Greg Osborne of the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library will give a lecture on “The Free People of Color” at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday, July 27) as part of the ongoing Louisiana Bicentennial series at Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. The program is free and open to the public.
At first glance, New Orleans resident and artist Rebecca Rebouche is sweet, slightly shy, and unassumingly pretty. She’s also down to Earth, a noble trait considering she graces this month’s issue of Garden and Gun Magazine as one of 15 featured artisans “shaping the look of the South.”
Inspired by nature, Rebouche utilizes elements from the natural world to form the basis of her whimsical paintings, but she always draws from human nature to tell her stories. Her paintings are sweet, but not saccharine; they’re whimsical, dreamy and often surprisingly dark but never in a macabre way, more like a soul drenching thunderstorm. Trees are a common theme, as well as textiles, bunnies (she has a pet rabbit), birds, umbrellas, and sail boats.
The Audubon Charter School governing board will hear updates on renovations to the Broadway campus, admissions, and on each of its academic programs at its monthly meeting Saturday morning in the Carrollton campus cafeteria.
Costco Wholesale will be reimbursed with $3.3 million of the sales taxes the new store collects over its first five years to help defray the costs of elevating the South Carrollton Avenue site to meet FEMA requirements, and the city will also make a number of improvements to the streets around the store, the City Council decided unanimously Thursday afternoon.
The person who was hit by a vehicle near St. Charles Avenue and Toledano early Thursday morning has since died from the injuries sustained the crash, a NOPD spokesman said.
A shooting on South Carrollton early Wednesday morning may have been a robbery attempt gone wrong, investigators say. Meanwhile, police are searching for a man believed to have robbed a South Claiborne AutoZone twice and have also identified a suspect in a string of Gert Town-area business robberies.
This week’s announcement outlining the specifics of the most comprehensive consent decree ever enacted by the Justice Department is a breath of fresh air. With it will come more transparency, accountability and better policies, philosophies and practices.
New Orleans rapper Juvenile and Zydeco musician Rockin’ Dopsie will perform at the “Back that Cancer Up” fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue tonight (Thursday, July 26), which will also feature a fashion show and several other performers, according to NOLA Defender.
A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle near St. Charles and Toledano around 3 a.m. Thursday, police officials say.
With their first-ever day of school just weeks away, ENCORE Academy leaders expect 100 family members for a meet-and-greet dinner tonight (Thursday, July 26) in the library of Andrew Wilson Charter School.
VFW Post 8973 on the corner of Annunciation and Lyons streets will host a workshop from noon to 6 p.m. today (Thursday, July 26) to help veterans prepare resumes and look for civilian jobs, according to post commander Marshall Hevron.
President Obama made a campaign stop in Uptown New Orleans on Wednesday afternoon, though it was somewhat more discrete than the large crowds he drew at a House of Blues fundraiser or his speech to the National Urban League conference at the Convention Center.
We are so happy to announce that we are now at our brand new location: 5014 Freret Street (between Soniat and Robert Streets, two doors down from Dat Dog)!!! We chose this historic and up-and-coming neighborhood because it reflects a vibrancy and tenacity that epitomizes the spirit of New Orleans. We are ecstatic to be a part of this community!
Meanwhile, the school’s governing board continues to discuss where to put solar panels on its Camp Street campus, and where to find additional space for the overflow of upper-grade students expected there in the 2013-14 school year.
Last week I went on about how New Orleans’ growth and popularity possesses somewhat of an unknown trajectory, but what I failed to really touch on is what no one in the region has had to deal with this year – at least yet. I am of course talking about any nasty inklings of a hurricane, tropical depression, or any other event Mother Nature may wish to conjure a la water and ye olde Gulf, anything we as a society may wish to properly name. Betsy, George, Cindy, the names all come crashing back us. Ivan, Ike, Emily, and didn’t we get into Alpha and Beta when we ran through all the names in 2005? Wacky. . .
The International School of Louisiana will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 6 p.m. tonight (July 25) at its Eastbank campus, 1400 Camp Street, to discuss exploration of a satellite campus for that facility and solar panels on the school grounds, as well as issues relating to the Westbank and Jefferson Parish campuses.