May 202016
 
The Bayou Bell Choir (via https://m.facebook.com/St-Andrews-Handbell-Choir-901526643306513/)

The Bayou Bell Choir (via https://m.facebook.com/St-Andrews-Handbell-Choir-901526643306513/)

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host the Bayou Bell Choir from Lake Charles on Saturday afternoon, playing over 18 selections of songs from favorite films and Broadway stages. The free hour program will be followed by a brief question and answer period and reception with refreshments. Continue reading »

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May 202016
 
Pan-Seared Red Snapper over Israeli Couscous, Grilled Vegetables and Basil-Lime Vinaigrette (Kristine Froeba)

Pan-Seared Red Snapper over Israeli Couscous, Grilled Vegetables and Basil-Lime Vinaigrette (Kristine Froeba)

Chef Dominique Macquet has once again arrived on Magazine Street. This time, he is the Executive Chef of Saveur. The lauded Chef of two former New Orleans’ restaurants, his namesake Dominique’s at the Marriott, and before that, The Bistro at the Maison de Ville, is again at the helm of his own kitchen. Two of Macquet’s restaurants were Downtown. This one is Uptown. Uptowners are the better for it.

Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

There are two cookbooks on Amazon: “Dominique’s Fresh Flavors: Cooking with Latitude in New Orleans” and “Dominique’s Tropical Latitudes.” Macquet’s awards and accolades are far too long to list. Two include Esquire Magazine’s naming Dominique’s one of the Top 20 Best New Restaurants in 1997. A year later, Bon Appetit included Macquet as one of the nation’s seven best.
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May 202016
 
A diagram demonstrating the parts of a bioswale included in a presentation by city officials.

A diagram demonstrating the parts of a bioswale included in a presentation by city officials.

If all goes as planned, the Lower Garden District will soon get a 600-foot-long bioswale along Coliseum Square Park, thanks to money pledged by the Sewerage and Water Board to give the city more green infrastructure. Continue reading »

May 202016
 

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May 192016
 
A Lycee Francais banner hangs from the roof at the former Priestley campus in July 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Lycee Francais banner hangs from the roof at the former Priestley campus in July 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school named the Blitch Knevel architectural firm to lead the master planning of its expansion to the Priestley campus in Carrollton, perhaps the most significant step forward on the major renovation project since the purchase of the building a year ago. Continue reading »

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May 192016
 

Geno Oliver (via NOPD)

Geno Oliver (via NOPD)

New Orleans police have identified the man they say shot a woman in the neck during a robbery last week on Fontainebleau Drive, and they are seeking the public’s help finding him.

Meanwhile, the gunman in a separate armed robbery on Delachaise Street in Broadmoor abandoned the car he arrived in at the scene, police say. Continue reading »

May 192016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Republican State Rep. Kenny Havard’s proposed “joke” amendment to Senate Bill 468 mandating that strippers be no older than 28 years of age or weigh no more than 160 pounds is just the latest example that many male elected officials still haven’t figured out that women deserve respect, let alone equal pay for equal work. Continue reading »

May 192016
 
(image via New Orleans Film Society)

(image via New Orleans Film Society)

The New Orleans Film Society and the Coliseum Square Association will continue their annual early-summer love affair with the free outdoor showing of another cult film, “The Princess Bride,” on Saturday evening. Continue reading »

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May 182016
 
Owners Demian Estevez and Angee Jackson (photo by Randy Schmidt)

Mojo Coffeehouse Owners Demian Estevez and Angee Jackson (photo by Randy Schmidt)

Mojo Coffeehouse will celebrate a decade in business with a “10 Years and Still Here” Sidewalk Party from 4 to 7 p.m. this Sunday, May 22. The coffee shop invites the community to come and celebrate its anniversary and hear an expansion announcement at its flagship location, located at 1500 Magazine Street.

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May 172016
 

Panelists (in left photo, from left) Molly Mitchell, Quess Moore and Richard Marksbury, and (in right photo, from left) Kodi Roberts and Pierre McGraw listen to questioners near the end of a long, contentious panel discussion on Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Panelists (in left photo, from left) Molly Mitchell, Quess Moore and Richard Marksbury, and (in right photo, from left) Kodi Roberts and Pierre McGraw listen to questioners near the end of a long, contentious panel discussion on Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Each time the standing-room-only audience at Tulane Hillel grew raucous Tuesday night, moderator David Hammer reminded them that their panel discussion on the future of Confederate monuments in New Orleans was intended to search for a way to compromise.

By the end, however, even Hammer seemed to acknowledge how far off any consensus on the contentious issue may still be.

“The hope was for us to find common ground,” Hammer said. “I don’t know that we did that, but we made our best effort tonight.” Continue reading »

May 172016
 
At left, 2112 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the three identical shotgun homes next to it. (2014 image via Google)

At left, 2112 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the three identical shotgun homes next to it. (2014 image via Google)

A city panel rejected a request Monday to demolish a historic shotgun home on Oretha Castle Boulevard hailed as a crucial element of the streetscape of the rapidly redeveloping corridor. Continue reading »

May 172016
 

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This week at The Broad Theater, “Tale of Tales”, “Captain America: Civil War”, and “Keanu” continue their runs, while “The Man Who Knew Infinity” starring Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”) will premiere.

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May 172016
 
Julie Joffrion of All Inclusive Health

Julie Joffrion of All Inclusive Health

Greater New Orleans’ citizens are arguably the most flexible people in the country. We take turns with our fellow drivers on narrow cobblestone streets, we know the secret route to get to our house during parade season, and boil water advisories keep us on our toes. These are just a few quirks that make us curious to outsiders and unite us as New Orleanians.

Another reason for us to band together is coming to a road near you! We will be facing drainage system improvements and road construction for the next five years. Funds from FEMA as well as our Department of Public Works have been designated and projects have been mapped through 2019, and we need to stay flexible (as we do) in the name of long-term infrastructure improvements!

Along with those experiencing personal inconveniences and dissatisfactions, our local businesses on these routes are taking a hard economic hit. New Orleans businesses need to feel our support and the impact of local dollars now at this critical time of business disruption because they are the backbone of our city’s culture, economy and character. Continue reading »

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