Lusher to reserve kindergarten seats for low-income students in 2019-20 (live coverage)

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Lusher Charter School will reserve a portion of its kindergarten seats for students from economically disadvantaged families in the next school year, partly in response to removing the neighborhood-based admissions district two years ago, officials said Saturday morning. Based on policies adopted by the Orleans Parish School Board, Lusher stopped granting automatic admission to children [...]

Chef Greg Sonnier Talks Gabrielle Restaurant, Paul Prudhomme, His Ideal Meal, Friday Lunch, and THAT Quail Gumbo: Kristine Froeba

The Uptown Messenger -

The return of Gabrielle Restaurant last October was literally the talk of the town. Not “literally” in the way millennials misuse the word, but literally, as in literally. Twelve years is a long time to miss a menu. And few chefs and kitchens have been as missed by locals as James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Sonnier [...]

“Dear New Orleans,” artist Ceaux paints the New Orleans he knows (photos)

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans-born artist Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley presented his newest collection of paintings to the public on Saturday, October 6. The solo exhibition at Axiom Art Gallery on Freret Street was entitled “Dear New Orleans,” and featured colorful depictions of various scenes and images one can only find in the Crescent City.   View this post on Instagram [...]

New radiology office planned for church property on South Claiborne

The Uptown Messenger -

A new radiology office is planned for a vacant portion of the South Claiborne Avenue property occupied by the Church of the Annunciation, and it has received initial approval from the City Planning Commission. In order to allow a medical office, the Church of the Annunciation needs to change the zoning at 4505-4535 South Claiborne [...]

Danae Columbus: #MeToo movement brings gender wars to Louisiana

The Uptown Messenger -

Women leaders around the state are excited about congressional contender MiMi Methvin – a Democrat running against incumbent Republican Clay Higgins in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District. They expect Methvin, a former federal magistrate who was educated at Newcomb College, to take full advantage of the #Me Too Movement against sexual harassment. Numerous polls show that [...]

YAYA Arts Center offers fall festival, “Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin” glass-blowing class

The Uptown Messenger -

The YAYA Arts Center on LaSalle Street will offer a free fall festival with crafts, costumes and treats for families on Saturday, as well as a specialized “Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin” glass-blowing workshop the same day. The fall festival is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 20) at YAYA Arts Center, 3322 [...]

Daiquiri shop proposed for St. Charles Avenue draws opposition from Lower Garden Association

The Uptown Messenger -

Opposition to a plan to turn a vacant coffee shop on St. Charles Avenue into a small daiquiri bar grew more formal Monday night when the Lower Garden District Association voted unanimously to oppose the project at its hearing before the City Planning Commission next week. Tiger Paw Daiquiris and Grill, a Baton Rouge-based daiquiri [...]

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