Comedian Bill Cosby and music groups En Vogue and The Commodores will all perform Friday evening at the Xavier University Convocation Center in support of the university’s scholarship fund.
The Fifth Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival in Lawrence Square park on Saturday will feature a music lineup headlined by Rockin’ Dopsie, plus food, an artist’s village and kids’ activities — all in an effort to raise money to support the officers of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District.
The architect who initiated the Dutch Dialogues on New Orleans water management, a proponent of locally-produced Carnival throws and a Lafitte Greenway advocate will be honored as “Urban Heroes” on Friday evening at the Propeller Incubator in Broadmoor.
While the majority of its venues remain in the Marigny and Bywater areas, the Fringe Festival’s annual celebration of experimental theatre comes Uptown this weekend by way of five locations on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
A 7-year-old girl inside her home was grazed by a stray bullet in a shooting Wednesday night in Central City that also hospitalized a 33-year-old man, New Orleans police said.
I have always had a fascination with the written word in public places. Not street signs, business names or general advertising or billboards: you know, the traditional, formally executed kind via a municipality or organized venture, spreading whatever message usually of an identifying or sales nature. I mean the taggers, whether via graffiti by marker on a bathroom wall or spraypaint under a bridge, or those working in fresh concrete getting the last laugh (no grey ghost will come around and buff out what’s set in mortar, at least not with any expediency). What happened to Fred Ratke anyway? I notice a lot of new work he’s leaving up longer than I’d expect.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying several men photographed by surveillance cameras recently — one believed to have information about an attempted robbery on South Claiborne Avenue on Sunday morning, and two who allegedly stole several Playstation 3 units from the GameStop near the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas on Friday.
Sheri Fink, whose book “Five Days at Memorial” recounts the efforts to save lives at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, will speak Wednesday evening as part of this week’s ongoing Jewish Book Festival.
The French government has issued a warning to travelers visiting New Orleans to avoid leaving the Garden District for Central City or the Irish Channel, according to our partners at WWL-TV. The notice urges French travelers not to stray north of St. Charles Avenue or south of Magazine Street (“au nord de l’avenue Saint-Charles et au sud de la rue Magazine“) when they are in the Garden District.
A man was fatally shot Monday afternoon while driving near Josephine and LaSalle streets in Central City, and his vehicle ran into a house near the shooting scene, New Orleans police said.
Thirteen years. That’s how long New Orleanians have been paying $1.25 fares for one-way trips on streetcars and buses. In an era characterized by major increases in city fees and taxes, transit fares have remained relatively low.
Now, it appears that $1.25 fares may not be quite enough. Veolia Transportation Services Inc., the French corporation contracted to manage services for the Regional Transit Association (RTA), revealed this past Tuesday that there will not be enough money left in reserves to fund services by 2015 unless a fare increase is enacted.
Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse Revue will headline the free Central City Festival on O.C. Haley Boulevard on Saturday, topping a lineup of traditional music, Creole food and local vendors showcasing the rebirth of the boulevard.
The Southern Rep production of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” is entering the first weekend of its run at Ursuline Academy on State Street, and every performance is themed with special events and promotions.
This weekend’s New Orleans Opera performance of “Noah’s Flood” at Trinity Episcopal Church will include veteran New Orleans news anchor Norman Robinson in the speaking role of God, a cast of professional artists and musicians, and a chorus of students from public and private schools around the city.