The 6th Annual Black and Gold Kickoff Party event serves to raise money for the Bo Dollis, Sr. Memorial Fund and will feature the following performers and special guests: The Wild Magnolias, The 79rs Gang, The Creole Hunters, Mystikal, Kermit Ruffins, “Big Sam” Williams, Mia X, and The Pinettess Brass Band. The event, scheduled for this Saturday, September 19, will also feature a silent auction.
I think, by this point, I’ve managed to establish myself as a critic of the current mayoral administration. If Mayor Landrieu has an official fan club, I am not a member. I find his usual gaggle of sycophants and hangers-on downright nauseating.
That being said, one would think that I am clapping my hands with glee with the recent announcement that Judge Kern Reese held Landrieu in contempt and sentenced him to house arrest in the decades-old lawsuit regarding firefighters’ longevity raises. However, I am not.
A home on Palmer Street in the university area caught fire overnight, temporarily trapping a group Tulane students inside the burning house and leaving them without a home afterward, officials said.
Southern Rep Theatre’s “Stage Kiss” is a romantic comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl about how love can happen on and off stage. “Stage Kiss” will be performed from Sept. 16 to Oct. 10 at Ashé Power House and will offer a variety of ticket prices and special events.
A developer who has quietly spearheaded the redevelopment of many of Freret Street’s most prominent commercial buildings and a French Quarter hotelier are teaming up to transform a vacant building next to Ochsner Baptist into a new 10-story hotel, they announced to neighbors this week.
New Orleans police are investigating an aggravated rape at a Canal Street hotel that was reported Wednesday on Calhoun Street, authorities said.
If the response at last week’s gubernatorial forum sponsored by GNO Inc. and its two sister organizations is any indication, Louisiana might not get anyone “better” than David Vitter as our next governor. The “Louisiana Can Do Better Than David Vitter” mantra from the new anti-Vitter PAC probably won’t resonate with enough voters to make a difference, since and other anti-Vitter groups haven’t uncovered any new sins or identify a candidate the majority of voters can better relate to.
After two women touring the Garden District on Labor Day were robbed of their purses at gunpoint, investigators have released a video that they hope will lead to a suspect, New Orleans police said.
Tulane’s Second Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run is a 2-mile run that will be held this Saturday, September 12 at Tulane’s campus and will feature “The Young & the Restless” star and Tulane alumnus Christian LeBlanc. Participants are encouraged to costume in blue, the official color of prostate cancer awareness.
An overflow crowd at the monthly meeting of the Freret Neighbors United group voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night in favor of letting the Supermercado Las Acacias sell single beers, potentially setting the stage to lift a restriction set in place four years ago at a dramatically different point in the corridor’s redevelopment.
The Great Neighborhood SELLabration is an annual homebuyer fair that promotes homeownership in New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase and renovate a home. The homebuyer fair, presented by the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC), will be complete with refreshments for purchase from Bratz Y’all and Petite Rouge: Café Camionette. Free Snoballs from Plum Street will also be provided, courtesy of Gardner Realtors.
New Orleans police are investigating an aggravated rape of a woman in her mid-20s by a “known subject” on St. Charles Avenue, according to weekend crime reports.
Today is Labor Day. Of course, with it being Labor Day, I started out writing this column with a single question boring into the recesses of my mind.
“Do I really need to write a column for Labor Day?”
The answer, of course, is no. That would be work, and today celebrates the backbone of the American system, the American worker. As all of us toil away our lives, squandering our precious dreams on jobs we probably don’t enjoy, we need a moment to celebrate both our shared sacrifices and creeping miseries.
Meet us at the corner of Freret and Napoleon on Saturday, September 5th, for our monthly Freret Market. The market will feature 90 Vendors (Art, Flea, Farmer, Food), pet adoptions, The Big Easy Roller Girls, and free live music!