Robert Morris

Oct 042013
 

Archie Jefferson, younger brother of a former Congressman from a once-powerful political family, is marketing the South Broad Street home where his wife was found murdered last year as a bed-and-breakfast, apparently without a license, according to a report by David Hammer of our partners at WWL-TV and Claire Galofaro of The New Orleans Advocate. After Sandra Peters Jefferson was beaten to death last May, Archie Jefferson was a “person of interest,” but no charges were filed, Hammer and Galofaro report.

Oct 042013
 
(image via the National Weather Service New Orleans office)

(image via the National Weather Service New Orleans office)

New Orleans is still expected to receive up to 4 inches of rain and winds of 25 to 35 mph this weekend as Tropical Storm Karen comes ashore on the Gulf Coast, meterologists said Friday morning. Continue reading »

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Oct 032013
 

Jonah Bascle

Jonah Bascle

Susan Guidry, the incumbent representative for District A on the New Orleans City Council, has drawn her first announced challenger for her re-election: 27-year-old comedian Jonah Bascle.

But Bascle, confined to a wheelchair by muscular dystrophy, says he remains just as serious about making New Orleans accessible to people with disabilities as he was when he ran for mayor in 2010.

“It’s been four years,” Bascle said. “Stuff that I thought would be done by now still isn’t.” Continue reading »

Oct 032013
 

Sandy Kaynor, the attorney who was critically wounded a year ago in a carjacking in the driveway of his home in the Touro neighborhood, had temporarily made it home and was relearning to speak, but infection has set in and he has returned to intensive care, his wife tells Meg Farris and our partners at WWL-TV. As his family copes with his continuing struggle, they also trying to find more ways to steer troubled teens off the path of violence, Farris reports.

Oct 032013
 

Tropical Storm Karen is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane tracking toward the central Gulf Coast this weekend. (map via the National Hurricane Center)

Tropical Storm Karen is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane tracking toward the central Gulf Coast this weekend. (map via the National Hurricane Center)

New Orleanians should begin preparing their homes for possible high winds this weekend after the formation Thursday morning of Tropical Storm Karen in the southern Gulf of Mexico, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service. Continue reading »

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Oct 032013
 

Dominica chef Alon Shaya chats with a neighbor of the proposed Magazine Street expansion at an open house in August. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Dominica chef Alon Shaya chats with a neighbor of the proposed Magazine Street expansion at an open house in August. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The chef and owners of John Besh’s popular Domenica restaurant told a supportive neighborhood association to “start getting hungry” for their family-oriented Magazine Street expansion as they approach a hearing before the City Council next week, despite initial resistance from the City Planning Commission. Continue reading »

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Oct 022013
 

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum act in a scene being filmed Tuesday for "22 Jump Street" on the Tulane University campus. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano/Tulane University, reprinted courtesy of New Wave)

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum act in a scene being filmed Tuesday for “22 Jump Street” on the Tulane University campus. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano/Tulane University, reprinted courtesy of New Wave)

Tulane University will be making another appearance on the big screen, this time in the upcoming movie “22 Jump Street,” a sequel to last year’s “21 Jump Street” (itself a continuation of sorts of the 1980s TV show of the same name), according to a report on the New Wave university news site. Tulane will serve as the fictional “MC State” college where undercover cops played by actors Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will enroll, New Wave reports.

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Oct 022013
 

A pint-sized soldier marches in front of the ReNEW Reed Elementary middle school dance team on Napoleon Avenue during Mardi Gras 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

A pint-sized soldier marches in front of the ReNEW Reed Elementary middle school dance team on Napoleon Avenue during Mardi Gras 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

An evening of cocktails and small plates, jazz and a silent auction Friday at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy will raise money to send students from across one of the city’s largest charter networks on college visits. Continue reading »

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Oct 012013
 

Redbull SKOn Thursday evening at the Prytania Theatre, musician Glen David Andrews will host a free screening of the “Red Bull Street Kings” documentary about the 2010 competition between The Stooges, The Free Agents, To Be Continued and Soul Rebels brass bands.

See the news release below for details:

Glen David Andrews to Host Viewing of 2010 Brass Band Competition Film, “Red Bull Street Kings”

WHO: Glen David Andrews will host a documentary screening of the “Red Bull Street Kings” 2010 film followed by a Q&A session with members from the 2010 Red Bull Street Kings winning band, The Stooges.

WHAT: Red Bull Street Kings returns to New Orleans this October to find the city’s best brass bands and crown a new street king. It all goes down during the biggest brass band blowout of the year for round two under the Claiborne Bridge on Oct. 26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Red Bull Street Kings last crowned a street king in 2010; now the search is on again.

In 2010, more than 5,000 spectators came out to watch The Free Agents, The Stooges, To Be Continued and Soul Rebels brass bands battle it out under the bridge. Red Bull Street Kings crowned The Stooges brass band kings and sent them to the Red Bull Studios Los Angeles where they spent three days recording with Mannie Fresh.

WHEN: October 3rd, 2013
Doors at 7:30 pm

WHERE: Prytania Theater
5339 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

COST: FREE TO VIEW – Seats are limited
Please click here to RSVP: http://win.gs/rbskdoc

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Oct 012013
 
(map via U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

(map via U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Boh Brothers Construction Co., the contractor currently installing a drainage canal on Napoleon Avenue between Claiborne Avenue and Carondelet Street, won the contract last week for the final phase of extending that canal down to Constance Street, authorities said. Continue reading »