After the Blaze

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On Monday (3.3) night, Will Trufant stood in the doorway of his Marigny home wearing a pair of bright yellow rubber gloves. Behind him, a row of framed, vintage New Orleans art lined the hallway floor. Momus 1917. Jazz Fest 1980. An aroma akin to a campfire wafted through the building. “This is what we were able to salvage from my Grandfather’s office. I’m trying to scrub off the smoke and chemicals.”

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Spring in Step: THNOC's Releases Courtyard Concert Lineup

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For the next few months, NOLA will be blanketed with (even more) music lovers. The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) may be a museum, but they will not be left out. Today, the French Quarter institution released the schedule for the eighth annual Concerts in the Courtyard series. The monthly series will get started with the Lost Bayou Ramblers on March 13.

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New Garden District CVS receives initial OK for corner of Magazine and Louisiana

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City officials have given initial approval to a proposal to turn the shuttered Blockbuster Video and adjoining restaurants into a CVS pharmacy at the corner of the Garden District on Magazine street. The project needs City Council approval not for a zoning change, but a conditional use to reunite all the floor space of the [...]

Southern Food and Beverage Museum hosts Louisiana Sisters cocktail competition

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Nine bartenders from around the city will compete to make the best cocktail using a trio of gourmet ingredients from Louisiana Sisters in a free event with live music Wednesday evening at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, and the audience will get to help choose the winner. The competitors will make a cocktail using [...]

Skateboard Park Is Not A Crime (Photos)

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Photos by Max Rasche

After five years and two attempts, New Orleans finally has a public (and legal) skate park. On Saturday (2.28), Mayor Mitch officially opened Parisite, the newest city park under the I-610 overpass at the intersection of Pleasure Street and Paris Street. The ramps and pipes seem simple enough, but they mark the culmination of massive design, building, fundraising, and lobbying effort by a coalition of artists, skateboarders, and designers.

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Advertiser Bulletin: Study and discuss Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with Communities in Conversation

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The armed attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market.  The ISIS reign of terror.  These incidents inspire fear, hatred, and mistrust of those whose religious beliefs differ from our own.  In these troubling times ignorance and prejudice can infect our communities, preventing the cohesion and cooperation required for our neighborhoods to [...]

Today in NOLA: 3.03.15

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Today’s events include a little exercise for the grey matter. Jasmine Ward is reading uptown. Downtown, a satire about race is screening. On Frenchmen, a true bluesman is sharing his unique sound. On this day in 1995, LSU mascot Mike IV was put down after 20 years and 9 months, 14 of which were spent representing Louisiana State University. Now, more to do on this sunny Tuesday. 

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Indy Go Go

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Indie music and indie film have emerged as powerhouses in NOLA since the Federal Flood. Now, Indy Racing is trying to join the clique. Today (3.2), organizers of the inaugural 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana released a packed schedule of racing set for April 10-12.

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Room 220: Literary Events 3.2-3.9

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By Nathan Martin, Room 220

Lorrie Moore kicks of a strong week of literary events in New Orleans with a reading at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 2, in the Lavin-Bernick Student Center on Tulane University’s campus. Moore is the author of five collections of short stories and two novels. Her most recent collection, Bark, was nominated for the 2014 Story Prize. Her novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She has received numerous honors for her work. Author Zachary Lazar will moderate a Q&A after her reading. Read the Paris Review interview with Moore.

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Owen Courreges: What will the Rampart tourist trolley cost New Orleans in public transportation?

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Transit for the poor? What a curious thought. Although in theory a primary purpose of transit is to provide necessary transportation for those too poor to afford a reliable vehicle, the reality is that the poor are generally the ones who are shortchanged. Take the case of Los Angeles: In 1992, after years of receiving [...]

Advertiser Ticket Giveaway: New Orleans Home & Garden Show this weekend

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The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be the setting for the 60th Anniversary of the New Orleans Home & Garden Show, the largest consumer home show in the southeastern United States, which returns on March 13-15 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Home & Garden Show is like no other, bringing an unparalleled variety of home-related [...]

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