Although the blood feud between Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Mayor Mitch is only growing, progress on opening the new “Phase II” facility is afoot. Late Wednesday (9.02), the Office of Safety and Permits issued a temporary certificate of occupancy for the new building.
Mayor Mitch’s political future is the source of much speculation. Regardless of Landrieu’s actual interest in national office, he is certainly not shy about the national spotlight. After two weeks of international media for K10., da Mayor weighed in on the recent run of violence directed at law enforcement officers.
The barbecue boom continues! Pit master Damian Brugger built the Black Label Barbecue name at the original kitchen at Barrel Proof. Now, Brugger is building something bigger. For several months, the meat master has been hard at work turning a building at 3000 Dryades (at 7th Street) into a permanent home--Black Label Icehouse.
Joining the lineup marathon, the Marigny Opera House rolled out their schedule for the fall 2015 season. The venues resident ballet company will return with "Orfeo" a full length dance piece. Opera Creole will aslo be back. A major addition will be a regular jazz series featuring the likes of Sarah Quintana and James Singleton.
Don’t bluff when firearms are involved. And, if you must bluff, remember the words of Kenny Rogers: "know when to walk away and when to run." The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that the suspect in an August 10th crime learned these lessons the hard way.
Happy hump day! Today in New Orleans, get cultured at the 7th annual Culture Collision, or get country will the Hill Country Hounds. Gentleman’s Agreement is on the line-up at the Prytania today, and Hazy Ray is bringing funk-rock to the Howlin’ Wolf. On this day in 1985, Hurricane Elena hit Washington Parish, Louisiana. Now, more ways to make it through your Wednesday.
Apparently a shared Jesuit education only goes so far. The beef between Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Mayor Mitch only continues to heat up. On Tuesday (9.01) evening, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) fired back in round three of the most recent bout.
After some vandalism of St. Louis CemeteryNo. 1, the Archdiocese reduced access to protect the legendary location. But, night owls don’t despair! Save Our Cemeteries is teaming up with the Church to offer a monthly night time tour.
Local comedy celebration the Hell Yes Fest rolled out their lineup today. This year, organizers have teamed up BUKU co-producers, HUKA Entertainment, to deliver more laughs and the lineup shows it. Rising national names like Tim Heidecker and Nikki Glaser will headline the event.
During his two and a half tenure as president of the University of New Orleans (UNO) Peter Fos has overseen a series of high profile cuts. On Monday (8.31), the university chief announced one more cut: himself. Fos will step down as President on January 1, 2016.
The most recent Marigny crime involved some drama. A man is accused of breaking into a wine shop, assaulting a cop, and then initiating a chase according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) who add that the ne’er-do-well is still at large.
Today in New Orleans, Sarah Lessire brings Belgium to the city. Howlin’ Wolf hosts its weekly free comedy show, Comedy Beast, and a trio of New Orleans rock bands take on Chickie Wah Wah. The Blue Nile continues with its Open Ears Music Series— this week featuring Prone to Fits. On this day in Louisiana history, Aaron Burr was acquitted on conspiracy and treason charges in 1807. He was accused of plotting to annex parts of the Louisiana territory to create a new Republic. Even though he was acquitted, he quickly took a European trip, as public opinion had already turned against him. Check out the details on today's happenings: