Sep 132018

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We’re reaching that part of the year when all of us start becoming amateur meteorologists as the waters of the gulf start churning up. Our lineup is also in a great state of flux as we move in two new films featuring dangerous people and dangerous visions. Join us for a journey to the dark side, will you?

WHITE BOY RICK is the DIY tale of a young man who became a drug kingpin before he became a high school graduate. Based on the very true story, Matthew McConaughey stars as Rick’s father who after getting jailed needs the help of his son to get free. A touch of cocaine here, a little FBI entrapment there, and the rest of the tale becomes a lot less simple. We will be showing a special sneak preview of this film tonight, so grab those tickets in advance on our website. Continue reading »

Sep 112018

Dr. Jennifer Creedon, with Podesta Wellness,
is currently accepting new patients.

Dr. Jennifer Creedon, with Podesta Wellness, is currently accepting new patients.

Dr. Creedon is board certified in adult, adolescent and child psychiatry. She has additional training and has worked in the fields of addiction and trauma as well. Dr. Creedon completed undergraduate studies in biology and psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and afterwards attended medical school at Tulane University.

Podesta Wellness and the health of the whole personShe then completed psychiatry residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, followed by sub-specialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Tulane. Dr. Creedon’s clinical specialties include working with patients during stressful life transitions, such as school transitions, adjustment into young adult years, starting or changing careers, and exploration of potential life changes. She strives to help all of her patients achieve overall wellness.

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Sep 052018
Willow Street auto theft suspect

New Orleans police are searching for the pictured suspect after he was accused of stealing a blue 2007 Pontiac G5 from the 1300 block of Willow Street. (via NOPD)

New Orleans police officers are searching for a suspect accused of stealing a blue 2007 Pontiac G5 from the 1300 block of Willow Street.

The victim told police that on August 27, 2018, at or around 3:30 p.m., he discovered that his vehicle was missing from the aforementioned location. The victim advised officers that he may have dropped his keys near his vehicle. Continue reading »

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Sep 042018

New Orleans is known for many signature drinks, including the grasshopper, Sazerac, and Roffignac. All of these drinks are delicious cocktails any visitor should try during their stay in New Orleans, but there is a lesser-known city-wide love and appreciation for local brews.

There are a growing number of breweries in New Orleans, and Louisiana IPAs are widely available throughout the city. You can pick up beers to go, or choose a place to linger and try quite a few. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll want to get to know the best breweries in New Orleans.

To get a sense of what to expect at these New Orleans breweries and plan your own brewery crawl, check out this video from La Galerie French Quarter Hotel.

La Galerie French Quarter Hotel's Best Breweries

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Sep 032018

Due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Gordon, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has announced that all public schools in Orleans Parish will be closed on Tuesday, Sep. 4.

Students and families are urged to adhere to city-wide recommendations concerning the storm. Announcements regarding additional days will be forthcoming. Continue reading »

Aug 222018

The newest addition to the family of Deanie’s seafood restaurants is the Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen at 2200 Magazine St. Owned by Chandra Chifici-Scarber of the same family, the space has bars upstairs and downstairs, balcony dining, and a kitchen with food options old and new.

The newest addition to the family of Deanie’s seafood restaurants is the Sea Food Kitchen at 2200 Magazine St. Owned by Chandra Chifici-Scarber, the space has bars upstairs and downstairs, balcony dining, and a kitchen with food options old and new. (Tyree Worthy,

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, representatives of District B City Councilman Jay Banks, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce CEO & President G. Ben Johnson, and many more joined the family in the new restaurant’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting on August 21. Continue reading »

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Aug 102018

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The NOPD has arrested a subject in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 4200 block of S. Claiborne this morning.

Reports say Second District officers responded to a call at 8:19 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 reporting a fight in the 4200 block of South Claiborne Avenue. When they arrived they found an unresponsive male at the location. The victim was transported to University Medical Center where he later died. Continue reading »

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Aug 082018

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This week is just chock full of information so we want to get you into the good stuff as soon as possible. This newsletter has SEVEN brand new film announcements so let’s get started, shall we?

BLACKkKLANSMAN is the latest Spike Lee Joint, a symbol of quality that defined 90’s cinema. His latest work brings back the energy of those early films with a message that is as timely as can be. Check it out starting this Friday.

EIGHTH GRADE, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU all stay in the lineup for this week.

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Jul 302018

(via NOLA Caribbean Festival)

The NOLA Caribbean Festival will celebrate the pulsating rhythms of Soca music and mouth-watering tastes of Trinidadian street food this Saturday night.

Their Soca Fête Mini Festival will feature top Caribbean DJs, New Orleans DJ Raj Smoove, and international Soca artist Imani Ray. The event is set for Saturday, August 4, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Roux Carré, 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Continue reading »

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Jul 292018

Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information concerning a shooting on S. Claiborne that left three victims dead and seven additional victims injured.

The NOPD is investigating the incident that occurred around 8:35 p.m. Saturday night (July 28) in the 3400 block of S. Claiborne Avenue. NOPD Second District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting involving multiple adult victims. Continue reading »

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Jul 232018

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The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying a subject believed to be responsible for the armed robbery incident that occurred on July 13, 2018 in the 5600 block of Annunciation Street.

The victim told police that at about 9:35 p.m., she was loading her 2001 Chevrolet Suburban when an unknown black male wearing a read hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing approached her from behind. Continue reading »

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Jul 202018

New Orleans Baby Cakes Burger grilled with caramelized bacon onion jam and cream cheese on a Mardi Gras glazed sugar brioche bun. (photo credit: Julie Couret)



If there is one thing New Orleans likes more than controversy—and even baseball–it’s a social media war. This time it’s not the kale lady, the Disney gumbo video (an abomination), or even that New York travel writer (#besafe). But, yes, the yanks are at it again, literally.

The New York Yankees’ minor league baseball affiliate are attacking our team’s king cake baby on several fronts. The Scranton Baby Bombers, to put it delicately, are battling our New Orleans Baby Cakes. Not all of it is nice, not at all. Continue reading »

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Jul 202018

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Before we begin with this week’s newsletter, we’d like to thank all of you for your understanding and patience over this past weekend. No movie theater wants to have a projector failure followed by a power outage, but any theater would want to have the support we received when it happened. If you got a rain check this weekend, please know that our rain checks have no expiration date as long as you hold onto the ticket stub. Now that we’ve said our peace, let’s talk about some movies!

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the rare documentary that comes with a spoiler warning. We suggest that you watch the trailer on our website and a few reviews, but do try to stay away from any independent research as you are going to want to be surprised by what this movie reveals. Catch it this week and tell your friends as little as possible. Continue reading »

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Jul 182018

As part of our program with LION Publishers, the Messenger is working on gaining more back-end resources and better utilizing what we already have. Among other things, this means more staff members.

We’re seeking a Business Communication Coordinator to assist growth on our sales and business development side. See the full job description here.

For editorial, we’d like to add more columnists and freelancers into our fold. Continue reading »

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Jul 172018

Psychiatry – Massage – Counseling – Nutrition

Podesta Wellness is a multidisciplinary collaborative practice that aims to treat the mental and physical health goals of each individual client. As both a massage therapist and biochemist, Dr. Arwen Podesta merged her interests in mind-body wellness and biology by opening Podesta Psychiatry, LLC in 2012.

Now operating as Podesta Wellness, Dr. Podesta collaborates closely with a tremendous team of providers with experience and expertise in whole health.

The team includes experts in psychiatry, counseling, massage, and nutrition, leading to whole health results for patients experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, grief, and other issues.

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