Jul 092013

George Dureau (Photo by Jason Kruppa)

Local artist and icon George Dureau is a definitive New Orleans talent who has given much to the people and the city he loves over the years. Now his fans can return the favor.

The 82-year-old painter, sculptor and photographer spends his days in a nursing home due to the ruthless effects of Alzheimer’s. He’s being well cared for, but long-term financial support is a concern. That’s why close friend Katie Nachod and other acquaintances, who fondly call themselves “Friends of George,” have planned a fundraising event for Dureau. Continue reading »

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Jun 252013

Gracious Bakery + Café will be participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 3rd Annual Guild-Wide Bakery Open House on Saturday, June 29th.  The event takes place from 8 AM to 11 AM and is free and open to the public. This informal gathering is aimed at non-professionals curious about the bread-making process. Guests can view the kitchen as well as speak with chef/owner Megan Forman and baker Chris Kurts. Continue reading »

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Jun 032013

Loyola Alumni College attendees can also take special tours, including a visit to Irish Channel churches and a look at the Sicilian side of New Orleans.

For one weekend only at Loyola University New Orleans this June, the public is invited to go back to college to experience classes on sculpture, Mardi Gras history, cybercriminals, millennialism, terrorism, global climate change and many other topics. Attendees can also take special tours, including a visit to Irish Channel churches and a look at the Sicilian side of New Orleans, and hear a special performance of the music of Chopin. Continue reading »

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May 292013

Getting married is an exciting and romantic time for any couple and one to approach with great celebration. Often couples do not understand that in addition to the vows between spouses, marriage is an entry into a legal contract with attached obligations and privileges under the law of Louisiana. A consultation at the Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer will provide individuals or couples with education and guidance to plan your life together, make fully-informed choices about your future and your property and determine whether a pre-marital agreement (“pre-nup”) is right for you. Continue reading »

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May 132013

Oil on board by Charles Camion (Fr., 1879-1965), titled Village Street Scene (est. $15,000-$25,000).

A huge two-day estate auction featuring over 1,650 lots in a rainbow of categories will be held the weekend of May 18-19 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. Lots 1-850 will be sold Saturday, May 18, and lots 851-1,651 will be sold Sunday, May 19. Start times both days will be 9 a.m. (CST).

Featured will be property from an Alabama gentleman collector, Part 2 of the estate of Charles Frank, and numerous prominent local and Southern estates. Offered will be original works of art (much of it by noted, listed artists), period American and European furniture, antique lamps and clocks, antique Chinese objects, estate jewelry and decorative accessories. Continue reading »

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May 082013

July 15-August 2, 2013

The Young Writer’s Workshop is an intensive three-week workshop for inquisitive, creative high school students who are interested in becoming better readers and writers.

Students develop their critical reading and creative writing skills through a mixture of literature seminars and writing workshops. The program provides students with an opportunity to access their talents, express their creative ideas, and become stronger critical thinkers. College credit is available to qualified students. Continue reading »

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Apr 242013

Get Your Jane On!

For the second summer, the Louise S. McGehee School is bringing you Curious Jane in addition to other summer programs. Curious Jane is a project-based summer camp for girls with themes that revolve around writing, design, engineering and science. It was such a wonderful success when launched in New Orleans last year that McGehee is bringing it back for girls in the local community. Girls entering 3rd-6th grades are part of the older group, and girls entering 1st and 2nd grade are welcome to attend the Curious Jane, Jr. program. Continue reading »

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Apr 172013

This is a vital moment for New Orleans. Where our energy comes from will be decided in a 20 year plan that will lay out how to manage increasing energy costs, what kinds of investments should be made to meet demand, and if we are going to consider pollution as a real cost. Entergy has submitted their version of this plan and it is heavily biased towards their bottom line.  We have a different vision. The Alliance for Affordable Energy is a utility consumer watchdog nonprofit that advocates for ratepayers (that is anyone who pays an electric and gas bill). We want to see a plan that works for everyone, includes a 2% annual increase in energy efficiency, and investments in clean energy. If you share this vision, please come to a critically important public hearing scheduled for this Friday. Meeting starts at 1 pm in Council Chambers and is hosted by the Council Utility Committee’s office for the sole purpose of hearing from the public. Now is your chance to be heard. Continue reading »

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Apr 112013

New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company’s private upstairs room “The Next Level” Uptown

Celebrate the happy moments with family and friends at New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company’s The Next Level. This upstairs private party room is ideal for special events such graduations, Mother’s Day, First Communions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and whatever else you can imagine. You can reserve The Next Level at our St. Charles location Uptown or at our restaurant on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. Continue reading »

