Dec 232011
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

February 2010 — that happened, right? It was a stellar month for everyone, and especially for me. The Saints won the Superbowl, I turned 30 (OK, not that stellar), Mardi Gras was great, and I bought my first house — so much life-changing stuff packed into a three-week time span that I think I’m just now finally coming down from it. Continue reading »

Dec 222011
 

This holiday season, your camera will be full to overflowing with the photos you take of your friends and family. If you’re still looking for a last-minute gift idea, give a gift certificate to Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging. Moldaner’s provides a great selection of cameras and accessories, and custom services for handling your photographs, including scanning, printing, canvas prints, and photo pillows and quilts. Or take old photographs and bring them back to life with restoration and archiving services – either way, this holiday season, make new memories and preserve your old ones with Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging.

Moldaner’s is ranked one of the top camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email moldaners@aol.com for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. Limited-time only specials are available on the Moldaner’s Facebook page, or visit the Moldaner’s website at www.moldaners.com for more information.

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Dec 212011
 

Here in Louisiana, we know the holiday season means one thing: time to party. Whether it’s New Year’s, bowl games and championships, or Carnival, we’re pros at having a good time. But having a good time also means ensuring a good time for your guests, so when you start to plan your holiday parties, call the pros who know how to keep it safe, secure, and fun.

Call Admiral Security today, and you can party with perfect peace of mind.

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Dec 212011
 

Alex McMurray performing in New York. (photo by Dino Perruci, via alexmcmurray.com)

Alex McMurray sings songs and plays guitar in and around the Cresecent City.  You know him.  That guy with the often echoed and round, but sometimes raspy, roll of a voice, too articulate to be local, but dirty enough not to be.  With a storyteller’s gaze that locks you into his howls and the masterful resonance from his guitar, his playing is both unmistakable and hypnotic.  Personally, I find myself saying his lyrics to myself at various moments in my life, occasionally posting them to social media.  One of my favorite New Orleanians, McMurray has a gift and he shares it weekly with us.  While I’ve caught many of his performances over the years, including Royal Fingerbowl’s reunion at the recent (and supposedly 1st Annual) Mermaid Fest (which included an off-the-cuff cover of Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher”), I have remained a fan from afar until I recently swapped a few emails with him. Continue reading »

Dec 202011
 

Cecile Tebo

‘Tis the season to be jolly… Or is it?

My first Facebook message when I woke up the other morning was from the “skinny crock potters:” “Good morning, skinny crock potters,” it said, “did you have a successful ‘skinny’ weekend?” Oh, the dread. After a night of munching down on lasagna, turkey casserole, crawfish pies, jambalaya, pork, white chocolate cake, flan and brownies this was not the best message to start the day. But ’tis the season, right? So, feeling a bit bloated and blue, I thought it appropriate to reflect a bit on the holiday blues, a very real phenomenon that happens around this time of the year. Continue reading »

Dec 192011
 

New Deal Hair Salon is now taking holiday appointments. If you need a cut, style, or color retouch for the holidays, call New Deal Hair Salon today. Men’s cuts are $22, women’s cuts are $32 (or $20 for styling only), toners and glossers are $35, color retouch is $46, and full-head foils begin at $75.

Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been in the same spot on Freret Street for over twenty years, and his results prove it. Where you go when you want to experience talent and a true desire to make you happy with your hair, the New Deal Hair Salon is located at 7321 Freret, just two blocks from Tulane, next to Café Freret. For appointments call 504.861.7111.

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“Christmas in the Sixth”

 Posted by at 12:56 am  events
Dec 192011
 

Dressed as Santa Claus officer Malcolm Ross poses with children while Sgt. Walter Powers, Jr. takes photos at "Christmas in the Sixth" Saturday at the Sixth District Station. This year officers raised funds to purchase 160 bicycles for students living within the district that are excelling in school. The selected kids also receive a couple of presents and lunch for themselves and their families served by community volunteers. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Dec 172011
 

Firefighters scale a ladder in preparation to attack the flames rolling off the second floor balcony of a home burning in the 1100 block of Peniston Street early Saturday. (Submitted photo, UptownMessenger.com)

The house still stands after the three-alarm fire is extinguished Saturday morning. (Submitted photo, UptownMessenger.com)

Four people, including two trapped on a burning balcony, had to be rescued by firefighters early Saturday morning from a three-story Uptown home fully engulfed by fire, authorities said. Continue reading »

Dec 162011
 

The Lady Rollers will take a long lap Saturday up Tchoupitoulas and around Louisiana Avenue, starting the second-line at Tipitina’s at noon and ending there four hours later. The One Mind Brass Band will provide music, and the the Partyline Steppers, the Camel Toe Steppers and the Pussyfooters will all be participating. Continue reading »

Dec 162011
 

New Orleans School of GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio offers classes and demonstrations in glassblowing, scientific glass torch-working, stained glass, copper enameling, metal sculpture, printmaking, book-binding, and paper engineering. Students gain skilled, artistic knowledge and oral competency in all studios they choose to study.

Our Young Adult Program is a one-of-a-kind curriculum offering a hands-on experience in a variety of studios. Young artists, ages 10 to 17, learn a wide array of innovative techniques and skills, utilizing a combination of the various studio areas available. GlassWorks offers young adult workshops throughout the year.

The Winter Art Workshop is scheduled to take place during school break, Wednesday, December 28th, Thursday, December 29th & Friday, December 30th, 2011. This three-day workshop offers instruction in glassblowing, metal sculpture and reverse painting on glass. Each student designs and executes their own projects with the assistance of master faculty. Upon completion of the workshop, young adults are encouraged to continue studying in one or more studios, as well as attend future art workshops, specifically our young adult program during the summer.

— Click to find out more and to view photos of youth working at New Orleans School of GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio —

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Dec 152011
 

NOPD Capt. Bruce Adams (center, white shirt) and the quality-of-life officers of the Second District prepare to deliver presents to the children of James Weldon Johnson Elementary in Carrollton for their annual holiday toy drive. Donations from Second District officers bought about 100 presents for the children, and about 100 stockings filled with presents were donated by St. Paul's UCC Church on Eleanore Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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