Jazz. Fest. By themselves, these two words evoke generally positive elements within one’s frame of mind. But put them together and cataclysmic forces rip open a wormhole of decades of performances and experiences that run the gamut from the mundane to the sublime. Festival season crowns each April in Southeast Louisiana, and Jazz Fest reigns the highest of holidays in this vein.
City Councilwoman Stacy Head predicted that the lines marking her Uptown-based District B will not change much during this year’s redistricting process at a town hall Tuesday night.
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A new film studio proposed for an old warehouse complex in the Lower Garden District won an important step in the process of city approval Tuesday, over the concerns of several planning commissioners who worried that the site could one day be home to heavy industry.
In the ever-accelerating world of political journalism, it’s increasingly common for pundits and media figures to offer their reporting live over the Internet as events unfold. Likewise, it’s a well-established tradition that after any head of state gives a major address, members of the opposing party are sought out afterward for a response.
On Monday, as Gov. Bobby Jindal delivered a session-opening address to the state legislature, Uptown’s state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson combined tradition with trend and offered her own rebuttal to the governor live, as he was speaking, over the Twitter social network.
The New Orleans City Council comes to Uptown this week as part of a 10-stop neighborhood tour seeking public input on how council district lines should be redrawn following the 2010 Census.
City Councilwoman Stacy Head’s District B runs from Audubon though a number of Uptown neighborhoods to Central City and the Central Business district. Its population fell at roughly the same rate as the city’s overall population since 2000, meaning the 70,903 people now living in District B are quite close to the target of 68,765 for each district, according to the new Census. The other four council districts are either well above or well below that target, however, so any change to District B is more likely to come as a result of making adjustments to the other districts work.
For many of us, a will is the most important legal document we will ever sign: offering peace of mind not just in our elder years, but at any point in our lives. The Law Office of Tom Hopkins, located at 643 Magazine Street in New Orleans, offers professional services for individuals seeking counsel regarding wills, trusts, and successions.
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The saga of the Uptowner just won’t die. The establishment itself is dead – the long-standing but unsuccessful reception hall has been out of business since before Hurricane Katrina. However, the fate of its building remains unclear, and the city remains intransigent as ever.
Easter revelry comes to Uptown New Orleans this weekend in a variety of forms, including an Easter Egg hunt at the Palmer Park art market, a second line through Hollygrove, Fontainebleau, Carrollton and Pigeontown, and an Easter tribute to Louis Armstrong.
For full details and links to these and other events, see our calendar listings below.
It’s finally here: after 40 days and nights of Lent, Easter Sunday is this coming Sunday, April 24th. Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans invites you to come and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ at its table. Worshippers of all ages, denominations, and professions are invited to join, with a service beginning at 10am at 6200 St Charles Avenue.
For more information about Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, visit RedeemerNola.com. Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans: Celebrating Christ, Serving New Orleans.
Arrests made in a sprawling weekend gun battle and police assurances that their investigations into the violence remain active brought little comfort Wednesday night to Irish Channel residents, who say the sound of gunfire still occurs all too frequently in their neighborhood.
Three separate shooting incidents took place Saturday afternoon, all of which appear to stem from the same argument between two rival neighborhood groups, police said Wednesday at the Sixth District’s monthly meeting with community members.
The Freret Street building that until recently housed the landmark Friar Tuck’s bar was bought this week by a group of investors who are now searching for a new tenant for the property.
Ben Jacobson, who lives only a few blocks from the building, said he and his partners closed the sale on Monday and are now exploring possible tenants for the building. The building has a substantial kitchen area (though very little equipment), and their initial idea was for an upscale restaurant with outdoor dining on a new, wraparound porch, Jacobson said, but they have not made any commitments.
In the marketplace and on the whole, Americans have too many choices. But, thankfully, when selecting housing, it usually comes down to two: buying or renting. You can only crash on a friend’s couch or play house for so long before an expectation of contribution surfaces, whether via rent or mortgage payment. And this time of year many are renewing their leases, but some are seeking new digs. Others are looking to invest in their future and buy their first home or maybe an income-producing multi. So what do you do? The real question is, “What headache do you want?”