Dec 012016

The Rescue Class of 2016…What a Year!

We had a goal of 400 companion animals that would find their forever homes in 2016. We were well on our way to reaching the goal until that number was shattered after the disastrous flooding in our region in August. Our rescue brought in an additional 250+ animals that were in desperate need of care. We anticipate the final number for 2016 to be 500 saved and adopted lives!

Your compassion and generosity saved so many of these lives! Without you, we could not fulfill the mission of eradicating pet homelessness and euthanasia in the New Orleans area via our all-volunteer efforts. Continue reading »

Nov 222016


InspireNOLA Charter Schools achieved impressive academic results for the 2015-2016 school year at all three of the schools that it operates, continuing its status as the highest performing open-admissions charter network in New Orleans and Louisiana.

InspireNOLA’s two foundation schools, Alice M. Harte Charter School and Edna Karr High School, both achieved A letter grades for the second year in a row. Alice Harte’s school performance score (SPS) rose to a 104.3, with 45% of students scoring mastery or advanced on state assessments – far surpassing the district and state averages of 27% and 33%, respectively. Continue reading »

Nov 182016

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Let’s cut to the chase. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM & MOONLIGHT open this week and we all know how excited everyone is to see both of them. There’s not much in common with these two films except the number of phone calls and emails we’ve received about them. Your voices have been heard and we expect this weekend to break all sorts of attendance records.

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Nov 112016

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This week brings two highly-anticipated films being led by two world-class actresses, with Amy Adams in the Sci-Fi film ARRIVAL and Rebecca Hall in the true-life movie, CHRISTINECERTAIN WOMENTHE HANDMAIDEN, and DOCTOR STRANGE all stick around for another week, and we’re even adding additional showtimes for THE HANDMAIDEN due to overwhelming demand from our audience.

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Oct 282016

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Trick or treat? The question that drives our love affair with Halloween season. We love watching scary movies while suffering from a self-induced sugar high brought on by smuggling candy from your younger brother’s haul. This weekend, The Broad Theater has an answer. We intend to treat you. We plan to treat you with a film by a master of the arts as well as some special screenings that you won’t see anywhere else in the city.


Got plans for this Halloween weekend? Change them! We’ve got two horror films playing late night from October 28th-30th. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS is without a doubt the finest film in the franchise (Don’t believe us? Stop on by and ask for Michael) and has early acting roles for Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne. We also are doing a sneak preview of THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, a horror film actually set to release in December but already gaining great press. Continue reading »

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Oct 242016

On Wednesday, October 26th, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop, “HR in the AM: Running Out of Time to Comply with New Overtime Rules”. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Small business attorney Terese Bennett will give a presentation outlining new overtime laws.

Significant changes to federal overtime rules take effect on December 1, 2016, raising the salary threshold for exempt workers to $913/week or $47,466 a year. Ms. Bennett will discuss the ins-and-outs of the new rules, including an overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act and options for compliance. She’ll also give attendees a step-by-step checklist to help you prepare for those changes. Continue reading »

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Oct 212016

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There’s no doubt about it: this week’s lineup is very eclectic. We’ve got BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, GIRL ASLEEP, and DENIAL opening this week, while QUEEN OF KATWEAMERICAN HONEY, and BIRTH OF A NATION all return this week for those who missed out the first time around.

GIRL ASLEEP has been talked about in our office since the very first moment we saw the trailer. It might be unfair to label it as Australia’s answer to Napoleon Dynamite, but if you’re looking to explain to your friends what it’s like it is a good shorthand answer. Filled with amazing characters and moments of pure delight, we assure you that you will not spend one sleepy moment watching it.
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Oct 202016


Each year, the Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) hosts DANCING FOR THE ARTS, a fabulous gala featuring celebrity dancers, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and fine fare. Modeled after the ABC Network’s popular reality television program Dancing with the Stars, our event will feature local community leaders and philanthropists competing on the dance floor with professional dancers in support of YALA’s afterschool and summer arts education programs. Continue reading »

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Oct 192016

The Voices of New Orleans Choir presents “Mosaic”, a vocal concert featuring some favorite pop tunes and beautiful classical vocal repertoire. With vocal arrangements by The Beatles, Billy Joel and even Tichelli and Ave Maria.

