Room 220

Nola Defender -

After being hounded for weeks by lobbyists from all sides vying for our literary-political clout in the race to determine which book will be selected as the coveted “One Book” of the 2015 One Book One New Orleans campaign, Room 220 has made a decision. By any measure imaginable, of the three finalists being considered, there can be only one: New Orleans Boom and Blackout: 100 Days in America’s Coolest Hotspot by Brian Boyles.

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Today in NOLA: 1.29.15

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The first ever Moth GrandSLAM Championship held at the Joy Theater has sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't go out. The krewe that formed at a simple house party and has now grown into more than 100 members and a Mardi Gras dance troupe is hosting their fundraiser at Treo tonight featuring drink specials and bocce ball! If you're passing by the Old Mint early on this afternoon, pop in to see St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus around 2p.m. Grammy Award winner, who sang on Jay-Z's track "Lost One," will be performing at the the Saegner. Twelve years ago today, Ivan Neville starred as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Now, more events to soothe your entertainment cravings. 

 

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Concentrated Effort: Three Iced Coffee Recipes from PJ's

Nola Defender -

In New Orleans, we do things a little different. For an example, one need look no further than the common cup of coffee… or iced coffee as the case may be. Here we cold drip and buy concentrate. In celebration of the local favorite, the brew krewe at PJ’s is giving away a recipe book. The Louisiana institution shared a preview with NoDef.

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NOPD Investigate Quarter Mugging After Good Samaritans Fail

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Many residents of the Quarter have been pontificating about taking the law into their own hands. On Tuesday (1.28) night, a group of good Samaritans backed up the talk and tried to stop a mugging. Unfortunately, the accused thief was armed and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are asking the public to help again, this time with clues.

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STATE OF UNDRESS: BURLESQUE 1.28-2.3

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Greetings everyone, from Angie Z (hey, that's me)! NOLA's newest jazz-singing, burlesque dancing, recent transplant from South Florida. After visiting as often as I could and falling madly in love with your city, cabaret scene and beguiling inhabitants, I finally decided to make New Orleans my home. I'm tickled to present to you, every week, a cornucopia of opportunities to get your very own fix. You may even happen to see my face (among other things) on one of these fabulous stages. 
xoxo,
Angie Z

 

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Advertiser Special: Cypress Academy to open for 100 Students in August

The Uptown Messenger -

Cypress Academy, a recently approved OPSB charter school, will open in August with their inaugural kindergarten class. Cypress Academy combines academics and social and emotional development with a learning community that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and intellectual risk-taking. At Cypress, we believe that all students can achieve great success and enjoy learning, regardless of [...]

Today in NOLA: 1.28.15

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Today in New Orleans, South African born singer Gregory Alan Isakov is slated to perform at One Eyed Jacks. The Pelicans battle the Denver Nuggets on their home turf. Two metal bands are at the House of Blues. Resident percussionist Mike Dillon shares the stage with Brian Haas and James Singleton. The Loyola Avenue Streetcar line opened on this day in 2013. Now, more details on live and local events.

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City Planning endorses renaming part of two Central City streets for pastors

The Uptown Messenger -

A portion of two Central City streets could be renamed in honor of two prominent pastors who recently died, after positive votes Tuesday by the City Planning Commission in spite of some members’ concerns about the process for changing street names in New Orleans. Under the proposals, requested by City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, LaSalle Street [...]

Pelicans See the Special Man

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I say, I say, I say, Frankie & Johnny’s days as a furniture powerhouse have passed, but their ad campaign lives on. In local lore, the Special Man holds a hallowed position along with the likes of Morgus and Mr. Bingle. The ads even gained a national following when NOLAphile Conan O’Brien began featuring them in running jokes. Now, the Pelicans are getting in on the game.

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Two For The Blue

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Recently, protests against the police have dominated the headlines, but the next week features a couple of events in support of the boys in blue. Citizens will stage a rally to back the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) this weekend. Next week, there will be a party to benefit the mounted units.

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Krewe du Vieux to Shakedown Bars

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Krewe du Vieux is known for their satire and (sometimes their phallic floats,) but the parade is not without a cause. This year, the cause is evident in the theme, “Begging for Change.” 2015 King Dr. Jim Aiken will be gathering a gaggle of naughty nurses to assist in his panhandling. The change they are begging for will be directed to the cash-strapped New Orleans Musicians Clinic.

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“American Horror Story” actress to perform in the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival

The Uptown Messenger -

American Horror Story’s Naomi Grossman and local comedian D.J. Dougg Pound will be performing at the 8th Annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, which begins Wednesday evening at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street. The three-day festival will run from Wednesday, Jan. 28 until Friday, Jan. 30, at La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret [...]

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