Jimmy Anselmo, the outspoken founder of Jimmy’s Music Club, is hosting a “Rock Against Racism” fundraiser for the Southern Poverty Law Center with a diverse lineup of New Orleans musicians Sunday at his venue, The Willow.
After serving two terms representing Uptown, Mid-City and Lakeview on the New Orleans City Council, Susan Guidry said Thursday morning that she plans to retire next year instead of seeking another office in the fall elections.
Guidry is term limited, and had been considering a run for one of the council’s two at-large seats. Instead, she said she will serve out the remainder of her term that ends in May 2018, without running for any office in the Oct. 14 election.
A man in his 70s was shot in the arm with a pellet gun by young assailants during a robbery attempt early Wednesday on Earhart Boulevard, New Orleans police said.
Under gorgeous springtime skies on Fat Tuesday, the Krewe of Rex hosted a parade celebrating the very idea of celebration with the theme of “Carnival Fetes and Feasts,” showering Mardi Gras revelers with ample throws customized for each float.
The Krewe of Zulu rolled early Tuesday morning on the Uptown route, sharing broad smiles, glittering coconuts, and a message to “Stop the Violence.”
The Krewe of Proteus presented their rendition of Wagner’s opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen” as they rolled on the Uptown route on Monday.
New Orleans police are investigating several rape cases reported over the weekend, one on Broadway Street and a cluster around St. Charles Avenue, authorities said.
The Krewe of Tucks made subtext into text Saturday afternoon when it elevated the bathroom humor that traditionally runs through its floats into the theme of its “Tucks Happen” parade.
The Krewe of Iris celebrated their 100th anniversary Saturday on the Uptown parade route surrounded by thousands of well-wishers bearing birthday love.
A parade-goer was hit in the side by gunfire that appears to have discharged from inside a portable toilet at Napoleon and St. Charles Avenue on Saturday while the Krewe of Tucks rolled by, New Orleans police said.
The Krewe of Morpheus closed out Friday’s parades on the Uptown route with floats themed around major casinos.
While the political developments of the past year came as a shock to some Americans, Le Krewe d’Etat clearly welcomed the upheaval — at least as an opportunity to skewer both the famous and the infamous in this year’s “Zoo D’Etat.”
The Krewe of Hermes revisited themes of recent years on Friday evening as it kicked off the weekend’s parading on the Uptown route with “A Hermes Miscellany.”