Nov 252013

Spruce is a modern design studio and retail store located at 2043 Magazine Street. We carry vent-free, hassle-free fireplaces,extraordinary wallpaper, designer home goods and artist-made furniture and jewelry. We want to offer Uptown Messenger readers a special discount for the holiday season.

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Nov 222013

Stop by our supporters this Sunday at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. Enjoy an Icy Hot Chocolate from Blue Frog Chocolates and a Duck Confit BLT Po-boy from Mahony’s. Satisfaction at its best!

Duck Confit BLT Po-boy from Mahony's Po-boys, and Icy Hot Chocolate by Blue Frog Chocolates

Duck Confit BLT Po-boy from Mahony’s Po-boys, and Icy Hot Chocolate by Blue Frog Chocolates

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Nov 212013


Just in time for holiday shopping, and autumn’s cooler temperatures, NOLA Til Ya Die has announced its newest pop-up shop, an outdoor event at Mid-City hub Bayou Bicycles (3530 Toulouse St., 504-488-1946).

In addition to the apparel and accessories brand’s online store, the weekly pop-up – held every Saturday through the end of the year from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting –  marks the line’s latest retail location, and another example of owner Kathleen A. McCall’s fun, irreverent approach to connecting with the community. Continue reading »

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Nov 202013

Montage Verdi-WagnerA free concert commemorating the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner features the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chorus alongside special guests and Metropolitan Opera stars Alfred Walker ’96, Greer Grimsley ’76 and Luretta Bybee. The program will include selections from Verdi’s “Otello,” “Aida” and “La Traviata,” as well as Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and “Die Walkure,” including the famed “Ride of the Valkyries.” Continue reading »

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Nov 192013


This Friday, local nonprofit Urban Conservancy will recognize architect David Waggonner, festival producer Katrina Brees, and community activist Emelda Paul as 2013 Urban Heroes at its annual fundraiser at the Propeller Incubator in Broadmoor.
“Our 2013 Urban Heroes have inspired us to think about ways we can make New Orleans a more resilient city environmentally and economically,” said Dana Eness, Executive Director of the Urban Conservancy. “Attendees will be able to celebrate these visionary leaders while learning more about some of the most exciting and important projects underway in New Orleans today.” Learn more about our honorees. Continue reading »
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Nov 182013

Struggling With Your Mortgage Payment?Are you worried about making loan payments on your house? Have you fallen behind, and are struggling to get back on track? Or are you preparing to buy, but unsure how you’ll finance every penny of your new home? Neighborhood Housing Services New Orleans announces its new, federally-sponsored Making Home Affordable loan program for homeowners just like you. Secure, confidential, and comprehensive! Continue reading »

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Nov 142013
Rev. Elizabeth Lott and family

Rev. Elizabeth Lott and family

Rev. Elizabeth Lott will officially begin her pastorate the week of Nov. 12 and will preach for the first time this Sunday, Nov. 17, which happens to be the date on which we celebrate the church’s 115th birthday. Founded in 1898, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church has been blessed with many excellent pastors known for strong preaching and innovative leadership. In calling Rev. Lott, the church acknowledges she follows in this esteemed tradition. Continue reading »

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Nov 122013

Church AlleyChurch Alley Coffee Bar (on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd) serves up freshly roasted, freshly brewed French Truck Coffee. We grind and pour each cup to order; no more hours-long old coffee or weeks-old stale coffee beans!

Drop by for a yoga class at Divine Yoga upstairs and stay for a made-just-for-you cup of espresso or pour over coffee. It’s not just the coffee that you’ll love; you will be surrounded by original art from local Central City artists Gary and Elizabeth Eckman! We offer our customers free wifi and a dog-friendly environment for dog-friendly dogs. 6 year old Beau, Church Alley’s young-at-heart Shih Tzu mix, is here everyday. (Be warned, he loves to be loved, and you might find him sitting in your lap!) If these amenities don’t convince you to stop in, here are five reasons to love Church Alley. Continue reading »

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Oct 242013

mahonyslogoMahony’s Po-Boy Shop, located at 3454 Magazine Street, has re-opened after a one week hiatus.

The lrish Channel favorite, known for its root beer glazed Chisesi’s ham & cheese and Peacemaker po-boys, had been closed since October 14th in order to make kitchen improvements designed to decrease ticket to table times. Mahony’s has also begun table service for an enhanced customer experience. Continue reading »

Oct 222013
Water View-BayBridge Fest 2012 (Photo by Ellis Anderson)

Water View-BayBridge Fest 2012 (Photo by Ellis Anderson)

Bay BridgeFest music festival returns to downtown Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, October 25-27.  A total of 20 bands will play on three stages, and many of the artists are mainstays of the popular New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This year’s lineup features The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Amanda Shaw, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Honey Island Swamp Band, Walter Wolfman Washington, Johnny Sansone, Cedric Burnside Project, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Gravy, Rochelle Harper Band and Sista Jazz. Continue reading »

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Oct 152013




Well Body Studio is a lovely, small massage therapy studio owned and operated by Tam McBride (LA massage license #7132).  Well Body offers Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Therapeutic, Trigger Point and Prenatal Massage. We want to offer Uptown Messenger readers a $10 discount for your first appointment. Continue reading »

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Oct 112013

Dat Dog


Celebrate Oktoberfest in true Dat Dog style with German beer, a traditional Bavarian Bratwurst special and even a dog talent show at the Dat Dog Magazine Street location on Saturday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. Continue reading »

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Oct 022013

AD_GOB_UptownMessengerMany nonprofit organizations working hard to improve our region are facing enormous challenges and are seeking energetic, talented and qualified leaders to help them achieve their mission. The Get on Board training program prepares individuals to serve as board members for nonprofit organizations. Continue reading »

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Oct 012013

Shared Housing is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that helps elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people who need a place to stay. These “homeseekers” provide light housekeeping and companionship. In exchange for their services, the homeowner provides free room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a rental contract.

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

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Sep 272013


Throughout the month of October, the City Planning Commission will be holding public information meetings about the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance in neighborhoods around the city.

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