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra featuring the Voices of New Orleans Choir presents Bruch Double Concerto and Chrono Trigger Symphony

This choir concert is free and open to everyone that loves vocal music. It will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Ave Baptist Church, home of the New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra.

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Oct 142016

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This week at The Broad, we’ve decided to bring something small from a major studio, and something major from a small studio. Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE is one of those truly great inspirational sports movies, but instead of soccer or hockey, you have the universal sport of chess. Starring David Oyelowo (SELMA) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 YEARS A SLAVE) we can not recommend this movie highly enough. That being said, it will be playing a limited schedule, so we encourage you to check our showtimes and make some time out of your schedule this next week.

A24 has been a valuable partner with us, helping us screen such titles as THE WITCH, SWISS ARMY MAN, and the current box office record holder here THE LOBSTER. Their newest film is AMERICAN HONEY and the reviews have just come in and they are phenomenal. The Atlantic calls it a “singularly magical experience that’ll echo in the brains of its viewers for months”. A24 is also the studio behind MOONLIGHT, which will be joining us next month. Continue reading »

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Oct 122016

inpisrenola-logoInspireNOLA is pleased to present its second annual fundraising gala “Reaching New Heights” on Thursday, October 20, at Alice M. Harte Charter School (5300 Berkley Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Every year, InspireNOLA honors members of the community for going above and beyond with regards to service for others. The 2016 Inspiration Award honorees are: Andrea Chen, Executive Director of Propeller; Kenneth Polite, U. S. Attorney; Lloyd Dennis, Executive Director of the Silverback Society; Alon Shaya, Executive Chef and Partner of Domenica, Pizza Domenica and Shaya; and Karen Carter Peterson, Louisiana State Senator. Continue reading »

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Oct 112016

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The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra will have their first concert of the 2016-2017 season St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church this Friday night, October 14. Join the 60 piece orchestra as they play a symphonic concert of classics and movie music from Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.

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Sep 152016

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SULLY topped our box office this week so we’re pysched to keep it for another as we introduce three new titles to our lineup. SNOWDEN is the latest film from legendary director Oliver Stone. It covers the entire journey of Edward Snowden from his life in the armed services to ending up back in the USSR.

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Sep 092016

Your favorite kid’s costuming non profit, ricRACK, and Nola DDM are having an open house to celebrate our new sewing studio!!


If you sew, or want to learn how to sew…check out our September schedule of sewing classes for kids and adults. Classes start Sept 20 in our new St. Roch location.
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Sep 072016

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NOLA Aikido will hold its annual Open House this Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Chief Instructor, Robert Brian Levy and students will provide a demonstration of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, will be available to answer any questions, and will offer an opportunity for prospective students to experience Aikido for themselves.

Adult and Children’s Classes are available, and refreshments will be served. Continue reading »

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Aug 302016

Staycation - Swimming at Chateau LeMoyne in New OrleanIt’s almost the end of August, but just because Labor Day is a week away doesn’t mean the Summer fun has to stop!

Built back in 1847, Chateau LeMoyne is the perfect hotel for you to feel new in town, even if you’ve lived here for decades. Its most recent renovations, completed earlier this year, kept historically accurate windows and doors, as well as French Industrial updates to the hotel’s 171 guest rooms.
The exterior pool and courtyard area also received a makeover, just in case your Staycation requires a dip in a heated saltwater pool (and it should!) The original exposed brick walls, Edison light bulbs, natural wood and vintage artwork all help sustain this historic hotel’s ambience. Continue reading »

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Aug 182016

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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes (photo: Michael Amico, Live Nation)

Uptown Messenger readers get the chance to win two tickets to see Alabama Shakes and Corinne Bailey Rae at Champions Square on September 22. Find out more about the artists and how to enter below! Continue reading »

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