Blue Cypress, Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop offer gift certificates, exclusive items for Independent Bookstore Day

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Blue Cypress Books on Oak, Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop on Prytania and Tubby & Coo’s in Mid-City are collaborating Saturday on a scavenger hunt with $100 in gift certificates, as well as special events and exclusive merchandise, as part of the national Independent Bookstore Day the effort to promote local shops in a [...]

Motorcyclist found guilty of vehicular homicide in drunken crash that killed teacher in Gert Town

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A motorcyclist who crashed into a canal near Xavier University in 2016, killing the school teacher riding as his passenger, was found guilty Thursday night of vehicular homicide, and now faces up to 10 years in prison, court officials said. Matthew Magrini, 35, was driving a motorcycle with 28-year-old George Paitich as his passenger on [...]

French Quarter’s Mona Lisa Italian restaurant to open Magazine Street location

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The owners of the Mona Lisa restaurant in the French Quarter plan to open a second location of the Italian eatery Uptown on Magazine Street, they said this week. Mona Lisa currently operates on Royal Street with a traditional Italian menu, keeping a low profile with few recent reviews but a generally positive reptutation. “This [...]

Danae Columbus: Stormy Daniels clearly profiting off Trump notoriety

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“I’m here for Stormy,” said famed New Orleans horn man James Andrews, one of several hundred people who paid a $20 cover charge to see 39-year old Scotlandville, La., native Stephanie Gregory Clifford’s three-song performance at New Orleans’ Penthouse Club last night. Labeled “Pet of the Century” in the latest edition of Penthouse, Daniels has [...]

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra to perform Faure’s “Requiem” in spring concert

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More than 90 musicians will assemble tonight as the New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra to perform Gabriel Faure’s choral masterpiece, “Requiem,” at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church. The program also features selections from Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and, in keeping with the ensemble’s tradition of unorthodox choices, music from the popular video games “Halo” and [...]

Man sought for break-in at Carrollton Avenue cell-phone story, damage to door at Subway

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After an overnight break-in at the cell-phone store on South Carrollton Avenue and damage to a door and window at a nearby Subway restaurant, investigators have obtained surveillance images of a suspect that they hope can help lead to an arrest, New Orleans police said. The burglary took place the night of Thursday, May 3, [...]

New Orleans Rotary hosts wine-tasting fundraiser for scholarships for Sci High grads

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The Rotary Club of New Orleans will hold its first-ever wine-tasting competition, “Sippin’ for Scholarships,” tonight to raise money to send seniors from the New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School and other schools to college. The wine tasting and silent auction will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 10) on [...]

Coliseum Square Association announces new name: Lower Garden District Association

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In an attempt to broaden its reach within the neighborhood, the historic Coliseum Square Association has decided to begin using a new name: the Lower Garden District Association. The association was founded in 1972 as part of an effort to gain historic recognition for the area in order to literally save it from destruction by [...]

Coast Guard officers treated after turpentine spill at Napoleon Avenue wharf

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Three United States Coast Guard officers received medical treatment Tuesday after an unexpected release of turpentine on a tank they were inspecting at the Napoleon Avenue Wharf, officials said. The officers were conducting a routine inspection of a tank of crude sulfate turpentine at the wharf at the base of Napoleon Avenue shortly before 12:45 [...]

Magazine Street Champagne Stroll returns for eighth year on Saturday

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The Magazine Street Champagne Stroll returns Saturday night for its eighth annual celebration of shops, restaurants, and free sparkling wine. With extended hours until 9 p.m. Saturday, Many Magazine Street restaurants are offering free champagne with meals, while local shopkeepers will give discounts on their wares alongside a free glass of bubbly. A list of [...]

Suspect sought in theft from apartment complex laundry machines, police say

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A man broke into a St. Andrew Street apartment complex’s laundry room and stole the change from inside the washing machines last week, but police are hoping a surveillance photo of him will lead to his identification and arrest. The burglary took place shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at an apartment complex in [...]

New City Council members hold first meeting after swearing-in (live coverage)

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The new members of the New Orleans City Council — Joe Giarrusso, Jay H. Banks, Kristin Palmer, Cyndi Nguyen and Helena Moreno — are joining returning members Jared Brossett and Jason Williams for their first official organizational meeting Monday after being sworn in. See below for live coverage. Live Blog City Council organizational meeting – [...]

Rick Bragg presents and signs new recipe book at Octavia Books

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By Lauren LeCompte Loyola Student News Service A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author returned to a New Orleans bookstore to present and sign his new book of classic Southern recipes and lighthearted family stories. “What I wanted to pull off was the narrative of our food,” Alabama native Rick Bragg said. Dozens gathered as [...]

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