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Apr 102013

Spring has sprung and so has NOLA Til Ya Die! They’ve got lots of new designs and shirts for kids and adults. Not to mention all of their other fun products, such as the “Festival Freak” Survival Pack, flags, flasks, hats, hoodies, and more. Continue reading »
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Mar 282013

Dear Friends:

Juvenile crime in New Orleans is out of control. We have seen all too recently, youths as young as thirteen committing armed robberies, murders and other violent crimes. I am running for Judge of Juvenile Court because I want to make New Orleans a safer city for all of our families. As a husband and father of three, there is nothing more important to me than ending this cycle of violence and despair.

I have the education, background and experience to reform our Juvenile Justice System and to make sure that all of our children are given the opportunity to succeed in life and become productive citizens.

That is why I have received the overwhelming support of so many of our community organizations and elected officials.

I am proud to have the endorsements of the Alliance for Good Government, the AFL-CIO, the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee, the Crescent City Democratic Association (CCDA), the Greater New Orleans Republicans (GNOR), the Regular Democratic Organization(RDO) and the Forum for Equality.

Additionally, I have also received the support of our District Attorney, Leon Cannizzaro,Jr.; City Council President Stacy Head; City Council At Large Member Jackie Clarkson; District B City Council Member Latoya Cantrell; District C, City Council Member, Kristin Giselson Palmer; District D City Council Member, Cynthia Hedge Morrell; Clerk of Civil District Court, Dale Atkins; Clerk of Criminal District Court, Arthur Morrell; Constable, Lambert C. Boissiere Jr.; Coroner, Dr. Frank Minyard; State Senator, Dr. David Heitmeier; State Representative Jeff Arnold; Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere III; Orleans Parish School Board Members Woody Koppel and Seth Bloom; and Former Civil Sheriff Paul R. Valteau, Jr.

Please join our campaign and help me to get the job done to make our city a safer place. The final day for early voting is this Saturday from 8:30am-6:00pm at New Orleans City Hall, the Algiers Courthouse and 8870 Chef Menteur Highway.


[This advertiser’s message is paid political advertising by the Hammel Campaign. UptownMessenger.com does not endorse candidates for election.]

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Mar 212013

Easter is a huge chocolate and candy holiday. Everyone is ending their Lenten observance, and ready to enjoy Spring time. It’s a holiday with “sweet appeal” and has been so in many cultures and for a long long time, perhaps dating back hundreds of years,  with the tradition of sweet Hot Cross Buns.

At Blue Frog Chocolates, we’re ready to keep everyone from “being a basket case” at Easter. Make like a Bunny and Hop On In for Chocolate Bunnies, Eggs and Lambs, Jelly Bellys, old fashioned panorama sugar eggs, chocolate crosses, and way more. Continue reading »

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Mar 202013

Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941), “Soleil Couchant Honfleur,” 1929, oil on canvas, signed and dated l.l., titled verso on stretcher, label verso from “Les Cadres, Rue Bonaparte”, stenciled artist plaque on frame, H.- 18 1/8 in., W.- 21 3/4 in.

Crescent City Auction Gallery is currently accepting consignments for the Estates Auction on May 18th & 19th, 2013. Call us and see how much your items may be worth! Continue reading »

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Mar 192013

Support Growing Across the City for More Compact Development

The Board of Directors and membership of the Lengsfield Lofts Condominium Association, the adjoining property owners to the proposed 16-story, 187-foot tall Tracage condominium project in the Historic Warehouse District Area, voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, to withhold their support for any project on that site that exceeds the 125 feet height limit recommended in the draft comprehensive zoning ordinance created to accompany the city’s new master plan.

Tracage Development appeared before the City’s Board of Zoning Adjustments on March 11 seeking an extension of time to “allow us to have some additional runway to ensure that we appease our neighbors,” according to Stephen King, Spectrum Capital vice president. The BZA granted their request. But neighbors are far from happy. Continue reading »

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Mar 132013

Movie-goers will have the chance to catch a rare Irish film while downing a few pints of beer from the Emerald Isle!

For tonight only, the historic Prytania Theatre will screen Hear My Song, a classic romantic comedy set in Ireland starring legends from the silver screen such as Ned Beatty and Adrian Dunbar. Continue reading »

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Mar 122013

Be there as Tracey’s Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend long from Thursday, March 14th to Sunday, March 17th, 2013.  The Irish Channel Annual Block Party begins at 11:00am on Thursday.  Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and green beer! Continue reading »

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