Also not official, for some reason…. pic.twitter.com/TuIRHIfQHT
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) February 4, 2015
Mirror, mirror on the wall…who’s the fairest of us all? Even if Governor Bobby Jindal did not suggest to artist Tommy Yow that the portrait big-time donor Henry Shane was commissioning should portray Jindal with a more fair complexion, the painting was hung in a very prominent place at the governor’s office.
While Jindal is probably not trying to lighten his skin à la Michael Jackson, the presidential candidate Jindal apparently did not mind being depicted with a more fair complexion. Are people with lighter skin considered better, safer, more desirable, more “American”?
A stretch of Camp Street through the Garden District will experience low water pressure Friday morning while the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans repairs a 4-inch water valve nearby, officials said.
Loyola University New Orleans’ Visual Arts Department is holding an opening reception this evening (Thursday, Feb. 5) for its two new exhibitions, “Mementos” and “stop thinking so much.”
A man’s body was found Wednesday morning on the railroad tracks near Leake Avenue, and investigators believe he was hit by a train sometime earlier, New Orleans police said.
The authors of two new books from History Press — one chronicling events in New Orleans leading up to the infamous Super Bowl power outage in 2013, and the other a history of Hattiesburg, Miss. — will read from and discuss their works at Tulane University tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 4).
A motorist was shot as he drove down St. Thomas Street on Tuesday afternoon, and as he tried to speed away, his car hit a number of objects before flipping and crashing into a school bus, New Orleans police said.
Loyola University New Orleans’ Theatre Arts and Dance Department is performing an original interpretation of “Alice in Wonderland.”
The top representative of the French government in New Orleans said he is actively researching the best option toward the creation of a new high school in the city aligned with his country’s educational program.
I personally loathe either giving or receiving directions, particularly in New Orleans. With all the twists and turns in the Crescent City, it’s a sure bet that there’s at least one step where you’ll have to “bear” onto something or venture on some convoluted path to make a left turn, all the while cursing the lack of rhyme and reason to the whole mess.
It’s all part and parcel of living in a city established nearly three-hundred years ago along a winding river. The streets tend to take on a life of their own.
Now, sadly, it’s about to become ever more difficult to meander some streets of Uptown New Orleans. Yes, the City Planning Commission (CPC) has once again exhibited its total lack of purpose, this time by approving needless street name changes borne of local political horse-trading.
A 28-year-old man fatally shot his 25-year-old girlfriend and then himself in a Willow Street apartment, New Orleans police said Sunday morning, leaving the Tulane community mourning the unexpected loss of two law-school students.
A 28-year-old woman was killed and her boyfriend was injured Saturday morning in a fire at a home on South Saratoga Street in Central City, New Orleans fire authorities said.
Before Mayor Mitch Landrieu took the podium for Friday’s grand opening ceremony at Martin Wine Cellar on Baronne Street, he had a very important question to ask.
“You’ve already got your lemonade?” Landrieu asked a patron in the crowd, noting her tall glass. He took the microphone, and continued, “I’m happy. You know how many times I came here when I was a kid to get a sandwich, how many Lindys I’ve eaten?”
This past Thursday, Uptown had a dashing “Downton Abbey”-inspired tea party benefitting WYES. The sold-out “Afternoon Tea with WYES” was held at the home of Jennifer and Fred Heebe on St. Charles Ave.