W, stole the man's flame-adorned 2010 Dodge Challenger about 4 a.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of St. Anthony St., police said.
Filmmaker Russell Blanchard didn't intend to start a new project when he went into Black Star Books & Caffe, just a block from his Algiers home. But, as many neighborhood conversations go in New Orleans, he got to talking to Black Star owner Baakir Tyehimba about the closest blight.
The Coathangers play the early show at Siberia tonight so you can rock out on a weeknight. A pair of one-act operas make their debut at the Marigny Opera House. In film, catch the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth at the Zeitgeist, or a Kurosawa and Jarmusch double feature at the Joy. Plus, the City Park Botanical Garden and the Ogden Museum host their weekly evening music series. Read on for full details:
by Christopher Romaguera
With increased movie production in New Orleans, more learning opportunities are also emergin for pros and locals alike. This weekend, the New Orleans Video Access Center is set to offer the latest installment of a course series on movie sound production titled In the Loop. The Saturday (7-26) class on Intro to Loop Recording for Actors will be presented with Loop South.
A much needed delivery was made Tuesday (7-22) morning in the Lower 9th Ward. About $25,000 dollars worth of interior and exterior siding was handed over to the non profit, lowernine.org, courtesy of the James Hardie company.
Anglers are jumping over to Grand Isle this weekend for the oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. Originally founded by a New Orleans fishing club back in 1928, the long-running competition celebrates its 93rd anniversary. Or, maybe it's the 94th.
New Orleans is under flash flood warning until 11:15 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. A band of strong thunderstorms are moving across the area.
Hell Yes, the NOLA/Austin comedy fest, brings comedian Dave Hill to One Eyed Jacks tonight. Plus, Peter Matthew Bauer of the Walkmen at Gasa Gasa and hard rock band Surrender the Fall at Southport Hall. Happy birthday to Soul Rebels snare drummer Lumar LeBlanc, celebrating his 47th today. Read on for more details tonight: