Mar 192015
 
People observe the elaborate altar at St. Stephen's church. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

People observe the elaborate altar at St. Stephen’s church. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Thursday, churches across the greater New Orleans area celebrated St. Joseph’s Day. A celebration originated in New Orleans’ Sicilian community, the day pays homage to St. Joseph who, according to legend, saved Sicily from famine during the Middle Ages. St. Stephen’s church on Napoleon avenue had an elaborate altar while also serving free food outside the church. Continue reading »

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Mar 192015
 
The artwork of folk artist Simon Hardeveld reads "We Speak French" at Fete Francaise Saturday afternoon.  (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The artwork of folk artist Simon Hardeveld reads “We Speak French” at Fete Francaise in 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans will host its wildly popular fundraising street party, the 16th annual Fête Française, on Saturday, featuring various musical performances and restaurants providing food and drink with a French flair. Continue reading »

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Mar 182015
 

3rd Annual Jazzin' on Jackson benefit

The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will host their 3rd annual “Jazzin’ on Jackson” benefit Thursday evening at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center. The gala will feature live music by Philip Manuel and special guests, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Funds from Jazzin’ on Jackson will go toward providing programs and services for the seniors of Mercy Endeavors Senior Center. Continue reading »

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Mar 152015
 
Wild man of the Hard Head Hunters Mardi Gras Indians on LaSalle on Sunday afternoon. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Wild man of the Hard Head Hunters Mardi Gras Indians on LaSalle on Sunday afternoon. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday afternoon, plumes of feathers, the ring of tambourines and the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras Indians’ hand-stitched suits filled the streets of Central City under pristine blue skies. Mardi Gras Indians from all over the city met at A.L. Davis park on LaSalle and Washington for the annual Super Sunday celebration.

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Mar 142015
 
Raury (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

Raury performs on the Power Plant stage at the BUKU festival. (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

The BUKU Music + Art Project came to a close Saturday evening (Mar. 14) with performances by Raury,Ghostface Killah with BADBADNOTGOOD, and ILoveMakonnen, as well as performances by Passion Pit, Bassnectar and other acts.

ILoveMakonnen (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger)

ILoveMakonnen (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger)

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Mar 132015
 
Empire of the Sun front-man Luke Steele (Jamal Melancon UptownMessenger.com)

Empire of the Sun front-man Luke Steele (Jamal Melancon UptownMessenger.com)

The BUKU 2015 experience opened at Mardi Gras World last night (Mar. 13) with performances by Empire of the Sun, Gramtik, as well as Jamie Jones. Other performances included Musa, Thomas Jack, and Flosstradamus. Continue reading »

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Mar 132015
 
Nix Library (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Nix Library (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Nix Library will be hosting several different events in the month of March, which will include a career workshop with Jessica Rareshide and also a wine tasting and poetry reading by Nigirerian poet Niyi Osundare. Continue reading »

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Mar 092015
 
Via Mercy Endeavors Senior Center

(Photo via Mercy Endeavors Senior Center)

The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center is one step closer to moving out of the old St. Alphonsus convent and into a new home, after recently breaking ground on the new facility on Jackson Avenue.  Continue reading »

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Mar 082015
 

The Spirit of Carrollton 2015 photo contest

The Nix Public Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) are inviting all amateur shutterbugs to submit photos that capture the “Spirit of Carrollton” for their 2015 photo contest. Continue reading »

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Mar 072015
 

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Academics and artists alike will gather on Saturday afternoon at Tulane University to celebrate the life of the New Orleans-born “Queen of Gospel,” Mahalia Jackson, with panel discussions and a concert in her honor featuring some of the city’s most celebrated musicians. Continue reading »

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Mar 072015
 

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freret market feat

The Freret Market will make its annual spring reappearance Saturday afternoon, and it will be followed by a showcase of music, art and film at a variety of venues along the corridor into Saturday evening. Continue reading »

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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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