Jessica Taylor

Jessica DeBold is the Uptown Messenger Editorial intern. She is a senior at Loyola University studying Journalism and Philosophy. You can find more of Jessica's work at jessicadeboldworks.wordpress.com

Mar 052014
 
The Loyola University Jesuit Center Lenten lectures will be held on Wednesday nights in March and April to observe the season of Lent.  Each of the events are free and will take place on Loyola’s main campus in the Ignatius Chapel (via loyno.edu)

The Loyola University Jesuit Center Lenten lecture series will be held on Wednesday nights in March and April to observe the season of Lent. Each of the events are free and will take place on Loyola’s main campus in the Ignatius Chapel (via loyno.edu)

Take part in Jesuit spiritual exercises with experts from Loyola University examining the Lenten season in March and April, starting with an introduction to “The Heart of Ignatian Spirituality: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 12). Continue reading »

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Mar 052014
 
The Mardi Gras Ball Queen, Barbara Pierre and King, Eustis Guillemet dance at the Ashe Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 17. (via the Mercy Endeavors Senior Center)

The Mardi Gras Ball Queen, Barbara Pierre, and King, Eustis Guillemet dance at the Ashe Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 17(via the Mercy Endeavors Senior Center).

Mardi Gras is for everyone, and the Mercy Endeavors Senior Center ensured that their older residents could take part in the celebration of carnival season. Continue reading »

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Mar 052014
 

A panel of leaders from different congregations across New Orleans — including Temple Sinai, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church and the Unitarian Universalist Church — will convene next week to discuss issues of sexuality and family planning during an interfaith perspective forum at Trinity Episcopal Church on (Monday) March 10. Continue reading »

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Mar 032014
 
Raising the Dough: Financial Literacy Classes on Saturday, March 8 (via southernfood.org).

Raising the Dough: Financial Literacy Classes on Saturday, March 8 (via southernfood.org).

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will host a session for prospective entrepreneurs about branding in the food business Saturday morning (March 8) at its headquarters on O.C. Haley Boulevard. Continue reading »

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Feb 282014
 
Boys and Girls Hope Race Judicata 2013 (via facebook.com)

Boys and Girls Hope Race Judicata 2013 (via facebook.com)

Bring your family even your dog for a 5k race and one-mile fun run (or walk) at Audubon Park on March 8, and help the Loyola University College of Law raise money for Boys Hope Girls Hope to provide safer environments for at-risk children. Continue reading »

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Feb 282014
 

Michael Kyrlakoudes (left) receives guitar pointers from Little Big Horns’ guitarist Russell Welch during the Sunday Jan. 26,2014 Youth Music Workshop at Tipitina's on Napoleon Avenue.

Michael Kyrlakoudes (left) receives guitar pointers from Little Big Horns’ guitarist Russell Welch during Youth Music Workshop at Tipitina’s in January (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Zach Brien).

Young music students can attend two free workshops this March, offered by the Tipitina’s Foundation. Continue reading »

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Feb 262014
 

Dr. Michael White and his band, The Original Liberty Jazz Band will perform for the 20th Annual Jazz Service at St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church (via St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church)

Dr. Michael White and The Original Liberty Jazz Band (via St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church)

Celebrate the city of New Orleans with traditional Jazz music Sunday morning (March 2) from renowned clairinetist Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band during the 20th Annual Jazz Service at the St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church. Continue reading »

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Feb 252014
 
Ben Polcer (left), Cassidy Holden (center) and Luke Winslow King (right) will perform at The Norwegian Church on Sunday, March 2. (via Luke Winslow King Music)

Ben Polcer (left), Cassidy Holden (center) and Luke Winslow King (right) will perform at The Norwegian Church on Sunday, March 2. (via Luke Winslow King Music)

Before the Krewe of Thoth rolls on the Uptown route Sunday morning, New Orleans musician Luke Winslow King will perform at a jazz worship service at The Norwegian Church in the Lower Garden District. Continue reading »

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Feb 242014
 

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Get personal assistance from local organizations to help you enroll for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, by attending events by the new Health Insurance Marketplace through the end of March.

The St. Thomas Community Health Center will host information sessions and offer one-on-one assistance on Friday (Feb. 28) and twice more in March, and the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center will host an event on March 8. Continue reading »

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Feb 242014
 
A  Krewe of Morpheus parader passes out throws from the top of a float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A Krewe of Morpheus parader passes out throws from the top of a float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Katherine Drexel Prep school (the former Xavier University Prep) will offer Mardi Gras stands, parking, food and drinks this year so friends and supporters can enjoy the Magazine Street parades in comfort while supporting the school’s growth. Continue reading »

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Feb 232014
 
Maple Leaf Bar 2nd Annual Jamie Galloway Celebration & Musicians Clinic Benefit

Maple Leaf Bar 2nd Annual Jamie Galloway Celebration & Musicians Clinic Benefit

Celebrate the life of a talented local harmonica player and give back to the community while enjoying drinks and live music at the Maple Leaf Bar for the Second Annual Jamie Galloway Celebration & Musicians Clinic Benefit today (Sunday, Feb. 23). Continue reading »

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Feb 232014
 

(via The Junior Committee's Annual  Mardi Gras Fêtes press release)

(via New Orleans Opera Association)

(via The Junior Committee's Annual  Mardi Gras Fêtes press release)

(via New Orleans Opera Association)

The Opera Guild home on Prytania Street is offering an opportunity today (Sunday, Feb. 23) to enjoy family-friendly Mardi Gras festivities, and then to celebrate Mardi Gras your way with other adults Friday (Feb. 28) at The Junior Committee’s Annual Mardi Gras Fêtes. Continue reading »

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Feb 212014
 
(via www.ashecac.org)

(via www.ashecac.org)

Ashé Cultural Arts Center  (via www.ashecac.org)

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center will host a free screening of “The Trials of Muhammed Ali” tonight (Friday, Feb. 21) and a number of other events now through the end of the month, including The New Orleans Jazz Marketplace celebration, The African Presence in Venezuela since President Hugo Chavez exhibit & film screening, and fun fitness sessions. Continue reading »

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Feb 212014
 
An Irish man looks over the Atlantic Ocean just south of Dublin  (via Jessica DeBold,   Uptown Messenger)

An Irish man looks over the Atlantic Ocean just south of Dublin (photo by Jessica DeBold, UptownMessenger.com)

University College of Dublin emblem (via www.ucd.ie)

University College of Dublin emblem (via www.ucd.ie)

High school juniors can take a virtually free trip to the emerald Isle this summer to study for two weeks at the University College of Dublin. The winners of the Irish Network-NOLA scholarship competition will receive free return flights, tuition, accommodation and food in the historic city, but the application is due Monday. Continue reading »

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Feb 202014
 

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19th Annual Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy panelist topics (via  the Tulane Environmental and Energy Legal Society)

19th Annual Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy panelist topics (via the Tulane Environmental and Energy Legal Society)

The public is invited to listen to thought-provoking expert panelists discuss environmental hot topics such as the Orleans Parish Levee Board lawsuits, the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” and the state’s “cancer alley” at the 19th Annual Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 21-22), in Tulane Law School’s Weinmann Hall. Continue reading »

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