Apr 072018

The Muevelo salsa band performs on the Ochsner Baptist stage at Freret Street Festival. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite dire warnings of rain or worse overnight, the clouds parted late Saturday morning over the Freret Street Festival and allowed thousands of people to leave their umbrellas behind for food, music and art filling the commercial corridor.

Ronald Alvarez of Saritas brings fresh pampusas from the kitchen during Freret Street Festival. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Apr 052018

Three former mayors of New Orleans — Moon Landrieu, Sidney Barthelemy and Marc Morial — will join current Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell tonight in a discussion on the city’s past and future as part of the Loyola Institute of Politics’ annual lecture series. Continue reading »

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Apr 042018

Public comments were written on large maps of Audubon Park during a public meeting in March. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A draft of the new master plan for Audubon Park based on feedback from residents will be presented Thursday night at the the third public meeting on the issue. Continue reading »

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Apr 032018

The Wild Magnolias perform on the Alder Hotel stage at the 2016 Freret Street Festival. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Mike Dillon, Motel Radio and the Caesar Brothers’ Funk Box will headline the three music stages at the Freret Street Festival on Saturday. Continue reading »

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Mar 262018


Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians sings on LaSalle street during Super Sunday on March 25. Indians from across the city gathered at the annual event at A.L. Davis Park at the corner of Washington and LaSalle. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday, March 25, Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure clubs converged on A.L. Davis Park on Washington and LaSalle in Central City for the annual Super Sunday event. The event was postponed one week after weather concerns.

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Mar 232018

Southern Rep Theatre kicks off its Spring 2018 season in residence at
Loyola University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

In partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, Southern Rep is currently presenting A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS DOUBLE BILL in a limited engagement from March 21 – April 1 in Loyola’s Marquette Theatre. This pairing of two rare one-act plays – AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS, directed by Ricky Graham, and THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY, directed by Austin Pendleton – showcases two very different sides of one of New Orleans’ favorite playwrights. Continue reading »

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Mar 212018

If you project it on a large, outdoor screen on a gorgeous New Orleans spring night, they will come: “Field of Dreams,” the 1989 classic film starring Kevin Costner as an Iowa corn farmer, will be Friday night’s selection in the NORDC Movies in the Park series at Latter Library. Continue reading »

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Mar 212018

The Louisiana Museum Foundation presents the Jump, Jive an’ Jazzin’ Gala
featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Saturday, March 24th at
the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade.

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s arrival onto the music scene.
Since their formation in the early nineties in Ventura, Ca., the band has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. The band was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

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Mar 192018



Dale Cooney, left, receives a kiss from from Callie, the five-month-old dog on Magazine street. The 2018 Irish Channel parade took its typical route down Magazine street on Saturday, March 17. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday, March 17, the annual Irish Channel Parade rolled down Magazine street.

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Mar 132018

via StayLocal

StayLocal, Greater New Orleans’ independent business alliance, presents “Your Marketing Game Plan,” a workshop series where local experts will offer their marketing insights. The sessions take place on Wednesdays, March 14, 21, and 28 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Ashe Power House Theatre (1731 Baronne St.).

This three-part series is for local businesses across all industries. Attendees will hone their marketing approach, learn proven strategies to make an impact on customers, and gain resources to turn business goals into reality. Continue reading »

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Mar 132018

The St. Patricks’ Day block party outside Tracey’s and Parasol’s on Sunday. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Zach Brien, 2014)

Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this week like it does every year—with the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party this Thursday (March 15), followed by the Irish Channel Parade on Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day itself). Continue reading »

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Mar 112018

Yukimi Nagamo performs with Little Dragon at the Ballroom stage. The 2018 Buku Music and Art Project took place at Mardi Gras World on March 9 and 10. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Buku 2018 finished on Saturday, March 10. The day was marked by the last-minute cancellation of one of the day’s major acts, Lil Uzi Vert. Acts like Bassnectar, Isaiah Rashad, Borgore and Princess Nokia brought people out to Mardi Gras World.

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Mar 102018

Migos performs on the Power Plant stage. The 2018 Buku Music and Art Project took place at Mardi Gras World on March 9 and 10. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The 2018 Buku Music and Art Project began on Friday, March 9. National acts Migos, SZA, MGMT, Virtual Self and others performed.

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