Earlier this year on a cool and sunny Thursday evening I accidentally saw, moreso listened to, Lyle Lovett. Maybe you did, too? It was smack dab in the middle of the JazzFest whirlwind of tornadic possibilities, and it being ‘local’s day,’ the crowd was thinner than one might expect, ergo more inviting. The sweet and hard honeysuckle ramble that is wholly Lyle’s cadence drew me to lazily lay reposed at the back of the field. And as I drifted between waking and dreaming at dusk, pleased as punch, I composed a pseudo commitment to myself that for the remainder of the year and beyond I would challenge myself to go forth and rock, as often as possible. And so my journey began.
The Ignatian Quartet — four Loyola saxophonists — will perform a free concert of classical, jazz and avante-garde compositions this afternoon (Friday, Oct. 3) at Audubon Park as part of the fall concert series.
Margie Perez will get the October Freret Market started at noon on Saturday, followed by Marc Stone at 2 p.m. in free performances at the corner of Freret and Napoleon.
Let’s start with some full disclosure — Danae will be among the dozens of table captains at Senator Mary Landrieu’s women’s fundraising brunch later in October. It will be a star-studded affair with well more than a thousand women present — many of whom have been devoted to Mary for decades. In fact, Danae can remember walking in Broadmoor with a much younger Mary Landrieu during her first race for the Louisiana Legislature.
Fast forward a few decades to this week, when you might have heard one of the state’s leading elected officials say that he is concerned about the unwanted scrutiny and negative attention Louisiana will receive during a very divisive Senate run-off campaign. The nation’s eyes will be watching us as PACs spend millions to damage opposing candidates.
Even with Mary’s traditional luck in pulling narrow election day victories out of the proverbial rabbit’s hat, we think it will be hell-hard for her to forge a clear victory on Tuesday, Nov. 4. We savored this week’s poll that showed Mary pulling ahead of Bill Cassidy. But we also looked at the strength of Rob Maness’ numbers. With two well-financed Republicans and associated Republican PAC dollars tearing away at her, it’s hard for us to see how Mary can avoid a runoff. It also doesn’t help Mary that Cassidy is avoiding all those televised debates.
A 26-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint while she was riding her bike in the Carrollton area just before midnight Thursday, New Orleans police said.
LCI Workers’ Comp and LCIA are teaming up with StayLocal and Good Work Network this fall to bring you a social media workshop series, Diving Deeper into Social Media. On three consecutive Wednesdays in October, we’ll take the plunge and dive into a specific social media platform. By focusing our attention on one platform at a time, we’ll ensure that you leave with a deeper understanding of how to effectively use social media for your business.
Playwright John Biguenet’s “Broomstick” will debut at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center this Saturday, Oct. 4, though 8 p.m. preview shows will begin tonight through Friday.
As contractors have begun digging deep underneath South Claiborne, Jefferson, Napoleon and now Louisiana avenues to install new drainage ditches, Uptown New Orleans residents have asked pointed questions prior to each project about what the neutral ground will look like when the projects are finally done over the next three years.
On Tuesday night, those residents got their first look at possible answers, including a continuation of the walking path down Napoleon Avenue, public art installations on South Claiborne, tall palms restored to Jefferson Avenue and a variety of landscaping options on Louisiana. For many, however, those answers led to more questions — such as whether the projects will incorporate ideas from the city’s new water-management strategy, which plants could be harmful to traffic visibility in certain locations, and how the canopies over the avenues will look with the finished projects.
The Junior League of New Orleans’ Bloomin’ Deals is throwing a street party with food, music, drinks, entertainment and shopping. Catch some signature throws including shoes and purses at great prices, or just enjoy a fun shopping experience at one of the city’s favorite thrift shops!
Prosecutors are using Louisiana’s repeat-offender laws to create potential sentences so high for criminal defendants that they have no choice but to plead guilty, potentially depriving them of the right to a fair trial, three candidates for Criminal District Court agreed Monday night.
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University will host a free lunch lecture Tuesday, Sept. 30, by Rebecca Gordon on her book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States.
A wounded, unconscious man was rescued Monday afternoon from a burning apartment in a house on South Roman Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans firefighters said.
“Look both ways before crossing the street.”
Every child is taught that line, the essence being that before you step off the curb, you’d better have verified that three tons of automotive engineering won’t be bearing down on your fleshy, fragile form. Being a pedestrian is perilous, and you have to take precautions.
However, in the City of New Orleans, it is often a great deal more dangerous than it ought to be.
Construction work at Lusher Charter School’s Willow Street campus will not start this fall as originally planned, school officials said this weekend.
Isidore Newman School invites prospective parents to visit our campus and learn about our enriching and challenging Pre-K – 12 curriculum. Newman is accepting applications for Lower, Middle, and Upper School – and for Green Trees Early Childhood Village, opening in August 2015.
Investigators have determined that two of the four armed robberies reported Saturday around Uptown New Orleans did not actually happen, authorities said.
On Tuesday afternoon, UNITY of Greater New Orleans will commemorate founder Dr. Everett Williams’ birthday by celebrating The Dr. Everett and Melva Williams Building, UNITY of Greater New Orleans’ permanent supportive housing building.