Nov 272018

April Terrebonne, 33 (courtesy of NOPD)

New Orleans police officers are searching for April Terrebonne, 33, who is accused of being in illegal possession of a stolen refrigerator.

On Oct. 31, Sixth District officers were driving near Rev. John Raphael Jr. Way and Josephine Street, when they observed a woman leaning on a large cardboard box.

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Nov 272018

Barry Gillet, 54 (via NOPD)

NOPD officers are searching for Barry Gillett, 54, after his alleged involvement in an aggravated battery by cutting incident in Central City.

The reporting person told police that on Oct. 1, she and Gillett were inside of her residence in the 2800 block of Philip Street, when the victim arrived and Gillett reportedly became irate.

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Nov 262018

A suspect in the car burglary is seen getting out of a black Audi SUV. (via NOPD)

The NOPD is seeking assistance in identifying and locating suspects believed to be responsible for a vehicle burglary that occurred on Nov. 23 in the 2000 block of Adams Street.

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Nov 262018
Bohn Ford building, South Broad Street, New Orleans

A two-alarm fire was reported at the old Bohn car dealership building on South Broad Street on Nov. 26. (Tyree C. Worthy, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans firefighters responded to a reported two-alarm fire at the former Bohn Ford building on South Broad Street, New Orleans Fire Department officials said late Monday morning (Nov. 26). Continue reading »

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Nov 262018

Loyola University New Orleans returns from the Thanksgiving holiday today under a groundbreaking new president. The Jesuit university made history this month with the Nov. 16 inauguration of Tania Tetlow as the university’s 17th president. She is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola since the university’s founding in 1912.

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Nov 232018

Kynnadi Smith, left, fits Tammy Lee, right, for a bracelet at Dryades Public Market.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Small Business Saturday is a national shopping event (between Black Friday and Cyber Monday) that encourages consumers to shop local. This year on Saturday Nov. 24, millions of Americans across the country will set out to shop for holiday gifts at their favorite local businesses, according to Stay Local.

New Orleans retailers celebrate this annual event on Bayou Road, Lower Magazine, Oak Street and O.C. Haley Boulevard.

Here are some of the Uptown establishments offering deals. The specials offered by the following art spaces, shops, restaurants and markets are available exclusively on Saturday. Continue reading »

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Nov 232018

Children receive Christmas gifts during the Second District’s Adopt and Angel toy giveaway. (via NOPD)

Care to share a little holiday spirit and make a kid’s Christmas?  NOPD’s Second District is holding its annual toy drive benefiting the less fortunate children in the district.

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Nov 202018

A man believed to be Derrick Bradley, 47, is seen on surveillance video. (via NOPD)

New Orleans police officers are searching for a man suspected of stealing a package from the porch of a residence located in the 8200 block of Green Street. He has been identified Derrick Bradley, 47.

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Nov 202018

A surveillance camera in the 3100 block of Robert Street caught this image Nov. 1 after an attempted package theft. (via NOPD)

The NOPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a subject believed to be responsible for a package theft in the 3000 block of Robert Street on Nov. 1.

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Nov 202018

Brandon “Poo” Butler, Darion “D-Man” Audrict and Crystal Butler (via NOPD)

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Nov. 16 it has secured the indictment of three people charged with racketeering conspiracy and other crimes as part of a criminal enterprise trafficking narcotics — primarily crack cocaine — in Central City.

Brandon “Poo” Butler, Darion “D-Man” Audrict and Crystal Butler were charged in the indictment handed up Nov. 15 by an Orleans Parish special grand jury. Crystal Butler, 44, is the mother of Brandon Butler, 22. Audrict also is 22, but turns 23 on Nov. 28.

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Nov 202018
Casamento’s Creole Oyster Soup

Casamento’s Creole Oyster Soup as prepared by Kit Wohl at The Cookbook Studio (photo by Kit Wohl)

Before and since the Americans purchased New Orleans from the French, New Orleans has remained unique and distinct, 215 years later, we still spurn convention. Thanksgiving is no exception. Where other states lead with carrot and parsnip soup, we lead with oysters: Oyster Soup, Oyster Patties and Oyster Dressing (you’ll find the recipes below in the Thanksgiving recipe section).

Not just oysters, oysters seasoned in whole or in part with our “holy trinity” — bell pepper, onion, and celery. “The trinity,” the divine secret of New Orleans’ cuisine and even our Thanksgiving menu. We then double-down and add garlic, green onion, fresh herbs and a dash of cayenne.

Yes, on occasion, we may have to boil our drinking water, read by candlelight or be rescued from the errant pothole—but that’s OK, because we know our food tastes better.

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Nov 192018

The Dew Drop Inn at 2836 LaSalle St. in Central City remains vacant, as it has since 2005. A developer with a sale pending on the property hopes to revitalize the space, bringing it back to life with 15 hotel rooms, a music venue and a museum. (Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Messenger)

By Nicholas Reimann

“Oh baby, Dew Drop Inn. I’ll meet you at the Dew Drop Inn.”

Those are words you might soon hear outside of just the 1970 Little Richard song “Dew Drop Inn,” as a developer takes the first steps in an ambitious project to restore the historic hotel and music hall on LaSalle Street in Central City — once a common stopping point for top African-American musicians performing in the Jim Crow South, including James Brown, Tina Turner and Ray Charles. The latter even lived in the hotel at one point.

The project’s developers had their first chance to show their proposal for a revived Dew Drop Inn to the public at a neighborhood participation meeting Saturday, Nov. 17, where they took input as well as outlined the plan for a completely renovated two-story space totaling around 10,000 square feet — including 15 hotel rooms, a restaurant, music venue and museum of New Orleans music.

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Ashé hosts screening of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”

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Nov 152018

Grayhawk Perkins, a performing artist and storyteller, will lead a discussion after the screening.

A screening of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” — an in-depth look at the Native-American influence in popular music — will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at the Ashé Power House.

The film reveals that early pioneers of the blues such as Charlie Patton had Native as well as African-American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers, Mildred Bailey, had a voice trained on Native-American songs.

As the folk-rock era took hold in the 1960s, and ’70s, Native-Americans such as Peter La Farge, and Buffy Sainte-Marie helped to define its evolution, and Native guitarists and drummers like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis and Randy Castillo forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll.

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