Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Women and minorities will form key bases for Mary Landrieu in re-election bid

The Uptown Messenger -

“There’s just something about Mary!” exclaimed state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chair of Louisiana’s Democratic Party, when she introduced U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu in Washington, D.C. yesterday at the Dentons Navigant Energy Outlook Series, attended by a global audience of energy officials at the National Press Club.  Dentons, the international law firm which advises the New [...]

Advertiser Bulletin: LCIA to Host Food Safety Classes in August

The Uptown Messenger -

This August, LCIA will host a series of food safety classes in Metairie. These classes are available to LCI policyholders at a great discount. While these classes are designed with our many restaurant policyholders in mind, we encourage any business that handles food to attend. The offered food safety classes are: ServSafe Manager Certification Seminar [...]

Letter: Planned Parenthood Responds to Anti-Abortion Protesters

Nola Defender -

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:

read more

Casting Their Lot

Nola Defender -

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.

read more

Today in NOLA: 7.24.14

Nola Defender -

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:

read more

Loop South Levels on Movie Sound Production

Nola Defender -

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. 

read more

Tarpon Time

Nola Defender -

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.

read more

Victim located in Carrollton shooting; police now searching for suspect

The Uptown Messenger -

The victim in a Sunday afternoon shooting near Carrollton Avenue who fled bleeding from the hospital has been located, and New Orleans police are now seeking the public’s help finding the man who allegedly shot him, authorities said. Eric Falkins, 29, has been identified as the gunman in Sunday’s shooting at South Carrollton and Olive [...]

Advertiser Special: Cool Down Block Party this Friday on Magazine!

The Uptown Messenger -

Come start your weekend right with our one-night-only block party for two blocks of Magazine Street. We will be open late and offering all types of summer specials and treats! Chill out with us at our Cool Down Block Party. There will be food, drinks, live music, and fun-filled activities! Participating businesses include Feet First, Rye [...]

Today in NOLA: 7.23.14

Nola Defender -

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:

read more

Pages