Like other remaining Democratic candidates around the country, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu knows she must increase her support among black and white females to emerge victorious on Dec. 6. That’s why Norma Jane Sabiston, Kristin Palmer, Angele Wilson and others are again reaching out to 5,000 key women supporters statewide to build Mary’s Army, highly committed grassroots warriors who will knock doors and work phones non-stop for the next three weeks. Armed with pink t-shirts and lists of likely voters, these women clearly understand the campaign’s success rests largely on their ability to persuade voters one person at a time. Not only does the Landrieu camp need to turn out a larger number of African-American voters, they also need to convince white voters to switch from Cassidy.
The Eighth Annual Central City Festival on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will include free performances Saturday by Big Freedia, Honourable South, First Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Sistahs Making a Change dance troupe, and the Kuumba Institute’s kids.
Although the main activities of the New Orleans Book Festival are moving to City Park this year, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra will still perform its annual outdoor concert kicking off the festival tonight (Friday, Nov. 14) at Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue.
On Nov. 14th, 2008, I was lucky enough to be graced with daughter number three. Third time’s the charm, right? After a relatively short, natural labor at Touro Hospital, post lunch at the then Blue Bird Café (now Coulis), Rosalie Eleanor deVille Villere popped out about 5 o’clock that Friday evening, and things have never been the same since. Today she turns a mighty six, and here’s a little glimpse as to why she’s so special:
First of all, the labor: again, it was just a few short hours. Really. Granted I didn’t do the heavy lifting here, but what makes mama happy makes papa happy; ergo, kudos to the kiddo. This was a more than welcome event given the birth of daughter number two was an emergency C section. Allow me to understate that it was a showstopper, and leave it at that.
As part of Southern Rep Theatre’s BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project, a group of volunteers called the Story Krewe will collect New Orleanians’ responses to the question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?”
Those interested in joining the Story Krewe can attend a training workshop at Second Line Stages on Saturday morning (Nov. 15).
A Fern Street resident shot and killed an apparently unarmed man in his front yard on Thursday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine what led to the shooting, New Orleans police said.
Nearly one in five women experience some sort of sexual assault while in college, and their assailants in 90 percent of those cases are someone they already know, according to a Loyola University researcher.
With Greek life playing such a central role in the social culture at both Tulane and Loyola universities — even providing what officials described as the setting for some of those attacks — would shutting down the fraternity system reduce sexual assault on campus?
Musician Kermit Ruffins will headline a free fundraiser Thursday evening for the Kingsley House in the Lower Garden District.
The founders of a national medical-services company based in New Orleans have donated $3 million for science education at Isidore Newman School, the largest gift in the school’s history.
With wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, the Sibley Gallery on Magazine Street will host the Seventh Annual Uncork the Cure fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Thursday evening.
Musician Paul Sanchez will perform tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 12) to launch another “Fun Under the Frescoes” concert series benefiting the restoration of the 150-year-old St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel.
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One day last week, I was walking down Magazine Street when this guy screamed out to me from across the street, “Hey! You so pretty.”
First off, being yelled at startled me. I was horrified when I turned to find this strange man speeding toward me.
With a blank look on my face, I said, “Thank you,” and began to walk faster.
Lusher Charter School will host its annual soiree this Friday (Nov. 14) at the Eiffel Society, with food, a silent auction, and musical entertainment that will help raise money for the school.
A proposal to renovate a blighted Carrollton storefront into a commercial kitchen expanded into far broader discussion Tuesday of how the rapid rate of development in New Orleans affects the city’s long-time residents, but officials ultimately decided that those societal issues can’t be saddled onto an individual business owner and voted in favor of the project.
On the same morning that five people were killed in a house fire in Broadmoor, New Orleans firefighters rescued another man from a burning apartment complex on South Carrollton Avenue, and an elderly man’s bathrobe caught fire in Central City, burning him and his grandson.
Three years ago, on November 11, 2011, I published a column entitled “The O.C. Haley Non-Commercial District.”
Within that piece, I criticized the notion that O.C. Haley Boulevard, a noted commercial street in Central City, was ripe for private investment. Led by Councilwoman Stacy Head, it had become a common trope that any business afflicted with zoning issues should simply move there, where City Hall wanted them to be.
In response, I suggested that the use of O.C. Haley as an example of an opportune destination for businesses crushed by obscenely unreasonable zoning restrictions was crass and, frankly, just added insult to injury. The only virtue of O.C. Haley was that it was being pushed by government interests, which explained why only a handful of private businesses moved in. The only major influx was the veritable cavalcade of nonprofit entities (i.e., non-taxpayers).