Jan 102017
 

An image of David Bowie as Halloween Jack from “Diamond Dogs,” his arms raised over the crowd at the Prytania Theater on Jan. 17, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Reprising last year’s packed-house screenings in tribute to David Bowie, the Prytania Theater will show “Labyrinth” tonight to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his death. Continue reading »

Jan 062017
 

Rachael Levine, a senior at Lusher Charter High School, has been selected to play in the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall for the second year in a row. Rachel will be performing on cello with the Strings Orchestra at the famous concert venue on February 5 this year. Continue reading »

Jan 032017
 

New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival 2015 (Courtesy of John Lavis)

La Nuit Comedy Theater — a pioneering venue for comedy in New Orleans, and one of the last pre-Katrina businesses remaining on Freret Street — closed its doors for the final time last month, its owner said. Continue reading »

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Dec 222016
 
The French Library holds French classes and story time, where staff members read to children in groups. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

The French Library holds French classes and story time, where staff members read to children in groups. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

By Haley Pegg, Loyola Student News Service

The French Library opened in June on Magazine Street. (photo by Haley Pegg)

The French Library opened in June on Magazine Street. (photo by Haley Pegg)

Magazine Street has said “bonjour” to a new kind of bookstore, giving bilingual children an opportunity to further their education outside of school. Continue reading »

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Dec 092016
 
Author Michael Tisserand reads from his new book "Krazy" at Octavia Books on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Author Michael Tisserand reads from his new book “Krazy” at Octavia Books on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Even at the height of his acclaim in the 1920s and 30s, the mixed-up little black cartoon feline known as “Krazy Kat” could hardly be called popular, ranking at the bottom of readers’ polls in the newspapers in which he and his surrealist world regularly appeared.

Nearly a century later, however, the unusual comic and the complex life of its New Orleans born author are enjoying an improbable moment in the spotlight, thanks to a new biography receiving glowing reviews in national publications like the Washington Post and an outpouring of love and enthusiasm here in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Dec 072016
 
The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, located at 1307 Louisiana Avenue, presents “A Garden District Christmas Concert 2016” on “Gaudete” Sunday, December 11. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and will feature The Good Shepherd Choir and a mixed repertoire of familiar and unfamiliar music.

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Dec 072016
 

Senior centers across Orleans Parish have contributed to The Older Adults Cookbook Project celebration entitled “A Lifetime of Delicious Memories”. The celebration will be held on Friday, December 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carrollton-Hollygrove Senior Center, located at 3300 Hamilton Street. The event will feature an opening welcome, “Tales from the Dish”, in which seniors recount their favorite recipes and fond memories of cooking, and special gratitude to the Edgar Jr. & Leah Chase Family Foundation for grant support of this project. Continue reading »

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Dec 072016
 


This Saturday, join the full orchestra and choir for a concert of your favorite Christmas Movie Music! The night will feature special guest celebrity John “Spud” McConnell and selections from Polar Express, Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more!
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Nov 162016
 

JCC logoThe New Orleans Jewish Community Center, located at 5342 St. Charles Avenue, will host the annual benefit concert, “Coats For Kids”. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on November 16 (tonight) and will feature performances by Germaine Bazzle, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more. Continue reading »

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Nov 112016
 
Gladin Scott looks up behind a pile of books on Oct. 24, 2016. Behind him are sticky notes with numbers of frequent customers and authors that he has compiled from his years as owner. (Photo by Dannielle Garcia, Loyola Student News Service).

Gladin Scott looks up behind a pile of books on Oct. 24, 2016. Behind him are sticky notes with numbers of frequent customers and authors that he has compiled from his years as owner. (Photo by Dannielle Garcia, Loyola Student News Service).

By Dannielle Garcia, Loyola Student News Service

On utility poles throughout the university area, stapled sheets of paper plead to “Help Save Maple Street Book Shop!”, the book store that has been operating there since 1964 and, yet again, faces an uncertain future. Continue reading »

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Oct 202016
 

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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 172016
 

rootsofmusicThe Roots of Music, a New Orleans non-profit organization, will celebrate eight years of success with their annual fundraiser, “Band Together for The Roots of Music”. The festive evening, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, will include “tantalizing bites, libations, a silent auction, and live entertainment, including a special performance by The Revivalists, NOLA’s very own roots driven rock band currently claiming the #1 spot on Sirius XM’s The Spectrum.” Continue reading »

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Sep 302016
 
Painted gold, Nadiyah Skyy stands in front of Longshore Studio Gallery at Art for Arts' Sake in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Painted gold, Nadiyah Skyy stands in front of Longshore Studio Gallery at Art for Arts’ Sake in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Magazine Street’s annual four-mile long art show, Art for Art’s Sake, will take place at galleries and shops up and down the corridor Saturday evening. Continue reading »

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Sep 262016
 
The Pikachu #Pokemonument stands ready in the gallery in a photo by Neal Auction Company. (via Facebook)

The Pikachu #Pokemonument stands ready in the gallery in a photo by Neal Auction Company. (via Facebook)

The Pikachu statue emblazoned with the hashtag #Pokemonument that suddenly appeared in a Lower Garden District fountain and then just as quickly disappeared sold at auction for $2,000 on Sunday, multiple media outlets reported. Continue reading »

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Sep 232016
 
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Gasa Gasa and Beaucoup Juice have joined forces to create “Sonic Juice”, an original courtyard juice bar at Gasa Gasa, located at 4920 Freret Street. The grand opening for the juice bar takes place Friday, September 23 (today) until Sunday, September 25 and will feature performances by Big Freedia, The Tanglers, and more. Continue reading »

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Sep 212016
 
Author Ethan Brown answers questions after reading from his new book, "Murder in the Bayou," on Wednesday evening at Octavia Books. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Author Ethan Brown answers questions after reading from his new book, “Murder in the Bayou,” on Wednesday evening at Octavia Books. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

When journalist Ethan Brown began researching the interconnected, unsolved slayings of eight women in rural Louisiana for what would become his new book, “Murder in the Bayou,” he knew he had immersed himself in a chronicle of the abuse of police power and easily discarded lives.

What Brown didn’t know until much later, however, was that a central location in those women’s lives and deaths would lead him straight to a well-known employee of U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, in a connection that is now drawing more attention than the unsolved murders themselves.

“That was a really surprising moment, to say the least,” Brown said. “I never imagined it would be someone who works for a Congressman.” Continue reading »

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Sep 212016
 

PechaKucha Night is intended to be an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The New Orleans branch will present PechaKucha Night NOLA Vol. 21 this Thursday, September 22, at the Dryades Public Market, located at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

(via PechaKucha NOLA)

(via PechaKucha NOLA)

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open for 6 p.m., and slides begin at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading »

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