Mayor Mitch’s background as an actor is well documented, but now Landrieu is sending documents of his own in an effort to lure another born performer to New Orleans. Earlier this week, Landrieu sent CBS chief Les Moonves a letter petitioning the network conglomerate to move The Late Show to New Orleans in 2015 when Stephen Colbert takes the helm.
Not long after President Obama expressed his gratitude for the City of New Orleans, FLOTUS is showing her love. On Saturday, May 10, First Lady Michelle Obama is making a stop in New Orleans. Mrs. Obama is giving Dillard University’s 2014 Commencement Address at 10 a.m., at the Rosa Freeman Keller Ave. of the Oaks.
As Jazz Fest crowds flock to the Fair Grounds, a mini festival is popping up for the second year along the river. Fiya Fest, a benefit for the Roots of Music, announced their lineup today. The festival is scheduled for Friday, May 2, from 12- 8 p.m. at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.).
by Jessica Placzek
This Sunday, at Armstrong Park, the Bucket Brigade is hosting an Earth Day celebration to move towards a more eco-friendly future; one, organizers hope, with less oil industry accidents. The importance of this year’s event is emphasized by the Tuesday announcement by BP that it will be ceasing its “active cleanup” in the Gulf area.
A French Quarter robbery that took place April 1 was no joke for the Bourbon Cowboy (241 Bourbon St.), which lost $500,000 when the bar's safe was robbed. On Wednesday, a second suspect was arrested in connection with the robbery.
Today, Jazz in the Park kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews. In the Warehouse District, Tuba Skinny is performing for this evening’s Ogden After Hours. On this day in 1811, Attakapas Country was abolished and established as St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. Now, more to do this Thursday.
The Mighty Mississippi is rising, prompting levee precautions headin into spring runoff season. According to the National Weather Service, a measuring point near Carrollton showed the Mississippi River at 11.62 ft. on Wednesday. That prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to begin regular inspections of levees the levees along the Big Muddy.
Local creative types are in high demand, from playwrights, to puppeteers, to contortionists, and more. Fringe Fest is accepting submissions for the 2014 Fringe Festival, due July 2.
A board that governs operations on the lakefront that don't have to do with flood protection is set to vote Wednesday night on whether to reopen Lakeshore Drive to vehicles in the westbound direction. The Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority is schedueld to meet at their offices (6514 Spanish Fort Blvd.) at 5:30 p.m.