The Loyola Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from the work of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 23) at the university.
In a separate case, a man accused of fighting a bicyclist last weekend in a robbery attempt on South Claiborne Avenue turned himself in after surveillance video caught an image of him, authorities said.
Stop by our supporters this Sunday at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. Enjoy an Icy Hot Chocolate from Blue Frog Chocolates and a Duck Confit BLT Po-boy from Mahony’s. Satisfaction at its best!
Comedian Bill Cosby and music groups En Vogue and The Commodores will all perform Friday evening at the Xavier University Convocation Center in support of the university’s scholarship fund.
The Fifth Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival in Lawrence Square park on Saturday will feature a music lineup headlined by Rockin’ Dopsie, plus food, an artist’s village and kids’ activities — all in an effort to raise money to support the officers of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District.
The architect who initiated the Dutch Dialogues on New Orleans water management, a proponent of locally-produced Carnival throws and a Lafitte Greenway advocate will be honored as “Urban Heroes” on Friday evening at the Propeller Incubator in Broadmoor.
While the majority of its venues remain in the Marigny and Bywater areas, the Fringe Festival’s annual celebration of experimental theatre comes Uptown this weekend by way of five locations on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
We could not let this week pass without commenting on the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Allan was a reporter at the States Item Picayune when Kennedy died and actually met and talked with Lee Harvey Oswald during a trip to the newsroom just weeks before. Allan’s memory of Lee Harvey Oswald 50 years ago is that Oswald was considered a very weird, insignificant guy who was an advocate for Fidel Castro, not a very popular point of view in 1963 New Orleans. At the time, Danae was in junior high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
A 7-year-old girl inside her home was grazed by a stray bullet in a shooting Wednesday night in Central City that also hospitalized a 33-year-old man, New Orleans police said.
Just in time for holiday shopping, and autumn’s cooler temperatures, NOLA Til Ya Die has announced its newest pop-up shop, an outdoor event at Mid-City hub Bayou Bicycles (3530 Toulouse St., 504-488-1946).
In addition to the apparel and accessories brand’s online store, the weekly pop-up – held every Saturday through the end of the year from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting – marks the line’s latest retail location, and another example of owner Kathleen A. McCall’s fun, irreverent approach to connecting with the community.
I have always had a fascination with the written word in public places. Not street signs, business names or general advertising or billboards: you know, the traditional, formally executed kind via a municipality or organized venture, spreading whatever message usually of an identifying or sales nature. I mean the taggers, whether via graffiti by marker on a bathroom wall or spraypaint under a bridge, or those working in fresh concrete getting the last laugh (no grey ghost will come around and buff out what’s set in mortar, at least not with any expediency). What happened to Fred Ratke anyway? I notice a lot of new work he’s leaving up longer than I’d expect.
A free concert commemorating the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner features the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chorus alongside special guests and Metropolitan Opera stars Alfred Walker ’96, Greer Grimsley ’76 and Luretta Bybee. The program will include selections from Verdi’s “Otello,” “Aida” and “La Traviata,” as well as Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and “Die Walkure,” including the famed “Ride of the Valkyries.”
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying several men photographed by surveillance cameras recently — one believed to have information about an attempted robbery on South Claiborne Avenue on Sunday morning, and two who allegedly stole several Playstation 3 units from the GameStop near the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas on Friday.
By Tracy A. BuccinoIn response to Mr. Courreges’ recent piece regarding NORTA fare increases (“Necessary or not, RTA fare hike makes New Orleans two bits closer to unaffordable“), I suggest that one way to increase revenue without socking it to the poor, elderly, and others with no alternative would be to increase the single-ticket price while keeping the monthly-pass price the same or perhaps even lowering it. I would also suggest offering discounted monthly passes for the same categories (and perhaps others) that are currently offered for the single fares.
Sheri Fink, whose book “Five Days at Memorial” recounts the efforts to save lives at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, will speak Wednesday evening as part of this week’s ongoing Jewish Book Festival.