Mar 172015

Data management may seem like a concept that applies only to giant corporations with millions of customers and plenty of money to spend on R&D when, in fact, it is a tool that businesses of all sizes can utilize and profit from if they understand how to fully take advantage of its capability. As a business, you have more information than you think. Why not learn how to harness the power of that information to make better decisions for the future of your business?


At our March 25th New Orleans workshop,Using Your Data to Improve Business Operations“,we will spend the morning hearing from three presenters who will answer the “whats”, “hows”, and “whys” of collecting, understanding, and analyzing data. Continue reading »

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Mar 162015

13-0214 IOP Renwick Lecture Uptown Messenger Ad copyThe Loyola University Institute of Politics presents the 6th Annual Renwick Lecture tonight, with special guest Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of the New York Times.

Mission of Renwick Lecture Series

In pursuit of its mission of preparing men and women for ethical and effective participation in public life, theInstitute of Politics hosts an annual Lecture Series each Spring that attracts a nationally prominent figure to speak to the current Institute of Politics (IOP) class, all past fellows, Loyola faculty, staff, students, and members of the public. Continue reading »

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Mar 122015

Tracey's St Pats 2015

May the Luck o’ the Irish be with you as Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend long from Saturday, March 14th to Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The Irish Channel Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration begins at 10:00am on the corner of Third Street and Magazine Street Saturday.  Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and green beer!

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Mar 052015

The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) invites you to the 3rd Annual Touch a Truck, presented by Regions Bank.  This unique, one-day experience gives families an up-close look at their favorite “big trucks” and the opportunity to meet the people that protect, serve, and build Metropolitan New Orleans.Touch-a-Truck-logo-RGB Continue reading »

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Mar 042015
Collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), titled La Guitare Rose, signed and dated 1918 (est. $30,000-$60,000).

Collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), titled La Guitare Rose, signed and dated 1918 (est. $30,000-$60,000).

More than 1,100 lots of original artwork, period furniture, jewelry, antique clocks, and more will be sold

 A 1918 collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), a 19th century French bronze figural mantel clock by Vincenti & Cie., a pair of 19th century Venetian parcel gilt polychrome and lacquer carved wood blackamoors, and an early 19th century Chinese Export black lacquer and ivory painted fan will all be sold at auction in New Orleans this weekend. Continue reading »

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Mar 032015

CIC-logoThe armed attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market.  The ISIS reign of terror.  These incidents inspire fear, hatred, and mistrust of those whose religious beliefs differ from our own.  In these troubling times ignorance and prejudice can infect our communities, preventing the cohesion and cooperation required for our neighborhoods to thrive.

Communities in Conversation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to combat ignorance and religious animosity.  We provide opportunities for individuals to meet and learn from members of our own community with different religious beliefs.  Our goal is to form expanding circles of awareness, knowledge, sympathy and fellowship within our neighborhoods.  These circles begin from small-scale conversations, held in a neutral space, that are grounded in a study guide that is written to provide basic factual information about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Continue reading »

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Mar 022015

image001The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be the setting for the 60th Anniversary of the New Orleans Home & Garden Show, the largest consumer home show in the southeastern United States, which returns on March 13-15 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Home & Garden Show is like no other, bringing an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof with everything needed for home remodeling, outdoor living, decorating and landscaping.

For the second time, we get the pleasure of giving away three pairs of free tickets to the show this weekend. This year, visitors will enjoy over 200 vendors displaying some the latest home and outdoor products. Continue reading »

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Feb 112015

Baskets of Blessings - Mardi Gras Party BasketLouisiana Sisters Provides the Ultimate Hostess Gift for any Mardi Gras Fete

Louisiana Sisters, a local gourmet foods company, is now offering the ultimate hostess gift for Carnival Season. Gift sets complete with the brand’s All Natural Spiced Bloody Mary Mix, New Orleans Spiced Olives (pitted) and Pepper Jelly are now available through Nancy’s Corner for $35 with $15 delivery and Baskets of Blessings for only $40 with $7 delivery (same-day delivery is guaranteed if ordered before 10 a.m. and before the holiday weekend). Continue reading »

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Jan 302015

This past Thursday, Uptown had a dashing “Downton Abbey”-inspired tea party benefitting WYES. The sold-out “Afternoon Tea with WYES” was held at the home of Jennifer and Fred Heebe on St. Charles Ave.

From (l-r): WYES President & General Manager Allan Pizzato, event Chair Jean Rice, homeowners Jennifer and Fred Heebe

From (l-r): WYES President & General Manager Allan Pizzato, event Chair Jean Rice, homeowners Jennifer and Fred Heebe

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Jan 282015
Cypress Academy, a recently approved OPSB charter school, will open in August with their inaugural kindergarten class.

Cypress Academy Open House 300pEA

Cypress Academy combines academics and social and emotional development with a learning community that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and intellectual risk-taking. At Cypress, we believe that all students can achieve great success and enjoy learning, regardless of their learning style.

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Jan 262015

Celebrating the return to the original Martin’s location!

3827 Baronne Street at the corner of Peniston and Baronne

GrandOpeningGraphicMartin Wine Cellar presents a week-long celebration in honor of the Grand Opening of the Baronne Street store and the 25th anniversary of the Metairie store from January 26th through February 1st ,2015. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and great prices on spirits and wine all week long! Martin’s renowned deli menu items will be 25% off at the Metairie and Baronne Street locations, including wines by the glass, salads, sandwiches, and chef-inspired menu items during lunch and dinner*. Continue reading »

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Jan 222015
Jean-Michel Basquiat King Zulu, 1986, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Government of Catalonia Art Fund. Former Salvador Riera Collection. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014

Jean-Michel Basquiat
King Zulu, 1986, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Government of Catalonia Art Fund. Former Salvador Riera Collection.
© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will offer free admission this Sunday, January 25th to celebrate the final day of the blockbuster show Basquiat and the Bayou presented by The Helis Foundation.

This is the public’s last chance to see the exhibit, organized by Prospect.3, which brings together important works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Having never been displayed together publicly in the Unites States, this exhibition’s pieces consider the work of Basquiat and his relationship with the American South. Continue reading »

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Jan 212015

Are your friends and family missing New Orleans and that Mardi Gras spirit?  Show them how much you care by shipping a fresh King Cake with Parcels and Post this season!


Bring in cakes from your favorite bakery and we will carefully pack them in our special King Cake boxes.  We always provide a choice of carriers and rates to fit your budget. Add a little lagniappe to the care package – we have Mardi Gras themed greeting cards, jewelry, magnets, fascinators, bow ties and lots of locally made products.

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Jan 152015

Create and grow your dream spring garden with
NOLA Kitchen Gardens & Compost!

Specializing in edible and medicinal gardens, food forests, composting and education, NOLA Kitchen Gardens, LLC will provide for all of your gardening needs from design and installation to maintenance and education! Don’t let the freeze get you down! We’ll clear the winter blues away from your landscape and your NOLA Kitchen Garden will bloom in no time! Schedule a free phone consultation today by emailing

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