A screening of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” — an in-depth look at the Native-American influence in popular music — will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at the Ashé Power House. The film reveals that early pioneers of the blues such as Charlie Patton had Native as well as African-American roots, and one [...]
The Maple Leaf Bar is donating proceeds from online ticket sales to the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation. Starting this month, the Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., is offering advance ticket sales for all shows Friday and Saturday nights. A few other select shows will also be available for online purchase. The legendary Uptown [...]
On the eve of his 97th birthday, almost 200 admirers turned out last night to honor former Lt. Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris at the NOMA premiere of a new documentary on his life and political legacy. Co-produced by Jeff Courere and his sister Pat Denechaud, the film will begin airing tonight on WLAE-TV at 8 p.m. [...]
Mayor's budget proposes keeping funding steady at $405,000. Arts Council wants it increased to $450,000.
Police, DA and city surveillance system get bumps in Cantrell's budget, but public defender appropriation remains steady. Decreased camera tickets could lead to lost funding for defense.
A nail salon proposed for a university-area building on St. Charles Avenue that has been a number of short-lived restaurants in recent years won initial approval from the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, and it will include the addition of a new second-story living space — despite some some neighbors concerns’ that parking is already [...]
The Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy on Willow Street is losing its charter and is expected to close at the end of the school year, Orleans Parish school Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. told Orleans Parish School Board committee members on Tuesday. Lewis took aim at the charter’s board and said the district has [...]
A man jogging near Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, and later that evening a woman was robbed of her Toyota Prius by a man with a gun on Soniat Street in the Freret neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, a man in [...]
The school would be run directly by the district. At a meeting on Tuesday, Lewis renewed his call for the Harney's board to surrender the school.
With some help from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and several local businesses, Propeller Pop 2018 will celebrate social entrepreneurs with a tasting of New Orleans’ best pop-up restaurants. The event takes place 6 to 9 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 15, and will showcase about 10 pop-up chefs based in New Orleans. Roulaison Distilling Co. will have [...]
Two events tomorrow delve into the rich and complicated culture of New Orleans and celebrate the city’s tricentennial. But, they force literary-minded New Orleanians to make a rich, complicated decision: both are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. At Octavia Books at 530 Octavia St., near Laurel Street, New Orleans writer Jason [...]
The latest challenge to the zoning of a new immersive-theatre venue in a Magazine Street warehouse at the edge of the Lower Garden District was postponed Monday to December, after the building owners countered with the allegation that their critics have missed the deadline to object. Lower Garden District residents Seth and Rosa Dunlap began [...]
The school is the only non-charter elementary in the Orleans Parish school district.
District officials previously suggested that the schools were being considered for closure. Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr.’s recommendations came the week after school letter grades were released by the state.
New Orleans luminaries dance-off to benefit arts education Inspired by ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, the 9th Annual Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts gala will feature local community leaders competing on the dance floor with professional dancers for the coveted People’s Choice Award. The gala will be held at Harrah’s Casino Theatre this Friday, [...]
A smoked-chicken po-boy from Boucherie on South Carrollton Avenue was named the Best Chicken at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival on Sunday. Parkway Bakery and Tavern’s James Brown po-boy danced away with the Best in the Fest award. The BBQ shrimp and beef po-boy beat out the more than 60 variations of the po-boy served [...]
In 1984, a man broke into to college student Jennifer Thompson’s apartment while she was sleeping and raped her in her bed, but she did her utmost through the assault to scrutinize every aspect of his appearance so she could give police as complete a description as possible. She helped create a composite sketch that [...]
Attorney Richard Perque has made no endorsement in the runoff between Omar Mason and Marie Williams after his close third-place finish in the election for judge of Civil District Court Division E. Mason commanded a strong lead in Tuesday’s election with nearly 51,000 votes, or 42 percent of the total. Williams drew 32,000 for 27 [...]
Trepwise and the Eiffel Society are hosting a Pay It Forward Happy Hour this Wednesday to highlight two local nonprofits. November’s “trepwork for good” event will have a “Feed It Forward” theme and will showcase two nonprofits with food pantries: Broadmoor Improvement Association and Love in Action Outreach. Food donations will also be accepted at [...]
A man was found with a gunshot wound inside a St. Andrew Street home on Saturday evening, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 40s, was “found unresponsive” inside a home in the 2400 block of St. Andrew Street around 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, according to the initial NOPD report. Officers [...]