Mar 122017
 

Sara Passons, left, receives a kiss on the cheek from a member of the Irish Corner Club after receiving a flower during the 2017 Irish Channel parade. The parade rolled from Jefferson avenue to Magazine and stopped at Jackson avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday the Irish Channel Parade rolled Uptown. The parade changed routes, and times, at the last minute for fear of rainy weather.

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Mar 112017
 

Lil Dicky performs in the Ballroom stage during the Buku Music + Art Project on Friday, March 10, 2017. Buku is a two-day music festival in Mardi Gras World along the Mississippi River that includes live artwork and other performances. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The 2017 Buku Music + Art Project held its first day of performances on Friday, March 10 at Mardi Gras World. The day’s performances included rappers Lil Dicky, Lil Yachty and Travi$ Scott, and EDM artists like Zed’s Dead and TroyBoi. New Orleans rapper Juvenile made a surprise appearance after scheduled performer Young Thug was not able to make it to the festival at the last minute.

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Mar 102017
 

YA Author Angie Thomas, and her Bestseller, “The Hate U Give” (via Academy of the Sacred Heart)

Young Adult Author Angie Thomas will discuss her debut novel The Hate U Give in a Q&A open format during the SCBWI JambaLAya KidLit Conference at the Academy of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, March 11. The Hate U Give was #1 seller on Amazon prior to its February 28 release, and has become #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list among Young Adult Hardcover titles. Continue reading »

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Mar 092017
 

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A gorgeous pair of 19th century Russian icons, both depicting the Virgin Mary, plus a nine-piece carved oak Gothic-style dining room suite made in America in the 19th century, an outstanding circa 1840 French directoire-style gilt bronze mantle clock and original artworks by Demetre Chiparus and Julius Lange will all come up for bid on March 11th and 12th.
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Mar 092017
 

R&B Singer and New Orleans native Ambré Perkins will be performing her first festival show and first live performance of 2017 at this year’s BUKU Music + Art Project. Perkins said she looks forward to playing in front a broader audience that may be seeking to hear artists they’ve never known prior.

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“It’s very open-minded usually,” Perkins said. “So people go there and they’re open to new artists. Actually, that’s probably what they want to see the most, artists that they’ve never heard of and to experience something different.”

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Mar 082017
 

Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The 70th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day parade will roll Saturday, March 11, on a new route that takes it down most of Magazine Street, the organization announced. Continue reading »

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Mar 062017
 

(via Marché Creole Community Market)

After several weeks off, Marche Créole Community Market will host its Grand Reopening on Sunday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the ArtEgg Studios, located at 1001 S. Broad Street.

To celebrate the market’s reopening, the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability will sponsor a complimentary Whole Pit Roasted Alligator which will be over five feet long and filled with a creole seafood stuffing.

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Mar 032017
 

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Jimmy Anselmo, the outspoken founder of Jimmy’s Music Club, is hosting a “Rock Against Racism” fundraiser for the Southern Poverty Law Center with a diverse lineup of New Orleans musicians Sunday at his venue, The Willow. Continue reading »

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Mar 022017
 

The Rotary Club of Mid-City New Orleans will celebrate their annual International Women’s Day – New Orleans with a brunch at Propeller, located 4035 Washington Ave. The event, themed “Be Bold For Change”, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, and will feature three woman presenters, local entertainers, and brunch catered by local women-owned businesses.

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Mar 012017
 

Spy boy of the Wild Magnolias dances out of the Sportsman’s Corner bar in Central City. The Wild Magnolias, and other Uptown Mardi Gras Indians, met Second and Dryades, Mardi Gras Morning, Feb. 28. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Mardi Gras morning, Mardi Gras Indians from Uptown met at the Sportsman’s Corner Bar in Central City. The Indian tradition is long-standing one in New Orleans’ black community and is a staple in the Mardi Gras celebration. Each year, the tribes sew their own elaborate suits by hand all year and debut them on Mardi Gras Day.

The patch on the Black Mohawks’ spy boy’s suit highlights the originality of the Mardi Gras Indian tradition. The Black Mohawks, and other Uptown Mardi Gras Indians, met Second and Dryades, Mardi Gras Morning, Feb. 28. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012017
 

The Krewe of Rex “Lupercalia” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Under gorgeous springtime skies on Fat Tuesday, the Krewe of Rex hosted a parade celebrating the very idea of celebration with the theme of “Carnival Fetes and Feasts,” showering Mardi Gras revelers with ample throws customized for each float.

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012017
 

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolled early Tuesday morning on the Uptown route, sharing broad smiles, glittering coconuts, and a message to “Stop the Violence.”

The Krewe of Zulu “Soulful Warriors” roll on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 282017
 

“The Man on the Moon” float rolls down St. Charles avenue during the Krewe of Orpheus on Monday, Feb. 27. Orpheus rolled with the theme “On the Waves of a Dream.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Orpheus rolled with the theme “On the Waves of a Dream,” exploring different interpretations of the topic. The float touched on fairy tales, dream catchers, amongst other things.

A rider dances to the sound of the Petoskey Steel Drum Band during the Krewe of Orpheus on Monday, Feb. 27. Orpheus rolled with the theme “On the Waves of a Dream.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)


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Feb 272017
 

The Krewe of Proteus “Abduction of Freia” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Proteus presented their rendition of Wagner’s opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen” as they rolled on the Uptown route on Monday.

The Krewe of Proteus rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)


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