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 »

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 »

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 »

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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Aug 092016

inspire2According to recently released scores, Andrew H. Wilson students made the largest academic gains in New Orleans during the 2015-2016 school year. Wilson saw a 19% “basic or above” increase on ELA and Math LEAP tests, the highest growth of any elementary school in the city and far exceeding the state average of 2%.

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Aug 082016


Now offering classes for Uptown and Marigny

¡Qué calor!  It’s hot out there but learning Spanish is cool and not as difficult as you might think. Spanish is one of the easiest foreign languages to learn. Much of its vocabulary is similar to English, and written Spanish is almost completely phonetic: look at almost any Spanish word and you can tell how it is pronounced.

Casa de España’s classes are small, focus on communication, and consist of adults only. Why not start (or continue) your Spanish education this summer? We offer classes for everyone, from absolute beginners to advanced speakers. Your first class is risk free.

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Jul 262016

lcia-industry-ins_logo-color-posLCIA is set to host two business operations workshops to help Louisiana businesses evaluate their operations and prepare for change. The workshops—Wednesday, July 27th in Baton Rouge and Friday, July 29th in New Orleans—will feature a presentation by business consultant OpEx Realization Group.

With every twist and turn in the market, businesses need to be able to implement change easily before finding themselves in a bind, but usually it’s hard for businesses to find the time and money to evaluate, identify problems, and find solutions to issues. A business consultant like OpEx makes that process easier and efficient, and keeps businesses moving forward. This allows businesses to change before they have to. Continue reading »

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Jul 212016

New Orleans Women and The Poydras Home book jacket cover HIGH RESOLUTIONOn the evening of Wednesday, July 27th, Poydras Home and The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) will co-host author Dr. Pamela Tyler’s presentation of “Tender Hearts and Business Heads” at 533 Royal Street with a signing of her book “New Orleans Women And The Poydras Home – More Durable Than Marble” in conjunction with the HNOC exhibition “Voices of Progress: Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans.”

The exhibition will be open for viewing from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., when Dr. Tyler will begin her lecture. After will be an outdoor reception until 7:30 p.m. Continue reading »

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Jul 152016

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This week at The Broad Theater, we are all about surprises with the release of “The Infiltrator”, a return engagement of “Belladonna of Sadness”, and (at least) one more week of “The Lobster”.

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Jul 042016

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Finally, summer has arrived here in Southern Louisiana. The temperature is rising, and vacation time is looming. You’ve been working to get your body in shape for summer, but what about your smile?

Fortunately, you won’t have to spend hours in the gym and live on a strict diet to shape up your smile. That’s why Southern Dental Care is here!
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Jul 012016

Nu Drain Louisiana for Messenger Ads2016 Atlantic Hurricane season began recently. And now, as the Summer thunderstorms begin, all the effects of hurricane season are unfortunately upon us once again.

Global weather organizations predict a near-normal to above-normal 2016 hurricane season, making it important to be prepare your home and business for any disturbance that moves through the Gulf of Mexico. Nu Drain Louisiana is a great source for is here to help you prepare your pipe and drainage systems for hurricane season 2016. Continue reading »

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Jun 302016

3 FreezesGG’s is ready for the HOT summer, now offering Frozen Coffee
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Fruit Freezes!

The new frozen drinks are made to order. We mix our in-house cold-brewed Iced Coffee with a fine & fluffy ice mixture to yield our Frozen Coffee.

The Fresh Fruit Freezes are offered in Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango and Passion Fruit. Puréed fruit is mixed with the same delicate ice mixture to result in a super-cool delight! Continue reading »

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