Feb 022017

February is abuzz with events at the YAYA Arts Center! Join us over the coming weeks to get a sneak peek at what our talented young artists are working on in the studio, get creative with a glass class, or watch the professionals at work!

Open House & Free Glass Demo
Friday, February 3 | 6-9pm | All ages welcome

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Feb 012017

In the coming weeks, LCIA will host events targeted towards two of Louisiana’s key industries. The February 2 Contractor Networking Night and the February 10 Transportation Workshop are both part of LCIA’s Industry Insights program, which seeks to provide events, information, and connections to the industries of Louisiana. More information about both of these events is available below. Continue reading »

Jan 272017

A model wearing Silk River Metals designs at the Fashion Show at Eiffel Society in New Orleans hosted by The 2017 Coastal Fashion Week. (Photograph by Kameron Hay)

Article by Danielle Carbonari, Loyola Student News Service

Models of all shapes and sizes walk down the runway wearing the latest clothing from designers around the world. It’s all a part of the 2017 Coastal Fashion Week run by Exalté Magazine, which stopped at Eiffel Society Nightclub in New Orleans earlier this month. Continue reading »

Jan 232017

A Taxing Task: Deciding If Your Business Structure Truly Fits

It can be taxing thinking about how much your business will be paying in taxes each year, but it is something worth examining. Whether you are an LLC, a sole proprietor, a corporation—and whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for twenty years—this workshop is for you.

On Friday, January 27, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop at Liberty’s Kitchen: “A Taxing Affair: Finding a Business Structure that Fits”. Paul Jouet from Tax Help NOLA will give a presentation outlining how your business structure affects your tax obligations. Continue reading »

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Jan 222017

The Women’s March proceeds through New Orleans. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Just as in cities all over the United States and the world, thousands of people took to the streets of downtown New Orleans on Saturday to express support for women’s rights, to protest President Donald J. Trump’s language toward women, and to galvanize further action around those issues in the immediate future.

The Women’s March passes in front of Jackson Square. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Women’s March gathers at Duncan Plaza (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 202017
Flowers adorn the statue of Lady Liberty as it rests by the edge of the Mississippi River. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Flowers adorn the statue of Lady Liberty as it rests by the edge of the Mississippi River. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Combine President Donald J. Trump’s paltry 15 percent of the vote in New Orleans with an inauguration day during the Mardi Gras season, and a satirical, theatrical parade was all but inevitable.

About 200 people held a jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through the streets of the French Quarter on Friday morning, many clad in black or carrying signs mixing messages of protest and hope. A few dressed as the part of the female anatomy the President has boasted that he likes to grab, and one dressed as the new President.

Images from the jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A protester dressed as Donald Trump sneers presidentially over the coffin during a jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 202017

(image via the Simone’s Market page on Facebook)

A crawfish boil, hog roast, rum tasting and gift certificate giveaways will all help Simone’s Market celebrate its grand opening Sunday, the new grocery on Oak Street announced. Continue reading »

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Jan 192017

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond delivers the keynote address at the NAACP New Orleans branch’s 2012 Freedom Fund Banquet at Xavier University. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Though recent polls (including one from the Wall Street Journal/NBC News) call President-Elect Donald Trump the most unpopular incoming President in decades, more than a thousand Louisiana residents including Fenn French, Louis Gurvich, Adrian Bruneau, Eric Skrmetta, Brian Trascher, Billy Nungesser, Jeff Landry, and State Republican Party Chair Roger Villere with granddaughter Madison are taking in all the Washington’s sights and sounds this week in preparation for the 45th Presidential Inauguration. Continue reading »

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Jan 162017


Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, delivers his keynote address during the the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The event featured addresses by Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, mayor Mitch Landrieu. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

At the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Official Day celebration, speakers remembered King’s legacy by focusing on the idea of “togetherness,” an idea from one of King’s last written works. This idea encompasses the development of communities despite differences of opinion, religion, race or any other category.

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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 »

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Dec 152016

A member of the 610 Stompers leads a cheer as the Krewe of Hermes rolls past Napoleon Avenue construction fences in 2016. All construction on Napoleon will be complete for 2017, the U.S. Army Corps says. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Napoleon Avenue parade-goers can get their “Neutral Ground Side” T-shirts out of the mothballs for Mardi Gras 2017, because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that all construction on the avenue will be complete before the first parades roll in 2017. Continue reading »

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Dec 082016




The holiday season has arrived, and Magazine Street has all that you need for decorating, shopping, pampering and entertaining. From the CBD to Audubon Park, New Orleans’ historic Magazine Street offers six miles of shopping, dining, art, activities and entertainment for all ages!

This year, Merriment on Magazine runs from the day after Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday through Christmas Eve and includes special activities for the season:

  • Santa’s coming to town for the FREE Santa photo booth for kids, pets or adults visiting Magazine Street! Continue reading »
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