Tyrann Mathieu Foundation to host annual Celebrity Kickball Classic

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans native and NFL Pro Bowler Tyrann Mathieu will host the 2nd annual weekend of events benefiting his New Orleans-based nonprofit. The weekend kicks off with a soiree at the New Orleans Jazz Market Friday, May 17, and features a Celebrity Kickball Classic on Saturday, May 18. The Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the [...]

Book Report: ‘Tulane Observed,’ ‘Louisiana Poets,’ Ani DiFranco memoir and more

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Thursday, May 16 Allison Levy: “House of Secrets: Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo” 6-7:30 p.m. Garden District Book Shop 2727 Prytania Street (The Rink) 504-895-2266 Allison Levy discusses and signs her book, “House of Secrets,” the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated façade.     Sunday, May 19 Errol Barron: “Tulane [...]

Police blotter: Shooting in Hollygrove, stabbing in Central City on Sunday night

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Shooting in Hollygrove A 22-year-old was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on Sunday at 10:38 p.m. in the 8700 block of Apricot Street. Police found him while responding to a report of gunshots in the area. He was transported to local hospital via EMS. Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is [...]

Officials tout improved drainage, streets with South Galvez Infrastructure Project

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The South Galvez Street Infrastructure Project officially ended on Thursday when city officials gathered for a ceremony. The project, which cost $5.4 million to complete, runs from Toledano Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. It was designed in accordance with New Orleans’ Complete Streets policy. “The residents in this area needed to see that [...]

Norwegian Seamen’s Church buildings granted landmark status

The Uptown Messenger -

A 20th century complex of buildings in a district revered for its 19th century architecture was given official landmark status Wednesday by the Historic District Landmarks Commission. Designed and constructed in 1968, the Norwegian Seamen’s Church held its last service on Christmas Eve 2018. It then changed to secular hands, and its new owners are [...]

GiveNOLA Day 2019: $5.9M raised for New Orleans nonprofits

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750 local nonprofits received more than 50,000 donations and over $5.9 Million during the 2019 GiveNOLA Day. The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy presented their annual giving event on May 7. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Uptown’s Louise S. McGehee School, and the Louisiana Children’s Museum received the highest dollar amounts, while GiveNOLA’s [...]

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