Zach Brien

Jan 162017
 

 

Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, delivers his keynote address during the the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The event featured addresses by Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, mayor Mitch Landrieu. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

At the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Official Day celebration, speakers remembered King’s legacy by focusing on the idea of “togetherness,” an idea from one of King’s last written works. This idea encompasses the development of communities despite differences of opinion, religion, race or any other category.

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Jan 062017
 

The Phunny Phorty Phellows are a carnival krewe that dates back to the 1870s. Their annual parade on the “Epiphany” marks the beginning of the Carnival season. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Phunny Phorty Phellows, a New Orleans carnival krewe that dates back to the 1870s, brings in the Carnival season with their St. Charles avenue street car parade. Riders and attendees alike braved the cold and the rain to welcome in the 2017 Carnival season.

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Dec 202016
 

NOPD investigates the crime scene along Martin Luther King in the aftermath of the double shooting. The incident is under further investigation. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com

A teen was shot and a woman riding a bus nearby was injured by broken glass from a stray bullet Tuesday afternoon when gunfire broke out on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Central City, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 282016
 
A fire badly burned the home at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola University. All of the residents were able to escape the residence without harm, but the building itself was substantially burned.

A fire badly burned the home at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola University. All of the residents were able to escape the residence without harm, but the building itself was substantially burned.

Around 7 PM on Monday night a fire was reported at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola universities. NOFD arrived on the scene, getting the fire under control by 8 pm. The home was badly burned, but all residents were able to escape without harm. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Continue reading »

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Sep 182016
 
Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard runs for a touchdown in the third quarter. Navy defeated Tulane 21-14 at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard runs for a touchdown in the third quarter. Navy defeated Tulane 21-14 at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday night it was the running game that dominated the offense for both teams. Tulane finished the night with 240 passing yards versus 21 passing yards. Navy finished the night with 287 rushing yards versus 59 passing yards. Dontrell Hilliard led the wave with 103 rushing yards. Quarterback Will Worth led Navy with 135 yards rushing. Navy beat Tulane 21-14, handing Tulane another American Athletic Conference loss.

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Sep 152016
 
Firefighters battle a blaze in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Firefighters battle a blaze in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans firefighters are battling a 3-alarm fire in the 4200 South Rocheblave Street in Broadmoor. The fire was first reported at 11 AM and has consumed two homes on the block.

 

 

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Sep 112016
 
Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, center, celebrates a forced fumble in the first half. Tulane defeated Southern University 66 to 21 at their home opener at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, center, celebrates a forced fumble in the first half. Tulane defeated Southern University 66 to 21 at their home opener at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane defeated Southern University in their home-opener 66-21 on Saturday, September 10. The game was also the home debut of new head coach Willie Fritz. The Green Wave got off to a fast start, forcing three turnovers in the first quarter. All three turnovers resulted in touchdowns. Defense and special teams played a huge role in the victory. Perry Nickerson returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter. Sherman Badie returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Tulane’s running game also carried the game, rushing for seven touchdowns. They relied heavily on spread-option plays, utilizing the athleticism of the quarterbacks and the running backs. Tulane takes on Navy next week at Yulman Stadium.

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Sep 012016
 
Morial read selections from her book and signed copies at Poseidon restaurant on Saint Charles avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Morial read selections from her book and signed copies at Poseidon Restaurant on Saint Charles Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Wednesday evening (August 31), etiquette expert Carolyn Shelton held a book signing for Sybil Morial at Poseidon Restaurant on Saint Charles Avenue. Morial’s book, “Witness to Change”, discusses topics like education, the Civil Rights movement, and the Morial family’s political involvement. Morial is the wife of the late Ernest Dutch Morial, New Orleans’ first African-American mayor and the mother of former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial. Continue reading »

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Aug 272016
 
Queen Cara-Mia Noto and Jamie Bernstein, king Robustsus XXX, great the crowd from the balcony of the Maple Leaf Bar. The Krewe of O.A.K. celebrated the 30th anniversary of Mid Summer Mardi Gras with the theme "Get Wet". (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Queen Cara-Mia Noto and Jamie Bernstein, king Robustsus XXX, great the crowd from the balcony of the Maple Leaf Bar. The Krewe of O.A.K. celebrated the 30th anniversary of Mid Summer Mardi Gras with the theme “Get Wet”. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Oak Street was packed to the gills on Saturday for Mid Summer Mardi Gras as the Krewe of O.A.K. celebrated the event’s 30th anniversary.

Musician Jamie Bernstein and Cara-Mia Noto, manager of Jacques Imo’s, ruled as King Robustus and queen.

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Fatal shooting on Peniston

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Aug 112016
 
On Thursday police responded to a fatal shooting in the 2200 block of Peniston street uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Thursday police responded to a fatal shooting in the 2200 block of Peniston street uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Thursday evening, NOPD responded to a fatal shooting in the 2200 block of Peniston street uptown.

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Jul 252016
 
Sarah Bajor, left, and Ajay Bhoja, right, play foosball in the Classic and Vintage 3rd annual World Foosball Championship. The game was part of Freret Street Funday, a part of Tales of the Cocktail. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Sarah Bajor, left, and Ajay Bhoja, right, play foosball in the Classic and Vintage 3rd annual World Foosball Championship. The game was part of Freret Street Funday, a part of Tales of the Cocktail. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tales of the Cocktail came Uptown on Sunday evening. The event, Freret Street Funday, included restaurants and bars up and down Freret street including Ancora, Bar Frances, Company Burger, Gasa Gasa, Cure and High Hat cafe. Dynamic Duo bartenders were at each bar serving up signature cocktails.

