People filled in the Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon to hear the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra pay tribute to trumpeter Lionel Ferbos. Ferbos passed away in July at 103 years old. Ferbos joined the Ragtime Orchestra in the 1970s.
Six local startup companies have been chosen to receive up to $50,000 investments funded by Chevron as part of the PowerMoves.NOLA program, and the minority entrepreneurs behind them will hold an open house Monday evening at the program’s Lower Garden District headquarters.
A screening tonight of “Run Boy Run,” a film set during the Nazi occupation of Poland, will kick off a month of free cultural events at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue, including a talk by columnist Ari Shavit, presentations by biographer Walter Isaacson and novelist Tova Mirvis, and concluding in December with a Channukah celebration featuring Israeli musician David Broza.
A man allegedly fleeing from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle Saturday evening crashed into two other vehicles on South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, then tried to hide on the rooftop of a nearby restaurant before he was arrested, authorities said.
The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra will perform a free concert this evening (Sunday, Nov. 9) at Trinity Episcopal Church in memory of Lionel Ferbos, the musician who had performed with them from 1970 until his death earlier this year at age 103.
The ceramics and collage work of artist Don Fels will be the subject of the next exhibit at Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street, starting with an opening tonight (Saturday, Nov. 8).
After a break-in at a home under renovation on Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man caught on surveillance camera.
A basketball clinic and other games, a woodworking workshop and art projects, and live music will all be a part of the Keller Center Youth Appreciation Day today (Saturday, Nov. 8) in Central City, according to an announcement by City Council members Stacy Head and LaToya Cantrell.
A number of fundraisers have been created to help the family apparently targeted by Thursday morning’s firebombing just off Prytania Street, many of which have been organized by the many community groups they belong to.
A man was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning by a driver who had just given him a ride to his mother-in-law’s house in Central City, New Orleans police said.
Presently there is a billboard that slaps you in the face as you travel southbound on I-55 away from Ponchatoula at the turn, before the stretch over the Maurepas. Quite simply, it reads, “Eat Louisiana Sweet Potatoes.” When I first saw it, I was getting ready for a potluck a few days later. I immediately considered the command and thought, “Okay.” Next trip to Rouses? Sweet potatoes acquisition. Served at the potluck? Super tasty sweet potato casserole with a touch of cayenne and crunchy, melty marshmallow topping. Ah! The power of advertising! Pat yourself on the back, powers that be.
The C.J. Jung Society of Uptown New Orleans will host a discussion tonight (Friday, Nov. 7) on the topic of “disobedience,” and its role in civil society and literature.
A well-known New Orleans political consultant’s home was heavily damaged by a fire that apparently started in a car parked in his driveway off Prytania Street early Thursday morning, displacing his family and a neighbor.
New Orleans fire officials have deemed the blaze a possible arson as a host of state and federal agents join the investigation, and a chorus of elected officials condemned the attack’s apparent political motivations.
As we mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair, the memories come flooding back.
It was underfunded and always in crisis, and for those who were part of the World’s Fair team it was a six-month roller coaster ride with near spills every day.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation will headline a fundraising celebration Friday night at NOLA Brewing for The Roots of Music, an educational project that trains New Orleans schoolchildren to play the city’s traditional music.
With the major U.S. midterm elections now in the rearview mirror, school officials around New Orleans are now looking to the Dec. 6 runoff.
While Louisiana decides between Bill Cassidy and Mary Landrieu for U.S. Senator, New Orleans voters will also decide whether to renew a property tax that will begin building a citywide fund to maintain school buildings in Orleans Parish — which some school leaders say is crucial to ending the decades-long cycle of neglect and deterioration at city school buildings.
The Holy Name of Jesus School annual “Gator Fest” fundraiser carnival — featuring live music, food and fairground rides — will be held this weekend, school officials said.