Man shot to death in Central City

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A man was shot to death in Central City on Thursday night, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at 6:58 p.m. in the 2100 block of Thalia Street. They discovered an adult black male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim died [...]

Danae Columbus: Landrieu quietly launches national fund while contemplating his future

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With little fanfare last July, former Mayor Mitch Landrieu created the E Pluribus Unum Fund which is serving as a fundraising vehicle to stay in the public eye — while contemplating a future in Washington, D.C. where the fund is based. “We are better together than we are apart,” the fund’s website (unumfund.org) declares. With [...]

Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival gets its name back, announces music and vendor lineups

The Uptown Messenger -

Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival is back with its original name as well as a full slate of local, national and international acts to accompany the Jamaican cuisine. The celebration of the connections between New Orleans and Caribbean culture is set for Feb. 9 at Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St. Festival organizers and [...]

Nicholas Payton to perform at the 15th annual Starry Night fundraiser for Waldorf School

The Uptown Messenger -

Trumpeter, composer and Grammy Award winner Nicholas Payton, a New Orleans native, is headlining Starry Night Gala, a fundraiser for the Waldorf School. The 15th annual Starry Night will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City on Feb. 1. The gala will also feature silent and live auctions, raffles, live music, [...]

Photos: MLK’s legacy celebrated with speeches, music, march in Central City

The Uptown Messenger -

Photos by Zach Brien, Uptown Messenger Former Mayor Marc Morial, current Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Gov. John Bel Edwards and others reflected on Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday during a rally at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City. After the rally, marchers and brass bands took to the streets to celebrate the life [...]

Kristine Froeba: Marine Corp band is a Mardi Gras tradition for Uptown parades, krewe balls

The Uptown Messenger -

“There is no sharper band in all of Carnival than the local Marine Corps Band,” said Mardi Gras expert Errol Laborde. Specifically, the Marine Corps Reserve Band New Orleans. Uptown routinely sees the Marine Corps Reserve Band’s bus and its Marines filing out and lining up to march down Jefferson Avenue, Napoleon Avenue or, in [...]

City Hall holding office hours at Latter Library

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The Mayor’s Community Office Hours Program is expanding beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22. The program gives residents a chance to meet with City Hall representatives in their own neighborhood. Community Office Hours will be held on every Monday through Wednesday (except holidays) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning on Tuesday, Uptown residents are invited to [...]

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