Dec 312014
 
Families and friends gather watch "The Princess and the Frog" in Annunciation Square Park in August 2011. The showing drew about 150 people. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Families and friends gather watch “The Princess and the Frog” in Annunciation Square Park in August 2011. The showing drew about 150 people. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

NORDC

Today (Wednesday, Dec. 31) is the last day for neighborhood groups and other organizations to turn in applications to host a Movies in the Park event in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission during the spring season, which starts in March. Continue reading »

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Dec 292014
 
The memorial procession  for late comedian and activist Jonah Bascle confronts a street car on St. Charles and Valence Street (Jamal Melancon, Uptown Messenger.com)

The memorial procession for late comedian and activist Jonah Bascle confronts a street car on St. Charles and Valence Street (Jamal Melancon, Uptown Messenger.com)

The La Nuit Comedy Theater's chalkboard (Jamal Melancon, Uptown Messenger.com)

The La Nuit Comedy Theater’s chalkboard (Jamal Melancon, Uptown Messenger.com)

The life, passions, and humorous spirit of late comedian and activist Jonah Bascle — who died Dec. 2 from complications concerning muscle dystrophy — were honored Sunday by a memorial march with Mardi Gras zest and joy, a re-enactment of the protest that marked his run for mayor and a roast in Bascle’s home-base comedy club on Freret Street. Continue reading »

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Dec 262014
 
Comedian Jonah Bascle at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street in April 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Comedian Jonah Bascle at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street in April 2011.
(UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Family and friends of comedian and activist Jonah Bascle have planned a memorial march Sunday in his honor after his Dec. 2 death from complications relating to muscular dystrophy, concluding at his home-base comedy club on Freret Street for a roast to celebrate his humorous spirit. Continue reading »

Dec 242014
 

Gasa Gasa benfit concert

Stone Rabbit, 35 PSI, and Voltra Volta will all perform at Gasa Gasa Friday night (Dec. 26) as part of Stone Star Productions benefit concert for CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). The event will feature raffle prizes and live painting. Continue reading »

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Dec 162014
 

Volunteers Noel Bitner and Dat Nguyen serve Christmas dinner at the Bridge House/Grace House annual event in 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Marta Jewson)

Volunteers Noel Bitner and Dat Nguyen serve Christmas dinner at the Bridge House/Grace House annual event in 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Marta Jewson)

The Bridge House/Grace House substance-abuse treatment program will host its annual Christmas dinner for the local poor and homeless on Sunday, serving food and distributing packages with toiletries and clothing. Continue reading »

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Dec 142014
 

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The New Orleans Jewish Community Center will hold its annual Community Chanukah Celebration today, (Sunday, Dec. 14). The celebration will feature a free, family-friendly concert by international star David Broza. Continue reading »

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Dec 142014
 

St. Stephen Church will be holding a Christmas concert today featuring acclaimed performers Phyllis Treigle and Melissa Brocato; mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Evans; tenors Kevin Rouchell and Bart Folse; the Good Shepherd Choir; and organist Brian Morgan (Director of Music at St Stephen’s). Admission is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted. Continue reading »

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Dec 132014
 

Pay 2 Play

New Orleans Anti-Corruption Coalition is a new bipartisan organization that is working to raise local awareness of the large influence of money in political campaigns, after the most expensive Senate election in Louisiana history. The coalition is launching today with a free screening of the new film “Pay2Play: Democracy’s High Stakes” at the First Universalist United Church Auditorium. Continue reading »

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Dec 072014
 
(photo by Jeff Strout, courtesy of New Orleans Ballet Association)

(photo by Jeff Strout, courtesy of New Orleans Ballet Association)

The New Orleans Ballet Association will present its annual community production of the Nutcracker Suite today (Sunday, Dec. 7), showcasing the talents of more than 200 participants in its programs for youth and senior citizens on stage at Tulane University. Continue reading »

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Dec 042014
 

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The Southern Food and Beverage will host a contest to find the best croissant in New Orleans this Saturday (Dec. 6), with both juried and people’s choice competitions and a pastry-cooking demonstration by Gracious Bakery. Continue reading »

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Dec 032014
 
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(viahttp://www.gotrnola.org/)

Girls on the Run, an organization that builds leadership in young girls through running and exercise, will celebrate its five years in New Orleans with its 5k biannual run open to all ages and running levels in Audubon Park this Saturday, Dec. 6. Continue reading »

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Dec 012014
 

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When Southern Rep opens its production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at Loyola University this week, tickets sold for preview shows Wednesday and Thursday will benefit Children’s Hospital. Continue reading »

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Nov 302014
 

Susan Guidry

Susan Guidry

City Councilwoman Susan Guidry will host a holiday fundraiser Wednesday evening for Community Commitment, “a long-standing leader in the Carrollton community” that has expanded its educational services and other programs to a new building on Spruce Street. Continue reading »

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