Yes, WWE Wrestlemania XXX will be taking over the Superdome this weekend. But Uptown New Orleans will also get its dose of pro wrestling action from the World Wrestling Network, featuring six events at Tulane University that include tag-team competitions, female championship wrestling and a monster spectacle called the “Kaiju Big Battel.”
This week, I spotted two pieces of news that become quite unnerving when placed together.
First, this legislative session, no fewer than four lawmakers have filed bills seeking to authorize off-duty police officers to carry firearms in bars. The move comes in reaction to an opinion issued last summer by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in which he advised that the practice is technically illegal under an existing Louisiana statute.
Secondly, former 6th District New Orleans police officer Desmond Pratt was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Pratt owed his light sentence to the reluctance of the victims to testify, a common factor in rape and incest cases.
Has post-Katrina rebuilding really created a new city out of New Orleans, or is the “boom” more of an artificial economic bubble that is bound to burst? This question will drive the next installment of Tulane Hillel’s occasional series of “The Big Issue” discussions, set for Thursday evening with the title “New Orleans 2.0: Fact or Fiction?”
After two rain delays, Mardi Gras Indians from across the city congregated at A.L. Davis park on the corner of LaSalle and Washington on Sunday for the annual Super Sunday. Aside from the Indians, food from local vendors and music were bountiful.
A man was shot on Laurel Street in the Irish Channel on Saturday morning, New Orleans police say.
Raising Cane’s now plans a total of three Uptown locations; a new ice-cream shop is opening on Freret Street; a new building on Magazine Street will host a location of the upscale Brick & Spoon chain; and Pizza Domenica is on track for an April opening, according to recent reports.
Enjoy rhythm and blues on multiple stages, food and drinks, and a silent auction next weekend at the Xavier Prep Alumni Association “Remember When” music festival at St. Katharine Drexel Prep on April 5.
For years, chef Greg Sonnier fought to reopen his old Mid-City restaurant Gabrielle in a banquet hall on Henry Clay Avenue known as the Uptowner, but neighbors eventually convinced the New Orleans City Council to keep the building zoned residential, and Sonnier moved on to become executive chef at the new French Quarter restaurant Kingfish.
Now, Sonnier says he has a plan for The Uptowner that will suit both him and the building’s residential zoning: The Orleans Parish Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative. Local and state corrections officials, however, say they are not involved in or aware of the project.
The 15th annual “Fête Française” at Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans on April 5 will showcase Francophone heritage and cuisine and a music roster that includes a number of French-language performers and local favorites including the Soul Rebels, Sweet Crude, Helen Gillet and Madd Wikkid.
A block of Prytania Street is closed as officials investigate a person found dead of what are believed to be natural causes, New Orleans police said.
A long-promised community center slated for west Carrollton received another extension from the New Orleans City Council Thursday afternoon, but the years-old controversy over its management flared again amid traded accusations of secret agendas.
The Chestnut Street crossover intersection at Napoleon Avenue closed this week and will remain inaccessible to drivers for 30 days, officials announced.
So you know how to bake an amazing cake, but do you know how to get the word out about your delicious red velvet? So you’re a contractor who remodels historical homes like no other. Do you have a website that displays your projects? LCI Workers’ Comp is putting on a small business workshop for you.
Join us for The Every Hat Entrepreneur Series: Build Your Image and Online Presence Friday, March 28 from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Irish House on St. Charles Ave.