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 »

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 »

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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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 182016

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Freret Street businesses will play host to Timberland and Brooklyn Brewery as they end their nine-city MASH tour, which have featured pop-up shops and bars, concerts, beer festivals, and more. #NOLAMASH ends with “Freret Street Neighborhood Immersion” on Sunday, November 20 at 1 p.m. and will include a pop-up bar, lunch coupons, “VIP hookups”, and more. Continue reading »

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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 152016
Maureen Dowd (via Tulane University)

Maureen Dowd (via Tulane University)

Maureen Dowd — the New York Times columnist known for sharp criticism of both Republicans and the Clinton camp alike — will speak Wednesday at Tulane University as part of a tour for her new book, “The Year of Voting Dangerously.” Continue reading »

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Nov 112016
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The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA), along with local nonprofit Fund 17, will sponsor a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. The free workshop will take place on Monday, November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, located at 4300 South Broad Street.

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Nov 102016
(via Holy Name of Jesus School)

(via Holy Name of Jesus School)

Holy Name of Jesus School will celebrate its 125 years of Catholic education as the school hosts its 33rd Annual Gator Fest this Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13. The three-day fair will feature carnival rides, food, live entertainment by MoJEAUX, talent show, and more. Continue reading »

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Nov 082016
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With today’s election being such a spectacle for the past few months, and a race that is reportedly very close, America’s next four years will be decided and revealed tonight. With such angst and uncertainty across the nation, local businesses and others are coming together to watch the election results, mostly over drinks and more drinks. Here’s a quick list of places having Election Watch Parties in Uptown. Continue reading »

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Oct 252016

The Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) and PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans (PJ’s) will to host the first “Coffee With a Cop” program at 5 p.m. on October 26. The program is an opportunity for community members to come together with the TUPD in an informal space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Continue reading »

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Oct 242016

On Wednesday, October 26th, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop, “HR in the AM: Running Out of Time to Comply with New Overtime Rules”. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Small business attorney Terese Bennett will give a presentation outlining new overtime laws.

Significant changes to federal overtime rules take effect on December 1, 2016, raising the salary threshold for exempt workers to $913/week or $47,466 a year. Ms. Bennett will discuss the ins-and-outs of the new rules, including an overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act and options for compliance. She’ll also give attendees a step-by-step checklist to help you prepare for those changes. Continue reading »

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Oct 212016

It’s that time again: New Orleans’ favorite food festival honoring our indigenous sandwich is back. This year, local craft breweries have joined forces with local chefs to compliment the contents of the Liedenheimers.

Poboy Fest Selection (via Instagram)

Poboy Fest Selection (via Instagram)

It all takes place on Oak Street. The old Carrollton shopping main-street of our parents and grandparent’s heyday may be gone, but there is currently a renaissance in flux. Meisel’s Fabrics and Hasse’s were some of the last holdouts of the old Oak, and Hasse’s remains, still supplying smocking and monograms to Uptown’s youngest. However, the new Oak is more about food, and the natural progression of the Oak revival as restaurant corridor has been the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. Continue reading »

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