The Heal Deal

Nola Defender -

The young woman with multi-colored hair strands matching her kaleidoscopic paisley dress, as pictured on her homepage, might not appear to be your traditional doctor in white lab coat in a sterile examination room. She greets you — with a warm, “Hi beautiful soul!” — and offers prescriptions that cannot be filled at a pharmacy, but within the self. New Orleans-born Dr. Jess Tregle counts herself principally as a Natural Healing Specialist, Metaphysician, and Empowerment Coach. Dr. Tregle, whose book Heal Your Spirit & Empower Your Life, came out earlier this spring, recently shared her thoughts about holistic health, meditation, and expressions of self-love with NoDef. 

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NOPD Seeks Three Missing Persons, Continues Search for Juvenile Runaway

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The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in four missing persons cases in the city. The NOPD is renewing efforts to locate a 16-year-old girl who went missing in late March, as well as seeking help to find a juvenile girl, a 26-year-old woman, and 16-year-old female, who each went missing this week in unrelated incidents. 

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Southern Comfort

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There is a little-seen neo-Western film from summer 2016 called Hell or High Water, about a pair of brothers who turn to a life of bank robbery to provide for their families in an economically destitute corner of West Texas. The film sports gorgeous landscapes, taut thrills, and great performances from its cast — all makings of an excellent film, but its most impressive quality how its narrative and direction blends a variety of styles and genres that came before and creates a wholly original work with a style all its own for a new era. It’s a model that pays tribute to artistic predecessors while not resting on the work already made. That film comes to mind when listening to Deltaphonic, a New Orleans based blues-funk-rock duo. Their sound and their style would not have been out of place in the film’s rugged terrain. 

 

NoDef saw the band perform live at d.b.a on Frenchmen St., celebrating at their Easter Sunday record release party for See Red. A knowing crowd of about fifty people came out on the stormy night to watch the band thunder and roll through loud and powerful cuts off the new album. 

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Today in NOLA 4.28.17

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And so it begins … the 48th annual Jazz Fest starts at the Fair Grounds, but there is plenty more to do around town. Brass legends The Soul Rebels bring da funk to Frenchmen, while Questlove spins tunes at a midnight show at the House of Blues. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux teams up with his Golden Eagles and the funk rockers Flow Tribe, while Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals take the Orpheum stage. On this day in 1997, the FBI raided former Governor Edwin Edwards’ home after EWE was charged with racketeering and corruption. Now, more to do this festive Friday. 

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Desiree Charbonnet Rejects Mayoral Run, Joins Louisiana Law Firm

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There were whispers circulating around town for months that Judge Desiree Charbonnet would run for Mayor of New Orleans this fall when current Mayor Mitch Landrieu leaves office. In surprising news, it was announced on Thursday (4.27) that instead of seeking the office, Charbonnet will join the esteemed law firm Sullivan Stolier Schulze & Grubb, LLC. 

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New Orleans Woman Engaged to Popeyes Chicken

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Have you heard the expression, “if you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” One New Orleans woman took it a step further — and became a viral sensation. 

 

NOLA’s own Elyse Chelsea Clark liked Popeyes, so she put a (fried onion) ring on it in a series of hilarious engagement photos with food from the Louisiana-born Cajun Creole fast food chain. 

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Best of the Fest

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For many locals and tourists alike, the Fair Grounds will become a second home for the next seven days, offering a nonstop lineup of music, food, drinks, crafts, and fun.

 

But the party doesn't stop at Jazz Fest — many top NOLA talents will be taking the stage at your favorite venues across the city as part of the many mini festivals kicking off this week. 

 

On the eve on the 48th annual Jazz and Heritage Festival, NoDef offers a round-up of the best fests around town. 

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NOFD Under Fire After Monument Removal

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Following the take down of the Battle at Liberty Place monument early Monday morning by a team of masked movers, rumors abounded across the city and online that the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was commissioned by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to remove the Confederate statue on Iberville Street. On Wednesday (4.26), New Orleans Firefighters Association President Nick Felton confirmed in a press conference that at least half a dozen firefighters were enlisted to take down the monument early Monday on Mayor Landrieu’s instructions. 

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Danae Columbus: Who is looking out for the working class in President Trump’s tax plan?

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The new tax reform plan introduced yesterday by Trump officials was painted with a very broad brush and appears to predominately benefit the wealthy. Though touted to create economic growth, it may in fact create serious implications for working class citizens who could lose their state and local tax deductions. It is especially short on [...]

Advertiser: New Orleans Spartans FC to host competitive youth team tryouts

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Tryouts for New Orleans Spartans FC, a competitive youth soccer club, are being held now through June to fill teams for the 2017-2018 season.  New Orleans Spartans FC (NOSFC) was founded in 2013 with a mission to help young soccer players develop into skillful athletes, supportive teammates and quality human beings.   NOSFC provides rigorous training, professional coaching and the infrastructure [...]

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