The life, passions, and humorous spirit of late comedian and activist Jonah Bascle — who died Dec. 2 from complications concerning muscle dystrophy — were honored Sunday by a memorial march with Mardi Gras zest and joy, a re-enactment of the protest that marked his run for mayor and a roast in Bascle’s home-base comedy club on Freret Street.
New Year’s Day is now nearly upon us. As has always been the case, the libations will flow and drunken debauchery will rule the streets. We will celebrate having endured one more journey around the sun on this world of ours by getting blotto.
Of course, there was a brief period when that wasn’t the case.
“The first day of the New Year was observed, rather than celebrated by New Orleans, with hushful Sabbatical ceremony,” a reporter for the Times-Picayune observed during Prohibition.
Family and friends of comedian and activist Jonah Bascle have planned a memorial march Sunday in his honor after his Dec. 2 death from complications relating to muscular dystrophy, concluding at his home-base comedy club on Freret Street for a roast to celebrate his humorous spirit.
Each year at this time, we reflect on how blessed we are to be citizens of the United States of America and thank God for our courageous grandparents who came to this country with little more than the clothing on their backs. They opened doors for us and we will always be grateful for their courage and the many great things about being a U.S. citizen.
As dusk fell on Christmas Eve, a few blocks of Pine Street in Uptown New Orleans glowed a little more brightly after a group of neighborhood children lit their sidewalks with hundreds of votive candles.
Today, on Christmas Eve, the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story,” will air for 24 hours straight.
I’ve indulged in this marathon, a new-fangled Christmas tradition, for many years.
But this year, I just can’t approach this movie with the same light-hearted spirit. My thoughts turn to Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Cleveland boy, who was shot by a police officer on November 22 — shortly before Thanksgiving — for playing with a toy gun in a park.
Stone Rabbit, 35 PSI, and Voltra Volta will all perform at Gasa Gasa Friday night (Dec. 26) as part of Stone Star Productions benefit concert for CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). The event will feature raffle prizes and live painting.
New Orleans is under a severe-weather watch Tuesday that could include hail and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
When your smart phone is not working properly, it can slow down your entire day. You have your phone on you at all times so you can be more efficient (or at the very least not bored while waiting in lines.) If that isn’t happening because of a broken screen or shortened battery life, bring your cell phone to Wisp Electronics on Manhattan Boulevard and we’ll get you back in working order.
Christmastime in New Orleans is magical. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, there is much to enjoy.
You can take a sojourn to “Holiday in the Oaks” at City Park, ride a streetcar down St. Charles adorned with festive holly, enjoy a hearty, traditional Reveillion dinner, or you can get brutally beaten in the CBD in a random attack with no discernible motive or purpose.
Hibernia Bank, a local New Orleans bank since 1903, recently launched their new mobile banking app for both Android and Apple devices. This is the perfect tool for anyone looking for mobile banking in New Orleans. This new app allows 24-hour account access to:
- Pay bills & transfer funds
- Make deposits
- Review account activity
The Israelite Baptist Church in Central City is producing a live nativity scene next week, supported by City Councilwoman Stacy Head, the NOPD Sixth District, the Central City Partnership, the Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association and others.