Who Comes Next?

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Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Henry Clay Warmoth, Civil War officer, lawman, and Republican Governor of Louisiana. 

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Amid national furor over monuments, white-supremacist namesake of Lusher school draws new scrutiny

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In 1961 — only a year after Ruby Bridges had famously integrated New Orleans’ public schools — Sylvia Branch became the first black child to attend Robert Mills Lusher school, and still today recounts how the Lusher administration welcomed her with literally open arms. Branch’s admission, however, would have been anathema to the school’s namesake, [...]

Today in NOLA 8.18.17

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Today, comedians explore the deeper recesses of their subconscious with a pop psychology show at the Voodoo Lounge. Little Gem Saloon will put on the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival comes to a close tonight with a screening of Pecker, while Delish Da Goddess rules the stage at One Eyed Jacks. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 

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Kristine Froeba: New Orleans’ Magazine Street: Will the restaurant corridor soon suffer a Chipotle?

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Magazine Street winds itself along the river down the center of old New Orleans from the French Quarter to Audubon Park. It’s our Main Street. It is also our restaurant row. Along its corridor, diners can explore our unique local culinary styles and culture, and experience both regional and international food. What makes this plethora [...]

Majority of diesel that leaked from Carrollton plant cleaned, and no more found, officials say

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The majority of the diesel fuel that leaked from the Sewerage & Water Board plant in Carrollton has been cleaned up, and no more has appeared, but officials are still unsure how it escaped in the first place, authorities said Thursday afternoon. The New Orleans Fire Department is “confident” that the diesel storage tank at [...]

Summer Love

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Chet’s Summer Vacation is a hot, surreal new play that explores the depths of adolescent transformation and sexual introspection when a young man named Chet moves up to the attic of his mother’s house in the heat of the Houston summer only to find release in the irresistible overtures of his new air-conditioning unit.

 

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Mayoral Candidates to Take Part in Youth-Focused Town Hall Forum

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New Orleans is just a few short months away from seeing its leadership change — as Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor comes to a close, the race to see who will take his mantle has quickly intensified. On Saturday, several top contenders in the race will meet with the Youth Voices Council to share their vision for the future of New Orleans. 

 

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Danae Columbus: Coroner Jeff Rouse is notably absent from political forums

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Candidates for elected office – especially after qualifying – are usually out kissing babies, shaking hands, and attending numerous events seven days a week. But not the highly popular New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey Rouse, first elected in 2014 after having served as deputy chief coroner and head of the office’s mental health division for twelve [...]

Today in NOLA 8.17.17

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This Thursday, enjoy some local sounds at Ogden After Hours with Julie Odell or at Hi-Ho Lounge's Deltaphonic homecoming show. Brush up on the lyrics to "I Say A Little Prayer" before the W's screening of My Best Friend's Wedding. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will take the stage at Tip's. On this day in 1969, the devastating Hurricane Camile hit the mouth of the Mississippi. Now, more to do today.

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