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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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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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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Nov 282014

THe New Church on S. Carrollton and Freret

In order to pay for facility repairs to make the church safer for children, the New Church on South Carrolton and Freret will host a fundraising dinner next weekend with catering by Copeland’s. The event will feature WWL-TV’s Sally Ann Roberts as main speaker, a jazz band, and both a silent and live auction. Tickets are $20 per person. Continue reading »

Nov 252014

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue play the 2014 VooDoo Experience at City Park. ( file photo by Zach Brien)

Trombone Shorty Tunes for Toys

The Soul Rebels, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, and a Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will play a free concert at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium next week, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given to children from the Treme neighborhood during the holiday season. Continue reading »

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Nov 222014
Stooges Brass Band (Zach Brien,

Stooges Brass Band (Zach Brien,

On Saturday, the 6th annual Second District Blues festival was held in Palmer Park, on the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne. Its a festival benefiting COPS 2, Citizens Organization for Police Support 2. The festival featured music by Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste Jr., Mia Borders, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Stooges Brass Band. There were many dining options including the Praline Connection, Ms. Linda’s Yakamein and Crepes A la Carte. Different arts and crafts were available for purchase as well. One of the more unique things about Saturday’s festival was its association with the LASPCA and other dog adoption groups like the Louisiana Boxer Group.

Andre Perry (left) takes his father Robeson's photograph during Mia Borders' performance. Andre seemed like a natural with the camera. (Zach Brien,

Robeson Perry (left) takes his father Andre’s photograph during Mia Borders’ performance. Robeson seemed like a natural with the camera. (Zach Brien,

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Nov 212014

Second District Blues festival

Elliot Gorton, singer of Blues Frenzy, performs at the blues festival in 2010. ( file photo by Sabree Hill)

Elliot Gorton, singer of Blues Frenzy, performs at the blues festival in 2010. ( file photo by Sabree Hill)

Construction on Napoleon Avenue may have cost Uptown’s annual blues festival both its Magazine Street location and its name this year, but the rechristened Second District Blues Fest still maintains its lineup of top local performers and its purpose of supporting Uptown police officers. Continue reading »

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8th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

This Sunday’s annual Oak Street Po-boy Festival will honor a beloved New Orleans food tradition for the 8th year in a row.

The festival, which features more than 30 food vendors and five music stages, includes both traditional poboys and eclectic variations on the theme.

A sloppy hot roast beef poboy, for example, is available from Gattuso’s for $10, while The New Orleans Hot Dogs features a bacon fried hot dog poboy for $6.

Seafood options include a fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade poboy from Jacques-Imos for $8, and a Lake Pontchartrain soft shell crab poboy from Jack Dempsey’s for $10.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is family friendly, and includes an event put on by St. Andrews Episcopal School.

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Nov 182014
The Bacchus parade rolls down Napoleon Avenue in 2012. (Sabree Hill,

The Bacchus parade rolls down Napoleon Avenue in 2012. (Sabree Hill,

John C. Reilly in "Guardians of the Galaxy." (via

John C. Reilly in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” (via

Actor John C. Reilly will reign as Bacchus XLVI in a Feb. 5 parade themed around children’s stories, the superkrewe announced. Continue reading »

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Nov 182014

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StayLocal will be hosting a symposium Thursday on local investment opportunities as a part of Invest Local Day. The symposium will discuss alternative financing, crowdfunding, new developments that are opening up local investment opportunities to accredited and unaccredited investors and more. Continue reading »

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Nov 142014

With elaborate costume changes and a plethora of backup dancers, Big Freedia performs at the 2014 VooDoo Experience in City Park. ( file photo by Zach Brien)

The Eighth Annual Central City Festival on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will include free performances Saturday by Big Freedia, Honourable South, First Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Sistahs Making a Change dance troupe, and the Kuumba Institute’s kids. Continue reading »

Nov 142014

5th book festivalAlthough the main activities of the New Orleans Book Festival are moving to City Park this year, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra will still perform its annual outdoor concert kicking off the festival tonight (Friday, Nov. 14) at Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue. Continue reading »

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Nov 142014

BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project

As part of Southern Rep Theatre’s BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project, a group of volunteers called the Story Krewe will collect New Orleanians’ responses to the question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?”

Those interested in joining the Story Krewe can attend a training workshop at Second Line Stages on Saturday morning (Nov. 15). Continue reading »

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Nov 122014

uncork the cureWith wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, the Sibley Gallery on Magazine Street will host the Seventh Annual Uncork the Cure fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Thursday evening. Continue reading »

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Nov 092014


Six local startup companies have been chosen to receive up to $50,000 investments funded by Chevron as part of the PowerMoves.NOLA program, and the minority entrepreneurs behind them will hold an open house Monday evening at the program’s Lower Garden District headquarters. Continue reading »

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