Most of the recent shooting spree in New Orleans has involved night-time shootings, a plurality in the East. However, on Wednesday (10.22) detectives were called to investigate a a fatal shooting in Lakeview.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.