The ever-restless organizers of Friday Night Fights have yet another twist for this month’s installment. If the boxing and music is not spectacle enough, tonight’s show will also feature a hot dog eating contest at 7:30 p.m. and a male-and-female beauty contest at 8:45 p.m., with cash prizes to raise the stakes at both.
Watch the above video to meet the adorable “adoptable” animals of Zeus’ Place in the new video by owner Michelle Ingram.
I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m a full-fledged lover of True Blood. I resisted watching the show initially since Twilight fans are so, well, annoying in their fanaticism, for lack of a more eloquent term, but my sister insisted that I try True Blood solely based on its Louisiana setting. I’ve been hooked ever since the first episode, and now I’m anxiously awaiting Season Five. (Which, by the way, how could they end Season Four like that and expect us to wait nine months for the next one?)
The idea of society providing a quality, comprehensive education for all children is inspiring and attainable, but the old model for delivering that education — a monolithic government entity led by politicians with a captive audience of students forced into grossly unequal schools — has got to go, one of the nation’s pioneers in public school reform told a Tulane audience on Thursday.
“We need to get rid of the government monopoly,” said Dr. Mike Feinberg, co-founder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation.
Dr. Mike Feinberg, the Houston-based co-founder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation that now has several campuses across New Orleans, will speak tonight at Tulane University.
A man’s home is his castle, the saying goes, but there are some times when a family needs a few extra guards along the walls. Whether you’re going away on business or vacation, and need someone to watch your property, or are just concerned by news you hear from nearby neighborhoods, Admiral Security Services offers a range of security programs custom-tailored for you and your family. Admiral Security Services provides more than just protection: it provides total peace of mind.
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Perched in an unassuming French Market building just steps from the Mississippi River each Tuesday evening the radio personalities known as Jivin’ Gene and his right hand man Neil spin The ’50s Rhythm & Blues Show from WWOZ studios, doing so with a flare and reverence for an era of music long forgotten in many corners. And when one listens to one of their sets, invariably one wonders “Where are they getting these cuts from?” At times the show is packed with local nostalgia but certainly songs that maybe never even came close to the top 40. And that’s a good thing.
The weekly internal Comstat meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at noon at the NOPD Second District station at Magazine and Napoleon.
The Preservation Resource Center’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This annual homebuyer fair promotes homeownership in historic New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase, and renovate a historic home.
This year’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration will feature exhibitions about historic New Orleans neighborhoods, along with workshops on how to buy, finance, and renovate a historic home. Also featuring hundreds of properties for sale throughout New Orleans!
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A request by the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant to be allowed to open in spite of unauthorized expansions divided the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, sending it to the City Council for a decision with no formal recommendation either way.
Investigators have released new images of a pair of men who held up the Rite Aid pharmacy on South Carrollton Avenue during Tropical Storm Lee and of a man now believed to be responsible for at least four robberies at knifepoint around the Carrollton neighborhoods.
A team of officials from the French Embassy is planning an earlier-than-anticipated visit to the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans to begin the process that will allow the new French-immersion charter school to confer a French diploma, officials said Monday.
A shuttered Mid-City entertainment venue will be resurrected this fall on Freret Street, bringing late-night bagels and an eclectic mix of performances to the same block of buildings that already hosts a comedy theater and bar.
The City Planning Commission is expected to make a decision Tuesday on whether to allow the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant on Magazine Street to open with a number of changes made to the building without the city’s permission.
The Sophie B. Wright Charter School cafeteria is run by a local chef, not a food service, and gets rave reviews from the students, the staff and even visitors who make sure to stop by at lunchtime, according to a feature story by Annette Sisco of The Times-Picayune.
The September meeting of the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans board of directors will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the First Presbyterian Church campus, 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. The agenda includes a number of staff reports but no items under new or old business.
The Freret Business and Property Owner Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 5:15 p.m. tonight at the Neighborhood Housing Services building, 4525 Freret St. Among the agenda items are working with Neighbors United on blight issues, a Loyola community service project, trash and planters on the sidewalk, and new businesses on the corridor.
Of the myriad conveniences of daily life, there are many I could do without. If tomorrow you told me that I had to use a wood burning stove instead of a microwave, I wouldn’t starve to death. If you said AM radio was “good enough” and killed FM and Satellite radio, I could certainly make do.
However, just because you can live without something doesn’t mean you should have to. One thing that we are constantly being urged to give up in our daily lives is simple but crucial – plastic shopping bags.
Fast, professional, and hassle-free: that’s what men can expect when they come to New Deal Hair Salon. Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been cutting men’s hair for over 35 years, and knows exactly what men need when it comes to their hair. Time is valuable, which is why Randy offers a high-quality haircut at a minimum of time and cost. Men’s haircuts are only $22, and you can be in and out and back to work in less than half an hour.
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Firefighters extinguished a blaze at an abandoned Gert Town home Saturday night for at least the third time in recent months, they said, as residents worried about their safety near the frequently igniting building.