Danae Columbus: J.P. Morrell, women’s group prepare for ERA and other battles

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Hundreds of women from across Louisiana are expected to travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday for an ERA march and lobbying day, an opening salvo in the effort for Louisiana to be the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Ellie Smeal, staunch ERA supporter and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, is [...]

Scandinavian Jazz Church building set for redevelopment as wellness center

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By Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Messenger One-hundred and twelve years as a religious hub for the Norwegian community makes a space on Prytania Street ideal for yoga classes, meditation and water aerobics, its new owners told residents of the Lower Garden District on Wednesday. If all goes as planned, the site of the former Scandinavian Jazz [...]

Music and art will take over Freret Street for fest on Saturday

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On Saturday, the Freret Street Festival will kick off to the New Orleans festival season. The  seven-block street party features live music on three stages (see the lineup below), a food court featuring top local chefs (with picnic seating at every intersection), more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ area, and slightly used [...]

Book Report: From Veronica Roth to David Sedaris, and much more

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Tuesday, April 2 Veronica Roth, “The Fates Divide” Bestselling young adult author Veronica Roth in conversation with Daniel José Older to celebrate the paperback release of her newest book “The Fates Divide,” the second book in the “Carve the Mark” science fiction duology. A limited number of tickets are available only through Eventbrite. Click here [...]

Cherokee Street drainage project ‘substantially complete,’ city announces

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The city’s Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, has substantially completed the infrastructure improvement project on Cherokee Street between Benjamin and Pearl streets. The work began in June 2018. The work in the Black Pearl neighborhood included replacing existing water lines and installing new sub-drainage lines, [...]

NOPD Uptown-based Second District receives new commander

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Commander Doug Eckert was named the new leader of the NOPD Second District on Friday, returning for his second stint in the Uptown-based district after several years leading investigations for the entire city. Eckert’s transfer was one in a long chain of transfers and promotions announced by NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and Mayor LaToya Cantrell [...]

Loyola music students produce battle of the bands this Sunday

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Six bands will battle for a spot at the Freret Street Festival at a college student-produced music festival this weekend. “Uptown Sound” will bring music, food trucks, and more to Evans Playground (5100 Lasalle Street) this Sunday, March 31. The “battle of the bands” festival is produced by a committee of dedicated music industry young professionals [...]

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