Quilt exhibition and workshop opens Thursday with holiday happy hour

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On Thursday, Dec. 6, the public is invited to a holiday happy hour at an exhibition of traditional American and Afro-Caribbean inspired quilts at CANO’s Creative Space at Myrtle Banks Building, above the Dryades Market on the third floor at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. CANO welcomes the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective from Alabama to [...]

City Council shuts down plan for daiquiri shop on lower St. Charles Avenue

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A controversial plan for a daiquiri shop in the Lower Garden District was scuttled Thursday when the City Council unanimously backed Councilman Jay Banks’ motion to deny a conditional use permit for the storefront building at 1610 St. Charles Ave. The decision came after the months of vocal opposition from neighborhood groups, with members bringing [...]

To make the season bright, go to a free holiday concert

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Celebrating Christmas doesn’t have to involve opening your wallet. You can fill your ears and your spirit with sweet yuletide sounds, and enjoy a respite from holiday frenzy, at free concerts throughout the city during December. Gospel choirs, jazz bands, classical artists and more perform in historic church settings during December. Here’s a list below [...]

Sponsored: The Louisiana Museum Foundation presents the Inaugural Founders Ball–the opening of the final tricentennial exhibition

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The Louisiana Museum Foundation presents The Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square hosted at the Cabildo Cabildo Costume Ball will honor Pontalba legacy with Charles-Edouard and Isabelle, Baron and Baroness de Pontalba, from le château de Mont-l’Évêque, December 1, 2018! The Louisiana Museum Foundation is excited to launch our Inaugual Founders Ball. [...]

Mayor Cantrell gets 57 percent approval rating in new quality of life survey

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2018 Quality of Life Survey includes City Council, crime, affordable housing, traffic cameras and more New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has a 57 percent job approval rating overall, according to the 2018 Quality of Life Survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. The survey, known as the UNO Poll, also found [...]

Candidate’s Message from Omar K. Mason: Experience Matters

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Omar K. Mason, Candidate for Civil District Court Judge Voting for a judicial candidate is difficult. Often, the issues surrounding the bench aren’t as polarizing or pervasive as those found in other elections. Nevertheless, every six years, the citizens in New Orleans are faced with a critical question: who deserves to be elected judge of [...]

Judge holds Sewerage & Water Board liable for $500,000 in damages to 11 homes near drainage projects

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A civil judge found the Sewerage & Water Board liable this week for more than $500,000 in damages to 11 homes along the routes of major Uptown drainage projects, awarding sums ranging from $13,000 to $110,000 to the individual homeowners as hundreds more cases remain pending. According to a news release from attorney Michael Whitaker’s [...]

Danae Columbus: How will President Trump’s politics play in Louisiana governor’s race?

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As President Trump and Melania travel today to the G-20 Summit in Argentina and a one-on-one meeting with Putin, he will be plotting how to stay close to his imaginary friends like Saudi Arabia and Paul Manafort and continue to create havoc for his current perceived enemies including humiliated Detroit automakers, thousands of poor immigrants [...]

Six Xavier University students receive awards at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

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In an unprecedented accomplishment for the university, six Xavier University of Louisiana students received awards at the 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) for their innovative research in the Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) fields. Students presented their research to a panel of experts in such areas as chemistry, biology, [...]

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