Six Beers & the Truth

Nola Defender -

Having seen the spirits of New Orleans loosen even the tightest of tongues, your author was inspired to begin interviewing interesting people after a few libations. 'Six Beers and the Truth' is a series wherein the interviewee has enjoyed six beers before giving the interview. While some are emotional, some are funny and some are shocking...they are all candid and honest. Please enjoy 'Six Beers And The Truth with Eric Zurcher.

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State of Undress: Drag & Burlesque Listings 3.26-3.29

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By Angie Z.

Hey Kittens! GUESS WHAT! Bella Blue’s Blue Book Cabaret is back and better than ever at two new (for us) venues. You can now catch Bella and her band of sexy misfits at two locations: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at the Bourbon Street Pub, and Thursday and Sunday and Gravier Street Social. Come check out our new digs! The stages are lovely, the crowds have been raucous, and Gravier Street Social will be featuring drinks styled and named by the entertainers. Check out all the happenings in front of the velvet curtain.

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New Orleans City Council hears requests for street-name changes, other issues (live coverage)

The Uptown Messenger -

The New Orleans City Council is meeting today (Thursday, March 26) to discuss requests to rename sections of two streets in Central City after prominent local pastors who recently passed away. A number of land-use issues around the Uptown area are also on the agenda. See below for live coverage. Live Blog New Orleans City [...]

Advertiser Bulletin: Junior League’s 3rd Annual Lemonade Day University

The Uptown Messenger -

The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is proud to host its 3rd Annual Lemonade Day University. This unique experience empowers children to take ownership of their lives and grow into the business leaders, social advocates, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. Lemonade Day University is a free workshop to help children ages 8 to 12 years [...]

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: LSU law professor Chris Tyson will give Secretary of State Tom Schedler a run for his money

The Uptown Messenger -

There’s a battle brewing in the Oct. 24 election for Secretary of State that will pit the Republican incumbent, former State Senator and De La Salle High School graduate Tom Schedler, against LSU law professor Chris Tyson, an African-American Democrat. In an election year where at least one other African-American is running statewide, Tyson is [...]

Preservation Resource Center tour to celebrate shotgun houses of the Irish Channel

The Uptown Messenger -

The Preservation Resource Center is hosting a shotgun house tour through the Irish Channel and Garden District neighborhoods this weekend.  The weekend-long event will begin at 10 a.m. both Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29. There are seven homes on the tour. The walking tour will begin at the tour headquarters, Nadeau at 2728 [...]

Uptown Messenger interview on WWNO about guns and New Orleans police task forces

The Uptown Messenger -

After our report with Gambit this weekend on the role of the shrinking New Orleans police task forces in preventing violent crime by seizing guns, Eve Troeh of WWNO public radio invited Uptown Messenger reporter Robert Morris into the studio to discuss the issue. Click here to listen to a recording of this morning’s broadcast [...]

Today in NOLA: 3.26.15

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If you were hoping for tickets to indie pop sensation Sylvan Esso at Tip's or filmmaker extraordinaire John Waters at the Joy, those shows are sold out, but there's much more going on today and tonight. The literary schedule for the Tennessee Williams Festival is already underway featuring Master Classes and Panel talks through Sunday. Mary Chapin Carpenter is in town, along with electronic producer Kodak to Graph. On this day in 1911, the West End Streetcar took it's first ride. Now, more on Thursday happenings. 

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Justice of the Trees: Group to File Suit Against City Park Golf Course

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After letters to the editor, public meetings, and protestors in trees, the controversy over the new gold course in City Park is heading to the courts. Anti-course activists, the City Park for Everyone Coalition (CPEC) issued a release announcing their intention to seek an injunction halting construction on Thursday (3.26) morning. 

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Drinking Culture

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Gentle reader, at the six month point of my chronicle, I found myself wondering again at the qualia of a good local bar – its essential nature. A half bottle of Pernod later, I declared myself unequal to the task. Mine is but to see and to say, and no more. So it was that this sunny Sunday past, I walked into a sleepy corner of Bayou St. John. My friends, in lieu of pontification at this milestone, I offer my thousand-odd words as picture of a place: this, an abstract of a neighborhood, Pal’s Lounge in Mid City.   

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