Mar 062015
 

2nd Annual NOLA Maker Faire

The second annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held this Saturday at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans. The event will feature over 70 participants exhibiting their creations, and proceeds will benefit the academic program of the presenting sponsor and nonprofit beneficiary Bricolage Academy. Continue reading »

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Mar 052015
 

Students from ReNew Cultural Arts Academy in the Irish Channel will recreate the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” — but informed by current events — in a march on Constance Street on Friday afternoon, school officials said. Continue reading »

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Mar 052015
 

Loyola University’s College of Law will host a discussion framing low-wage jobs and prison labor as a reintroduction of slavery in a conference called “Work in the South: Dixie Cotton, American Steel and a Hurricane Named Katrina – A Reinvention of Bondage” this Friday and Saturday. Continue reading »

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Feb 272015
 
Bryan Hymel in "Les Troyens" at the Royal Opera House (photo by Bill Cooper / Royal Opera House, via bryanhymel.com)

Bryan Hymel in “Les Troyens” at the Royal Opera House (photo by Bill Cooper / Royal Opera House, via bryanhymel.com)

Opera star and 2001 Loyola graduate Bryan Hymel will return to campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of his debut CD Héroïque with a free performance and discussion about his experience creating it. Continue reading »

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Feb 262015
 

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Dillard University host a public forum Saturday morning on providing safe school environments for children, especially as the Recovery School District moves forward with plans to rebuild Booker T. Washington High School on the site of the former Silver City dump in Central City. Continue reading »

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Feb 232015
 
The 2015 Oscar Awards were screened at Prytania. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The 2015 Oscar Awards were screened at Prytania. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday evening, the 87th annual Oscar Awards were screened at the Prytania theatre. Complimentary food and beverage were provided for attendees. There were also glam and costume contests, as well as cinema trivia during commercial breaks.

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Feb 202015
 

Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space: Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance

Dr. Kristen L. Buras, a member of the Educational Policy Studies faculty at Georgia State University, will be featured in Tulane’s “The New Orleans Education Market a Decade Later: Reflections on Race & the Politics of Dispossession” discussion this Monday night (Feb. 23). Continue reading »

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Feb 192015
 
Aurielle Brimmer poses for photos on the red carpet outside Prytania Theatre prior to the annual Oscar-watching party in 2012. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Aurielle Brimmer poses for photos on the red carpet outside Prytania Theatre prior to the annual Oscar-watching party in 2012. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Scientist Alan Turing, the superhero “Birdman,” as well as the Hollywood glitterati — the Prytania Theatre is saving room for all of them on the red carpet Sunday night, when the New Orleans Film Society hosts its annual Academy Awards watching party and costume contests. Continue reading »

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Feb 192015
 

(image via Southern Food and Beverage Museum)

(image via Southern Food and Beverage Museum)

To celebrate the Chinese New Year and Year of the Goat, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum is inviting kids from Louisiana families for a free session this weekend to learn about treats associated with the holiday. Continue reading »

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Feb 182015
 
A Rex rider throws beads on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Rex rider throws beads on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex, the King of Carnival, showered St. Charles Avenue parade crowds with medallions, cups and pillows styled to match each float in the “Wars that Shaped Early America” theme.

The Rex "King's Jesters" float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “King’s Jesters” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 172015
 
A rider on the Zulu Soweto float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Zulu “Soweto” float laughingly displays coconuts on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite temperatures that hovered near freezing Tuesday morning, the jubilant Krewe of Zulu was greeted by ecstatic crowds on its roll down St. Charles Avenue. Continue reading »

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Feb 172015
 
A rider in the Krewe of Orpheus throws beads into the Napoleon Avenue crowd.

A rider in the Krewe of Orpheus throws beads into the Napoleon Avenue crowd.

With a series of playful illuminated floats led by a procession of celebrities for Lundi Gras, the Krewe of Orpheus spent what was just an ordinary Monday evening anywhere else exploring “The Magic of an Ordinary Day.”

The Krewe of Orpheus' stunning Leviathan float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Orpheus’ stunning Leviathan float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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