Mar 022016
 
NOPD deployment graphic

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A neighborhood leaders roundtable on public safety this Saturday, March 5 will feature Chief Michael Harrison speaking about the NOPD’s new deployment strategy to place 94 more officers on New Orleans streets. The public safety millage on the ballot for voter consideration on April 9 will also be addressed because proceeds from the millage could be used to hire and pay for additional police officers, as well as to pay firefighters pension fund. Continue reading »

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Mar 012016
 
Dead Man Walking: The Opera symposium

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The Loyola University College of Law will be hosting a free symposium this Thursday, March 3, about the Dead Man Walking opera that is premiering in Louisiana on Friday, March 4, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The symposium’s panelists will feature Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty author Sister Helen Prejean and New Orleans Opera General & Artistic Director Robert Lyall. Continue reading »

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Feb 262016
 
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The 3rd Annual Chili In The Channel cook-off competition & celebration takes place this Saturday February 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ReNEW SciTech Academy in the Irish Channel. Tickets for the event will be sold at the front gate, and proceeds will support programs for ReNEW Schools students. Continue reading »

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Feb 152016
 
(via Loyola University New Orleans)

(via Loyola University New Orleans)

Loyola University New Orleans University will be hosting a presentation this Wednesday, Feb. 17 that will use data collected during more than 25 years of excavation and analysis of sacrificial sites on the north coast of Peru. The lecture will be by Ph.D. John Verano of the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, and admission and parking on campus is free to the public. Continue reading »

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Feb 092016
 
The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu celebrated 100 years since its incorporation and the Krewe of Rex explored the world’s royal gardens to close out the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday on St. Charles Avenue.

The "Floating Gardens of Xochimilco" float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Floating Gardens of Xochimilco” float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 092016
 
The title float, "The Hindu Heavens," in the Krewe of Proteus rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The title float, “The Hindu Heavens,” in the Krewe of Proteus rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Proteus presented the “Hindu Heavens” and the Krewe of Orpheus explored “The Wizard’s Bestiary” as both rolled on the Uptown route for Lundi Gras.

The Orpheus "Trojan Horse" float leads the Krewe up Napoleon Avenue.  (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “Trojan Horse” float leads the Krewe up Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 072016
 
The Krewe of Mid-City captain's float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City captain’s float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Okeanos “put on a fright,” the Krewe of Mid-City delivered “champagne wishes and foil-wrapped kisses,” and the Krewe of Thoth showed off “things with wings” as all three rolled under spotless blue Sunday morning skies on the Uptown route.

A rider on the "Black Cat" float teases the crowd with rubber chickens as the Krewe of Okeanos rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the “Black Cat” float teases the crowd with rubber chickens as the Krewe of Okeanos rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Thoth rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Thoth rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)


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Feb 072016
 
The Krewe of Iris rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Saturday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Iris rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Saturday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The white-gloved ladies of the Krewe of Iris showed the Uptown parade route how “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” on Saturday, followed by a frolicking tour of New Orleans neighborhoods by the naughty friars of the Krewe of Tucks.

A rider on the Irish Channel float in the Krewe of Tucks on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Irish Channel float in the Krewe of Tucks on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)


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Feb 062016
 
The "On the Bat's Back I Do Fly" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “On the Bat’s Back I Do Fly” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Donald Trump's takedowns of his enemies are his "Trump Card" as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Donald Trump’s takedowns of his enemies are his “Trump Card” as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Hermes performed Shakespeare on the Avenues, Le Krewe d’Etat brought its blend of satire and skeletal spectacle, and the Krewe of Morpheus took a New Orleans “staycation” as all three rolled on the Uptown route Friday night.

The Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 052016
 
The Babylon "Butterfly Messenger" float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon “Butterfly Messenger” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The krewes of Babylon, Chaos and Muses presented parade-goers with three different visions of Carnival on Friday night — Babylon’s meditation on antiquity, Chaos’ no-holds-barred satire, and Muses’ blend of visual spectacle and social commentary.

Chaos fantasizes about replacements for controversial statues and landmarks in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chaos fantasizes about replacements for controversial statues and landmarks in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses is preceded by glowing butterflies and shoes on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses is preceded by glowing butterflies and shoes on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 032016
 
A rider in the Krewe of Nyx prepares to toss a shining prize on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Nyx prepares to toss a shining prize on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Ancient Druids put on their “best behavior” — satirizing controversy over previous year’s floats by replacing them with mostly generic images — while the Krewe of Nyx celebrated their fifth birthday with a series of puns around the number ‘5.’

The Druids' "Monument Man" float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Druids’ “Monument Man” float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church will host its 22nd Annual Jazz Service this Sunday, Feb. 7. The service, led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, begins at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 7100 St. Charles Ave. The worship service is free and open to all, and a king cake reception will follow.

(via St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church)

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Jan 312016
 
A rider on the Krewe of Carrollton's "Tax Season" floats prepares to throw beads. Carrollton was one of three parades rolling uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Krewe of Carrollton’s “Tax Season” floats prepares to throw beads. Carrollton was one of three parades rolling uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday afternoon four parades rolled along the uptown route, Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale, Krewe of Carrollton, Krewe of King Arthur and Krewe of Alla. Femme Fatale sought thrill with their theme “The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale Visits Theme Parks.” Carrollton rolled with the theme “A Krewe for All Seasons,” each float representing a time of year. King Arthur kept things secret with the theme “King Arthur’s Classified Information.” Alla got in touch with their patriotic side, rolling with the theme “A Salute to American Icons.”

A rider throws beads as the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale rolled on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider throws beads as the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale rolled on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of King Arthur's "Employment" float featured a mock advertisement, reading "Looking for wait staff, cook, hostesses. Must have background in martial arts and/or concealed carry. Military training a plus. Bullet proof vests provided." King Arthur was one of four parades that rolled uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of King Arthur’s “Employment” float featured a mock advertisement, reading “Looking for wait staff, cook, hostesses. Must have background in martial arts and/or concealed carry. Military training a plus. Bullet proof vests provided.” King Arthur was one of four parades that rolled uptown on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of Alla, Lauren "Fleurty Girl" LeBlanc, throws beads from her float. The Krewe of Alla was one of four parades to roll Sunday afternoon Uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of Alla, Lauren “Fleurty Girl” LeBlanc, throws beads from her float. The Krewe of Alla was one of four parades to roll Sunday afternoon Uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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