Nov 082013
 
"Show Me Local" at Freret Clay Center. (submitted photo)

“Show Me Local” at Freret Clay Center. (submitted photo)

Images from the "art*" opening at DuMois gallery. (submitted image)

Images from the “art*” opening at DuMois gallery. (submitted image)

Two relatively new galleries on Freret Street will hold openings Saturday night on Freret — the Du Mois Gallery in its new space at 4609 Freret, and the Freret Clay Center at 2525 Jena. Continue reading »

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Nov 072013
 
(photo via NOPD)

(photo via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A man with a gun tried to grab a woman walking in the Lower Garden District in the early-morning hours Monday morning in what New Orleans police say may have been an attempted robbery or kidnapping. Continue reading »

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Nov 072013
 

Tia Williams as Dolly, with Ross Bollinger (Vandergelder), Andrew King (Cornelius) and Grayson Gold (Barnaby). (submitted photo)

Tia Williams as Dolly, with Ross Bollinger (Vandergelder), Andrew King (Cornelius) and Grayson Gold (Barnaby). (submitted photo)

Lusher Charter School’s rendition of “Hello, Dolly” from this weekend’s production of the musical won the school a $10,000 first-place prize to enhance the school music program in Popeye’s “Love that Music” contest, the school has announced. Continue reading »

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Nov 072013
 

Two women who allegedly picked up a man in the French Quarter, drove him to Central City and then robbed him were caught on video using his debit card, and investigators are seeking the public’s help identifying them, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 072013
 
(photo via Loyola University)

(photo via Loyola University)

If you missed the premiere weekend of Loyola University’s production of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” you have a few remaining chances to catch it through Saturday.
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Nov 072013
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Mayor Landrieu could be encouraging his CAO Andy Kopplin to enter the At-Large Council race against Stacy Head in order to preserve his legacy when the Mayor runs for Governor, according to the hottest rumor circulating among politicos lately — and the theory may make some sense. Continue reading »

Nov 062013
 
The Magazine Street view of the redevelopment. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

The Magazine Street view of the redevelopment. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

The proposed redevelopment from the corner of Magazine and Nashville. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

The proposed redevelopment from the corner of Magazine and Nashville. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

Three buildings at the corner of Magazine and Nashville are slated for an upcoming redevelopment and reconfiguration that will likely mean a reshuffling of the shops there, business owners and neighbors said this week.

Back in the summer, the Butler Callahan Holdings development company bought the property at the end of the 5700 block of Magazine where Rare Cuts, Vom Fass and Parcels and Post are currently located. Their plan, according to a letter sent to neighbors, is to renovate the three buildings, aligning the front of the corner building with the other two and joining the three structures into one contiguous space. Continue reading »

Nov 062013
 
A sign at Coliseum Park reminds dog owners of laws requiring them to keep their pets leashed and pick up after them. (photo by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

A sign at Coliseum Park reminds dog owners of laws requiring them to keep their pets leashed and pick up after them. (photo by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

Jean-Paul Villere

I am a cat person, but we remain feline less for the moment.  My oldest developed an allergy recently, and I chose my offspring over my rat decapitator we had had since a wee kitten rescued post-K, all mangy and feral.  Not a tough call, but have you ever been brought a headless rodent with its noggin neatly next to its lifeless body?  It’s impressive.  And repulsive.  And in short, quite a skill.  Her name was Rita (yes, named after the storm – she did have a sister named Katrina who died a few years ago), and like most cats, self sufficient and less than encourageable; such are these creatures.  And therefore and in my experience quite unlike the other preferred domesticated pet: your household dog. Continue reading »