KIPP New Orleans Schools will participate in the 2013 charter-application process, potentially growing beyond the nine schools the system already operates to additional campuses in the city or around the state, according to a report by Erin Krall of The Lens.
A new bakery and a new casual French bistro have opened on Magazine Street, and the commercial building that houses the Big Top performance space and the Mais Arepas restaurant has been sold, according to recent reports.
Children’s Hospital signed a lease in January for the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital that required mental-health services there as a way to continue negotiating to purchase the building outright, but planned all along to keep its psychiatric services at the DePaul campus nearby, hospital officials told the New Orleans City Council on Thursday morning.
Desmond A. Pratt Sr., 43, “was immediately placed on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested at his home,” according to our partners at WWL-TV. The victim was a 15-year-old girl, according to a NOPD news release.
State lawmakers have said that they won’t take up Gov. Bobby Jindal’s effort to eliminate state income taxes this year, but how such a move could have affected Louisiana taxpayers will be discussed by Tulane economics professors at a panel discussion at noon on Thursday.
Just two weeks after the 2013 Freret Street Festival drew record-setting crowds, Dat Dog, The Other Bar and Gasa Gasa will be hosting another festival Saturday evening, “Uptown Sounds,” featuring acoustic sets, DJs and full bands. The festival runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and will also feature art and film, and is being organized by Loyola University’s Music Industries Studies program, according to a post at The New Freret website.
Poets Joseph Bienvenue, Thaddeus Conti and Gina Ferrara will be reading tonight (Wednesday, April 17) at McKeown’s Books on Tchoupitoulas in celebration of the release of “Dorado 2″ by Verna Press.
On my first real-deal roadtrip as a teenager across America, I remember driving past a little ramshackle, two-bit of a motel as I zipped through Clarendon, Texas; the name of the establishment was the It’ll Do Motel. At the time, I chuckled to myself wondering on the possible success the warts-and-all-approach to luring passers-by this overnighter might have. Just up the road, we quickly passed through yet another faceless Texas town in Claude, and my thoughts fast turned to why a town might end up with the name Claude. And really, the It’ll Do stayed largely out of my thoughts until this past Monday morning while waiting in queue at the bank. Why 20 years went by and suddenly I’m thinking about the Texas panhandle a lifetime ago isn’t so curious, but here’s how it went down.
A 51-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday night on General Ogden Street in Hollygrove, authorities said.
A 21-year-old was injured Monday evening in a shooting just off the busy intersection of Washington Avenue and Broad Street, authorities said, where neighborhood activists, city leaders and business owners have vowed to reduce crime.
Update, 2:42 p.m. Monday: This event has been postponed yet again, Tulane officials announced this afternoon. A makeup date will be announced later.
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence” will be held at
5 p.m. tonight (Monday, April 15) at Tulane after being rescheduled because of the last week’s rains.
The Single Ladies and Men will second-line through Central City on Sunday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. at Foxx Lounge on Washington Avenue and finishing at Sportsmen’s Corner at Second and Dryades, according to a post for Gambit by Big Red Cotton.
Scottish author Lorraine Johnston will sign her children’s book “Later Tartan Gator” at several Uptown New Orleans locations featured in the book in the coming week, including Audubon Zoo, Blue Frog Chocolates and Magic Box Toys.
The Mount Zion Lutheran Church will celebrate its 135 anniversary in a service Sunday themed “Standing Firm in God’s Faith.”
A touring group from Jesuit High School in Tampa will perform Gregorian Chant and compositions by Cesar Franck and Mozart at St. Stephen Church on Saturday afternoon (April 13).
Two leaders of the Greater New Orleans Organizers’ Roundtable — which holds monthly meetings to promote social-justice issues and the voices of the oppressed — will speak Saturday morning at the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at the First Unitarian Universalist Church.