Oct 292013
 

Emory Douglas Postcard

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Graphic artist legend Emory Douglas — whose work is on display now at the McKenna Museum in New Orleans — is responsible for crafting the Black Panther Party’s iconic visual identity, capturing the era’s intensity through fiery artwork that rose above the rhetoric and subterfuge of the day to reach an embattled community in ways words were unable to articulate. Continue reading »

Oct 282013
 
The Freret Neighborhood Center announces Tuesday's Halloween festival. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Freret Neighborhood Center announces Tuesday’s Halloween festival. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Racks of donated costumes fill the neighborhood center waiting to be handed out Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Racks of donated costumes fill the neighborhood center waiting to be handed out Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Continuing their tradition of ensuring a properly spooky holiday for local children, the Freret Neighborhood Center will host their seventh annual Halloween festival Tuesday afternoon — this year, at a new location, the Neighborhood Housing Services parking lot next to Publiq House. Continue reading »

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Oct 252013
 

Dress your dog up for a Halloween parade, participate in a pet blessing, and learn about the city’s new pet laws Saturday at Coliseum Square park’s “Dog Bowl,” presented by City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell. Continue reading »

Oct 122013
 
Map of Prince of Wales second line route (via Google maps)

Map of Prince of Wales second line route (via Google maps)

The Prince of Wales/Lady Wales 85th annual second line will roll Sunday afternoon down Magazine Street, through Central City and into the Garden District, according to a post by Big Red Cotton for Gambit. The second line will start at 1 p.m. at its usual spot, the Rock Bottom Lounge at 3801 Tchoupitoulas, and end there at 5 p.m.

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Oct 022013
 

A pint-sized soldier marches in front of the ReNEW Reed Elementary middle school dance team on Napoleon Avenue during Mardi Gras 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

A pint-sized soldier marches in front of the ReNEW Reed Elementary middle school dance team on Napoleon Avenue during Mardi Gras 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

An evening of cocktails and small plates, jazz and a silent auction Friday at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy will raise money to send students from across one of the city’s largest charter networks on college visits. Continue reading »

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Sep 302013
 

536The Prytania Theatre will host a free screening at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 30) of “Gasland II,” a documentary about “the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil,” followed by a question-and-answer session with the director. Continue reading »

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Sep 292013
 

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel (right) presents the family of Officer Rodney Thomas with a silver pendant at a fundraiser at Tipitina's in August. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel (right) presents the family of Officer Rodney Thomas with a silver pendant at a fundraiser at Tipitina’s in August. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Dominique’s on Magazine will host a fundraiser featuring gourmet tacos, NOLA Brewing’s beer, NOPD horses and a silent auction to raise money for the family of NOPD Officer Rodney Thomas, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in July. Continue reading »

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