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Jul 042016
 
Nicholas Payton performs at the the Ashe Power House as part of the First Fridays on the Boulevard event on Friday July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

Nicholas Payton performs at the the Ashe Power House as part of the First Fridays on the Boulevard event on Friday July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

First Fridays on the Boulevard took place on Oretha Castle Haley in Central City on July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

First Fridays on the Boulevard took place on Oretha Castle Haley in Central City on July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

On Friday July 1, several businesses along Oretha Castle Haley boulevard partook in the First Friday event. First Fridays included happy hours, live music performances and art shows at eleven businesses and venues along Oretha Castle Haley. The event was sponsored by the Oretha Castle Haley Business and Merchants association. Continue reading »

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Jun 222016
 
Steve Malinowski performs with Cha Wa at the Blue Nile bar. Malinowski passed away on June 17. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Steve Malinowski performs with Cha Wa at the Blue Nile, April 4, 2016. Malinowski passed away on June 17, 2016. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans band Cha Wa held a memorial show for Steve Malinowski, the band’s pianist who recently passed away. The tribute took place at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street on Wednesday, June 22.

Malinowski controlled stages with ambidextrous skill and an infectious grin. The New York native died on Friday, June 17, less than a week before his 26th birthday. Continue reading »

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Apr 022016
 
Rebeca Trejo, left, dances with the Wild Magnolias on the Alder Hotel stage at the 2016 Freret Street Festival. The event featured 18 artists on three stages, 35 food vendors and craft vendors ranging from Freret and Soniat to Napoleon Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rebeca Trejo, left, dances with the Wild Magnolias on the Alder Hotel stage at the 2016 Freret Street Festival. The event featured 18 artists on three stages, 35 food vendors and craft vendors ranging from Freret and Soniat to Napoleon Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Clear skies and mild temperatures cleared the way for the 2016 Freret Street Festival. The festival featured 35 food vendors, 200 arts and crafts vendor and 18 artists on three stages.

Capoeira students from NOLA Capoeira display their skills in front of the Home Bank stage at the 2016 Freret Street Festival. The event featured 18 artists on three stages, 35 food vendors and craft vendors ranging from Freret and Soniat to Napoleon Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Capoeira students from NOLA Capoeira display their skills in front of the Home Bank stage at the 2016 Freret Street Festival. The event featured 18 artists on three stages, 35 food vendors and craft vendors ranging from Freret and Soniat to Napoleon Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 122016
 
Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day club held their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 12. This year, the parade took a different route, beginning on Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, going down Magazine to Jackson avenue and finishing on Jackson and Tchoupitoulas.

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Feb 072016
 
Bacchus' "When Time Flies" float makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus’ “When Time Flies” float makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus 2016 rolled along the traditional uptown route, beginning on Napoleon avenue at Tchoupitoulas, turning onto St. Charles, turning on Canal St. and ending at the Super Dome. The parade featured the theme “Flights of Delight.” All of its floats had some variation on the term flight. Actor Anthony Mackie, New Orleans native and who played Falcon in the  2104 Captain America movie, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII.

Actor Anthony Mackie, a New Orleans native, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor Anthony Mackie, a New Orleans native, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 312016
 
A rider on the Krewe of Carrollton's "Tax Season" floats prepares to throw beads. Carrollton was one of three parades rolling uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Krewe of Carrollton’s “Tax Season” floats prepares to throw beads. Carrollton was one of three parades rolling uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday afternoon four parades rolled along the uptown route, Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale, Krewe of Carrollton, Krewe of King Arthur and Krewe of Alla. Femme Fatale sought thrill with their theme “The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale Visits Theme Parks.” Carrollton rolled with the theme “A Krewe for All Seasons,” each float representing a time of year. King Arthur kept things secret with the theme “King Arthur’s Classified Information.” Alla got in touch with their patriotic side, rolling with the theme “A Salute to American Icons.”

A rider throws beads as the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale rolled on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider throws beads as the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale rolled on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of King Arthur's "Employment" float featured a mock advertisement, reading "Looking for wait staff, cook, hostesses. Must have background in martial arts and/or concealed carry. Military training a plus. Bullet proof vests provided." King Arthur was one of four parades that rolled uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of King Arthur’s “Employment” float featured a mock advertisement, reading “Looking for wait staff, cook, hostesses. Must have background in martial arts and/or concealed carry. Military training a plus. Bullet proof vests provided.” King Arthur was one of four parades that rolled uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of Alla, Lauren "Fleurty Girl" LeBlanc, throws beads from her float. The Krewe of Alla was one of four parades to roll Sunday afternoon Uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of Alla, Lauren “Fleurty Girl” LeBlanc, throws beads from her float. The Krewe of Alla was one of four parades to roll Sunday afternoon Uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 302016
 
A rider laughs as she throws beads in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider laughs as she throws beads in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw and Freret rolled on the Uptown route during the day on Saturday.

A rider on the "Connecticut , the _O_S_T_T__N State" float  in the Krewe of Pontchartrain throws beads to an eager crowd on Napoleon avenue. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the “Connecticut , the _O_S_T_T__N State” float in the Krewe of Pontchartrain throws beads to an eager crowd on Napoleon avenue. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bivian "Sonny" Lee III rides as this year's king of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Bivian “Sonny” Lee III rides as this year’s king of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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