Meanwhile, New Orleans police are still investigating two subsequent shootings and two armed robberies that took place over the Thanksgiving holidays, with little in the way of leads so far.
NOLA Brewing and The Roots of Music will host a happy hour on Tuesday, Dec. 1 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The happy hour is free and will feature live performances by The Roots of Music
Marching Crusaders and Rebirth Brass Band.
Sometimes, you just have to sit back, watch, and eat some popcorn.
At least, that was my personal reaction to viewing the ongoing battles between local actor, producer, and businessman Wendell Pierce and local neighborhood groups and advocacy organizations. The battle started back in July when Pierce and his business partner, former mayoral candidate Troy Henry, proposed to redevelop a former auto parts store on St. Claude Avenue.
Predictably, this was met with opposition from local busybodies, a.k.a. The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA). Their objections seemed to spawn from the fact that the existing structure, which is nondescript, heavily blighted, and has been drastically modified over the years, would not be preserved.
The Tulane School of Liberal Arts and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation will host a benefit concert this Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Tulane University. Tunes for Toys is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of a toy to be given to children at the Whole Foods at 300 N. Broad Street on Dec. 21.
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Low water pressure is expected on Magnolia Street in Central City this morning after a water-line break, authorities said.
A history of fine dining and restaurants
Racontours offers story-driven tours of New Orleans so that you truly explore the culture and history of the city. On the evening of Thursday, December 3, join us for a lavish six-course dinner at Commander’s Palace as we tell a story of the development of fine dining traditions and the history of restaurants as we recognize them today.
Fifteen local authors will staff Octavia Books, signing their books and offering other recommendations to shoppers, as part of the “Small Business Saturday” local-shopping movement.
Though the transition is just beginning, the metro New Orleans area is off to a strong start with John Bel Edwards and his transition team. Earlier this week, the incoming governor announced his support for State Rep. Walt Leger as Speaker of the House. Though many other legislators have been campaigning for that position, it will be hard to bypass the governor-elect’s clear choice. On the Senate side, the very popular current president John Alario could well be re-elected as the consensus choice of senators. The New Orleans area also includes a member of the transition team, JP Sheriff Newell Normand, who will be a go-to man for both Democrats and Republicans wanting the new governor’s ear.
The art boutique Miette will feature Mardi Gras float artists displaying and selling their works and pieces this Saturday, Nov. 28 to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to speak with the artists about their craftsmanship, as well as take pictures with the displayed float art.
The Light up NOLA Arts Fête will be have outdoor light installations along Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard as part of the second annual Luna Fête, starting this Sunday, Nov. 29, and running to Dec. 5. New Orleans is one of the only three American cities along with New York and Boston that participate in a similar “festival of lights” inspired by the Fête des Lumières in Lyon, France.
Carnival Cruise Line and the New Orleans Saints challenge area schools with Holiday Food & Fund Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Project Will Culminate in Construction of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Made of Canned Goods at the Saints vs. Lions Game on December 21
Carnival Cruise Line – the official cruise line of the New Orleans Saints – is partnering with the NFL franchise and Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans to fight hunger this holiday season through a contest for area schools that provides a fun array of prizes to encourage the collection of canned goods and donations.
There are few silver linings to the spate of high-profile violent crimes in New Orleans of late, but there is one thing we can be confident of: that our criminal class is staggeringly incompetent.